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John Clare
This poem hit the spot. Mentally that is. Why? Well, when I first heard of the assignment I knew
immediately what the poem had to convey: first love. There is nothing sweeter, more captivating
than that first glance at love. It had to display the awkward feelings of love, the power of looking at
each other, a poem that would describe the ye oulde 'butterflies in the stomach ' but in a closer to life
way. In addition, it had to pack a sort of negative outcome of first love because it is not always
perfect. When I began my search I must admit I avoided any sonnet or love filled poem written by
Mr. Shakespeare. He has reigned with his sceptre long enough; moreover I don 't really like his
sonnets. True, they are full of beautiful imagery and ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
And stole my heart away complete"
Although the poem could have this happy end, it could conclude with the rejection of first love (see
section images of nature).
On a side note I just wanted to say that this poem reminded me of a poem we did last year or the
year before called La belle dame sans merci. Both poems deals with the same theme, unanswered
love. Only they each tackle the topic in a different way.
Form
First Love used a non–traditional yet simple form. This might be because John Clare came from
poverty and was not educated and therefore could not use a sophisticated form. He also uses a non–
traditional form because his feelings are all over the place. It also uses a simple a, b, a, b rhyme
scheme. This unison simplicity in combination with the directness of his emotions makes it such a
powerful love poem. It is pure, and recognizable. Like Pim Fortuyn supposedly said what the people
always thought but never said; John Clare shows us what we all have felt but could never describe.
The simple rhyme scheme also displays a form of tranquillity: a minimalist, calm, layout in contrast
with a disorientated content.
Images of Nature
The poem also uses images of nature. John Clare uses the line "are flowers the winter 's choice?"
Here he could be comparing his rejection by her to the coldness of winter. While many love poems
choose summer as an image of an everlasting beautiful love, Clare shows us the opposite. So the
poem sort of rebels against what
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Comparison Of Love Poetry: Essay
Comparison Of Love Poetry:
Rememberby Christina Rossetti, How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth
Barrett Browning and When We Two Parted by Lord Byron
The three poems, Remember by Christina Rossetti; How Do I love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett
Browning and When We Two Parted by Lord Byron, each explore love and loss in their own unique
ways. Remember is, as expected from the title, a solemn lament which is a farewell sonnet to her
treasured one. How Do I Love Thee? is again a sonnet of love but is of a love that is present and
hopefully will remain forever. The third poem that will be examined is When We Two Parted which
tells of a lost secret love that has left a scar on Lord Byron's life.
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This also happens in
First Love by John Clare where this rhyming structure stresses the fact that they were not as one
rather just the one. When We Two Parted is particularly interesting as Lord Byron is frequently
described as a womaniser yet he seems to express regret at the incident as, for once, it appears to
have harmed him more than the other involved.
The last poem to be studied in detail is Remember by Christina
Rossetti. This is a patriarchal sonnet like How Do I Love Thee? but tells a different story.
Remember is a sombre dirge acting as a departing message for Christina Rossetti's loved one. Also
the separation between the octet and the sestet is much more evident in this, the first segment of
eight lines is a reminder of the good times and how much she will be missed. But the second section
of six lines acts as a messenger to tell that the time has come to move on. To live their life without
the one soon deceased. We also know that this poem is genuinely heartfelt as
Christina Rossetti had a recurring illness which was diagnosed sometimes as angina and sometimes
as tuberculosis before finally dying of cancer on December 29th 1894.
How Do I Love Thee? is thought by many to be the epitome of the love poem and I don't think
anyone can disagree when reading the descriptions of faultless love. 'I love thee to the depth and
breadth and height my soul can reach'. This is, perhaps, the best description of true love, showing
Elizabeth
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Literary Analysis of Lord George Gordon Byron: Capturing...
Love is responsible for the greatest tragedies in life which leaves a resounding impact on people.
Lord George Gordon Byron was a Romantic poet who was alive from January 22, 1788 to April 19,
18241. During his life he was a man of many relationships with most of them ending unsuccessfully
and in heartbreak. His first love, Mary Ann Chaworth, broke his heart when he overheard her
disdainfully say to her maid "Do you think I could care anything for that lame boy?"2 when he
believed they really had something special. Another woman, Caroline Lamb, remained infatuated
with Bryon after a brief love affair in which he moved on quickly while she remained head over the
heels for him long after2. The characteristics of his poetry generally ... Show more content on
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Now she is gone and only the worst days can belong to him. His sense of sorrow is driven home a
little deeper. The contrasting differences between the two poems targets the painful emotions that
come with falling out of love.
While there are contrasts to Byron's poems they also share many similarities in the way the theme of
lost love is developed and the love prospects portrayed. Both poems are centered around the end of
the relationship which is symbolized with the passing of the day into night or night into day. In
"We'll Go No More A–roving" "though the night was made for loving,/And the day returns too
soon,/... we'll go no more a–roving.". The successful part of the relationship was compared to the
duration of the night, much like Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" in which the secret lovers can
only meet in the dark because when " Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day/ Stands tiptoe on
the misty mountain tops. / I must be gone and live, or stay and die."4, relating this to "We'll Go No
More A–roving" the couple spends time "a–roving" at night and like the inevitable return of day, the
night ends and so does the love the two lovers have for each other. The connection to the cycle of
the day in "And Thou Art Dead As Young and Fair" is to the length of
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The Poetry Of Harlem And Women Have Loved Before As I Love...
"What happens to a dream deferred?" is the opening statement of Harlem that grabs the attention of
everyone who is reading this phenomenal poem. Of the two poems listed in this essay, this opening
statement is more attention–grabbing and is a fantastic hook to being with. Harlem and Women
Have Loved Before As I Love Now, are ideally comparable and contrastable. The meanings of the
poems and the authors of the poems are some topics that are different in these poems. The style of
the poems and length of the poems are the other topics that are the same and are comparable to this
subject. Altogether, these two pieces of literature are actually intriguing and somewhat interesting.
Looking for the meanings of the poems is the greatest challenge when reading a poem written a long
time ago. Misinterpreting the meaning can cause some bigger issues in the dialect or if you someone
wanted to write an analysis on the poem. In Harlem, only eleven lines are written with such greater
meaning to the sentences. For example, "like a raisin in the sun?" could mean that the raisin is
already supposed to be dry, like our dreams are supposed to be settle. As for Women Have Loved
Before As I Love Now, has fourteen lines that have a higher intellectual and deeper meaning to the
sentences. Such as, "Do suffer love; in me alone survive" could mean that love makes people crazy
and some people suffer when they are in love. The author was suffering and the author felt alone in
the depression they
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The Poetry Of Sara Teasdale's Love Poetry
Sara Teasdale, an extraordinarily sensitive and almost reclusive woman, had a lifelong struggle with
her disparate personalities and ever–changing beliefs which led her to write extremely passionate
poetry about her venture to find love and the hardships she faced along the way. To say the least,
Sara Teasdale had an extremely difficult life full of ups and downs. She went from being a puritan
young woman from St. Louis, Missouri to a successful but uneasy poet in New York City to a
depressed and disillusioned person who ended up killing themselves in 1933. She constantly
dreamed of and wrote poetry about a love that would set her free from all of her problems. Her
"feminine love poetry" included philosophical depth and self–examination and eventually made her
a fortunate woman, winning her the first Columbia Poetry Prize, later renamed the Pulitzer Prize, in
1918 (Walker).
Sara Teasdale was raised sheltered, pampered, educated in private schools, and led to believe that
she was frail, chronically ill, and in constant need of protective care. As she grew up, she took a few
trips to New York and made new friends with very different backgrounds from her. She dreaded
becoming an "old maid." She initiated several romances and began to distance herself from the
oppressiveness of her St. Louis Baptist background and gain a measure of mature self–assurance.
She toyed with countless men for a few years, but ended up married to Ernst Filsinger, a choice of
middle–class propriety and
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Love in Poetry Essay
Love in Poetry
"The course of true love never did run smoothly," (William
Shakespeare.) How far do you think the three poems you have read conform to this view?
Throughout history love has been a favoured theme with many poets in their writing. Carol Ann
Duffy, (born 1958) tackles the issue of love in her poem "Valentine," as does Percy Bysshe Shelly
(1792–1822) in the poem "Love's Philosophy," and finally Robert Burns (1759–1796) considers the
topic in "A Red Red Rose." As different poets throughout history have written about the topic it is
not surprising that all three contain different and contrasting messages and viewpoints. It is clear
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These aspects contribute to the poem giving an overall impression that love is everlasting and also
holds the world together in a unifying way.
These previous images also enforce Burns message that love lasts, survives and can be relied on.
Burns suggests love will last "till a' the seas gang dry." This is physically impossible and through
this
Burns is suggesting that love is so powerful that it can defy the laws of physics. Through this Burns
also implies that love can surmount boundaries of space and time, "the seas gang dry". This finally
enforces that love is an enduring power and will never fade.
The title "A Red Red Rose" further implements Burns messages that the course of true love does run
smoothly. The red rose is a typical symbol of love and therefore Burns is suggesting, perhaps
naively, that love is a clear and simple path to follow in life. The title also suggests that Burns feels
love should be celebrated and life should be lived to the full. The title also alerts the reader to the
fact that Burns is addressing the traditional aspects of love.
The poem has a regular structure throughout and strong rhyme. Burns has written the poem in this
way in an attempt to portray love as a strong force, which can be depended on. Burns has also
included alternate line rhyme throughout the poem. This
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My Love For Poetry In Herman Melville's Moby Dick
When I was twelve years old, I was introduced to George Watsky in a YouTube video. He was
sharing his spoken–word poetry, varying between existentialism and comedy. No matter if I was
crying or laughing, his poems all had the same focus; some deep, underlying message causing the
audience to reflect during the last stanza. Poetry is a powerful work of emotion and escape that
comes from the mind and felt in the heart. I always shared an attachment to poetry. Essays and
stories contain some "deeper meaning" with symbolism and plots, but to condense these ideas into a
piece of art such as poetry takes skill and imagination. Poetry is about thought and understanding; it
is a form of writing that has different meanings for everyone and follows this idea of mystery,
questioning how the words produce a meaning and why the piece was written. Herman Melville
himself was a talented poet, including pieces in Moby Dick and resorting to it after publication. The
influence of poetry by Melville in chapters and sentence structure in Moby Dick provides
complexity and magnitude in his style, and the jumbled thoughts of Ishmael leave the readers
engaged.
My love for poetry sprouted as a child; I spent all my days outside observing nature and constantly
admiring and studying art. I never considered writing papers or essays one of my strong suits as I
got older, but poetry always acted as a safe–space where my thoughts could be put into words and I
did not have to worry about length. The process
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Essay on An Exploration of Love Poetry
An Exploration of Love Poetry
Coursework
Poetry is an idiosyncratic way of a person trying to articulate their feelings or other in a different
way about a variety of topics, love, past experiences, politics etc. With the use of metaphors and
similes, one can show diverse things without having to be precise about them. Not just words can
tell us about the poem, a lot of the time we can learn how the poet is trying to express themselves,
by looking at the sentence composition, how it is laid out, how many lines there are, etc.
The roles of the masculine and feminine civilization in society were remarkably dissimilar through a
long period between the 16th and 17th century. They saw women ... Show more content on
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Both poets juxtapose the time period in which the poems were written. The characters in the poems
both see women as sexual objects; furthermore they both try to show men as the stronger and more
influential sex. These two poems convey their message in very dissimilar styles.
The two poems use very different arguments to try to persuade the woman to do similar things.
These two arguments are close to being completely the opposite even though they are trying to
achieve the same thing.
Marvell's playful entanglements of sex and condescension are conspicuous in his metaphysical
poem. He achieves this by using overwrought similes outsized metaphors and hyperboles for
example, 'an hundred years', 'like amorous birds of prey' and 'vegetable love.' He uses these
techniques to enrich meanings and to express how strong his sexual feelings are for his mistress the
speaker's "mistress" that signifies she is a lady to whom courtesy and courtly convention and erotic
longing attribute is conveyed giving her a super ordinate status in the poem. It demonstrates the
power to command through using powerful language. The word 'coy' used in the title is strategically
withholding. She is imagined by the reader as capable of calculation and of extracting erotic
compliment at a high 'rate.' 'Coyness' in Marvell's era, might have been used to represent mere
reticence, the
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Writing My Poetry : My Book Of Love Poetry
Poetry, an expression of the soul, a way to show the musings of the inner mind, and a super cheap
gift for a college student. I once wrote a book of love poems for a boyfriend. I didn't have much
money and I'm not very artistic. We decided not to spend more than $10 on our gifts to each other
months in advance. Coming up with heartfelt, unique, and classy gift proved to be more difficult
than I originally imagined. The deadline for giving the gifts felt closer to me than the weeks, if not
longer off, which separated the worry and the day. I continued to be completely stunned, until, in my
creative writing class, we were assigned to write a love poem about things someone else wrote on a
piece of paper. Ten things about a locker room, park, or classroom, then the poem was to be written
about five of those ten things. That's when I wrote my first love poem, or at least the first one I felt
proud of and wanted to share.
This poem sparked a fire in me undone by any kind writing before. I wrote poems in chemistry,
between classes, late at night, early in the morning, on my phone, in a notebook, riding in the car,
sitting on the toilet, I bottling up my feelings and started documenting them. Many of the early
poems were not assignments, but class helped me begin writing the poems which would fill the
book, even on weeks when we talked absolutely nothing of love or poetry. The boyfriend, Dakota,
and I would not exchange "I love you" yet, but it bubbled, waiting to break free,
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Types Of Poetry : A Poem Which Deals With Religious...
Poetry Terms Types of Poetry 1. Ballad: A poem which deals with religious themes, love, tragedy,
domestic crimes, and even sometimes propaganda. Example– "Rime of an Ancient Mariner" is an
example of a lyrical ballad. 'Day after day, day after day We stuck nor breathe, nor motion; As idle
as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean' 2. Lyric poem: Any short poem that presents a singular
speaker who expresses thoughts and feelings. Love lyrics are common. Sonnets and odes also apply.
