Form and structure are used effectively in both poems to show feelings and emotions to their lovers. For example, both poems use rhyme effectively. In “Hour”, there is what seems like a regular ABAB rhyme scheme, with words such as “rich” and “ditch” rhyming, but in the second and third stanzas the “A” rhymes don’t tend to be half-rhyme “hair” with “here” and “hour” with “ear”. This could show the reader that their love carries on through hard times. Alternatively, it could mean that their love is so strong that it causes a change to the rhythm of the poem, as it conquers time.
They both explore the theme of love or rather painful love. the poet revels the link between the two poems’s through a verity of techniques which is done very effectively but also shows the difference between the obsessive love in “Havisham” and the possessive love of “Valentine”. The pain of love is evident from the beginning in both poems. “Carol Ann Duffy” uses the tone in the first couple of stanzas to show the unorthodox nature of the love. “Not a day since then I haven’t whished him dead”-Havisham This is very effective as the aggressive tone shows “Havisham” has been rejected and her love is causing her pain.
The poetic device helped express the authors feelings because he compairs beauty and night so you can get a better understanding of where the author is coming from.| She walks in beauty like the night| Emotion:What emotion was the author trying to express?I think the authour was trying to express love and therefore was at peace.| She walks in beauty like the night| Structure:How is the poem organized (lines, stanzas, etc.)? What is unique or interesting about the structure of the poem?Does the poem rhyme?Something that is unique about the poem is that uses words and sayings. Which tells me it has been
3.Presentation of relationships in 'To His Coy Mistress' and 'Ghazal' Both 'Ghazal' and 'To His Coy Mistress' present relationships as self-seeking and manipulative, as the narrators in both poems desire the sexual fulfilment of their lover. In 'To His Coy Mistress' Andrew Marvell uses form for effect. The narrator in the poem is trying to convince his love to have sex with him, and his whole argument can be seen as humorous and playful. One way we see this is through the use of rhyming couplets which are employed throughout the poem: 'Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, Lady, were no crime'. The extended use of rhyming couplets has a comic effect in this poem as the fast paced rhymes read like a collection of little jokes with fast punch lines.
06/14/2012 YASH PANCHAL Love and Seduction “My Last Duchess” by Browning and “To His Coy Mistress” by Marvell are examples of two men searching for the right words to express their emotions towards a woman. The speakers in both poems are talking about love and seduction. Even though they both are written in two different centuries, both pieces have remarkable similarities as well as some of the common expected differences. “To His Coy Mistress” values women and their love they give, while “My Last Duchess” totally humiliates the role of women in society. “My Last Duchess" and "To His Coy Mistress" shows the act of the men in these two poems.
Let me count the ways.” (Line 1 Sonnet 43) The use of first person, authenticates that both poems are written for a personal response, this however cannot be seen in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ apart from when the characters speak. The use of alliteration in ‘Sonnet 43’, confirms that the poem was written for Browning’s lover. The repetition of “I love thee...” Shows it’s a personal poem for her true love. However, ‘Valentine’ could be interpreted as an open poem to allow the readers to understand the experiences Duffy has faced. The use of “...we are, for as long as we are.” (Line 16 and 17) Shows that Duffy is inviting her readers into the poem to help reflect upon how she feels.
The two poems give two competing visions of marriage. The main characters are the authors and they describe their feelings about the union. Then, we see through comparisons, despites both deal with love the two poems are opposite. The main characters are the authors. They both express their views through the use of the first person what are their feelings about how the writer feels about the other.
However there is a change in tone of the final stanza. Courtly love is a central motif in “Les Grands Seigneurs”, evoking knights, castles, damsels and troubadours. However, courtly love is ultimately acknowledged as only “play”, which has to give way to the serious reality of marriage. There is an ironic tone to the poem, and a hint of black humour. This is a light hearted view of the gap between what we expect of relationships, and what we actually get.
“Compare the ways in which Larkin and Abse write about time and it’s passing.” In your response, you must include detailed critical discussion of Love Songs In Age and one other poem by Larkin. Many poems in Philip Larkin’s ‘The Whitsun Weddings’ are connected through one common factor: Larkin’s rather dismal attitude towards time and the passing of it. In many of his poems Larkin presents time as a menial entity resulting in an inevitable mortality. However, on further examination Larkin reflects back on time in a nostalgic manner. In order to emphasise Larkin’s outlooks onto time and it’s passing, one can highlight the similarities and differences between Larkin and Abse’s poetry.
I am going to argue that Mew uses imagery to show both the farmer’s attitude toward his wife and as a social commentary on the subordination of married women during the period Mew is writing. However I will contrast this argument to argue that Mew is able to simultaneously convey to the reader sympathy for both the farmer and the farmer’s wife through effective use of descriptive language and imagery. In my analysis of ‘The Quiet House’ I will identify similarities between both poems noting again Mew’s characteristic style of playing with form, structure and language. I will interrogate the poetic devices Mew uses to reveal the psychological state of mind of the speaker. I will discuss the textual absences in the poem showing their importance and supporting my evidence using analysis from Jane Dowson and Alice Entwistle.