The Text states that Moliere wrote many different types of plays and they were well known for their timeless characters, which is still well known. The article also states that Wilbur’s approach to translation is informative and he often gives importance to “rhyming solutions”. I find it interesting that he argues that creating natural verse is a matter of patience, and creating rhymes that sound new. The article stated that at one point Wilbur had a fear of unintentionally overlapping verses, this shows the possibility of verses may have been more limited than it is
Lovely bride!” bring the story into the present tense and the use of short sentences make the words more powerful. Also the phrase “She hurried at his words…” gives the reader a sense of time- by using a mixture of dialogue and the author saying that someone has spoken gives the poem more depth, showing that some points are more relevant than others. Keats did this as to point the reader at the points which create the story. The phrase “’Hark! ‘tis an elfin-storm from faery land…” has a bit of ambiguity about it.
(Shmoop Editorial Team)Throughout the sonnet there is use of imagery, for example “It is the star” emphasizing that love will guide you. Through the duration of the sonnet love being permanent is exaggerated greatly. Shakespeare emphases how true love always preserves, despite any obstacles that may arise, “Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks”. Inferring from this, we can tell he is trying to get across that even if the circumstance or person changes, love never dies. Sonnet 116 uses repeated pairs of words, “love is not love”, “alters when alteration finds” suggesting it is to be like “couples” and to also further emphasize the theme of love in the sonnet.
All throughout the poem, the speaker addresses this woman in a kind of mini-drama in which only one voice is heard. (Browning uses much the same technique in "My Last Duchess"). In "The Flea," however, the woman responds through her actions if not through her words, thereby making the poem even more dramatic. Some poems actually contain dialogue between two or more characters, thus making them even more dramatic in the literal sense of the word. Some of the poems in the final third of Edmund SpenserAmoretti sonnet sequence display this feature.
It also has iambic pentameter, its rhymed iambic pentameter lines, like its dramatic setup, remind us of Shakespeare’s plays and other Elizabethan drama. But it is about the inner thoughts of an individual speaker, instead of a dialogue between more than one person. It also shows the idea of a marriage and how there is standard life that people at this time followed, everything was simply laid out in front of them there was one way only for relationships to go. The writer for valentine uses very unusual language to express his ideas. He says “I give you an onion”, this is considered abstract symbolism because he is taking something that is never associated with love and claiming it to be more meaningful than “a cute card or a kissogram”, he sees them as cliché and not real.
Compare the ways controlling characters are used in Les Grands Seigneurs and My Last Duchess Dorothy Molloy and Robert Browning, the poets of Les Grands Seigneurs and My Last Duchess respectively, both create a significant and controlling character in their poems; using similar techniques and themes to illustrate the power and dominance to portray a specific message. Firstly, both Malloy and Browning frequently embed the personal pronoun ‘my’ into their controlling characters narrative. For example, the controlling character in Les Grands Seigneurs quotes ‘men were my buttresses’ in the opening line, whilst similarly, in the opening line of My Last Duchess, ‘that’s my last duchess painted on the wall’. This use of ‘my’ enables both characters to develop a sense of possession over their loved ones to the readers immediately; thus allowing their retelling of love to their audiences to be easier. This sense of control is only further strengthened by another technique used by both poets, the regular inclusion of caesuras.
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.
Webster’s dictionary defines theme as “a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work.” Authors use themes because it is what brings the work together and what gives it a meaning. Without a theme, a piece of work such as The Odyssey would just be words and events, with no meaning to them. A theme gives each scene and sentence a purpose. An example of a theme in Homer’s The Odyssey is love. Homer uses many themes by not telling us what they are, but by showing us and leaving us in suspense.
Unlike Heaney’s translation, Raffel’s translation uses a capital letter at the beginning of every line. His use of these capital letters can be assumed to be for his unique style; however, only more confusion is created. On top of capital usage for sentence beginnings and proper nouns, his overuse of capital letters can be sometimes frustrating for the reader because it makes the last line seem as it is a complete thought, when grammatically it is not. In the end, his usage of capital letters does not pose a significant problem, but only a slight impediment. The most obvious difference between the two translations of Beowulf as the story continues is the length.
Compare how ideas about love are presented in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 and Barrett-Browning’s Sonnet 43. In the course of the essay, I will compare and contrast both poems’ idea of love. Both poems generally give a positive overview of love; both poets suggest that love is never ending and can battle through bad situations. Shakespeare’s sonnet takes the form of argument, talking about the unchanging and eternal qualities of love whilst Browning’s sonnet is like a direct poem to her husband discussing the nature of her love for him. Shakespeare starts the poem with the imperative “let me not to the marriage of true minds” which sets the tone and exploration of true love.