Example– Fallen by Freddie Robinson Jr. I fall in love so easily The simplest act of kindness often
deeply moves me I fall in love so effortlessly Hearing a stranger 's voice often stir up fond memories
Love can be found in all things that people do and say Searching for love can be such a joy
Especially when you don 't know exactly what you 're looking for Falling in love is the gentlest fall
It 's the most wonderful trip of all Falling falling falling ... No matter how many times the words
tumble out Your heart always gets caught by the beauty of its calling 3. Narrative poem: A non–
dramatic poem which tells a story or presents a narrative, simple or complex. Example– Animal
Farm by George Orwell is a modern narrative example that aim at extending a writer's political
views. It is a form of narrative known as a political satire. It uses animals on a farm to describe the
overthrow of the last of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II and the
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Love And Hate In Poetry Essay
The fact is she hates that she loves him. The "Hate poem" is a poem seemly about the authors hate to
this guy, the poem is nevertheless misleading at the be beginning, as you read on it seems like
something happened between them,and she doesn't want to love him but she does. The speaker
continuously goes on expressing her "hate," but some quotes in the poem shows that she really does
not hate him. The speakers says "My hesitations when you invite me for a drive: hate." You don't
hesitate when you hate someone, accordingly, shows she doesn't whole heartedly hates him. Next
the speaker says "You know when I'm sleepy I nuzzle my head under your arm? Hate." This just
shows she does not really hate him. The poem is about a broken relationship and
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The Revelation of Truths: The Preoccupation with Life,...
Kate Llewellyn is one of the most important contemporary Australian poets whose
poems deal with a variety of themes – life, love, loss and pain along with the
delineation of her emotions and experiences gathered while leading her everyday life.
Thus she has taken for her themes simple, everyday sentiments which are intense
enough, leaving deep impressions on her mind and in the process giving rise to these
emotions which she has recorded in her poems.
An attempt will be made in this paper to look into the different aspects of her poetry
and to analyse the ways in which she uses her rich experience to uncover truths
about life and its myriad shades.
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Thus a study of the titles of the poems will reveal the wide range and scope of her
themes. Thus the opening poem of this collection is titled "Elephants" where the poet
tries to capture the intermixture of beauty and power that is associated with these beasts :
such a creature thick grey beautiful
as a calling cloud. . . . . . their volcanic groans
have deep song
I dance when I hear . . . (2–4, 12–14)
Thus, the poet is visibly fascinated by these huge creatures, getting the dual impression
of tremendous strength and beauty that is perhaps not celebrated generally. We are
naturally reminded of William Blake, the 18th century English Romantic poet and of
his remarkable poem "The Tiger" where he was equally fascinated by the beauty and
majesty on the one hand and the strength and ferocity of the beast on the other. Of course,
there are differences in the way the two poets look at the two creatures, but the similarity
lies in their appreciation of these animals' strength and beauty.
From an appreciation of the elephants, Llewellyn shifts to a very personal subject,
a description of the lives of her aunts who are presented as old and decrepit women in the
poem "The Aunts" :
All my aunts are
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Examples Of Adultery In Courtly Love Poetry
1. Introduction
The following term paper will focus on the adulterous content found in courtly love poetry. There
are various genres featuring the theme of adultery in middle English literature, such as the Fabliaux1
which was aimed at a broader audience, but the interest of this paper lies in the courtly love stories
of the upper class. The reason for this choice is that aristocracy, in comparison to the other classes,
was bound to follow social rules, especially that one of marriage, more strictly than others, since
political peace and stability relied on their family relations. Therefore courtly love stories would
make a change in attitude more visible.
This term paper will first give a general idea about how adultery was perceived by the civil and
ecclesiastical law, then it will remind the reader about the genre of courtly love with a brief
overview and finally a literary example of a famous adulterous liaison, the one between Lancelot
and Guinevere in Le chevalier de la charrette, will be partially examined.
2. Adultery in medieval times
The term adultery in medieval times is almost identical to our understanding of the word today. But
the meaning of the term adultery, underwent a lot of changes, especially during the first half of the
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For the cultural background it is important to remember that the church had a tremendous influence
on secular society in the early 12th century. Courtly love, with its theme of adultery, or implied
adultery, stands for everything the church tried to ban. Nevertheless, the courtly love stories which
contain adultery as a theme, became well known, probably because they provided the fantasy of an
autonomous love, members of the upper class were not allowed to openly
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My Hate And Love Of Poetry
From My Hate To Love of Poetry I hated poetry, loathed it even. Until eighth grade I hated writing,
reading, or even listening to poetry. Something about it was remarkably confusing and annoying.
Anyone that knows me would most likely think I would enjoy poetry. I am a extremely slow reader,
so the fact that poetry is almost always short and easy to read would make people think it is
something I would appreciate. The problem with poetry was constantly not having any idea what the
author was trying to tell the reader.. Yes, there was an occasional poem that I could really
understand. For the most part, though; I would not be able to understand any of them. I always
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Meaning that we need to try and understand what the author of this poem is trying to tell us. The
only thing that I have a huge issue with, is the one thing he is demands that we do. As he is telling
all this I am sinking into my seat farther and farther. I try not to completely lose my cool as I freak
out that on the inside that my grade in this class is going to tank. And poetry is all to blame.
When he hands out the first poem a few days later, the anxiety comes back. First he reads through it.
My hands shake with the paper in them. It gets so bad that I have to lay it down on the desk. I wipe
my palms on my jeans from the sweat that is starting to form, heartbeat speeding up again. When he
is finished reading it to us all I can think is, " I am sooo screwed!" Mr.Stell then says, "These are
meant to help you think deeper. Most of you are most likely freaked out because you have no idea
what that said." I glance around the room and see most people look the way that I feel. I can feel the
relief flow through my body as I realize I am not the only one that does not know what they are
doing.
As I actively read through the poem I look for the things he told us to look for. I circle, highlight,
and underline trying so hard to try and grasp what the author is trying to convey through his words.
And soon enough it is time for the first socratic circle. When I walk into class that day the relief has
worn off and the anxiety has come back full force. Palms are
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Themes Of Love Poetry
Throughout the course of time, love poems have shaped around common themes and techniques
which we in today's society are very fond of and have seen multiple times in not only poetry but in
movies, photos, and novels. For example, the works Tales of Genji, Tales of Ise, and Sarashina
Diary, are written by different poets but share multiple techniques and themes. One theme, which
can be generalized as, the "flow of time." After a night Neither waking nor sleeping, I have spent the
day Staring at the rain –– The long rain of Spring 1. Tales of Ise Pg. 70 Above is a poem from the
piece Tales of Ise which follows the theme of the "flow of time." The speaker of the poem is a man
who after had made love to a non–single woman, felt guilty of his acts and sent her this poem. Who
the speaker of the poem is is unknown, for he is only referred to as a "certain man" (Helen, 70) in
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Tales of Genji Pg. 42 The next poem is from the piece Tales of Genji and is another example which
follows the theme as in the first poem (1). The speaker of the poem is Genji, a Captain at the
Excellency's palace, whose attractiveness and handsomeness brings to him the letters of other
women who adore him. However, in the context of when the poem in 2 was sent, the attractiveness
of a middle class woman was causing Genji, a noblemen, to write a poem a love poem, in an attempt
to gain the heart of the daughter of the late Intendant of the Gate Watch. The poem was written after
the daughter had rejected to have a night with Genji. How the two poem have a similar theme of
"flow of time" can be found in the parts "[t]he long rain of Spring" in poem 1 and "endless time
seems to go by while my eyelids never close." in poem 2. The words "long rain" and "endless time"
gives a flow of time to indicate how long the suffering of Genji and the speaker in poem 1 has
continued and how serious their condition and their feelings are to the
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William Shakespeare 's Poetry Of Love
"But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun." (Romeo
and Juliet 2.2 1–3). As you are aware this session will focus on the poetry of William Shakespeare.
Shakespeare was a world–renowned poet and playwright. Shakespeare had a romantic heart and his
poetry is shaped by love. His poems usually depict the passion and sacredness of relationships. By
comparing two poems from William Shakespeare it is shown how he has been able to articulate the
poetic theme of love. This seminar will analyze and explore two of Shakespeare's poems focusing
on the particular theme of love. Shakespeare deals with deep and enduring love, as he applies his
past experiences to his poems. Shakespeare's poems Sonnet 116 and Sonnet 130 are based around
the romantic pursuits of his life, and they have similar context but deliver different meanings of
what true love is.
Throughout Shakespeare's various relationships and career pathways he was able to find a deep
awareness and admiration of love. Shakespeare was famous around the 16th century, where he
gained a celebrated recognition for his poetry and playwriting skills. "Shakespeare wrote 154
sonnets, likely composed over an extended period from 1592 to 1598." (Mabillard, A. 2000).
Shakespeare's romantic and romantic poetry elevated him to a high status of bachelordom; he was
sort after by various ladies of England. "... He married Anne Hathaway and they had three children
... There has been speculation that he
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Attitudes Towards Love in Pre-1900 and 1990's Poetry Essay
Attitudes Towards Love in Pre–1900 and 1990's Poetry
"The Despairing Lover" written by William Walsh was written pre 1900 whilst the second poem "I
Wouldn't Thank you for a Valentine" by Liz
Lockhead was written in the 1990's. These poems are almost a century apart. Attitude towards love
changes over time and these poems represent this. I Wouldn't Thank you for a Valentine is about
how people think about Valentine's Day in the 1990's, while The Despairing
Lover is showing what people think and how important they see love in the 1990's.
In "The Despairing Lover" William Walsh sets out the poem like a story with a beginning a middle
and an end. This narrative structure of the poem gives the poem three clear stages this making ...
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This enables me to come to the conclusion that the poet isn't a strong enough to cope with this
matter by himself. This also shows the poets frame of mind. It suggest the poet see it as love or
nothing and that he was obsessed with this girl. It gives an insight into his relationship with this girl
that it was only a one way thing, he really loved her but she didn't really love him and that's why he
is really upset. In the despairing lover, the idea we get of the setting is the Cliffside where he wants
to commit suicide. He chooses somewhere like a cliff to kill himself as it is a lot more dramatic to
jump of a cliff. This could also show us that the poet is maybe doing this for attention and that he
was never really going to kill himself but was just trying to make a scene this is another insight into
how the poet is thinking.
The setting also shows the time when the poem was written, as at that time it would be very typical
way to commit suicide by jumping of a cliff or a building. While in today's society, a typical way to
commit suicide would probably be to take an overdose of tablet or slit your wrists. In addition, the
idea of the poet committing suicide because of love tells us a lot about the poet. You would expect
that if anyone was going to kill themselves it would the woman out of the relationship, as they are
more in touch with there emotions. It is very much
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Poem Analysis : I Absolutely Love Poetry
I absolutely love poetry. Poetry can have so much meaning written in the words. When I think of a
poem, I think about someone pouring their heart out to me. They use rhythm and schemes to draw
us into the words. We talked about "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," "A Valediction:
Forbidding Mourning," "On My First Son," "the Loveliest of Trees, The Cherry Now," and "My
Papa's Waltz." All of these poems were short and to the point. However, my favorite was "On My
First Son" because it actually made me feel where the author is coming from the best. Yet, I will talk
about all of these. "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" talks about a man wanting someone to
come live with him. He speaks of all of the things they will do together. The rhyme scheme goes AA
BB. This means that the first two lines rhyme with each other, as well as the last two lines. In these
stanzas, or quatrains, many things were told in a specific rhythm. For example, the first line went
"COME live WITH me AND be MY love." It was as if the line was going "Da–dum Da–dum Da–
dum." This entire poem goes along like this rhythm. During this poem, I saw several reasons why
the person should live with him. For instance, he talks about walking through fields and wilderness.
This is to make the person live with him. This writing made me feel safe and adventurous because
Marlowe wants me too. As for the next poem, it was more difficult to understand. "A Valediction:
Forbidding Mourning" talks about a man telling
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Different Aspects Of Love In Poetry
Different Aspects of Love in Poetry
The metaphysical poems of pre 1914 explored the whole experience of humans, which included
love, politics, and how society was e.g. in this era premarital relations were forbidden by the church,
romance and mans lust towards women. The poets used romance to represent other deeper issues in
a symbolic way, like in "To His Coy Mistress" or "The Flea" where the poets use syllogistic
arguments, which are usually used in politics, and in these poems show what society then was like.
A lot of metaphysical poems usually contained accounts of how a woman has lost her virginity
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"And in this flea, our two bloods mingled be"
Donne uses this to try and persuade the woman that they have already had sex as the flea has both of
their bloods inside it. It was an Elizabethan saying about sex which shows his obvious intentions of
trying to get her to sleep with him. He is saying as they have already has sex with the flea they
might as well do it now. Throughout "The Flea" the man uses allsorts of persuasions like saying her
virginity means nothing or that she would not lose anything if she did sleep with him. He lies to her
throughout saying their relationship is past marriage. He clearly shows no love for the women. It is
written as a light hearted argument. It shows no love just a mans lust towards a woman.
In "Upon Julia's Clothes" the man who is in it talks about how beautiful Julia is. He talks about her
as if he possess' her and he talks about how much he likes her body:
"That liquefaction of her clothes!"
He is saying that he can see her body through her clothes which shows that he is obsessed with her
body and that she dominates his thoughts. He doesn't mention any other of her qualities just her sex
appeal in this poem which shows he sees her as sex. This poem shows the lust of a man towards a
woman.
In "The Sick Rose" there are warnings about the consequences of lust. This poem is the opposite of
the flea where the man is telling the
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Life, Love, and Poetry
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a remarkable woman who was deeply interested in reading grand
pieces of literature and began writing her own literature at a very young age. She was very
privileged to be financially independent, but also very unfortunate to have suffered an accident
which resulted in great physical disadvantages. The combination of both, however, gave her the
needed time to write her poetry. She fell in love with Robert Browning, a great admirer of her work,
and, during their courtship, Barrett Browning wrote a series of poems, "Sonnets from the
Portuguese," as a reflection of her feelings for him. Barrett Browning was a very skilled writer and
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Barrett Browning husband's love for her must have felt incredibly grand to her because he married
her against the will of her father, taking full responsibility for her and her ill condition. He gave up
his busy social life to comfort and aid her and encouraged her to continue writing.
The poem smoothly continues with the next line, "My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight" and
implies the deep intellectual and poetical connection between Barrett Browning and her husband
(Barrett Browning 3). The deep connection between the two came from their individual desire to
learn and their love for literature. Christine Krueger describes Browning's interests when she writes,
"Browning was influenced by his father's love of learning, his interest in painting, and his habit of
reading odd histories and sensational crime stories" (Krueger). When two people have the same
interests, they naturally have a deeper understanding of each other's way of thinking and often
understand each other without any spoken words.
The same connection gives her meaning for her life and helps her to the best she can be in
consideration of her physical difficulties. Barrett Browning talks of death, the end of her time here
on earth, when she writes, "For the ends of Being and ideal Grace" (Barrett Browning 4). Taplin
describes Barrett Browning's condition that reflects her longing for a healthy body when he writes:
A chronic invalid, worn down by a succession of griefs, robbed of the
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How do poets from the pre 1914 poetry present their ideas...
How do poets from the pre 1914 poetry present their ideas about love and relationships?
