The Work Of Poet And Philosoher Archibald Lampman

Poet and philosopher Archibald Lampman (1861-1899) led not a life of his
own, but an existance forced upon him by peers and an unfeeling and cold society.
Dying far before his time, Lampman led a life of misery. He was supported only
by a few close friends and his immortal poetry. This essay is founded around one
particular of his works but I feel it necessary to discuss the conditions in
which he lived in order to fully understand what he was trying to express and/or

Lampman really hated his day to day life, he lived only for his friends and
his works. Trapped in a city for which he had no love, he often reflected his
loathing of it in his numerous works situated in ...

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"Heat" and "A sunset at Les Eboulements" and yet in
his darkest moments we get the main topic of this essay "The City of The End of
Things". Like most great poets, Lampmans moods and feelings had a direct effect
on the nature and topic of his poetry. Lampman chief poetry was done after a
great joy in his life, or a great sadness. Sadly, Archibald was not a rich man
and lived not a happy life, and most of his poetry reflects that. "The City of
The End of Things" was written in a time of great sadness and hate for the world.
Published one year after his death many people fail to realize the direct
connection to themselves in the poem.

Lampmans poetry was divided into two moods, saddness and joy, each primarly
involed with nature or cities. Let us discuss the tools used in "The City of
The End of Things". Dubed "The Apocalypic City" by Many experts, these mutations
of the apocalypic city shows how much Lampmans visions shifted with his moods.
He was passionatly committed to ...

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for individuals and societies alike.

It hath no name that rings;
But I have heard it called in dreams
The City of The End of Things

When the poet sayshe hears of the city "in dreams", he is suggesting that
the imagination that shapes our lives has gone awry. The city is a projection fo
current impulises (to that time). "Its roofs and iron towers have grown/None
knowth how high within the night, shrowed in darkness, this shows death fulmost
grasp on the city and its former hosts. The tower, mentioned three times in the
poem, is its most preminent symbol. As an image of pride mocked by a ghasty
claim it has ...

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