An Analysis Of Symbols In P. B. Shelley’s Poems
S, Gita Try Handayani
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Poetry is one of types of literature besides prose and drama. William Wordsworth in John Peck and Martin Loyle (1988:11) state that poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feeling, expression of emotion, and it is always concerned with ordinary human concerns, with the daily matters of everybody’s life. Based on Wordsworth’s definition of poetry above, there are three points in the poetry. The first point is the spontaneous overflow of power feeling. The lyrics in poetry are pure feeling. The lyrics seen to have been written without the least effort and comes directly from the poet’s heart. The second point is the expression of emotion. The point focuses on what the poem can tell the readers about the poet’s innermost being as revealed in the work; the readers read the poem in order to learn about the figure behind it. It is more concerned with the mind and personality behind the poem than with the text itself. The third point is the daily matters of everybody’s life. The point is to see that the central themes of poetry are familiar topics from everyday experiences; love, death, nature, and religion.
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