The poems I have chosen to write about are 'They flee from me' by Sir
Thomas Wyatt (1503–1542), 'The unequal fetters' by Anne finch
(1661–1720) and 'To his coy mistress' by Andrew Marvell (1621–1678). I chose these poems
because I found them attention–grabbing and remarkable as they all are based around the same topic
of love and pretence. Also I liked these poems because of the fact that they have a message that is
still true even in today's world. Wyatt wrote this poem as an epigram of what court life would be like
and what would come along with it.
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Wyatt's use of this language is significant for the reason that all the words a written as if they have
their own special meaning and have a relation to the poem which helps explain the message within
the poem. In the first verse women are considered to be 'gentle', 'tame' and 'meek'. This is all of what
Wyatt's first impressions of women were when he would encounter them at the beginning. However,
Wyatt's first impressions on women would change not long after due to them moving on to the next
man that caught their eye, as if they were
'wild' and 'do not remember' Wyatt and the times they had. He also says that the women were able
'To take bread at my hand' but 'now they range'. This is the part when women were referred to being
animal–like. At the beginning of the poem, 'I have seen them gentle, tame, and meek', 'To take bread
at my hand; and now they range'. This is all to do with animals being 'tame' and 'gentle' to start off
with, but eventually they 'range' and move on as if moving to the next prolific land to graze.
In verse two Wyatt talks of a woman in particular he met before. He talks of a memory of a pleasant
time he had with a special woman. He
says
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Pastoral Poetry In The Passionate Shepherd To His Love
Pastoral poetry is a lyric poem that idealizes nature while criticizing urban life.These two pastoral
poems are example of the contrast between the easygoing countryside and the hustle bustle of a city.
In the famous pastoral poetry, "The Passionate Shepherd to his love," the Shepherd happily
describes the beautiful natural image of a perfect life. He wholeheartedly believes that love is
always joyful and nothing can ruin the serenity. This poem is criticized for its deluded perspective
by the Nymph in a taunting way. She mocks his fantasy life that has everlasting flowers, melodious
birds and finest wool gown. The Nymph's view on her ideal love is infinite, nonmaterialistic and
realistic which contradicts the Shepherd's view on ideal love–youthful, acquisitive, and blinding;
these incompatible views tear a relationship into pieces especially when the problem is addressed in
a cynical tone. The passionate Shepherd begins his poem with "Come live with me..," a hopeful
proposition that displays the Shepherd's eagerness of living with his love for the rest of his live.
Alliteration is used in the next line as he says, "And we will all the pleasures prove...", to emphasize
all the precious moments they'll experience together if she comes to live with him. The author,
Marlowe in the final two lines of this stanza, records all the things the Nymph and the Shepherd will
do together, and by listing them, he is making it appear as in fact that there is an astonishing
assortment of scene to enjoy. The wrier characterizes the nature in such a emotional way that it
makes them show up as in the event that they are in it or portion of it. The Shepherd sounds greatly
positive all through the poem, in away that appears how beyond any doubt he has that the nymph
would accept his offer.These zones he is listing are all sensational, normal pleasures and have not
been changed by man, nothing is manufactured. When it says, "...or steepy mountain yields", the
Shepherd is appearing that there is an extra sense of flexibility and that together they will enjoy the
common delights. He is forlorn and truly needs a companion that he can provide for. He guarantees
to bring her numerous things, "And I will make thee beds of roses," and "A
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Images of Love Expressed in the Poetry of Browning and...
Perhaps no other sentiment is so prevalent in poetry, as that of love. The mere word brings to mind
images of romantic affection, lovers entangled in each other's arms, stolen sidelong glances,
whispered words of endearment, and an all–encompassing emotion that transcends the physical, an
emotion that is experienced within all realms of being. However, in both life and poetry, the more
joyous sentiments of love are often accompanied by images of loss and heartache, a contrast which
heightens the imagery experience. The fact that love exists more on a spiritual level than a physical
one serves only to heighten the difficult task of describing it adequately, for how can one articulate
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She is literally going to list the ways in which she feels love for thee. Instantly, the reader is struck
with the image of a woman preparing to proclaim the depth of her love and devotion for another.
One must also be struck by the sheer vulnerability of this proclamation. Already, it is understood
that this will be a listing of the ways in which she experiences and defines love, however, the
effectiveness of the image is heightened as each way she loves thee seems to build upon the
previous. She states she loves thee "to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach" (2–3).
Here she is using personification of the soul, an ambiguous all–encompassing expression of one's
spiritual being, to state that she loves with her entire being both physically and spiritually. By
attempting to give physical boundaries to the height and length one's soul can reach, she effectively
broadens the image of the extent to which her love for thee reaches. She furthers the image of her
great love for thee by stating that she "loves thee freely" (7) and "loves thee purely" (8). Her love is
not encumbered by physical restraints; rather it is a more spiritual love, experienced by the soul and
possessing freedom and purity of expression. The image of her great love for thee is completed with
the exclamation that "I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears, of all my life" (12–13). This presents
the image of a love that
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Poetry and Love
Rhetorical Analysis of Love Poems
The two poems "Magic of Love" by Helen Farries and "Love Poem" by John Frederick Nims are
both poems with the central theme of love. The ways that these two authors express this theme differ
significantly from each other and show two spectrums of love in literature. Through their use of
syntax, diction, rhyme, and meter, these poets portray love in a unique and personal manner that
illicit specific emotions from the reader for a variety of possible reasons, which will be analyzed in
this essay. The poem by Helen Farries, "Magic of Love", immediately has a light–hearted tone due
to the positive choice in diction, the third word of the entire poem being "wonderful" which strongly
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Even in assuming the general audience is receptive of the idea that love is something to be cherished
and celebrated, the over–done quality of the piece makes for a saturated expression and exasperates
every possible whimsical quality of the subject with blatant terms. Unlike this, however, is Nims'
poem plainly titled "Love Poem". This work is on the entirely other end of the spectrum from
Farries' poem with its calm overtones and meaningful words used to express a more profound and
realistic view of how love can be cherished and celebrated. Nims shows a better understanding of
literary devices as he uses many to his advantage in order to express a complicated and profound
view of an intimate and outreaching love.
His subject, the one that embodies and is subjected to his theme of love, is loved by many and
perhaps even all as she could be the personification of love itself. Her destructive and chaotic
presence leaves traces on everyone's lives yet they see through the bad qualities to find the true
essence of what it means to love and be loved, cherishing the good despite the bad. Though her
touch is careless and her actions are clumsy and hardly thought out, she means well and only wants
those around her to be happy; this shows a balance in life and love that keeps people in an overall
stable existence with each other. This is further supported with
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George Meredith's View On Modern Love Poetry
The poets view on modern love is scary because he uses death to represent love how someone feels
when the one they love dies and they don't know what to do with their self and all they can do it just
sit and mope around looking for a way to get over it but can't until death take over them. "By this he
knew she wept with waking eyes" George Meredith. When her husband died she didn't know what
to do but, he knew every night that she would lay awake crying because she misses him. Modern
love feels like death "and strangled mute, like little gaping snakes, Dreadfully venomous to him."
George Meredith. You just give up and when their gone you feel like a snake just bit and you have
the venom in your skin and your dying. Or, you start to be depressed
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Comparing The Presentation Of Love In Poetry
The Presentation of Love in Poetry
Compare in detail the presentation of love (and loss) in How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett
Browning, First Love by John Clare and Remember by Christina Rossetti with further reference to
My Last Duchess by Robert Browning, When We Two Parted by Lord Byron and A Woman To Her
Lover by Christina Walsh
The three poems, First Love by John Clare, Remember by Christina Rossetti and How Do I Love
Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning were all written in the 19th century. They all share the similar
theme of love, however they are all very different in numerous ways, such as in their structure, their
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Its tone is very natural and also vaguely spiritual; it seems as if this one moment in time is the most
significant out of every second in his life and the feelings he describes are those of awe and wonder,
usually experienced after a miracle.
Remember fixates on the parting of a lover. Remember is a petrarchan sonnet as is How Do I Love
Thee. The fact that it is of an Italian origin explains the theme of love, but this poem is somewhat
different to the conventional love poem. It explains the issues of love after death and the struggles of
grieving. Its tone is almost negative; it creates a slightly gloomy atmosphere. Whether it creates a
sense of depression or not, it still is a very emotional poem. Progression in the poem is rapid; this is
reflected by the sonnet. The octave discusses a different topic to the sonnet, but there are some
connections between the two parts. The rhythm is in between that of dactylic and anapaestic; and
this reflects upon the confused emotions of both lovers. The rhyme scheme in the octave is ABAB,
like in First Love, which reflects upon the separation of the two lovers; one being on Earth and the
other being up above in the heavens. The
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Pre –1914 Poetry Comparison on Love Essay
In this compare and contrast essay I will compare four poems in detail and mention two in the
passing to find similarities and differences. The poems and sonnets I have chosen to compare are
'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess' by Robert Browning and Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130 by
William Shakespeare
The two Robert Browning poems, 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess' were written in the
infamous Victorian Era whereas the two Shakespearean Sonnets were written in the Elizabethan Era.
The styles of the poems differ in accordance to the difference of the time in which they were written.
Pre–Romantic Era poems moved away from the idealistic concept of love towards a more realistic
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Likewise, the Victorian Era poet, Christina Rossetti credited with poems like 'I wish I could
remember,' a feminist poem that was written from a woman's point of view, a poem which used the
Italian Sonnet form. Christina Rossetti has used both the English Sonnet and the Italian Sonnet, and
this may be reflective of her background; she was born in England, but her father was Italian, so
Italy, its language and customs had a strong influence on her life and her creativeness.
Sonnet 18 doesn't really show any signs of the blazon, whereas Sonnet 130 shows strong signs of
the reversal of the blazon conventions. It turns the positives into hard–hitting real negatives, such as
how his mistress is not a goddess, but in fact a real woman. This brings a new light to the reader
about the poem, and the poem takes on a fresh perspective. The convention used is the similarly the
opposite of the blazon convention in Chapter Four of the Song of Solomon, a love poem from the
Bible, possibly the first recorded example of the blazon convention; its around 3,000 years old,
The two Browning poems, 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess' were written to convey to the
reader how women were treated in that era; as possession, as assets. Both of these poems can be
read from different points of view and they also both are what is
known as dramatic monologue. Both of the Robert Browning poems are written in the first person,
similarly to the
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Essay on Love and Loss in Poetry
Love and Loss in Poetry
Q. How do the poets convey their attitudes toward love and loss in the poems ' a woman to her lover'
'first love' 'remember' and ' when we two parted'?
The poem ' a woman to her lover' was written by Christina Walsh. The poem starts of with a
question, 'do you come to me to bend me to your will?' throughout the poem, the basic atmosphere
of loss is evident.
Within the first stanza itself there is marital imagery relating to the sense of power and dominance. '
in drudgery and silence', she tries to portray how she is helpless to protest, she begins the poem with
this relationship, the dominance of man over woman, 'to make of me a bondslave' in this stanza she
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She talks of a relationship based on sex. That the love shared between them is fueled and continued
only by the physical relationship between them.
She rejects more fiercely this type of idea of man, 'Oh shame , and pity and abasement' she
considers it to be and insult for all women and completely degrading.
'Wakened woman' her use of alliteration is to emphasize to woman to know their worth. The last line
of the stanza also holds a universal meaning, 'not for you the hand of any wakened woman of our
time.
The last stanza of the poem is in contrast to all the others. We see here the tone changes, it softens,
'But Lover'. She speaks of equality at home and speaks of a partner who will share what life has to
offer with the other. She uses the word 'height' to show the depth of feelings in togetherness. She
gives the impression that she would give herself to him forever 'I am yours forever' if he would treat
her the way she wishes. She uses musical images as well, 'bridal march' 'music of the spheres',
'circling fugue', they bring out the harmony in the relationship, she wishes for equality, to be equal
partners in the journey of life. And the last line talks of Christian faith, that even
God and the universe would be happy with this type of relationship, of perfect equality. It shows
what she wants with her lover.
The four stanzas speak of four separate different relationships, she analyses here the man and
woman relationship
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Love Poetry By Edna St. Vincent Millay
Courtly Love Poetry
Whenever modern poetry is mentioned, there is an overwhelming consensus that it involves an
onslaught of free verse with irregular structure "Modern poetry was seen as not rhyming, even when
it did rhyme; as obscure and difficult, even when it was at its most lucid and limpid" (Schmidt, 3).
There is also a stereotype that traditional forms of poetry that were popular in the past were
abandoned. However, when looking at examples of modern poetry, it becomes clear that this is not
the case. Whilst it is true that many modern poets have embraced the free verse form of poetry,
others have adopted classical poem forms. Tweaking them slightly so that can adapt to the modern
world. Thus reviving these forms and making them more fresh and relevant. American poet Edna St.
Vincent Millay can be seen to fit into this category. She is particularly well known for her sonnets.
This essay will analyse one of Millay's sonnets in to context of the evolution of courtly love poetry.
The history of the sonnet will also be examined to demonstrate how Millay has faithfully
refashioned her poems. However, whist Millay has kept the construction of sonnet pure she has
differed in the message it portrays. Hence this essay will also deconstruct Millay's poem and discuss
how its tone differs from traditional courtly love poetry.
According to Burt and Mikics (6) the origins of the sonnet can be traced back to France and the
courts of Sicily in the thirteenth century. It is
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Essay about Themes of Love and Loss in Poetry
Themes of Love and Loss in Poetry
In this essay, we are going to analyse five poems to study the way love and loss are treated in the
pre–nineteenth century poems, "So, we'll go no more a roving" and "When we two parted" by Lord
Byron, "Sonnet 116" by William Shakespeare, "How do I love thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett–
Browning and "Remember" by Christina Rossetti. After looking at the level of implication of each
of the poets in their writing, we will show the way they treat the themes of love and loss.
Written by William Shakespeare in the 16th century, "Sonnet 116" is the most ancient poem in this
collection. It has fourteen lines and is structured into three quatrains and an ending couplet. The ...
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In the last couplet however, Shakespeare ceases his "lesson" and is willing to deny all his written
work if his error on the subject was proved.
This fact makes this piece of work an argumentative poem, marking a strong difference between the
other four of this collection which have an important romantic tone.
"How do I love Thee" by Elizabeth Barrett–Browning is another poem which only speaks of love
and doesn't mention loss. It is an iambic pentameter poem, it has fourteen lines like Shakespeare's
sonnet. It is an almost lyric poem as it contains much emotion, sparks the reader's imagination and
has a melody like that of an epigram. It is an Italian sonnet, shown by its rhymic pattern ABBA
ABBA CDC DCD and has a masculine rhyme to create a theme of love and a romantic atmosphere.
