‘She seemed to hear my silent voice And loves appeal to know’ (L19, 20) This depicts love as obsessive and selfish. A love that exists only in the mind of the lover. John Clare is writing as an adult looking back to his youthful past, to his 'First Love'. It is an innocent love toward a girl he has only just seen, yet feels instantly transfixed and ensnared by. The very first line of Clare's poem declares 'I ne'er was struck before that hour' The use of the word struck gives us an image of someone unexpectedly being hit by a spell or by one of cupids arrows, leaving him unable to resist falling in love.
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.
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.
Each stanza has emotive language of the writer’s feelings, we know this as it says things such as ‘we are millionaires, backhanding the night’ this gives the reader the impression that their relationship is stable and strong unlike the fragmented relationship in ‘The Manhunt’. From ‘Hour’ we can also see that it is written like a sonnet which shows that he is writing it like a love letter, however parts of the poem are spontaneous which tells us that their love is unpredictable which could indicate to the reader that they are at their honeymoon stage or that they’re just at the best part of
The Relic is a poem in which Donne makes fun of the superstitions attached to the 'purely' platonic ideas of love; he also manages to satirize the society's blind prohibition against the attachment between the sexes. The persona addresses his beloved, with whom he has not yet been allowed to be intimate. They have only kissed out of the courtesy at meeting and parting, but not yet otherwise. John Donne John Donne He has taken a strand of hair from the lady out of love; and he has bound it around his wrist. Now he imagines that after some centuries, when superstitious people dig up the grave in order to bury another dead body, they will find this strand of hair around his wrist (still not decayed!)
What is the central theme of the work? Answer: Instead of describing how perfect his love is or comparing her to other beautiful things, he says she is average and there is nothing special about her. At the last 2 lines of the poem, the volta changes the poem by saying that even though his love is average in beauty, his love for her is special and unique. So instead of praising her throughout the whole poem, he contrasts her average characteristics with his special love for her. 3.
Millay mentions ‘unremembered lads that not again’. We gain an idea that Millay has had many lovers, however, no matter how many lovers she had had, the feeling of love will one day become a thing lost in the past. Yeats shows similar ideas, ‘For everything that’d lovely is but a brief, dreamy, king delight.’ The word ‘dreamy’ suggests that love is not a feeling comprehendible to the mind, more of an essence that is forgotten once it has passed. The poems agree on the feelings after love has passed. Through a metaphor, Millay says that love is something that ‘in me sings no more’.
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 the romantic poem Ozymandias, the author uses diction as one way of making his poem fit the category of romanticism. Antique land, trunkless legs, shattered visage, and boundless are just some of the words Shelley put into his writing in order to better show its romantic side. Also, when Ozymandias talks, he talks as if everything in the world is good and that no bad can come from anything. For example, “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings, look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair.”. In this line, Shelley is showing the carefree nature of the king, which is a key trait of the Romantic period of writing.
He had also proposed to her daughter but had been rejected again. In the modern age, however, his works became more realistic and free from the mystic beliefs of his early years. Summary: Yeats’ poem “When You Are Old” demonstrates that you won’t notice the real value of the things you have until you don’t have them anymore. The speaker of the poem addresses his beloved saying that when she is aged she should read a particular book which will remind her of her youth. She will remember the people who had loved her grace and her beauty with either real or fake sentiments in the past, and also that one man who had loved her soul unconditionally as she grew old and the way she looked changed.