Published on August 27, 2014
Contents Protest Poetry (Page 1) Romancism (Page 2) Poet ’ s Biography (Page 3) Analysis (Pages 4 - 7) My Poem (Pages 8 - 9) Bibliography (Page 10) Protest poetry (as the name suggests) is a form of protest through literary work (poetry). This poetry is usually a protest against shortcomings fashioned by social structures and hierarchies within society. It is any form of poetry which has, as one of its core motivations, the objective of nding and exposing errors or faults with some existing event or circumstance. Protest poetry generally tends to focus on the indiscretions and wrongdoings executed by a government or authority gure upon society. As well as this, it can be a reaction or response to some dominant societal ill such as war or racism. These are common themes among protest poetry. This form of poetry utilises all of the poetic devices a poet has at their disposal such as rhyme, metaphor, meter and vivid language to raise a specic issue and expose its aws. Generally protest poetry is associated with a frustration or anger to- ward a particular authoritative regime. Through times of great social unrest, protest poetry, you may nd, may often be written by a single poet, reecting the views and opinions of the people at large. Much protest poetry has also been written on the popular topic of war, illuminating the immense tragedy of its inuence and eect on not only the soldiers involved but also on the people entombed and smothered by its vast and inuential grasp on society. As well as war, the topic of racism has sim- ilarly worked to arouse the ire of poets and writers for generations. Protest poetry has often aimed to shock its readers into radical political action through its forbidden and daring subject matter, use of eccentric and irreverent language and rejection of formal poetic conventions. What is Protest Poetry?