Contrasting with "Sonnet 116", this poem is very personal, the poet is talking in the first person "I",
"my" and is adressing her lover by "thee". She enumerates the ways in which she loves him, creating
many metaphors. " I love thee to the level of everyday's most quiet need" means she loves him in the
most ordinary situations, "by sun & candlelight", by day and night. In the verses 7 to 12, she
compares her love to the passion men feel when fighting for their convictions, to her past feelings of
childhood innocence, to the love with which she
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Themes Of Love And Death In Poetry
When looking at poetry we see it comes in many different formats. Haiku, limerick, ode, ballad,
epic, lyric, and free verse are all examples of the types of poetry in the literary world. These small
works of literature can hold so much meaning and emotion. According to Merriam–Webster
dictionary, poetry is "the writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience
in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound
and rhythm" (Poetry n.p.). Like poetry, songs are similar because they have meaning, sound and
rhythm. Without these elements you would not get the catchy songs that are played on the radio
daily. When hearing songs about Jesus and his life there are two main themes: love and death.
Love and death are themes used in majority of Christian contemporary music. In "His Life for
Mine" and "He's Alive" by The Talley's, the theme of love and death is mentioned throughout the
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As sang by the group the song quotes "His scars of suffering brought me healing, he spilled his
blood to fill my soul, his crown of thorns made me royalty" (The Talley's, "His Life for Mine"). The
suffering that Jesus endured made us free from the grip sin had on us. As we are born, we are born
as sinner so that when we grow up and hear of his suffering we will be washed in the blood to
become sinless. Jesus giving his life for us was the greatest thing that he could have ever done. "His
life for mine, his life for mine, how could it ever be? That he would die, God's son would die to save
a wretch like me" (The Talley's, "His Life for Mine"). We were once lost and going to hell the
wretches we were. Now we can praise him for showing how much he loved us that he would die a
horrible death so we could have eternal
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The Theme of Love and Loss in Poetry Essay
The Theme of Love and Loss in Poetry
"How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a
biological phenomenon as first love?" Albert Einstein. The subject of love has always inspired poets,
writers, and those lucky in love as well. Love is everything its cracked up to be. It really is worth
fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even
more. Some of the poets who are so inspired by love are John Clare, Christina Rossetti, Elizabeth
Browning and Edith Nesbit who wrote classic love poems.
John Clare was an English farmer turned poet of the natural world who wrote many poems, essays
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"Remember" is filled with a lot of pain, and the poet is obsessed with death and death hangs
throughout the whole poem. "Villegiature" by Edith Nesbit is a poem about a conflict between
expectation and reality. It shows us romantic notions of what lovers ought to be.
"How do I Love Thee?" and "Remember" are both sonnets relating to love and how it is combined
with death. Though in the way in which the poets approach the subject is quite different.
"Remember" is a completely death obsessed poem and shows the passionate love Rossetti has for
her lover. "How Do I Love Thee?" though is still much more less disturbing than "Remember". The
poem starts like a mathematical problem, "let me count the ways", measuring the different ways,
"the breadth and the height" of how she loves him. In "Remember" there is more of a poignant note,
"Remember me when I'm gone away." The whole poem echoes with "Remember me" and shows the
different ways how she is so obsessed with death like, "Remember me when I'm gone far away into
the silent land."
The poem begins with a very down to earth, rational and logical way in "How do we love thee?" but
it loses all rationality by moving into spirituality. "My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight, For
the ends of Being and Ideal Grace." She means that people are capable of love in crucial moments of
time, but
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Representations of Romantic Love in Poetry Across the Periods
Romantic love has been the subject of endless contemplation for poets of all periods. Intangible and
complex, love is the highest manifestation of humanity. No topic in poetry has received more
attention than romantic love. Conversely, the ultimate expression of love is through poetry. In each
poetic period, the representation of romantic love has been informed by the social and cultural
values of the time. Thus, across time, attitudes towards romantic love have shifted with changing
values and beliefs. 'Sonnet 130' by William Shakespeare from the Elizabethan period, 'Valediction:
Forbidding Mourning' by John Donne from the metaphysical period, and 'Lullaby' by W.H. Auden
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John Donne's 'A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning' exemplifies the representation of love in
metaphysical poetry.
'A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning' is one of Donne's later poems, and reflects his reputation as
the greatest poet of the metaphysical period. It was written to his wife Anne before he left for a long
trip. The poem begins quietly, at the passing away of a 'virtuous man'. Donne movingly uses this
imagery to suggest that the parting of lovers is like death. Yet, when love is virtuous, lovers should
part with quiet dignity, and with 'no teare–floods, nor sigh–tempests move'. Donne distinguishes
their love from the purely sensual love of the common people, which 'cannot admit/ Absence,
because it doth remove/ Those things which elemented it'. Their love is the union of their minds and
souls, and therefore, cannot be broken by physical separation. Donne draws on his vast knowledge
of astronomy, alchemy, and mathematics to create three unlikely, yet poignant conceits to support
this argument. The lovers are likened to the planetary bodies, who are sustained in their own
universe and are not affected by the disasters caused by the 'moving of th'earth'. This elevates their
love above the ordinary 'harmes and feares' of superficial love. Secondly, their love is compared to
refined gold, pure, noble and when stretched apart, 'endure not yet/ A breach, but an expansion'. The
compass is Donne's most
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How Does Sappho Present The Theme Of Love In Lyric Poetry
Lyric poetry flourished during Greece's Archaic Age. This was a time of rebirth for Greece. Literacy
shifted from epics to lyric poetry as a result encouragement for a variety of voices to be heard. Lyric
poetry is different from epic poetry because it is more personal to the author and is mostly their
personal thoughts. In Greece, Sappho was unquestionably the finest composer of lyric poetry.
Sappho's poems were intimate. Love was always the evident theme. In "I" the ever present theme of
love is very evident. Sappho lists things that people believe to be the most beautiful things on earth,
"array of horsemen / and others of marching men / and others of ships" (line 2–3). However, she
does not hold these things to have more beauty over the others. She believes that beauty has a
different meaning to everyone. She uses Helen, daughter of Zeus, for an example. Helen left her
husband to follow her heart. Anactoria is Sappho's beauty. "For I would rather watch her... than all
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She is talking to a group of young people, who she believes is making fun of her for wanting to
praise her for her creativity. She asks them, "My skin with its aging, / My black hair gone white,"
(line 107–108). Sappho realized that age cannot be escaped. Even Tithonus whom the gods granted
eternal life cannot escape aging. His lover Eos, goddess of light, cannot reverse the effects of time.
Knowing that not even a goddess cannot prevent age, Sappho accepts that she will lose her youth
and beauty. That she will not be able to dance as swiftly as a fawn like she once could. Sappho,
however, is not going to let age depress her. Since it cannot be escaped and it happens to everyone,
she is not going to let it sadden her. Losing her youthful beauty will not stop her from seeing the
beauty of
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Comparative Poetry: Love After Love And The Fist
Comparative Poetry Essay
"Love After Love" and "The Fist" both by Derek Walcott
Ali Saleh
English IB HL
January 18, 2015
Throughout Derek Walcott's poems he guides the reader through an emotional struggle he faces in
life and one issue that he can relate with the reader is the struggle of overcoming love. Both "Love
After Love" and "The Fist" reveal Walcott's writers' craft that allows the reader to fully understand
the situation that Walcott is in and how he is trying to draw to a conclusion. "Love After Love" is a
poem in which Walcott reflects on love while at the same time giving some advice to the audience.
In Contrast, Derek Walcott's "The Fist" shows us the idea of what love drives a person to. Both of
these poems help the reader ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
When Walcott said "This had the strong clench of the madman." he wanted us to imagine the how
love can feel like a clench of a madman, which clearly shows that you never want to let go of what
you love and it would be heart for the heart to escape that isolated state. Walcott also shows an
image when he said, "this is gripping the ledge of reasoning, before plunging howling into the
abyss" where Walcott shows that manic love has left him lost in what should he do and this state
would led him into "howling into the abyss" unless he can find a solution for his pain of love.
Walcott word choice such as "clenched", "mania", "ledge of unreason", "Plunging", "howling" and
"abyss" helps clarify the pain of love the Walcott has witness. Meaning that is was something that
would drive someone out of control. The image that Walcott creates in this poem moves the reader
forward into questioning how to escape love since Derek Walcott left no room for a real solution
like he did in "Love After Love." He starts of by showing the reader how love has turned into
"mania" and that it is like "the strong clench of a madman" which is hard to let go. He ends the
poem by saying, "Hold hard then, heart. This way at least you live", where no concluding solution is
made about overcoming the pain of love but rather just deal with
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Twenty-1 Love Poetry Essay
In Adrienne Rich's poem, Twenty–One Love Poems, she uses each poem to provide an insight into
the life she had chosen to live. The assortments of poems explain her life as she deals with the
struggles of rising out of the city life's drudge, in order to rise to the beauty and awe of love. The
poems' setting is on the Manhattan Island, where she takes readers through the journey of the hills
and slopes of her life. Her poems also narrate of the passion and beauty that existed between her and
her significant other. In poem XIX, readers are introduced to love's hardships that the speaker
experiences (McGuirk, 27). Throughout this poem, there are constant questions that the speaker asks
herself, but also directs these questions to her lover. In ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
The first two lines of XIX introduce readers to a confrontation with the darker side. She begins by
questioning whether it may be growing colder as she begins to touch herself again. In this statement,
she provides an immediate tone of sadness and pain. An individual may not ordinarily associate the
act of touching herself with the feeling of coldness. However, the image provides the impression
that the act of touching herself has brought unhappy feelings or painful memories. The next line
continues to state when the person's naked face shifts from facing backwards and stares into the
present. In this line, she expresses a change of focus in the narrator's life, to the present, as she had
been stuck in the past that may have held strong emotions. The next line continues to define the
vision that is presented when she shifts her sight to the present. She describes the present as full of
city, anger, poverty, winter, and death (McGuirk, 41). The present is viewed as a hard sight to face,
and this could be a probable reason to why she feels naked–faced when she is presented with the
bleak image of this world that currently surrounds her. The sight seems to overwhelm the narrator,
as her lips question whether she means to continue living. The question is whether her life is really
worth living, with the present experience of her present
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Compare How the Theme of Love Is Presented in a Selection...
Compare how the theme of love is presented in a selection of pre–1914 poetry The theme of love is
a universal, timeless issue that has always been discussed and forever will be. People are searching
for the true meaning of love and how it is different from person to person and from race to race.
Everyone is amazed by how love can make people experience so many emotions and how love can
bring sadness and happiness and confusion. 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' By John Keats and
'Porphyria's Lover' by Robert Browning for example both share the common theme of love, both
lovers had to depart their loved ones whether due to societal pressures or due to the fact that the
lover is from a different world. However the idea of women having power ... Show more content on
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Lilies are often associated with death in Western culture, so the "lily" on the knight's forehead
doesn't bode well for him, so the speaker is employing a metaphor when he says that he "see a lily
on thy brow." Besides the association with death, lilies are pale white, so a slightly less morbid
reading of this line would be that the knight isn't dying, but is just sickly pale. Another flower that is
mentioned in the poem is roses. Roses are often associated with love in Western culture (hence all
the advertisements around Valentine's Day), but the knight's "rose" is "fading" and "withering."
Sounds like a pretty clear metaphor for the end of a romantic relationship. But like the lily, the rose
describes the knight's complexion. The rose is "fading" from the knight's "cheeks." So the rose
metaphor is doing double duty – it's describing both his "fading" love affair, and his increasingly
pale complexion. In 'Porphyria's Lover' the speaker compares Porphyria's closed eyes to a closed
flower "bud" with a "bee" inside. Is he afraid of getting stung by her eyes when she opens them
again? Or is it a sexual metaphor, since bees, after all, pollinate flowers? Also the poet here uses
alliteration (the repeated "b" sounds) that connects the "bud" and the "bee." The speaker also uses
synecdoche by making Porphyria's "blue eyes" represent the whole woman
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The Literary Tradition of Love Poetry through a Close...
The Literary Tradition of Love Poetry through a Close Examination of the Poems Cousin Kate and I
Wish I Could Remember Cousin Kate is a poem about a Cottage Maiden who was complimented
and wooed by a lord to get her to have sex with him. He then saw her cousin, Kate, and abandoned
the maiden to marry her. The maiden has his child and becomes an outlaw for having him out of
wedlock while Kate and the Lord are looked upon as respectable and pure. From the start of the
poem we see that the speakers circumstances have changed. I was a cottage maiden Hardened by
sun and air, By using the past tense, was, we are immediately alerted that she is no longer a cottage
maiden. The word maiden can ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
The very praise means he complimented her, but the compliment was not for her personality, but her
looks, her hair. The Maiden stresses the difference in status because she repeats Great Lord
throughout the first stanza. The word great immediately paints a picture of power and class, which
proves a huge contrast to our impression of the Maiden. The last two lines of the first stanza are a
question. Why did a great lord find me out To fill my heart with care? By using a rheatorical
question the speaker signifies the Maiden has a lot of unanswered questions and that she is searching
for reasons. The second stanza starts by again portraying the lord as being a sly character. He lured
me to his palace home– Instead of just saying his home, the speaker say to his palace home,which
emphasises how rich he is and that he may have used his wealth to seduce the Maiden. The use of
the verb lured shows he may have tricked the maiden, and makes the Lord seem a rather sinister
character. As the Maiden looks back she realises she was happy before. Woe's me for joy thereof–
This could be a factor to why she is so unhappy now, because of the memory. We find throughout
this stanza she is very reflective of how she was treated and her feelings. To lead a shameless,
shameful life, His plaything and his love. The oxymoron shameless,
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Essay on Pre 1914 Love Poetry from the Victorian and...
Pre 1914 Love Poetry from the Victorian and Elizabethan Era
Conventional females were considered to be second class citizens who were expected to refrain in
conveying their natural feelings and emotions. Women were also socially neglected, as they were
expected to remain at home whilst their respective husbands ensured the upkeep of the family by
managing the family finances. The male population at this point in time ignorantly viewed women
as coy, innocent characters, seemingly unaware that women had the same feelings and emotions as
themselves.
At the time in which poets like Robert Browning lived, the majority of marriages were arranged.
Property and power were two main factors which influenced negotiations for marriage ... Show
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However, it does give us a complete impression of a Renaissance nobleman. The dramatic
monologue begins with an insight into the Duke's interest in the collection of fine artwork. In the
same way, we can establish that the Duke also enjoys the collection of women, in the way that he
introduces his next piece of art.
'That's my last Duchess...'
Line 1
The Duke seems to be a man who expects his wife to be the
'conventional' female, and abide by the strict gender roles that existed at this period in history. He
repeatedly downgrades his wife, and makes out that she doesn't appreciate the high social rank
which she has married into. He even goes as far as indicating that his wife has been unfaithful – all
an attempt to really try and justify his reasons as to why he 'gave commands'.
