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.
The author again explains this pure emotion, “That the wind came out of the cloud by night/ chilling and killing my Annabel Lee” (25-26). Poe is telling us that her life was taken unfairly and that the heavens were against them and dramatizes the unhappy mood. Without metaphors I think it would be hard to display the mood creatively. Next, Poe uses personification to illuminate the setting. The narrator continuously talks about a kingdom by the sea which highlights the mystical part of the mood.
Realize what words Poe wants to emphasize; “Sea” for example is repeated throughout the poem hinting the importance of the sea. “Lee” in the other hand stands out well for the obvious reason that Poe is madly in love with her. While, “me” is emphasized in a peculiar way because it’s not until the end that we see why “me” is so important (correlating to the depression he faces due to the parting of his beloved). Towards the end, reaching the sixth stanza, rhyme scheme takes an important turn point or climax. The final stanza changes to A, B, C, B, C, C, B, B (Eliopulos Pg 74).
His love for Rosaline which was not returned therefore resulted in a depression. For example, in act 1, scene 1 Romeo was acting melancholy and moping around or sitting under a sycamore tree feeling sorry for himself. Then there was also, love at first sight. When Romeo first saw Juliet, he instantly fell in love with her. Even love couldn’t keep these two lovers together.
Although both sides of this controversy have merit, I believe that the title characters in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet are truly in love because they would die for each other, they went behind their parents’ backs and risked getting caught and they got married so they were committed to each other. The first reason why I think Romeo and Juliet are truly in love is because they would die for each other and in this case they actually did. “ Here’s to my love! Drinks. O true apothecary!
In comparison, Aeolus used his own trident to puncture a hole in the mountain in which he kept the winds. Vergil again uses similar language as Homer in describing the winds, noting how they form a hurricane and “blot out the sky and daylight from the Trojan’s eyes as darkness broods down on the sea” (Vergil I:88). Homer, almost identically in fact, recalls how Poseidon sent “a wall of rain to blot out land and sea in torrential night” (Homer V). Perhaps an even more significant parallel is the feeling of impending doom both heros experience during their time at sea. In an adaptation of Vergil’s work, the author notes how “every sign potend[s] a quick death for mariners” (Fitzgerald).
Now all that is reflected from her mirrors are sea-worms, which are indifferent to her finery. Moreover, the jewels that were meant to attract well-to-do passengers are now dimmed and gone. The glitter is no more. Stanza five is ironic in the sense that all of the "vaingloriousness" now lies at the bottom of the Atlantic, where only "sea-worms" can admire it. Hardy was a believer in the force of fate and once our destiny has been, prepared man
This act of killing the bird invites the wrath of the supernatural spirits who then pursue the ship. These supernatural spirits subject the crew as well as the mariner to a series of excruciating events. The ship is lead from ice to uncharted waters, where the sailors are tormented by thirst. As a reaction to their pitiable state, they blame the mariner and hang the corpse of the albatross around the mariner’s neck. Hopes of salvation run high when everyone on board notices a tiny speck which they imagine to be a ship.
"Dover Beach" illustrates how figurative language is a useful device to determine the setting and situation, literally and figuratively, in which the speaker is located. In the first stanza, the speaker illustrates to the reader, the location and the time of day. He speaks of the beach after dusk and of the emotion that he feels while at this beach. He says the bay is serene and the night air is sweet. It is so quiet that "you hear the grating roar of pebbles which the waves draw back and fling" (lines 6-10).
For example, in 'Break, Break, Break', Tennyson can be seen to use imagery from the sea to represent the strong distress he is feeling and his inability to express his emotions surrounding the topic. The 'cold gray stones' described in the first stanza could be seen to represent the grave stones of those that have passed away, bringing an element of nostalgia into the poem, as well as a dark theme that surrounds the topic of death. He then goes on to state in the third stanza of the poem that the ships sail on to a 'haven under the hill'. This suggests that he's looking forward into the future, rather than the past, signifying that his friend that has passed away has gone to a better place of which he describes as a 'haven'. Alternatively, by saying this, the ships could be a symbolism for himself, suggesting that soon he will be in a better place in his own life where he won't feel as much pain and will be able to express his emotions once again.