The Mona Lisa, a portrait painted by Leonardo daVinci, has been a symbol for beauty since its creation. This painting is beautiful because the mind that created it was so fascinating. Every decade or so, society comes up with the “ideal woman” or the figure of a woman that people would fine most attractive during that time period. His techniques were eccentric, he used unusually soft but heavy shading on her skin and clothing, making the painting itself seem smooth to the touch. Perhaps her soft delicate skin admires the synthesis of human flesh, and the purity contained in the birth of a human life.
Even as he pulls on Prospero’s robes, he sings a beautiful little song. Ariel stands in for all that is delightful and good in the natural world, having loyalty where he should, but still cherishing the freedom of the natural world. Ariel is Prospero’s spirit servant. Unlike Caliban, Ariel has a warm and loving relationship with Prospero, even if his master is still prone to harsh words. Ariel is constantly attending to Prospero’s every need.
The word ‘glowed’ shows warmth and comfort as well. Duffys’ memory of the gold stars left next to her name by Mrs. Tilcher shows that she was working well and behaved well at school, this is evidence of Duffy being happy there, which earlier is proven to be true when the poet states “This was better than home” showing that as a child she loved being there. Another statement made by the poet is “Mrs. Tilcher loved you.” In having a sentence on its own it gains more significance, because it draws the readers’ eye to it, it stands out and shows that it is something she believes to be utterly true. Duffy also mentions the shocking and cruel acts of Brady and Hindly in the same stanza; “Brady and Hindly faded, like the faint uneasy smudge of a mistake” for her it went away almost entirely
In Christopher Marlowe’s poem, a shepherd, in an idyllic way, enumerates his love for the beautiful nymph. Sir Walter Raleigh offers a response to the shepherd’s proposal through the keen eyes of the nymph. Both poems succeed in giving personal points of view concerning how each sees the nature of love. If each point of view is placed side by side, we see an optimism in contrast to a pessimism struggle in the ideas of the poets. In “Passionate Shepherd,” we see Marlowe paint a peaceful scene, where the shepherd promises to fulfill all his love’s dreams.
The hedonic view captures a major element of what we mean by happiness in everyday terms: We enjoy life; we are satisfied with how our lives are going; and good events outnumber bad events. In contrast, eudaimonic conceptions of happiness, define happiness as self-realization, meaning the expression and fulfillment of inner potentials. From this perspective, the good life results from living in accordance with, your true self. For me personally I believe I experience more of hedonic happiness, as I am happy and enjoy my life. Some people never discover who they are, which is why I believe there are so many unhappy people in this
In ‘How the Mountains drip with Sunset’ Dickenson gives an amazed commentary of the vivid splendour of the process of a sunset. Explore the means by which she communicates this in her poem. Dickenson’s poem ‘How the old Mountains drip with sunset’ gives a personal response to the beauty, grandeur and overwhelming nature of sunset. She communicates her utter amazement to the reader, using beautiful language, description, not always conventional or expected, as with the grammar used, leaving the reader helpless but to share the sense of admiration and awe that Dickenson so clearly feels throughout. Beginning the poem with the word ‘How’ as exclamation, rather than the introduction to a question starts the poem with a strong sense of admiration.
She then explains why; ‘Because my love is come to me.’ The emotion that she is feeling is love, and she is suggesting that it is greater than the emotion she feels for other wondrous things. During the second stanza, the images of nature become more exotic and less realistic. It is as though the poet is going into a land of fantasy and is lost in the elation that she is feeling, ‘Raise me a dais of silk and down; Hang it with vair and purple dyes.’ The poem is drawn to a conclusion in the last two lines; she makes it apparent that she is more elated than all the things that she describes because her love is coming to visit. She seems to explain the intense excitement by suggesting that it is, ‘the birthday of [her] life.’ As though it is the best birthday celebration she could hope for or even the start of a new life. ‘The Woodspurge’ is a poem in which Dante Gabriel also uses reference to nature, however he appears to be somewhat less happy.
The speaker believes that this friend has taught her a lot of things in life and almost believed that everything the friend taught her was beneficial to the speaker. Words like purity, white, graciously and unstained are all words that bring a positive feel and effect to the speaker. Lucy Montgomery writes poems that drums up images and makes you think in a different and angle in your mind. The word choice for this poem is very light and elegant and never aggressive but still brings out the important message the author it trying to tell us. Lucy Montgomery does not use harsh sounding words while describing her friend nor does she use adjectives that make her friend seem like an ordinary everyday person.
The creative use of dashes in this first stanza, and all throughout, allows me time to gather information and really process the depth of hope’s commitment. Stanza two continues with the comfort introduced previously and also submits the idea that hope can be fearless and noble. Struggle is compared to a violent storm where hope is like a beacon. Even the severity of the word abash doesn’t discourage me from believing in hope. The suggestion of warmth draws me to the next stanza.
An almost nursery rhyme feel is also added because Blake refers to the senses of sounds and touch, cool colors and appeals to the sense of sight. Blake accurately describes innocence in “The Lamb” as the naïve part of life when one believes in the goodness of everything. In Blake’s “The Tyger”, Blake uses repetition of sounds to add to the tone of the poem. The “b” sound is repeated all throughout the poem when Blake uses the words “burning”, “bright” and “burnt” eyes. Those words add to the experience theme of the poem.