[She] had a heart – how shall we say? – too soon made glad.
Line 23
In this quote, Browning tells us that his 'last duchess' was easily pleased by compliments that she
received from other people. We sense that she also voices her gratitude for these compliments, and
in this way, the Duke has become disillusioned and because of this, he downgrades his wife for
basically being a nice person.
In another pretty feeble attempt to justify his actions, he tries to make his wife out as a disrespectful
person. He tells how every single gift that she received from various people 'would draw from her
alike the approving speech'. From here, the Duke
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John Clare

  • 1. John Clare This poem hit the spot. Mentally that is. Why? Well, when I first heard of the assignment I knew immediately what the poem had to convey: first love. There is nothing sweeter, more captivating than that first glance at love. It had to display the awkward feelings of love, the power of looking at each other, a poem that would describe the ye oulde 'butterflies in the stomach ' but in a closer to life way. In addition, it had to pack a sort of negative outcome of first love because it is not always perfect. When I began my search I must admit I avoided any sonnet or love filled poem written by Mr. Shakespeare. He has reigned with his sceptre long enough; moreover I don 't really like his sonnets. True, they are full of beautiful imagery and ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... And stole my heart away complete" Although the poem could have this happy end, it could conclude with the rejection of first love (see section images of nature). On a side note I just wanted to say that this poem reminded me of a poem we did last year or the year before called La belle dame sans merci. Both poems deals with the same theme, unanswered love. Only they each tackle the topic in a different way. Form First Love used a non–traditional yet simple form. This might be because John Clare came from poverty and was not educated and therefore could not use a sophisticated form. He also uses a non– traditional form because his feelings are all over the place. It also uses a simple a, b, a, b rhyme scheme. This unison simplicity in combination with the directness of his emotions makes it such a powerful love poem. It is pure, and recognizable. Like Pim Fortuyn supposedly said what the people always thought but never said; John Clare shows us what we all have felt but could never describe. The simple rhyme scheme also displays a form of tranquillity: a minimalist, calm, layout in contrast with a disorientated content. Images of Nature The poem also uses images of nature. John Clare uses the line "are flowers the winter 's choice?" Here he could be comparing his rejection by her to the coldness of winter. While many love poems choose summer as an image of an everlasting beautiful love, Clare shows us the opposite. So the poem sort of rebels against what
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  • 4. Comparison Of Love Poetry: Essay Comparison Of Love Poetry: Rememberby Christina Rossetti, How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and When We Two Parted by Lord Byron The three poems, Remember by Christina Rossetti; How Do I love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and When We Two Parted by Lord Byron, each explore love and loss in their own unique ways. Remember is, as expected from the title, a solemn lament which is a farewell sonnet to her treasured one. How Do I Love Thee? is again a sonnet of love but is of a love that is present and hopefully will remain forever. The third poem that will be examined is When We Two Parted which tells of a lost secret love that has left a scar on Lord Byron's life. Elizabeth Barrett Browning's impressive ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... This also happens in First Love by John Clare where this rhyming structure stresses the fact that they were not as one rather just the one. When We Two Parted is particularly interesting as Lord Byron is frequently described as a womaniser yet he seems to express regret at the incident as, for once, it appears to have harmed him more than the other involved. The last poem to be studied in detail is Remember by Christina Rossetti. This is a patriarchal sonnet like How Do I Love Thee? but tells a different story. Remember is a sombre dirge acting as a departing message for Christina Rossetti's loved one. Also the separation between the octet and the sestet is much more evident in this, the first segment of eight lines is a reminder of the good times and how much she will be missed. But the second section of six lines acts as a messenger to tell that the time has come to move on. To live their life without the one soon deceased. We also know that this poem is genuinely heartfelt as Christina Rossetti had a recurring illness which was diagnosed sometimes as angina and sometimes as tuberculosis before finally dying of cancer on December 29th 1894. How Do I Love Thee? is thought by many to be the epitome of the love poem and I don't think anyone can disagree when reading the descriptions of faultless love. 'I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach'. This is, perhaps, the best description of true love, showing Elizabeth ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 6. Literary Analysis of Lord George Gordon Byron: Capturing... Love is responsible for the greatest tragedies in life which leaves a resounding impact on people. Lord George Gordon Byron was a Romantic poet who was alive from January 22, 1788 to April 19, 18241. During his life he was a man of many relationships with most of them ending unsuccessfully and in heartbreak. His first love, Mary Ann Chaworth, broke his heart when he overheard her disdainfully say to her maid "Do you think I could care anything for that lame boy?"2 when he believed they really had something special. Another woman, Caroline Lamb, remained infatuated with Bryon after a brief love affair in which he moved on quickly while she remained head over the heels for him long after2. The characteristics of his poetry generally ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Now she is gone and only the worst days can belong to him. His sense of sorrow is driven home a little deeper. The contrasting differences between the two poems targets the painful emotions that come with falling out of love. While there are contrasts to Byron's poems they also share many similarities in the way the theme of lost love is developed and the love prospects portrayed. Both poems are centered around the end of the relationship which is symbolized with the passing of the day into night or night into day. In "We'll Go No More A–roving" "though the night was made for loving,/And the day returns too soon,/... we'll go no more a–roving.". The successful part of the relationship was compared to the duration of the night, much like Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" in which the secret lovers can only meet in the dark because when " Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day/ Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. / I must be gone and live, or stay and die."4, relating this to "We'll Go No More A–roving" the couple spends time "a–roving" at night and like the inevitable return of day, the night ends and so does the love the two lovers have for each other. The connection to the cycle of the day in "And Thou Art Dead As Young and Fair" is to the length of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 8. The Poetry Of Harlem And Women Have Loved Before As I Love... "What happens to a dream deferred?" is the opening statement of Harlem that grabs the attention of everyone who is reading this phenomenal poem. Of the two poems listed in this essay, this opening statement is more attention–grabbing and is a fantastic hook to being with. Harlem and Women Have Loved Before As I Love Now, are ideally comparable and contrastable. The meanings of the poems and the authors of the poems are some topics that are different in these poems. The style of the poems and length of the poems are the other topics that are the same and are comparable to this subject. Altogether, these two pieces of literature are actually intriguing and somewhat interesting. Looking for the meanings of the poems is the greatest challenge when reading a poem written a long time ago. Misinterpreting the meaning can cause some bigger issues in the dialect or if you someone wanted to write an analysis on the poem. In Harlem, only eleven lines are written with such greater meaning to the sentences. For example, "like a raisin in the sun?" could mean that the raisin is already supposed to be dry, like our dreams are supposed to be settle. As for Women Have Loved Before As I Love Now, has fourteen lines that have a higher intellectual and deeper meaning to the sentences. Such as, "Do suffer love; in me alone survive" could mean that love makes people crazy and some people suffer when they are in love. The author was suffering and the author felt alone in the depression they ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 10. The Poetry Of Sara Teasdale's Love Poetry Sara Teasdale, an extraordinarily sensitive and almost reclusive woman, had a lifelong struggle with her disparate personalities and ever–changing beliefs which led her to write extremely passionate poetry about her venture to find love and the hardships she faced along the way. To say the least, Sara Teasdale had an extremely difficult life full of ups and downs. She went from being a puritan young woman from St. Louis, Missouri to a successful but uneasy poet in New York City to a depressed and disillusioned person who ended up killing themselves in 1933. She constantly dreamed of and wrote poetry about a love that would set her free from all of her problems. Her "feminine love poetry" included philosophical depth and self–examination and eventually made her a fortunate woman, winning her the first Columbia Poetry Prize, later renamed the Pulitzer Prize, in 1918 (Walker). Sara Teasdale was raised sheltered, pampered, educated in private schools, and led to believe that she was frail, chronically ill, and in constant need of protective care. As she grew up, she took a few trips to New York and made new friends with very different backgrounds from her. She dreaded becoming an "old maid." She initiated several romances and began to distance herself from the oppressiveness of her St. Louis Baptist background and gain a measure of mature self–assurance. She toyed with countless men for a few years, but ended up married to Ernst Filsinger, a choice of middle–class propriety and ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 12. Love in Poetry Essay Love in Poetry "The course of true love never did run smoothly," (William Shakespeare.) How far do you think the three poems you have read conform to this view? Throughout history love has been a favoured theme with many poets in their writing. Carol Ann Duffy, (born 1958) tackles the issue of love in her poem "Valentine," as does Percy Bysshe Shelly (1792–1822) in the poem "Love's Philosophy," and finally Robert Burns (1759–1796) considers the topic in "A Red Red Rose." As different poets throughout history have written about the topic it is not surprising that all three contain different and contrasting messages and viewpoints. It is clear that with the passage of time, views have become more pessimistic or some may say ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... These aspects contribute to the poem giving an overall impression that love is everlasting and also holds the world together in a unifying way. These previous images also enforce Burns message that love lasts, survives and can be relied on. Burns suggests love will last "till a' the seas gang dry." This is physically impossible and through this Burns is suggesting that love is so powerful that it can defy the laws of physics. Through this Burns also implies that love can surmount boundaries of space and time, "the seas gang dry". This finally enforces that love is an enduring power and will never fade. The title "A Red Red Rose" further implements Burns messages that the course of true love does run smoothly. The red rose is a typical symbol of love and therefore Burns is suggesting, perhaps naively, that love is a clear and simple path to follow in life. The title also suggests that Burns feels love should be celebrated and life should be lived to the full. The title also alerts the reader to the fact that Burns is addressing the traditional aspects of love. The poem has a regular structure throughout and strong rhyme. Burns has written the poem in this way in an attempt to portray love as a strong force, which can be depended on. Burns has also included alternate line rhyme throughout the poem. This ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 14. My Love For Poetry In Herman Melville's Moby Dick When I was twelve years old, I was introduced to George Watsky in a YouTube video. He was sharing his spoken–word poetry, varying between existentialism and comedy. No matter if I was crying or laughing, his poems all had the same focus; some deep, underlying message causing the audience to reflect during the last stanza. Poetry is a powerful work of emotion and escape that comes from the mind and felt in the heart. I always shared an attachment to poetry. Essays and stories contain some "deeper meaning" with symbolism and plots, but to condense these ideas into a piece of art such as poetry takes skill and imagination. Poetry is about thought and understanding; it is a form of writing that has different meanings for everyone and follows this idea of mystery, questioning how the words produce a meaning and why the piece was written. Herman Melville himself was a talented poet, including pieces in Moby Dick and resorting to it after publication. The influence of poetry by Melville in chapters and sentence structure in Moby Dick provides complexity and magnitude in his style, and the jumbled thoughts of Ishmael leave the readers engaged. My love for poetry sprouted as a child; I spent all my days outside observing nature and constantly admiring and studying art. I never considered writing papers or essays one of my strong suits as I got older, but poetry always acted as a safe–space where my thoughts could be put into words and I did not have to worry about length. The process ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 16. Essay on An Exploration of Love Poetry An Exploration of Love Poetry Coursework Poetry is an idiosyncratic way of a person trying to articulate their feelings or other in a different way about a variety of topics, love, past experiences, politics etc. With the use of metaphors and similes, one can show diverse things without having to be precise about them. Not just words can tell us about the poem, a lot of the time we can learn how the poet is trying to express themselves, by looking at the sentence composition, how it is laid out, how many lines there are, etc. The roles of the masculine and feminine civilization in society were remarkably dissimilar through a long period between the 16th and 17th century. They saw women ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Both poets juxtapose the time period in which the poems were written. The characters in the poems both see women as sexual objects; furthermore they both try to show men as the stronger and more influential sex. These two poems convey their message in very dissimilar styles. The two poems use very different arguments to try to persuade the woman to do similar things. These two arguments are close to being completely the opposite even though they are trying to achieve the same thing. Marvell's playful entanglements of sex and condescension are conspicuous in his metaphysical poem. He achieves this by using overwrought similes outsized metaphors and hyperboles for example, 'an hundred years', 'like amorous birds of prey' and 'vegetable love.' He uses these techniques to enrich meanings and to express how strong his sexual feelings are for his mistress the speaker's "mistress" that signifies she is a lady to whom courtesy and courtly convention and erotic longing attribute is conveyed giving her a super ordinate status in the poem. It demonstrates the power to command through using powerful language. The word 'coy' used in the title is strategically withholding. She is imagined by the reader as capable of calculation and of extracting erotic compliment at a high 'rate.' 'Coyness' in Marvell's era, might have been used to represent mere reticence, the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 18. Writing My Poetry : My Book Of Love Poetry Poetry, an expression of the soul, a way to show the musings of the inner mind, and a super cheap gift for a college student. I once wrote a book of love poems for a boyfriend. I didn't have much money and I'm not very artistic. We decided not to spend more than $10 on our gifts to each other months in advance. Coming up with heartfelt, unique, and classy gift proved to be more difficult than I originally imagined. The deadline for giving the gifts felt closer to me than the weeks, if not longer off, which separated the worry and the day. I continued to be completely stunned, until, in my creative writing class, we were assigned to write a love poem about things someone else wrote on a piece of paper. Ten things about a locker room, park, or classroom, then the poem was to be written about five of those ten things. That's when I wrote my first love poem, or at least the first one I felt proud of and wanted to share. This poem sparked a fire in me undone by any kind writing before. I wrote poems in chemistry, between classes, late at night, early in the morning, on my phone, in a notebook, riding in the car, sitting on the toilet, I bottling up my feelings and started documenting them. Many of the early poems were not assignments, but class helped me begin writing the poems which would fill the book, even on weeks when we talked absolutely nothing of love or poetry. The boyfriend, Dakota, and I would not exchange "I love you" yet, but it bubbled, waiting to break free, ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 20. Types Of Poetry : A Poem Which Deals With Religious... Poetry Terms Types of Poetry 1. Ballad: A poem which deals with religious themes, love, tragedy, domestic crimes, and even sometimes propaganda. Example– "Rime of an Ancient Mariner" is an example of a lyrical ballad. 'Day after day, day after day We stuck nor breathe, nor motion; As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean' 2. Lyric poem: Any short poem that presents a singular speaker who expresses thoughts and feelings. Love lyrics are common. Sonnets and odes also apply. Example– Fallen by Freddie Robinson Jr. I fall in love so easily The simplest act of kindness often deeply moves me I fall in love so effortlessly Hearing a stranger 's voice often stir up fond memories Love can be found in all things that people do and say Searching for love can be such a joy Especially when you don 't know exactly what you 're looking for Falling in love is the gentlest fall It 's the most wonderful trip of all Falling falling falling ... No matter how many times the words tumble out Your heart always gets caught by the beauty of its calling 3. Narrative poem: A non– dramatic poem which tells a story or presents a narrative, simple or complex. Example– Animal Farm by George Orwell is a modern narrative example that aim at extending a writer's political views. It is a form of narrative known as a political satire. It uses animals on a farm to describe the overthrow of the last of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II and the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 22. Love And Hate In Poetry Essay The fact is she hates that she loves him. The "Hate poem" is a poem seemly about the authors hate to this guy, the poem is nevertheless misleading at the be beginning, as you read on it seems like something happened between them,and she doesn't want to love him but she does. The speaker continuously goes on expressing her "hate," but some quotes in the poem shows that she really does not hate him. The speakers says "My hesitations when you invite me for a drive: hate." You don't hesitate when you hate someone, accordingly, shows she doesn't whole heartedly hates him. Next the speaker says "You know when I'm sleepy I nuzzle my head under your arm? Hate." This just shows she does not really hate him. The poem is about a broken relationship and ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 24. The Revelation of Truths: The Preoccupation with Life,... Kate Llewellyn is one of the most important contemporary Australian poets whose poems deal with a variety of themes – life, love, loss and pain along with the delineation of her emotions and experiences gathered while leading her everyday life. Thus she has taken for her themes simple, everyday sentiments which are intense enough, leaving deep impressions on her mind and in the process giving rise to these emotions which she has recorded in her poems. An attempt will be made in this paper to look into the different aspects of her poetry and to analyse the ways in which she uses her rich experience to uncover truths about life and its myriad shades. Kate Llewellyn is one of the most important contemporary Australian ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Thus a study of the titles of the poems will reveal the wide range and scope of her themes. Thus the opening poem of this collection is titled "Elephants" where the poet tries to capture the intermixture of beauty and power that is associated with these beasts : such a creature thick grey beautiful as a calling cloud. . . . . . their volcanic groans have deep song I dance when I hear . . . (2–4, 12–14) Thus, the poet is visibly fascinated by these huge creatures, getting the dual impression
