Tenets Lawrence and Derek Walcott: Term Paper

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Although "Midsummer" is a shot work, in keeping with more of the original modernistic style of poetry writing, it is no less poignant in the message it conveys.

Conclusion

In many ways, DH Lawrence is a visionary that offers the reader imagery and creativity that engulfs the reader into the world in which he creates with his words. As with Walcott, it was not necessary for Lawrence to achieve cadence in his writing though the use of rhyme. There is a balance that is struck that clearly reads as poetic. Lawrence's expressive language and use of interesting characters helps to tell the stories of dehumanization that only comes with man's lack of recognition for the power of nature, and moving too fast in directions unknown under the call for modernization.

"If one thinks a poem is coming on… you do make a retreat, a withdrawal into some kind of silence that cuts out everything around you. What you're taking on is really not a renewal of your identity but actually a renewal of your anonymity" (Burnett 2001). Walcott is a master of writing poetically through free verse, without the necessity of rhyme. There is a cadence that exists in his writings that become clear as the reader experiences his verse. Walcott masterfully uses evocative and elegant language to describe the controversial colonization of his country and his own struggles with being divided between two worlds. These worlds are not equal; one offers fond memories, and loyalty to culture, while the other offers the promise of a 'better' life. The discord Walcott experienced externally because of his physical presentation to the world, and internally because of his mixed heritage radiates throughout his enlightened works.

References

Baugh, Edward. Derek Walcott. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006.

Burnett, Paula. Derek Walcott: Politics and Poetics. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001.

Eagleton, Terry. The English novel: an introduction. Willey-Blackwell, pp. 258-260, 2005.

King, Bruce. Derek Walcott, a Caribbean life. Oxford: OUP, 2000.

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References

Baugh, Edward. Derek Walcott. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006.

Burnett, Paula. Derek Walcott: Politics and Poetics. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001.

Eagleton, Terry. The English novel: an introduction. Willey-Blackwell, pp. 258-260, 2005.

King, Bruce. Derek Walcott, a Caribbean life. Oxford: OUP, 2000.

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