Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Stuttgart, language: English, abstract:
This term paper will analyse and confront the poems by William Wordsworth and Charles Bukowski. I will begin with "I wandered lonely as a cloud" and investigate the stylistic devices of every stanza, relate them to the latter as a whole, and finally figure out their functions to show how they support my argumentations concerning their ramification. As far as Bukowski's "8 count" is concerned, I will continue with the same mode of procedure, showing the formal and stylistic devices as well as how the poem is made up and in what way its composition contributes to the created effect. After having shown the poems' inner form and and content, I will provide a comparative analysis with regard to several aspects such as author and period, circumstances under which the poems
came into being, or form and content. Eventually, facing the similarities and differences, there will be a conclusion about a reader's role in the interpretative process of these two poems, and literary works in general.