  • 25. of tremendous strength and beauty that is perhaps not celebrated generally. We are naturally reminded of William Blake, the 18th century English Romantic poet and of his remarkable poem "The Tiger" where he was equally fascinated by the beauty and majesty on the one hand and the strength and ferocity of the beast on the other. Of course, there are differences in the way the two poets look at the two creatures, but the similarity lies in their appreciation of these animals' strength and beauty. From an appreciation of the elephants, Llewellyn shifts to a very personal subject, a description of the lives of her aunts who are presented as old and decrepit women in the poem "The Aunts" : All my aunts are ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 27. Examples Of Adultery In Courtly Love Poetry 1. Introduction The following term paper will focus on the adulterous content found in courtly love poetry. There are various genres featuring the theme of adultery in middle English literature, such as the Fabliaux1 which was aimed at a broader audience, but the interest of this paper lies in the courtly love stories of the upper class. The reason for this choice is that aristocracy, in comparison to the other classes, was bound to follow social rules, especially that one of marriage, more strictly than others, since political peace and stability relied on their family relations. Therefore courtly love stories would make a change in attitude more visible. This term paper will first give a general idea about how adultery was perceived by the civil and ecclesiastical law, then it will remind the reader about the genre of courtly love with a brief overview and finally a literary example of a famous adulterous liaison, the one between Lancelot and Guinevere in Le chevalier de la charrette, will be partially examined. 2. Adultery in medieval times The term adultery in medieval times is almost identical to our understanding of the word today. But the meaning of the term adultery, underwent a lot of changes, especially during the first half of the 12th century, when the church released its canonical law2. The ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... For the cultural background it is important to remember that the church had a tremendous influence on secular society in the early 12th century. Courtly love, with its theme of adultery, or implied adultery, stands for everything the church tried to ban. Nevertheless, the courtly love stories which contain adultery as a theme, became well known, probably because they provided the fantasy of an autonomous love, members of the upper class were not allowed to openly ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 29. My Hate And Love Of Poetry From My Hate To Love of Poetry I hated poetry, loathed it even. Until eighth grade I hated writing, reading, or even listening to poetry. Something about it was remarkably confusing and annoying. Anyone that knows me would most likely think I would enjoy poetry. I am a extremely slow reader, so the fact that poetry is almost always short and easy to read would make people think it is something I would appreciate. The problem with poetry was constantly not having any idea what the author was trying to tell the reader.. Yes, there was an occasional poem that I could really understand. For the most part, though; I would not be able to understand any of them. I always avoided anything that made me feel unintelligent, from that stemmed my ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Meaning that we need to try and understand what the author of this poem is trying to tell us. The only thing that I have a huge issue with, is the one thing he is demands that we do. As he is telling all this I am sinking into my seat farther and farther. I try not to completely lose my cool as I freak out that on the inside that my grade in this class is going to tank. And poetry is all to blame. When he hands out the first poem a few days later, the anxiety comes back. First he reads through it. My hands shake with the paper in them. It gets so bad that I have to lay it down on the desk. I wipe my palms on my jeans from the sweat that is starting to form, heartbeat speeding up again. When he is finished reading it to us all I can think is, " I am sooo screwed!" Mr.Stell then says, "These are meant to help you think deeper. Most of you are most likely freaked out because you have no idea what that said." I glance around the room and see most people look the way that I feel. I can feel the relief flow through my body as I realize I am not the only one that does not know what they are doing. As I actively read through the poem I look for the things he told us to look for. I circle, highlight, and underline trying so hard to try and grasp what the author is trying to convey through his words. And soon enough it is time for the first socratic circle. When I walk into class that day the relief has worn off and the anxiety has come back full force. Palms are ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 31. Themes Of Love Poetry Throughout the course of time, love poems have shaped around common themes and techniques which we in today's society are very fond of and have seen multiple times in not only poetry but in movies, photos, and novels. For example, the works Tales of Genji, Tales of Ise, and Sarashina Diary, are written by different poets but share multiple techniques and themes. One theme, which can be generalized as, the "flow of time." After a night Neither waking nor sleeping, I have spent the day Staring at the rain –– The long rain of Spring 1. Tales of Ise Pg. 70 Above is a poem from the piece Tales of Ise which follows the theme of the "flow of time." The speaker of the poem is a man who after had made love to a non–single woman, felt guilty of his acts and sent her this poem. Who the speaker of the poem is is unknown, for he is only referred to as a "certain man" (Helen, 70) in the Tales of Ise. Only the fact that the speaker is a ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Tales of Genji Pg. 42 The next poem is from the piece Tales of Genji and is another example which follows the theme as in the first poem (1). The speaker of the poem is Genji, a Captain at the Excellency's palace, whose attractiveness and handsomeness brings to him the letters of other women who adore him. However, in the context of when the poem in 2 was sent, the attractiveness of a middle class woman was causing Genji, a noblemen, to write a poem a love poem, in an attempt to gain the heart of the daughter of the late Intendant of the Gate Watch. The poem was written after the daughter had rejected to have a night with Genji. How the two poem have a similar theme of "flow of time" can be found in the parts "[t]he long rain of Spring" in poem 1 and "endless time seems to go by while my eyelids never close." in poem 2. The words "long rain" and "endless time" gives a flow of time to indicate how long the suffering of Genji and the speaker in poem 1 has continued and how serious their condition and their feelings are to the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 33. William Shakespeare 's Poetry Of Love "But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun." (Romeo and Juliet 2.2 1–3). As you are aware this session will focus on the poetry of William Shakespeare. Shakespeare was a world–renowned poet and playwright. Shakespeare had a romantic heart and his poetry is shaped by love. His poems usually depict the passion and sacredness of relationships. By comparing two poems from William Shakespeare it is shown how he has been able to articulate the poetic theme of love. This seminar will analyze and explore two of Shakespeare's poems focusing on the particular theme of love. Shakespeare deals with deep and enduring love, as he applies his past experiences to his poems. Shakespeare's poems Sonnet 116 and Sonnet 130 are based around the romantic pursuits of his life, and they have similar context but deliver different meanings of what true love is. Throughout Shakespeare's various relationships and career pathways he was able to find a deep awareness and admiration of love. Shakespeare was famous around the 16th century, where he gained a celebrated recognition for his poetry and playwriting skills. "Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets, likely composed over an extended period from 1592 to 1598." (Mabillard, A. 2000). Shakespeare's romantic and romantic poetry elevated him to a high status of bachelordom; he was sort after by various ladies of England. "... He married Anne Hathaway and they had three children ... There has been speculation that he ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 35. Attitudes Towards Love in Pre-1900 and 1990's Poetry Essay Attitudes Towards Love in Pre–1900 and 1990's Poetry "The Despairing Lover" written by William Walsh was written pre 1900 whilst the second poem "I Wouldn't Thank you for a Valentine" by Liz Lockhead was written in the 1990's. These poems are almost a century apart. Attitude towards love changes over time and these poems represent this. I Wouldn't Thank you for a Valentine is about how people think about Valentine's Day in the 1990's, while The Despairing Lover is showing what people think and how important they see love in the 1990's. In "The Despairing Lover" William Walsh sets out the poem like a story with a beginning a middle and an end. This narrative structure of the poem gives the poem three clear stages this making ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... This enables me to come to the conclusion that the poet isn't a strong enough to cope with this matter by himself. This also shows the poets frame of mind. It suggest the poet see it as love or nothing and that he was obsessed with this girl. It gives an insight into his relationship with this girl that it was only a one way thing, he really loved her but she didn't really love him and that's why he is really upset. In the despairing lover, the idea we get of the setting is the Cliffside where he wants to commit suicide. He chooses somewhere like a cliff to kill himself as it is a lot more dramatic to jump of a cliff. This could also show us that the poet is maybe doing this for attention and that he was never really going to kill himself but was just trying to make a scene this is another insight into how the poet is thinking. The setting also shows the time when the poem was written, as at that time it would be very typical way to commit suicide by jumping of a cliff or a building. While in today's society, a typical way to commit suicide would probably be to take an overdose of tablet or slit your wrists. In addition, the idea of the poet committing suicide because of love tells us a lot about the poet. You would expect that if anyone was going to kill themselves it would the woman out of the relationship, as they are more in touch with there emotions. It is very much ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 37. Poem Analysis : I Absolutely Love Poetry I absolutely love poetry. Poetry can have so much meaning written in the words. When I think of a poem, I think about someone pouring their heart out to me. They use rhythm and schemes to draw us into the words. We talked about "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," "On My First Son," "the Loveliest of Trees, The Cherry Now," and "My Papa's Waltz." All of these poems were short and to the point. However, my favorite was "On My First Son" because it actually made me feel where the author is coming from the best. Yet, I will talk about all of these. "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" talks about a man wanting someone to come live with him. He speaks of all of the things they will do together. The rhyme scheme goes AA BB. This means that the first two lines rhyme with each other, as well as the last two lines. In these stanzas, or quatrains, many things were told in a specific rhythm. For example, the first line went "COME live WITH me AND be MY love." It was as if the line was going "Da–dum Da–dum Da– dum." This entire poem goes along like this rhythm. During this poem, I saw several reasons why the person should live with him. For instance, he talks about walking through fields and wilderness. This is to make the person live with him. This writing made me feel safe and adventurous because Marlowe wants me too. As for the next poem, it was more difficult to understand. "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" talks about a man telling ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 39. Different Aspects Of Love In Poetry Different Aspects of Love in Poetry The metaphysical poems of pre 1914 explored the whole experience of humans, which included love, politics, and how society was e.g. in this era premarital relations were forbidden by the church, romance and mans lust towards women. The poets used romance to represent other deeper issues in a symbolic way, like in "To His Coy Mistress" or "The Flea" where the poets use syllogistic arguments, which are usually used in politics, and in these poems show what society then was like. A lot of metaphysical poems usually contained accounts of how a woman has lost her virginity before marriage which at that time was considered a taboo subject as the women would have been ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... "And in this flea, our two bloods mingled be" Donne uses this to try and persuade the woman that they have already had sex as the flea has both of their bloods inside it. It was an Elizabethan saying about sex which shows his obvious intentions of trying to get her to sleep with him. He is saying as they have already has sex with the flea they might as well do it now. Throughout "The Flea" the man uses allsorts of persuasions like saying her virginity means nothing or that she would not lose anything if she did sleep with him. He lies to her throughout saying their relationship is past marriage. He clearly shows no love for the women. It is written as a light hearted argument. It shows no love just a mans lust towards a woman. In "Upon Julia's Clothes" the man who is in it talks about how beautiful Julia is. He talks about her as if he possess' her and he talks about how much he likes her body: "That liquefaction of her clothes!" He is saying that he can see her body through her clothes which shows that he is obsessed with her body and that she dominates his thoughts. He doesn't mention any other of her qualities just her sex appeal in this poem which shows he sees her as sex. This poem shows the lust of a man towards a woman. In "The Sick Rose" there are warnings about the consequences of lust. This poem is the opposite of the flea where the man is telling the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 41. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Life, Love, and Poetry Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a remarkable woman who was deeply interested in reading grand pieces of literature and began writing her own literature at a very young age. She was very privileged to be financially independent, but also very unfortunate to have suffered an accident which resulted in great physical disadvantages. The combination of both, however, gave her the needed time to write her poetry. She fell in love with Robert Browning, a great admirer of her work, and, during their courtship, Barrett Browning wrote a series of poems, "Sonnets from the Portuguese," as a reflection of her feelings for him. Barrett Browning was a very skilled writer and had the ability to disguise and incorporate distinguished and very meaningful ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Barrett Browning husband's love for her must have felt incredibly grand to her because he married her against the will of her father, taking full responsibility for her and her ill condition. He gave up his busy social life to comfort and aid her and encouraged her to continue writing. The poem smoothly continues with the next line, "My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight" and implies the deep intellectual and poetical connection between Barrett Browning and her husband (Barrett Browning 3). The deep connection between the two came from their individual desire to learn and their love for literature. Christine Krueger describes Browning's interests when she writes, "Browning was influenced by his father's love of learning, his interest in painting, and his habit of reading odd histories and sensational crime stories" (Krueger). When two people have the same interests, they naturally have a deeper understanding of each other's way of thinking and often understand each other without any spoken words. The same connection gives her meaning for her life and helps her to the best she can be in consideration of her physical difficulties. Barrett Browning talks of death, the end of her time here on earth, when she writes, "For the ends of Being and ideal Grace" (Barrett Browning 4). Taplin describes Barrett Browning's condition that reflects her longing for a healthy body when he writes: A chronic invalid, worn down by a succession of griefs, robbed of the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 43. How do poets from the pre 1914 poetry present their ideas... How do poets from the pre 1914 poetry present their ideas about love and relationships? The poems I have chosen to write about are 'They flee from me' by Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503–1542), 'The unequal fetters' by Anne finch (1661–1720) and 'To his coy mistress' by Andrew Marvell (1621–1678). I chose these poems because I found them attention–grabbing and remarkable as they all are based around the same topic of love and pretence. Also I liked these poems because of the fact that they have a message that is still true even in today's world. Wyatt wrote this poem as an epigram of what court life would be like and what would come along with it. 