“It seems to me that we all look at Nature excessively much. and unrecorded with her excessively little” This quotation mark provides a philosophical penetration into the chief subject I will research within my chosen verse form. Nature is defined as the phenomena of the physical universe jointly. including workss. animate beings. the landscape. and other characteristics and merchandises of the Earth. as opposed to worlds or human creative activities. However this merely states that nature and worlds are antonyms. and one opposes the other.
The verse form I have chosen inquiry this definition of nature and put it to humankind to reply the inquiry. are we one with nature. or simply pull stringsing it to our ain advantage. giving small back to our heritage? Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ explores our ain humanity and how easy two conflicting emotions become each other ; whilst Charlotte Mew’s ‘The Trees Are Down’ examines human ignorance and through usage of linguistic communication she unravels the of all time altering connexions with nature.
However it is Lawrence’s ‘The Snake’ that uses strong imagination to portray world in all its forms and signifiers. everlastingly altering. These three verse forms utilize a series of techniques that conveying Forth a common phrase we are what we hate. putting to death and love. which finally contributes to a cosmopolitan relevancy. the chief thought I will be concentrating on. ‘each adult male kills the thing he loves’ . Oscar Wilde is considered a talented writer. dramatist and poet of the 19th century.
He was closely involved in the up rise of aestheticism. a doctrine of nature and look of beauty ; Wilde expanded the narrowness of the Victorian Era. finally conveying a new visible radiation to society. ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ . a semi autobiography. is considered the most seminal and serious of all Wilde’s plants. However it is after being accused of homosexual offenses. by his lover’s male parent. and farther incarcerated at Reading Gaol that Wilde’s composing took a more melancholy attack.
After functioning his two old ages of difficult labor. Wilde so moved to France. and was in ‘penniless exile’ It was in his last leftover old ages that Wilde produced two highly bosom felt pieces of work ; De Profundis. a Latin term for ‘from the depths’ . was an epistle addressed to his lover. Lord Alfred Douglas. and recounted his life style of extravagancy and love. within the first half. In the 2nd portion the text looks into his recent experiences. during his clip at Reading Gaol. as he comes to footings with his spiritualty.
The other. ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ . a six ‘cantos’ verse form. farther subdivided into six lined stanzas. depict his experiences of solitariness and decease. whilst incarcerated at Reading Gaol. The initial scene of the lay. ‘He walked amongst the Trial Men. In a suit of shabby grey’ . was inspired by the hanging of Charles Thomas Wooldridge. on Saturday 7th July 1896. a 30 year-old adult male convicted of cutting the pharynx of his married woman. Charlotte Mew was an unostentatious poet. whose plants were less recognised. in comparing to Wilde. nevertheless she was extremely praised by the likes of Siegfried Sassoon and Virginia Woolf.
Mew lived a traumatic life. from get downing to stop ; confronting close household deceases and two of her siblings being diagnosed with mental unwellness. These early experiences affected her hereafter and had major influences on her ; get downing with her and her sister Anne doing a treaty ne’er to get married. in fright of go throughing on her family’s lunacy. Additionally Mew had similar sexual orientations as Wilde. attracted to 1s ain sex. nevertheless due to the disapprobation of homosexualism. in the 19th century. Mew was left with a strong sense of suppression.
Her life was highly stifled by such experiences of decease. solitariness and disenchantment and hence reflects these subjects within her work. ‘The Trees are Down’ is a six stanza verse form. that follows no structured signifier. simply runing from one to nine lines. each stanza. The verse form is based around the Revelation mention. at the beginning of verse form: ‘-and he cries with a loud voice: injury non the Earth. neither the sea. nor the trees” and relates this to our society. yesteryear. nowadays and hereafter.
David Herbert Lawrence. D. H. Lawrence. was an highly successful author and creative person. Printing many dramas. novels and volumes of poesy. He lived a really modest life. born in the little excavation township of Eastwood. England. in 1885. Lawrence was an castaway. with few friends at school. who didn’t follow in his father’s footfalls of going a mineworker. So Lawrence went on to analyze. deriving a scholarship at Nottingham High School and so going an simple instructor. However it was after falling in love with his old professor. Earnest Weekely’s. married woman. Frieda von Richthofen. that his life was altered.
