Analysis Of Sonett

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Did You Love Well What Very Soon You Left? by Marilyn Hacker Did you love well what very soon you left, Come home and take me in your arms and take away this stomach ache, headache, heartache. Never so full, I never was bereft so utterly. The winter evenings drift dark to the window. Not one word will make you, where you are, turn in your day, or wake from your night toward me. The only gift I got to keep or give is what I've cried, floodgates let down to mourning for the dead chances, the end of being young, for everyone I loved who really died. I drank our one year out in brine instead of honey from the seasons of your tongue. Analysis of sonnet Marilyn Hackers’ sonett “Did You Love Well What Very Soon You Left?“ is an excerpt from her work “Love, Death and the Changing of the Seasons“, from 1986. This sonett does not consist of two quartets and two terzets, but it contains fourteen verses. For the most part, the metrical foot is an iamb with five stressings. This can be seen from line 1 to 10 as well as from line 12 to 14. Did you love well what very soon you left x X x X x X x X x X In line 11, the metrical foot changes from an iamb with five stressings to an iambic with four ones. chances, the end of being young x X x X x X x X The sonett is about love. The sonetts’ speaker is a person who has been left alone from his or her partner. ( line 1) Either the speakers’ love has died or just left. The first thesis can be claimed in reference to line 6 to 8, where it says: “ No word will make you, where you are, turn in your day, or wake from your night toward me.“ An argument for the thesis saying that the speakers’ love has died is that it does not matter what the speaker says to his or her love, he or she will never turn back into the day. The love that has gone cannot

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