Instead she is off being amused by careless things. Perhaps it wasn’t love that made him kill her but the embarrassment that she made him go through. The Murderer ties in with My Last Duchess in the same way because although this poem is very short, it is right to the point. Stevie Smith talks about how his love is taking her last breath and how she wasn’t like most girls which is why they had an accident. There is so many interpretations for this poem.
Brown’s purpose for “Porphyria’s Lover” could have been to show how loving someone can take away all reason. Although Porphyria’s lover did not want her to suffer, he still strangled her with her own hair. In J.T. Best’s, “Porphyria’s Lover—Vastly Misunderstood Poetry,” analysis of the poem he points out significant details that imply that Porphyria was ill. The pale skin and weakness were common signs of the disease porphyria, which was common in that time.
His life shaped his poems and short stories; all the misery, sorrow, romantic feelings Poe suffered was expressed through his poems and short stories. He was part of the famous American Romantic Movement, consequently, most of his work was dark and disturbing. Most of Poe work deals with these two subjects, beauty and love often become complete in death, as in his short story "Lenore" or in his poem "Annabel Lee." Edgar Allen Poe believes that ultimately happiness is not forever, no matter the outcome pain and misery will always will be the ultimate outcome, he feels like this from his personal experience. The Bells, deals with a particular type of bell and seeks to establish a specific mood.
Her siblings were also talented writers; Branwell published works throughout his life, and Charlotte, Anne, and Emily Brontë published poetry and novels under the pseudonyms of Currer, Acton, and Ellis Bell, respectively. They chose to hide their true identities because they knew their work would be taken more seriously if readers assumed they were men. In fact, after Brontë's death, readers were convinced her brother Branwell had actually penned Wuthering Heights. At the age of thirty, Emily Brontë died of tuberculosis, the illness that claimed the lives of most of the members of the Brontë family. Emily Brontë used characteristics of her own personality to help create the characters of her novel.
For her prose work she used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd. The poet Richard Wilbur addressed her to write some best sonnets of that century. “Love Is Not All” starts with the description of things that love fails to do including its failure to heal. Millay said that many people die because of lack of love. She said that she would continue trading love in the autumn of life (moments of suffering) to keep the individual alive peacefully.
Creating a gloomy mood , and setting perspective for the rest of the poem. His use of the metaphor ‘wearing a poppy bruise’ suggests that the bruise could be removed. This is the poet’s way of expressing his emotions, and his acceptance towards his brother’s death. The poet then extends the metaphor ‘poppy’, a symbol of death and also a peace offering to the dead. Explains the poet’s naive thoughts on why his brother had to die, and him respecting his brother for what he was.
Both of the poems are very similar to each other and to ‘Romeo & Juliet’. All three share a theme of sadness expressed through them, and they are also about deaths of close ones. For example in ‘On my first sonne’ the author is talking about the death of his son, ‘Midterm break’ talks about the death of a younger brother, whereas Romeo and Juliet is about two young people dying in love with each other and how their family regrets later on. In ‘On My First Sonne’ this poem has a father-son relationship in which the father talks about losing his son. He thinks God has taken his son, which is explained in the second line “My sin was too much hope of thee, lov’d boy.” This tells me that this poem has a religious view and can show that the poem was written in the 16th century which was a different era where many of the citizens were very religious people.
Hindley and Frances’ love is not explored in great depth but it is shown to be passionate, with the couple ‘kissing and talking nonsense by the hour.’ However Bronte reveals more about the depths of Hindley’s love for her in his reaction to Frances’ death, his giving ‘himself up to reckless dissipation’, than in the few brief scenes in which she is shown to the reader alive. In this way the character of Frances is a plot device, ‘what she was, and where she was born’ is purposefully left a mystery. She is purely a catalyst for tragedy, an illustration of how low obsessive love can bring a man. Hindley is in the aftermath physically and mentally degenerated into a ‘slovenly’ man with ‘all the beauty annihilated from his eyes’. The tragic and humiliating end to his life, alcoholism and gambling leaving him vulnerable to exploitation from his sworn enemy Heathcliff, transforms him from the ‘tyrannical’ antagonist of the early chapters of the novel to more of a figure of pity or disgust in the reader’s eye.
Once you read a few of his works you can tell that his misfortune appears to be the groundwork for many of his famous pieces especially in The Raven and Annabel Lee. In fact, many of his themes consistently in his writings were of love and death, again an almost reflection of his own life. One aspect of Poe's poetry that reflects his personal life is that of the grieving man. After the death of his mother, his adoptive mother and even his wife, it was amazing that Poe had the strength to go on. We can only assume that some of the feelings Poe experienced are the same as the ones the grieving man feels in "Annabel Lee".
Characters Narrator (persona): A man of deep sensibility who extolls a young maiden with whom he fell deeply in love. Annabel Lee: Beautiful young maiden loved by the poet. She was of noble birth, as Line 17 of Stanza 1 suggests when it says she had “highborn” relatives. Annabel Lee probably represents Poe's wife, who died at a young age. Seraphs: Members of the highest order of angels around the throne of God.