In Wild Oats It explains that a person, over the course of time, comes to realise that his greatest desires of love, are unattainable, and second best things will have to suffice. The central purpose of this poem is to show that love is one of these great desires and despite flashes of promise it contains scarcely anything that is more than fragmentary. Larkin reveals this through tone and diction. Both poets seem to focus a lot on the physical side of love where lust and desire are involved however Abse makes it sound more sensual and even spiritual when he speaks of Eros in his poem. Larkin portrays this sense of objectification in his poem with regards to woman as he describes a woman as a ‘bosomy English rose’ and then follows on to call her ‘beautiful’ throughout the poem portraying the sexual lust involved with love.
It is an intense feeling of deep affection that conquers all, making you feel comforted and appreciated. Both “Love’s Philosophy” by Percy Bysshe Shelley and “Let me not the marriage …” by William Shakespeare (also known as Sonnet 116) are two examples of poems that believe in the power of eternal love. In “Love’s Philosophy”, the poem is about how the persona was in love with another but ended up being rejected by her. Throughout this poem, he compares it to nature and its beauty because nature is without flaws and always balances itself out no matter what happens. On the other hand in “Let me not the marriage …” Shakespeare talks about how marriage should be proof for love and not a service to others.
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.
However, in ‘The Manhunt’, the poet uses metaphors to refer to some of the husband’s body parts. His jaw is called a ‘blown hinge’ tells us that the husband can no longer open up to his wife about his feelings and emotions, and that he is keeping not able to communicate with his wife like he used to before war. This communication is what is making the wife question whether her husband will ever normal again. Just after the personification in the poem ‘Sonnet 116’, Shakespeare then adds, ‘though rosy lips and cheeks. During Shakespearean times, rosy lips and rosy cheeks were often used to describe beautiful girls, representing health, wellness, beauty and youth.
Firstly, Donne's poetry is highly distinctive and individual, adopting a multitude of images. The poem offers elaborate parallels between apparently dissimilar things, “Then as th’ earth’s inward narrow crooked lanes, Do purge sea water’s fretful salt away,” (Donne, Lines 6-7) Donne's poem expresses a wide variety of emotions and attitudes, as if Donne himself were trying to define his experience of love through his poetry. Although, “The Triple Fool” gives a limited view of Donne’s attitude towards love, Donne treats the poem as a part of experience, giving insight into the complex range of experiences concerning love and grief, “I thought, if I could draw my pains through rhyme's vexation, I should them allay.” (Donne, Lines 8-9) Overall, the imagery in “The Triple Fool,” contributes to Donne’s sorrowful diction of love and grief. Moreover, Donne explains that poetry is for love and grief, and not for pleasing things, but songs make love and grief even worse. The first verse of the poem states that he is two times a fool, a fool for loving, and a fool for admitting it, “I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.” (Donne, Lines 1-3) Donne follows to say that he would still not be wise, even if “she” (Donne, Line 5) returned his love.
There is repetition and near repetition that empathises the constancy of love when Shakespeare says “Which alters when it alteration finds”. When Shakespeare says “Love’s not Time’s fool” this is implying that love is not affected by time even though your physical features are all destroyed by time “though rosy lips and cheeks”. In comparison ‘The Manhunt’ also the subject of true love, particularly in married relationships like ‘Sonnet 116’ does, and both poems have the same vision of what true love should be like. However, it seems that ‘The Manhunt’ is directed at a married couple whereas ‘Sonnet 116’ seems to be more general, so ‘The Manhunt’ is much more personal the ‘Sonnet 116’. Additionally, in ‘sonnet 116’ there is a regular rhyme scheme in ‘The Manhunt’ it is written in
Romeo and Juliet Essay Every person views love in a different way. At times, the way a person expresses their love depends on who they have the emotions for. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Mercutio views love as a joke while Friar Laurence's idea of love is more passionate. Love is shown as a vulgar item when seen through Mercutio's view. “Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down.” (Act I Scene IV) Mercutio believes that love is only about being sexual to one's partner.
“To say the truth, Reason and love keep little company nowadays.” This quote from Bottom means that reason and love are not related and love is often unreasonable. The idea that Bottom expresses with this quote is seen throughout the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and not only with the four lovers. Love being unreasonable is shown in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Hermia’s forced relationship with Lysander, Theseus and Hippolyta’s relationship and Helena’s with Demetrius. In the time that A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set arranged marriage was the norm and all young women could expect their father to arrange their marriage and find a suitable husband for her. The marriage would go ahead regardless of whether the women loved the man that their father arranged for them to marry.
One literary period, that of courtly love, clearly maintains this separation, which can be shown through examples from the story Tristan and Iseult. Examining the rules of courtly love, three clear examples emerge. The first is that “an excess of passion is inconsistent with love.” In essence, courtly love is distinguishing the separation by saying that one may not love just because one shares high amounts of sexual desire. For example, we saw the fundamental tie of Tristan and Iseult’s relationship as their physical passion to each other. Being tied together solely by their sexual desire for each other comes across as breaking this rule of courtly love.
The sonnet 116 written by William Shakespeare and published in 1609 is about love and the main theme is that love endures. The poet is a man who is describing love with a stately tone. Judging by the knowledge the speaker has about love, it is probably safe to assume that he is a mature adult. Throughout the poem, the speaker discusses how true love cannot have alterations, how love is comparable to a guide, and finally how it can withstand time itself. The first stanza in this poem is a quatrain and its rhyme scheme is abab.