'They flee from me' is a poem of love and what Thomas Wyatt's attitudes are of love and ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Wyatt's use of this language is significant for the reason that all the words a written as if they have their own special meaning and have a relation to the poem which helps explain the message within the poem. In the first verse women are considered to be 'gentle', 'tame' and 'meek'. This is all of what Wyatt's first impressions of women were when he would encounter them at the beginning. However, Wyatt's first impressions on women would change not long after due to them moving on to the next man that caught their eye, as if they were 'wild' and 'do not remember' Wyatt and the times they had. He also says that the women were able 'To take bread at my hand' but 'now they range'. This is the part when women were referred to being animal–like. At the beginning of the poem, 'I have seen them gentle, tame, and meek', 'To take bread at my hand; and now they range'. This is all to do with animals being 'tame' and 'gentle' to start off with, but eventually they 'range' and move on as if moving to the next prolific land to graze. In verse two Wyatt talks of a woman in particular he met before. He talks of a memory of a pleasant time he had with a special woman. He says ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 45. Pastoral Poetry In The Passionate Shepherd To His Love Pastoral poetry is a lyric poem that idealizes nature while criticizing urban life.These two pastoral poems are example of the contrast between the easygoing countryside and the hustle bustle of a city. In the famous pastoral poetry, "The Passionate Shepherd to his love," the Shepherd happily describes the beautiful natural image of a perfect life. He wholeheartedly believes that love is always joyful and nothing can ruin the serenity. This poem is criticized for its deluded perspective by the Nymph in a taunting way. She mocks his fantasy life that has everlasting flowers, melodious birds and finest wool gown. The Nymph's view on her ideal love is infinite, nonmaterialistic and realistic which contradicts the Shepherd's view on ideal love–youthful, acquisitive, and blinding; these incompatible views tear a relationship into pieces especially when the problem is addressed in a cynical tone. The passionate Shepherd begins his poem with "Come live with me..," a hopeful proposition that displays the Shepherd's eagerness of living with his love for the rest of his live. Alliteration is used in the next line as he says, "And we will all the pleasures prove...", to emphasize all the precious moments they'll experience together if she comes to live with him. The author, Marlowe in the final two lines of this stanza, records all the things the Nymph and the Shepherd will do together, and by listing them, he is making it appear as in fact that there is an astonishing assortment of scene to enjoy. The wrier characterizes the nature in such a emotional way that it makes them show up as in the event that they are in it or portion of it. The Shepherd sounds greatly positive all through the poem, in away that appears how beyond any doubt he has that the nymph would accept his offer.These zones he is listing are all sensational, normal pleasures and have not been changed by man, nothing is manufactured. When it says, "...or steepy mountain yields", the Shepherd is appearing that there is an extra sense of flexibility and that together they will enjoy the common delights. He is forlorn and truly needs a companion that he can provide for. He guarantees to bring her numerous things, "And I will make thee beds of roses," and "A ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 47. Images of Love Expressed in the Poetry of Browning and... Perhaps no other sentiment is so prevalent in poetry, as that of love. The mere word brings to mind images of romantic affection, lovers entangled in each other's arms, stolen sidelong glances, whispered words of endearment, and an all–encompassing emotion that transcends the physical, an emotion that is experienced within all realms of being. However, in both life and poetry, the more joyous sentiments of love are often accompanied by images of loss and heartache, a contrast which heightens the imagery experience. The fact that love exists more on a spiritual level than a physical one serves only to heighten the difficult task of describing it adequately, for how can one articulate each facet of such a wonderfully vague human emotion? ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... She is literally going to list the ways in which she feels love for thee. Instantly, the reader is struck with the image of a woman preparing to proclaim the depth of her love and devotion for another. One must also be struck by the sheer vulnerability of this proclamation. Already, it is understood that this will be a listing of the ways in which she experiences and defines love, however, the effectiveness of the image is heightened as each way she loves thee seems to build upon the previous. She states she loves thee "to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach" (2–3). Here she is using personification of the soul, an ambiguous all–encompassing expression of one's spiritual being, to state that she loves with her entire being both physically and spiritually. By attempting to give physical boundaries to the height and length one's soul can reach, she effectively broadens the image of the extent to which her love for thee reaches. She furthers the image of her great love for thee by stating that she "loves thee freely" (7) and "loves thee purely" (8). Her love is not encumbered by physical restraints; rather it is a more spiritual love, experienced by the soul and possessing freedom and purity of expression. The image of her great love for thee is completed with the exclamation that "I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears, of all my life" (12–13). This presents the image of a love that ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 49. Poetry and Love Rhetorical Analysis of Love Poems The two poems "Magic of Love" by Helen Farries and "Love Poem" by John Frederick Nims are both poems with the central theme of love. The ways that these two authors express this theme differ significantly from each other and show two spectrums of love in literature. Through their use of syntax, diction, rhyme, and meter, these poets portray love in a unique and personal manner that illicit specific emotions from the reader for a variety of possible reasons, which will be analyzed in this essay. The poem by Helen Farries, "Magic of Love", immediately has a light–hearted tone due to the positive choice in diction, the third word of the entire poem being "wonderful" which strongly backs up the happy mood. ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Even in assuming the general audience is receptive of the idea that love is something to be cherished and celebrated, the over–done quality of the piece makes for a saturated expression and exasperates every possible whimsical quality of the subject with blatant terms. Unlike this, however, is Nims' poem plainly titled "Love Poem". This work is on the entirely other end of the spectrum from Farries' poem with its calm overtones and meaningful words used to express a more profound and realistic view of how love can be cherished and celebrated. Nims shows a better understanding of literary devices as he uses many to his advantage in order to express a complicated and profound view of an intimate and outreaching love. His subject, the one that embodies and is subjected to his theme of love, is loved by many and perhaps even all as she could be the personification of love itself. Her destructive and chaotic presence leaves traces on everyone's lives yet they see through the bad qualities to find the true essence of what it means to love and be loved, cherishing the good despite the bad. Though her touch is careless and her actions are clumsy and hardly thought out, she means well and only wants those around her to be happy; this shows a balance in life and love that keeps people in an overall stable existence with each other. This is further supported with ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 51. George Meredith's View On Modern Love Poetry The poets view on modern love is scary because he uses death to represent love how someone feels when the one they love dies and they don't know what to do with their self and all they can do it just sit and mope around looking for a way to get over it but can't until death take over them. "By this he knew she wept with waking eyes" George Meredith. When her husband died she didn't know what to do but, he knew every night that she would lay awake crying because she misses him. Modern love feels like death "and strangled mute, like little gaping snakes, Dreadfully venomous to him." George Meredith. You just give up and when their gone you feel like a snake just bit and you have the venom in your skin and your dying. Or, you start to be depressed ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 53. Comparing The Presentation Of Love In Poetry The Presentation of Love in Poetry Compare in detail the presentation of love (and loss) in How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, First Love by John Clare and Remember by Christina Rossetti with further reference to My Last Duchess by Robert Browning, When We Two Parted by Lord Byron and A Woman To Her Lover by Christina Walsh The three poems, First Love by John Clare, Remember by Christina Rossetti and How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning were all written in the 19th century. They all share the similar theme of love, however they are all very different in numerous ways, such as in their structure, their tone, their ideas of love, the time of their relationship and ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Its tone is very natural and also vaguely spiritual; it seems as if this one moment in time is the most significant out of every second in his life and the feelings he describes are those of awe and wonder, usually experienced after a miracle. Remember fixates on the parting of a lover. Remember is a petrarchan sonnet as is How Do I Love Thee. The fact that it is of an Italian origin explains the theme of love, but this poem is somewhat different to the conventional love poem. It explains the issues of love after death and the struggles of grieving. Its tone is almost negative; it creates a slightly gloomy atmosphere. Whether it creates a sense of depression or not, it still is a very emotional poem. Progression in the poem is rapid; this is reflected by the sonnet. The octave discusses a different topic to the sonnet, but there are some connections between the two parts. The rhythm is in between that of dactylic and anapaestic; and this reflects upon the confused emotions of both lovers. The rhyme scheme in the octave is ABAB, like in First Love, which reflects upon the separation of the two lovers; one being on Earth and the other being up above in the heavens. The ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 55. Pre –1914 Poetry Comparison on Love Essay In this compare and contrast essay I will compare four poems in detail and mention two in the passing to find similarities and differences. The poems and sonnets I have chosen to compare are 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess' by Robert Browning and Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare The two Robert Browning poems, 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess' were written in the infamous Victorian Era whereas the two Shakespearean Sonnets were written in the Elizabethan Era. The styles of the poems differ in accordance to the difference of the time in which they were written. Pre–Romantic Era poems moved away from the idealistic concept of love towards a more realistic consideration of it, taking into account the social ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Likewise, the Victorian Era poet, Christina Rossetti credited with poems like 'I wish I could remember,' a feminist poem that was written from a woman's point of view, a poem which used the Italian Sonnet form. Christina Rossetti has used both the English Sonnet and the Italian Sonnet, and this may be reflective of her background; she was born in England, but her father was Italian, so Italy, its language and customs had a strong influence on her life and her creativeness. Sonnet 18 doesn't really show any signs of the blazon, whereas Sonnet 130 shows strong signs of the reversal of the blazon conventions. It turns the positives into hard–hitting real negatives, such as how his mistress is not a goddess, but in fact a real woman. This brings a new light to the reader about the poem, and the poem takes on a fresh perspective. The convention used is the similarly the opposite of the blazon convention in Chapter Four of the Song of Solomon, a love poem from the Bible, possibly the first recorded example of the blazon convention; its around 3,000 years old, The two Browning poems, 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess' were written to convey to the reader how women were treated in that era; as possession, as assets. Both of these poems can be read from different points of view and they also both are what is known as dramatic monologue. Both of the Robert Browning poems are written in the first person, similarly to the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 57. Essay on Love and Loss in Poetry Love and Loss in Poetry Q. How do the poets convey their attitudes toward love and loss in the poems ' a woman to her lover' 'first love' 'remember' and ' when we two parted'? The poem ' a woman to her lover' was written by Christina Walsh. The poem starts of with a question, 'do you come to me to bend me to your will?' throughout the poem, the basic atmosphere of loss is evident. Within the first stanza itself there is marital imagery relating to the sense of power and dominance. ' in drudgery and silence', she tries to portray how she is helpless to protest, she begins the poem with this relationship, the dominance of man over woman, 'to make of me a bondslave' in this stanza she is explaining one of the types of ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... She talks of a relationship based on sex. That the love shared between them is fueled and continued only by the physical relationship between them. She rejects more fiercely this type of idea of man, 'Oh shame , and pity and abasement' she considers it to be and insult for all women and completely degrading. 'Wakened woman' her use of alliteration is to emphasize to woman to know their worth. The last line of the stanza also holds a universal meaning, 'not for you the hand of any wakened woman of our time. The last stanza of the poem is in contrast to all the others. We see here the tone changes, it softens, 'But Lover'. She speaks of equality at home and speaks of a partner who will share what life has to offer with the other. She uses the word 'height' to show the depth of feelings in togetherness. She gives the impression that she would give herself to him forever 'I am yours forever' if he would treat her the way she wishes. She uses musical images as well, 'bridal march' 'music of the spheres', 'circling fugue', they bring out the harmony in the relationship, she wishes for equality, to be equal partners in the journey of life. And the last line talks of Christian faith, that even God and the universe would be happy with this type of relationship, of perfect equality. It shows what she wants with her lover. The four stanzas speak of four separate different relationships, she analyses here the man and woman relationship
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  • 60. Love Poetry By Edna St. Vincent Millay Courtly Love Poetry Whenever modern poetry is mentioned, there is an overwhelming consensus that it involves an onslaught of free verse with irregular structure "Modern poetry was seen as not rhyming, even when it did rhyme; as obscure and difficult, even when it was at its most lucid and limpid" (Schmidt, 3). There is also a stereotype that traditional forms of poetry that were popular in the past were abandoned. However, when looking at examples of modern poetry, it becomes clear that this is not the case. Whilst it is true that many modern poets have embraced the free verse form of poetry, others have adopted classical poem forms. Tweaking them slightly so that can adapt to the modern world. Thus reviving these forms and making them more fresh and relevant. American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay can be seen to fit into this category. She is particularly well known for her sonnets. This essay will analyse one of Millay's sonnets in to context of the evolution of courtly love poetry. The history of the sonnet will also be examined to demonstrate how Millay has faithfully refashioned her poems. However, whist Millay has kept the construction of sonnet pure she has differed in the message it portrays. Hence this essay will also deconstruct Millay's poem and discuss how its tone differs from traditional courtly love poetry. According to Burt and Mikics (6) the origins of the sonnet can be traced back to France and the courts of Sicily in the thirteenth century. It is ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 62. Essay about Themes of Love and Loss in Poetry Themes of Love and Loss in Poetry In this essay, we are going to analyse five poems to study the way love and loss are treated in the pre–nineteenth century poems, "So, we'll go no more a roving" and "When we two parted" by Lord Byron, "Sonnet 116" by William Shakespeare, "How do I love thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett– Browning and "Remember" by Christina Rossetti. After looking at the level of implication of each of the poets in their writing, we will show the way they treat the themes of love and loss. Written by William Shakespeare in the 16th century, "Sonnet 116" is the most ancient poem in this collection. It has fourteen lines and is structured into three quatrains and an ending couplet. The ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... In the last couplet however, Shakespeare ceases his "lesson" and is willing to deny all his written work if his error on the subject was proved. This fact makes this piece of work an argumentative poem, marking a strong difference between the other four of this collection which have an important romantic tone. "How do I love Thee" by Elizabeth Barrett–Browning is another poem which only speaks of love and doesn't mention loss. It is an iambic pentameter poem, it has fourteen lines like Shakespeare's sonnet. It is an almost lyric poem as it contains much emotion, sparks the reader's imagination and has a melody like that of an epigram. It is an Italian sonnet, shown by its rhymic pattern ABBA ABBA CDC DCD and has a masculine rhyme to create a theme of love and a romantic atmosphere. Contrasting with "Sonnet 116", this poem is very personal, the poet is talking in the first person "I", "my" and is adressing her lover by "thee". She enumerates the ways in which she loves him, creating many metaphors. " I love thee to the level of everyday's most quiet need" means she loves him in the most