International Journal of English Literature and Culture

International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 5(6), pp. 181-188, November, 2017

 ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2017.046


Review paper




Poonam Arora (PhD. Scholar) and Dr. Chhotelal (Research Guide)


Department of English, OPJS University, Churu


Accepted 9 October 2017



Poetry is a form of indirect communication in that it expresses higher truths by means of allegory, metaphor, irony, and other figures of speech in which the lexical meanings of the words are insufficient in themselves to convey the full meaning; it does this also by the sounds of the words themselves as distinct from their lexical meaning, since the pure sound of the words, or melopoeia, is an essential element of the aesthetic content of poetry, a content which has been transfigured by the religious, thereby enabling it to express higher truths than the purely phenomenal, that is to say, the noumenal, or thing-in-itself. That is, the aesthete's concern with selfish, or sensual, desire has been transfigured first into the ethical, and then the ethical transfigured into the higher ethics of the religious. In our work we studied the aesthetic poetry of different postmodernism poets.Ezra Pound defines literature, and especially poetry, as “language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree”. W. H. Auden is the root of postmodernism's denial of coherence and unity in the world, art and the self. W. H. Auden's distinction between three types of aesthetic experience:preference, or desire; beauty; and the sublime. W. H. Auden discusses the aesthetic in terms of the erotic, or eros, i.e., seduction; the ethical in terms of marriage, which satisfies the universal demands of civic duty. Eliot argues that every new poet takes his place within a tradition of the poetry of the past, and the tradition itself is thereby subtly altered by the new addition. Robert Grenier and Susan Howe are important representations of general tendencies. The poetry of Grenier and Howe is emblematic of all Language Poetry would, of course, be a mistake. Both Gary Snyder and A.R. Ammons is an ethic of deep ecological commitment and etiquette—generally grounded in an emergent scientific and social politics and a primarily residual. Gary Snyder’s Mountains and Rivers without End and A.R. Ammons’s Garbage are important poetic instances of these deep postmodern ecological concerns and tendencies.


Keywords: postmodernism poetry, aesthetic of poetry, ecological.

Cite This Article As: Poonam A, Chhotelal (2017). Aesthetic of Poetry of Postmodernism Poets. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 5(6): 181-188


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