In the poem “Singh Song!”, the poet uses repetition to show the persona of Singh as being very personal and intimate when he spends the little time that he has with his “newly bride”. The repetition of the word “baby” tells the reader that Singh is happy being married to his wife and that he gives her a high status in his life. The repetition of “my bride” is triple refrained which perhaps suggests that Singh has a surprising nature about his wife. This creates an interesting character as it tells us that he is willing to stop working and go against his father’s orders just to spend time with his wife. Despite the criticism he receives from his customers, Singh seems to hold his wife as a major and main priority in his life and could suggest that his emotional and mental wellbeing depends on his wife.
He quickly begins to mention how short life is even referencing her ‘preserved virginity’ being taken when she’s dead as ‘worms shall try.’ He finishes by focusing on the present and telling her to make the most of the time that they have now, which hints at the use of sexual innuendo. The speaker presents an argument in these three parts, however there are several layers of meaning to this poem. To his coy mistress is a poem, and ghazal is an ancient poet form often used to explain the beauty and pain of love. ‘If you are the rhyme and I the refrain,’ this is use of music to describe to describe fate and the feeling of eagerness is unnecessary as she is aware that when the time is right they will become one with each other. It also has several forms of sexual innuendo similar to ‘to his coy mistress’
In disguises, these men show us a comedic advice of mistaken and disguised identity to fool Baptista. Act two In this act Petruchio meets Kate and they banter back and forth him with sweet words and hers with harsh mean words and she isn’t used to him talking kindly to her so she hit him but he says he will hit her if she does it again. Here Petruchio and Kate are bantering back and forth. The comedic device used in this scene is Petruchio who is clever with his witty language to try to woo Kate into liking him. Act three In this act Kate is at the alter waiting to get married when Petruchio shows up late wearing shabby clothes and riding a broken down old horse that was sick.
Sappho and Homosexuality Sappho was a Greek poet in the archaic period. She lived on the island of Lesbos working at a girl’s boarding school (Bing, 1991). In Sappho’s poetry we can see many examples of her rebellion against the traditional gender roles of the archaic period in Greek culture. Although only one poem has been fully recovered, the rest only in fragments, we can still get a firm grasp of the types of messages she was trying to portray about gender biases and relationships between women (Pomeroy, 2004). Her poetry demonstrates a very high level of sexual interest in women which although was not extremely uncommon, homosexuality does not operate within the gender roles and norms.
The Poem, Siren Song, by Margaret Atwood The poem “Siren Song” is a poem about one of the three siren sisters of Greek mythology, who has become bored of singing to doomed men. However this siren has cleverly woven her jaded sentiments into the song itself. The poem ‘Siren Song’ is about how men are easily led astray by women even if they can clearly see the consequences of their actions. It is also about how women are looking for someone who can see past their beauty, or in this case their voice. Unfortunately for this siren every man whom she has lured has been the same, which portrays men to be all the same.
In disguises, these men show us a comedic advice of mistaken and disguised identity to fool Baptista. | Act two | In this act Petruchio meets Kate and they banter back and forth him with sweet words and hers with harsh mean words and she isn’t used to him talking kindly to her so she hit him but he says he will hit her if she does it again. | Here Petruchio and Kate are bantering back and forth. The comedic device used in this scene is Petruchio who is clever with his witty language to try to woo Kate into liking him. | Act three | In this act Kate is at the alter waiting to get married when Petruchio shows up late wearing shabby clothes and riding a broken down old horse that was sick.
The want to shed all her feminine qualities to gain power at any cost showed her disregard for human life. Lady Macbeth even told her husband “To beguile the time,/ Look like the time. Bear welcome in your eye,/ Your hand, your tongue. Look like th' innocent/ flower,/ But be the serpent under ’t.” (1.5.74-77) A metaphor is used to extend her advice to Macbeth. She told him to look as innocent as a flower, but to have the intentions and slyness of a snake.
In ‘My last duchess’ love is shown as a very strong emotion because of the Duke’s possessive love for his ‘last duchess’. He showed disapproval when she smiled at other men or when her ‘looks went everywhere’. The Duke felt that as he had gifted her ‘his nine-hundred-years-old name’, she was his possession and that her smiles and her beauty should only be for himself. This shows how the Duke’s love was very selfish and arrogant as he thought of her as a trophy to show off as if he did not truly love her. This may have been the case as in the 14th to 16th century when the poem was set, women were treated like this and a man would choose his wife taking great consideration into the wealth of her and her family.
Bradstreet also shows identity for the Puritan men that criticize her work because men had more talent and skill, which come in handy in the society, but she sees that it’s unfair. For the men in her community she talks in stanza five, denying her writings, claiming Bradstreet’s works are “stolen”, or else it was by chance”. She writes in her poem in stanza seven, “Men have precedence and still excel, it is but vain unjustly to wage war,” in the beginning of the poem, stanza two, “Fool I grudge the Muses did not part, ‘Twixt him and me that over fluent store". These lines show that Bradstreet felt that it was not fair because men and women had different roles. Ruiz 2 During the time women had to stay home and take care of the house hold things, meanwhile men did the labor, which Bradstreet wants men and women to have the same rights.
This unrequited love is painful for him and he feels weighed down by it. However, it could be argued that what Romeo thinks is love is actually lust. He says that Rosaline is “rich in beauty” and often seems to mention her appearance which suggests that his feelings towards her are more sexual than anything else. This idea that women are sexual objects seems to be a view held by many of the male characters in this play. In the first scene Gregory and Sampson discuss raping the women of the Capulet household and taking “their maidenheads” (virginity).