The World of the Poet Ogden Nash Analytical Essay

The World of the Poet Ogden Nash
A look at the poetry of American poet Ogden Nash and how he portrays emotions of hate in his work.
# 2214 | 1,830 words | 8 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Oct 04, 2001 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explores the world of Ogden Nash, one of America?s favorite poets. The paper focuses in particular on how Nash?s poetry exemplified how he hated the world, and everything in it. The author discusses Nash?s poetry, by giving examples and then showing how they illustrated his utter hatred of humanity.

From the Paper:

"In an interview, Mr. Frediric Ogden Nash, a now deceased American light verse poet, once said, "What I do is pick up poetry and bash its brains against the sidewalk." (quoted. in Nichols 269) While many people might grin or giggle at Nash's comment, what Ogden Nash said held a cryptic meaning, a meaning that altogether makes the quotation not nearly as funny as it first appears. Mr. Nash was known to be a comedic poet who dabbled in incorrect grammar and funny excursions into human nature, but was Nash actually trying to be funny, or was he venting his secret hatred for the world? A close look at his poetry reveals that Mr. Nash may not be exactly what he was perceived to be. Ogden Nash hated the world and everything in it, and this is displayed within his poetry."

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