Interrupting off his battle and stoping his learning calling. Lawrence developed his composing into a calling. ‘Sons and Lovers’ is a semi-autobiographical history of Lawrence’s experiences as a male child. under the name of Paul Morel. who loved his female parent and full of hatred for his male parent. Lawrence wrote this novel after the decease of his female parent. in 1910. and explores the love of a female parent “As her boies turn up she selects them as lovers–first the eldest. so the 2nd. These boies are urged into life by their mutual love of their mother–urged on and on. ”
All three poets lived highly different life styles. nevertheless the common yarn between them is the literary period they lived in. the 19th century. Wilde’s work. pre-incarceration. was considered highly exuberant and light. nevertheless post-incarceration it grew sad and he adapted Dark Romanticism into his plants. Mew explored Naturalism where the environment controls people. particularly in ‘The Trees are Down’ . which is similar to the plants of Lawrence who combines naturalism with Pre-Raphaelitism. uniting literacy with the ocular humanistic disciplines. which is seen through his strong imagination.
Comparing these three literary motions helps determine each verse form. supplying a intent behind the subject of each text. The purpose of these verse forms differ somewhat from one another. nevertheless all three have embedded the fable of killing our confidants within their texts. Wilde takes his ain personal experiences of loss. and to boot the illustration of Wooldridge’s ain act. to uncover how within love reverberations detest and frailty versa. Mew. who’s verse form seems wholly in front of her clip. exposes the ignorance of the human race.
This exposure of human’s bias towards nature is once more echoed within Lawrence’s poem through the line ‘my instruction said… he must be killed’ . The common intent within these texts is the exposure of human’s ignorance and how inevitable it is. Lord Alfred Douglas’s male parent took Wilde to tribunal for alleged homosexualism and this life changing minute in Wilde’s life is easy identified within the verse form ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ . However Wilde carefully entwines Wooldridge’s ain effort of ‘killing the thing he loved’ within his ain narrative to expose the wider happening of this calamity.
It is questioned whether or non Wilde came up with this statement or whether it is a nod to Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice when Bassanio asks ‘Do all work forces kill the things they do non love? ’ Wilde is good known for his stimulating quips. yet this phrase seems to bring forth a metaphor for life and although non a inquiry. like in Merchant of Venice. Wilde inquiries the similarities of love and hatred. When seeking the word ‘love’ up on Thesaurus. com it provides a list of opposite word. including ‘hatred’ . and vice-versa and yet here we see Wilde puting the two. opposing verbs. manus in manus.
Wilde’s underlying purpose within ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ is non to tell his experiences at Reading. but what Wilde is truly looking for is the manner of interaction in which love and hatred are one and indivisible. in which the resentment is an look of the esteem. Written in the 19th century Mew’s verse form. ‘The Trees are Down’ . was wholly in front of its clip and in today’s society is seen as an authorising presentation of humanity’s destructive ignorance.
Using the line from the disclosure Mew makes deep connexions with the yesteryear and by analyzing her present looks into the hereafter of what is to come. what is now highly relevant. The intent of this is to uncover society’s destructive nature and talk out against the devastation of our heritage as ‘half my life it has beat with’ . Lawrence examines biass of the human race towards animate beings. within the verse form. ‘The Snake’ . and how we accept the words fed to us in an alleged ‘education’ .
However the sarcasm of it all is that we are one with the Snake and this is what Lawrence was seeking to accomplish. Describing the serpent imbibing from trough as if ‘he’ is a individual. the same as the storyteller. so ‘he’ looks up ‘just like cowss do’ . Lawrence’s connexions across the carnal land ; adult male. snake and cattle likewise. interrupt down the barriers of worlds vs. animate beings. bring forthing a scene of equality. However it is one time the narrator’s ‘voice of… education’ convinces him otherwise. his face becomes humanity ; fearful and paranoiac.
Each text focuses on humanity and from here subdivisions off the love-hate. ignorance and biass of the human race. Wilde highlights the correlativities between love and hatred we express towards one another. Mew exemplifies humanity losing touch with their heritage. whilst Lawrence’s reveals the sarcasm within humankind’s biass. In all three instances the author is trying to represent how two effects. wildly different. turn closer together. reciprocating off one another. or how two objects. scientifically/emotionally tied together can force one another away.