LYRICAL POEM William Shakespeare. 1564–1616 Sonnet CXXX. “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” MY mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun Coral is far more red than her lips’ red: If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen roses damask’d, red and white, 5 But no such roses see I in her cheeks; And in some perfumes is there more delight Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. I love to hear her speak, yet well I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound: 10 I grant I never saw a goddess go,— My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground: And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare As any she belied with false compare.
Why have I chosen this poem? Because it is really interesting how he describes the woman he loves. The language he uses is extremely ironic and controversial at the same time. The comparisons portray his womans appearance in such a way that we can spontaneously imagine her. If we love someone we would never compare him/her to things we don’t like. But I think that he is trying to say that he loves his goddess beyond her appearance. The poem itself has a perfect amalgam of irony and comparisons that make it very humour as well. As regards the images Ive chosen I think they portray what Ive imagined when reading the poem.
Edmund Spenser 1552-1599“EASTER” MOST glorious Lord of Lyfe! That, on this day, Didst make Thy triumph over death and sin; And, having harrowd hell, didst bring away Captivity thence captive, us to win: This joyous day, deare Lord, with joy begin; And grant that we, for whom thou diddest dye, Being with Thy deare blood clenewasht from sin, May live for ever in felicity! And that Thy love we weighing worthily, May likewise love Thee for the same againe; And for Thy sake, that all lykedeare didst buy, With love may one another entertayne! So let us love, deare Love, lyke as we ought, --Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.
Ive chosen this poem because… It has to do with religion, and in those times people really believed in sin and the purity of their souls. I think that in Easters time people were very proud of their Lord and tried to grateful him for his loyalty and salvation. The language he uses is old English and very formal so I would say that it must had been a pray or something of a sort. The images Ive chosen attempt to portray the authors feelings and ideals as regards religion. Also, the photos depict what Easter means and why it is celebrated nowadays.
NARRATIVE POEM Extract from “Annabel Lee”. Edgar Allan Poe. 1809-1849 Many years ago, in a kingdom by the sea, There lived a maiden you perhaps know By the name of ANNABEL LEE, Who had no other thought Than to cherish me and be loved by me. We were both children, I and my ANNABEL LEE, But we loved each other so deeply That the angels of heaven Coveted this feeling from her and me. And this was the reason that, long ago, In this kingdom by the sea. A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling My beautiful Annabel Lee; So that her highborn kinsman came And bore her away from me, To shut her up in a sepulchre In this kingdom by the sea.
This poem is about a true love… I would also said that it seems to be a kind of obsession he has with his Anabell Lee. It is a haunting beautiful poem, but also very sad. The author describes the relationship he has with his girlfriend Anabell Lee and how happy they are in the kingdom by the sea. But this love was more than love itself and the angels full of envy took her away from him. This story is very interesting because I think the author must have been in love when he wrote this poem. You can notice through the emphasis he makes in her name “Anabell Lee” and the countless times he names her that hes kind of obsessed with his Anabell Lee.
IMAGESIve chosen this images because I have imagined akingdom by the sea pretty much like this one. Whatsmore I think that the other picture is the one which bestdepict the relationship the had had.