Calhoun Poetry Intro to Literature Cedarville

"The Pulley" (742)
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George Herbert
About God making man
Poured on all the blessings He could
If God gave man eeverything, man would adore the gifts instead of God
"For if I should bestow this Jewel upon my creature, He would Adore my gifts instead of me, and rest in Nature, not the God of Nature, so both should losers be"
Pulley is visualizing Gods mechanism to lift you back to him
John Donne
Famous people die, often in silence
He has to spend time away from his lover, but the departure should not be mourned
they should leave without "tear-floods" and "sigh-tempests," for to publicly announce their feelings in such a way would profane their love
When the earth moves it brings harm and trepidation and fear
William Wordsworth
"Getting and spending we lay waste our powers"
"It moves us not. Great God! I'd rather be A pagan cuckled in a creed outworm"
Modern people have lost their connection to nature and things that are important
ven when the sea "bares her bosom to the moon" and the winds howl, humanity is still out of tune, and looks on uncaringly at the spectacle of the storm.
The speaker wishes that he were a pagan raised according to a different vision of the world, so that, "standing on this pleasant lea," he might see images of ancient gods rising from the waves, a sight that would cheer him greatly.
He imagines "Proteus rising from the sea," and Triton "blowing his wreathed horn."
John Keats
"No no go not to Lethe, neither twist"
Beatle nor death moth be mornful psych
"When the melancholoy fit shall fall sudden heaven like a weeping cloud"
The reader is not to go to the underworld, wolf'sbane, nightshade, or yew-berries, all symbolic of death. Death numbs anguish.
When a melanchloy mood comes, he should feed it by observing beuty of roses, rainbows and peonies
Melancholy dwells with beauty, "beauty that must die," joy, and pleasure. It is to be found at the very heart of delight, but only the strongly sensuous man perceives it there. He is the one who can have the deepest experience of melancholy.
"The Soul Selects Her Own Society" (960)Emily Dickenson You select your own friends, then shut the door Even an emperor is refused admission if he isn't wanted"Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church" (960)Emily Dickenson Some keep the sabbath going to church, others keep it staying in the orchard With a bunch of different things as part of the garden in replacement of the thigns in the church God himself preaches, and the sermon is never long "So instead of getting to Heaven, at last, im going all along""Because I Could Not Stop for Death" (963)Emily Dickenson She couldnt stop for death, so death stopped for her, and they wnt in a carrige by themselves, pssed a scool, fields, setting sun, paused before a house with a scarcely visible roof Spoken from beyond the grave, talking about the journey with death The speaker was too busy for death Death suddenly becomes very physical"Dover Beach" (1019)Matthew Arnold The sea is great, the moon is good, its queit and you can hear the waves on the pebbles "Sophocles long ago Heard it on the Ægean, and it brought Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow Of human misery" See, the sound of the waves makes the speaker think first of ancient Greece. Dover beach is where landings would occur"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," (995- 998)T. S. Elliot "In the room the women come and go Talking of Michelangelo." They are going to half-deserted street and a one-night cheap hotel Theres yellow fog and yellow and yellow smoke againt the window panes There will be a time to do a bunch of different thigns Talks about John the Baptist, head brought in on a platter Mentions prince hamlet Addressing a potential lover examination of the tortured psyche of the prototypical modern man—overeducated, eloquent, neurotic, and emotionally stilted."Journey of the Magi" (1041)T. S. Elliot Cold, difficult journey to see Jesus From the perspective of what the people who came to see jesus were thinking, in a more realistic sense "This: were we led all that way for Birth or Death? There was a Birth, certainly We had evidence and no doubt. I had seen birth and death, But had thought they were different; this Birth was Hard and bitter agony for us, like Death, our death." "But no longer at ease here, in the old dispensation, With an alien people clutching their gods. I should be glad of another death.""The Road Not Taken," (859)Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and he couldnt take them both He checkt them both The path that he chose definately shaped his life He will never stop wondering about his life had he taken the other road"Birches" (1042-1043)Robert Frost He sees birch trees that have been bent by the ice storms He likes to think, however, that they were bent by boys swinging in them, as he used to do "That would be good both going and coming back. One could do worse than be a swinger of birches."