ordinary situations, "by sun & candlelight", by day and night. In the verses 7 to 12, she compares her love to the passion men feel when fighting for their convictions, to her past feelings of childhood innocence, to the love with which she ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 64. Themes Of Love And Death In Poetry When looking at poetry we see it comes in many different formats. Haiku, limerick, ode, ballad, epic, lyric, and free verse are all examples of the types of poetry in the literary world. These small works of literature can hold so much meaning and emotion. According to Merriam–Webster dictionary, poetry is "the writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound and rhythm" (Poetry n.p.). Like poetry, songs are similar because they have meaning, sound and rhythm. Without these elements you would not get the catchy songs that are played on the radio daily. When hearing songs about Jesus and his life there are two main themes: love and death. Love and death are themes used in majority of Christian contemporary music. In "His Life for Mine" and "He's Alive" by The Talley's, the theme of love and death is mentioned throughout the duration of both songs. The group choose to sing about ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... As sang by the group the song quotes "His scars of suffering brought me healing, he spilled his blood to fill my soul, his crown of thorns made me royalty" (The Talley's, "His Life for Mine"). The suffering that Jesus endured made us free from the grip sin had on us. As we are born, we are born as sinner so that when we grow up and hear of his suffering we will be washed in the blood to become sinless. Jesus giving his life for us was the greatest thing that he could have ever done. "His life for mine, his life for mine, how could it ever be? That he would die, God's son would die to save a wretch like me" (The Talley's, "His Life for Mine"). We were once lost and going to hell the wretches we were. Now we can praise him for showing how much he loved us that he would die a horrible death so we could have eternal ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 66. The Theme of Love and Loss in Poetry Essay The Theme of Love and Loss in Poetry "How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?" Albert Einstein. The subject of love has always inspired poets, writers, and those lucky in love as well. Love is everything its cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even more. Some of the poets who are so inspired by love are John Clare, Christina Rossetti, Elizabeth Browning and Edith Nesbit who wrote classic love poems. John Clare was an English farmer turned poet of the natural world who wrote many poems, essays and letters on ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... "Remember" is filled with a lot of pain, and the poet is obsessed with death and death hangs throughout the whole poem. "Villegiature" by Edith Nesbit is a poem about a conflict between expectation and reality. It shows us romantic notions of what lovers ought to be. "How do I Love Thee?" and "Remember" are both sonnets relating to love and how it is combined with death. Though in the way in which the poets approach the subject is quite different. "Remember" is a completely death obsessed poem and shows the passionate love Rossetti has for her lover. "How Do I Love Thee?" though is still much more less disturbing than "Remember". The poem starts like a mathematical problem, "let me count the ways", measuring the different ways, "the breadth and the height" of how she loves him. In "Remember" there is more of a poignant note, "Remember me when I'm gone away." The whole poem echoes with "Remember me" and shows the different ways how she is so obsessed with death like, "Remember me when I'm gone far away into the silent land." The poem begins with a very down to earth, rational and logical way in "How do we love thee?" but it loses all rationality by moving into spirituality. "My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight, For the ends of Being and Ideal Grace." She means that people are capable of love in crucial moments of time, but ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 68. Representations of Romantic Love in Poetry Across the Periods Romantic love has been the subject of endless contemplation for poets of all periods. Intangible and complex, love is the highest manifestation of humanity. No topic in poetry has received more attention than romantic love. Conversely, the ultimate expression of love is through poetry. In each poetic period, the representation of romantic love has been informed by the social and cultural values of the time. Thus, across time, attitudes towards romantic love have shifted with changing values and beliefs. 'Sonnet 130' by William Shakespeare from the Elizabethan period, 'Valediction: Forbidding Mourning' by John Donne from the metaphysical period, and 'Lullaby' by W.H. Auden from the modern period are three poems that clearly reflect the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... John Donne's 'A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning' exemplifies the representation of love in metaphysical poetry. 'A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning' is one of Donne's later poems, and reflects his reputation as the greatest poet of the metaphysical period. It was written to his wife Anne before he left for a long trip. The poem begins quietly, at the passing away of a 'virtuous man'. Donne movingly uses this imagery to suggest that the parting of lovers is like death. Yet, when love is virtuous, lovers should part with quiet dignity, and with 'no teare–floods, nor sigh–tempests move'. Donne distinguishes their love from the purely sensual love of the common people, which 'cannot admit/ Absence, because it doth remove/ Those things which elemented it'. Their love is the union of their minds and souls, and therefore, cannot be broken by physical separation. Donne draws on his vast knowledge of astronomy, alchemy, and mathematics to create three unlikely, yet poignant conceits to support this argument. The lovers are likened to the planetary bodies, who are sustained in their own universe and are not affected by the disasters caused by the 'moving of th'earth'. This elevates their love above the ordinary 'harmes and feares' of superficial love. Secondly, their love is compared to refined gold, pure, noble and when stretched apart, 'endure not yet/ A breach, but an expansion'. The compass is Donne's most ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 70. How Does Sappho Present The Theme Of Love In Lyric Poetry Lyric poetry flourished during Greece's Archaic Age. This was a time of rebirth for Greece. Literacy shifted from epics to lyric poetry as a result encouragement for a variety of voices to be heard. Lyric poetry is different from epic poetry because it is more personal to the author and is mostly their personal thoughts. In Greece, Sappho was unquestionably the finest composer of lyric poetry. Sappho's poems were intimate. Love was always the evident theme. In "I" the ever present theme of love is very evident. Sappho lists things that people believe to be the most beautiful things on earth, "array of horsemen / and others of marching men / and others of ships" (line 2–3). However, she does not hold these things to have more beauty over the others. She believes that beauty has a different meaning to everyone. She uses Helen, daughter of Zeus, for an example. Helen left her husband to follow her heart. Anactoria is Sappho's beauty. "For I would rather watch her... than all the force of Lydian chariots," (19 & 22). ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... She is talking to a group of young people, who she believes is making fun of her for wanting to praise her for her creativity. She asks them, "My skin with its aging, / My black hair gone white," (line 107–108). Sappho realized that age cannot be escaped. Even Tithonus whom the gods granted eternal life cannot escape aging. His lover Eos, goddess of light, cannot reverse the effects of time. Knowing that not even a goddess cannot prevent age, Sappho accepts that she will lose her youth and beauty. That she will not be able to dance as swiftly as a fawn like she once could. Sappho, however, is not going to let age depress her. Since it cannot be escaped and it happens to everyone, she is not going to let it sadden her. Losing her youthful beauty will not stop her from seeing the beauty of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 72. Comparative Poetry: Love After Love And The Fist Comparative Poetry Essay "Love After Love" and "The Fist" both by Derek Walcott Ali Saleh English IB HL January 18, 2015 Throughout Derek Walcott's poems he guides the reader through an emotional struggle he faces in life and one issue that he can relate with the reader is the struggle of overcoming love. Both "Love After Love" and "The Fist" reveal Walcott's writers' craft that allows the reader to fully understand the situation that Walcott is in and how he is trying to draw to a conclusion. "Love After Love" is a poem in which Walcott reflects on love while at the same time giving some advice to the audience. In Contrast, Derek Walcott's "The Fist" shows us the idea of what love drives a person to. Both of these poems help the reader ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... When Walcott said "This had the strong clench of the madman." he wanted us to imagine the how love can feel like a clench of a madman, which clearly shows that you never want to let go of what you love and it would be heart for the heart to escape that isolated state. Walcott also shows an image when he said, "this is gripping the ledge of reasoning, before plunging howling into the abyss" where Walcott shows that manic love has left him lost in what should he do and this state would led him into "howling into the abyss" unless he can find a solution for his pain of love. Walcott word choice such as "clenched", "mania", "ledge of unreason", "Plunging", "howling" and "abyss" helps clarify the pain of love the Walcott has witness. Meaning that is was something that would drive someone out of control. The image that Walcott creates in this poem moves the reader forward into questioning how to escape love since Derek Walcott left no room for a real solution like he did in "Love After Love." He starts of by showing the reader how love has turned into "mania" and that it is like "the strong clench of a madman" which is hard to let go. He ends the poem by saying, "Hold hard then, heart. This way at least you live", where no concluding solution is made about overcoming the pain of love but rather just deal with ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 74. Twenty-1 Love Poetry Essay In Adrienne Rich's poem, Twenty–One Love Poems, she uses each poem to provide an insight into the life she had chosen to live. The assortments of poems explain her life as she deals with the struggles of rising out of the city life's drudge, in order to rise to the beauty and awe of love. The poems' setting is on the Manhattan Island, where she takes readers through the journey of the hills and slopes of her life. Her poems also narrate of the passion and beauty that existed between her and her significant other. In poem XIX, readers are introduced to love's hardships that the speaker experiences (McGuirk, 27). Throughout this poem, there are constant questions that the speaker asks herself, but also directs these questions to her lover. In ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The first two lines of XIX introduce readers to a confrontation with the darker side. She begins by questioning whether it may be growing colder as she begins to touch herself again. In this statement, she provides an immediate tone of sadness and pain. An individual may not ordinarily associate the act of touching herself with the feeling of coldness. However, the image provides the impression that the act of touching herself has brought unhappy feelings or painful memories. The next line continues to state when the person's naked face shifts from facing backwards and stares into the present. In this line, she expresses a change of focus in the narrator's life, to the present, as she had been stuck in the past that may have held strong emotions. The next line continues to define the vision that is presented when she shifts her sight to the present. She describes the present as full of city, anger, poverty, winter, and death (McGuirk, 41). The present is viewed as a hard sight to face, and this could be a probable reason to why she feels naked–faced when she is presented with the bleak image of this world that currently surrounds her. The sight seems to overwhelm the narrator, as her lips question whether she means to continue living. The question is whether her life is really worth living, with the present experience of her present ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 76. Compare How the Theme of Love Is Presented in a Selection... Compare how the theme of love is presented in a selection of pre–1914 poetry The theme of love is a universal, timeless issue that has always been discussed and forever will be. People are searching for the true meaning of love and how it is different from person to person and from race to race. Everyone is amazed by how love can make people experience so many emotions and how love can bring sadness and happiness and confusion. 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' By John Keats and 'Porphyria's Lover' by Robert Browning for example both share the common theme of love, both lovers had to depart their loved ones whether due to societal pressures or due to the fact that the lover is from a different world. However the idea of women having power ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Lilies are often associated with death in Western culture, so the "lily" on the knight's forehead doesn't bode well for him, so the speaker is employing a metaphor when he says that he "see a lily on thy brow." Besides the association with death, lilies are pale white, so a slightly less morbid reading of this line would be that the knight isn't dying, but is just sickly pale. Another flower that is mentioned in the poem is roses. Roses are often associated with love in Western culture (hence all the advertisements around Valentine's Day), but the knight's "rose" is "fading" and "withering." Sounds like a pretty clear metaphor for the end of a romantic relationship. But like the lily, the rose describes the knight's complexion. The rose is "fading" from the knight's "cheeks." So the rose metaphor is doing double duty – it's describing both his "fading" love affair, and his increasingly pale complexion. In 'Porphyria's Lover' the speaker compares Porphyria's closed eyes to a closed flower "bud" with a "bee" inside. Is he afraid of getting stung by her eyes when she opens them again? Or is it a sexual metaphor, since bees, after all, pollinate flowers? Also the poet here uses alliteration (the repeated "b" sounds) that connects the "bud" and the "bee." The speaker also uses synecdoche by making Porphyria's "blue eyes" represent the whole woman ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 78. The Literary Tradition of Love Poetry through a Close... The Literary Tradition of Love Poetry through a Close Examination of the Poems Cousin Kate and I Wish I Could Remember Cousin Kate is a poem about a Cottage Maiden who was complimented and wooed by a lord to get her to have sex with him. He then saw her cousin, Kate, and abandoned the maiden to marry her. The maiden has his child and becomes an outlaw for having him out of wedlock while Kate and the Lord are looked upon as respectable and pure. From the start of the poem we see that the speakers circumstances have changed. I was a cottage maiden Hardened by sun and air, By using the past tense, was, we are immediately alerted that she is no longer a cottage maiden. The word maiden can ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The very praise means he complimented her, but the compliment was not for her personality, but her looks, her hair. The Maiden stresses the difference in status because she repeats Great Lord throughout the first stanza. The word great immediately paints a picture of power and class, which proves a huge contrast to our impression of the Maiden. The last two lines of the first stanza are a question. Why did a great lord find me out To fill my heart with care? By using a rheatorical question the speaker signifies the Maiden has a lot of unanswered questions and that she is searching for reasons. The second stanza starts by again portraying the lord as being a sly character. He lured me to his palace home– Instead of just saying his home, the speaker say to his palace home,which emphasises how rich he is and that he may have used his wealth to seduce the Maiden. The use of the verb lured shows he may have tricked the maiden, and makes the Lord seem a rather sinister character. As the Maiden looks back she realises she was happy before. Woe's me for joy thereof– This could be a factor to why she is so unhappy now, because of the memory. We find throughout this stanza she is very reflective of how she was treated and her feelings. To lead a shameless, shameful life, His plaything and his love. The oxymoron shameless, ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 80. Essay on Pre 1914 Love Poetry from the Victorian and... Pre 1914 Love Poetry from the Victorian and Elizabethan Era Conventional females were considered to be second class citizens who were expected to refrain in conveying their natural feelings and emotions. Women were also socially neglected, as they were expected to remain at home whilst their respective husbands ensured the upkeep of the family by managing the family finances. The male population at this point in time ignorantly viewed women as coy, innocent characters, seemingly unaware that women had the same feelings and emotions as themselves. At the time in which poets like Robert Browning lived, the majority of marriages were arranged. Property and power were two main factors which influenced negotiations for marriage ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... However, it does give us a complete impression of a Renaissance nobleman. The dramatic monologue begins with an insight into the Duke's interest in the collection of fine artwork. In the same way, we can establish that the Duke also enjoys the collection of women, in the way that he introduces his next piece of art. 'That's my last Duchess...' Line 1 The Duke seems to be a man who expects his wife to be the 'conventional' female, and abide by the strict gender roles that existed at this period in history. He repeatedly downgrades his wife, and makes out that she doesn't appreciate the high social rank which she has married into. He even goes as far as indicating that his wife has been unfaithful – all an attempt to really try and justify his reasons as to why he 'gave commands'. [She] had a heart – how shall we say? – too soon made glad. Line 23 In this quote, Browning tells us that his 'last duchess' was easily pleased by compliments that she received from other people. We sense that she also voices her gratitude for these compliments, and in this way, the Duke has become disillusioned and because of this, he downgrades his wife for basically being a nice person.
  • 81. In another pretty feeble attempt to justify his actions, he tries to make his wife out as a disrespectful person. He tells how every single gift that she received from various people 'would draw from her alike the approving speech'. From here, the Duke ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...