For her prose work she used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd. The poet Richard Wilbur addressed her to write some best sonnets of that century. “Love Is Not All” starts with the description of things that love fails to do including its failure to heal. Millay said that many people die because of lack of love. She said that she would continue trading love in the autumn of life (moments of suffering) to keep the individual alive peacefully.
It can be translated in different ways through the time. “Conjoined” (1891) by Judith Minty is a blank verse poem which uses a lot of metaphors that describe a broken relationship ; the poem gives you a feeling of a general unhappiness. In contrast, « My Dear and Loving Husband » (1678) by Anne Bradstreet, is a true declaration of love. The poet talks about her husband, celebrating their unity and stating that there is no other woman in the world who is as happy with her husband as she is. The two poems give two competing visions of marriage.
Ethan was a married man but he still fell in love with another woman. His relationship with Zeena was not as good as it was when it started, for her illness had changed her. It made her a woman who complains a lot about her health. Mattie on the other hand is a lovely, very healthy, and beautiful lady. At the middle of the novel Mattie and Ethan expressed their love for each other, well, at least Ethan did.
His life shaped his poems and short stories; all the misery, sorrow, romantic feelings Poe suffered was expressed through his poems and short stories. He was part of the famous American Romantic Movement, consequently, most of his work was dark and disturbing. Most of Poe work deals with these two subjects, beauty and love often become complete in death, as in his short story "Lenore" or in his poem "Annabel Lee." Edgar Allen Poe believes that ultimately happiness is not forever, no matter the outcome pain and misery will always will be the ultimate outcome, he feels like this from his personal experience. The Bells, deals with a particular type of bell and seeks to establish a specific mood.
Drayton’s theme is typical Petrarchan a lover's passion and pangs for his mistress who is not responsive and love. Because of this technique, Drayton is also found to be a follower of Shakespeare. This may be the reason of this sonnet’s rhyme scheme which is ABABCDCDEFEFGG just like in Shakespearean sonnets. The metrical exception in line 1 “SINCE there|” stresses the fact that there is no hope for the persona to regain his lost love, so he has finally accepted his fate, and possibly that’s the reason why he’s writing the poem couching his feelings into the sonnet. This poem has a very clear structure: quatrain 1, quatrain 2, quatrain 3 and a couplet.
This emphasizes she loves her very much. “First Love” puts across the theme of rejection as the poem progresses to sadness in comparison to the beginning. “And stole my heart away complete”. “My heart has left its dwelling place and can return no more”. Clare writes about how a man has been rejected towards the end.
Once you read a few of his works you can tell that his misfortune appears to be the groundwork for many of his famous pieces especially in The Raven and Annabel Lee. In fact, many of his themes consistently in his writings were of love and death, again an almost reflection of his own life. One aspect of Poe's poetry that reflects his personal life is that of the grieving man. After the death of his mother, his adoptive mother and even his wife, it was amazing that Poe had the strength to go on. We can only assume that some of the feelings Poe experienced are the same as the ones the grieving man feels in "Annabel Lee".
Even the landscape described in the poem reflects his loss. I find that Hardy creates very vivid imagery and sounds which make for an involving poem that causes a reader to sympathise for him. The idea of communication, or lack thereof, between Hardy and his departed wife in this poem is key in his representation of grief and loss. Right from the first line, Hardy hears her ‘call to me’. The specific use of the words ‘to me’ make the communication seem one-sided; he is unable to reply.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee; If ever wife was happy in a man, Compare with me, ye woman, if you can. I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold (1-5) Bradstreet believed her marriage was perfect. Simon and her were meant to be together and their love was more precious than gold. While her husband was absent upon public employment, Bradstreet penned a poem to be sent to him. The poem, “A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment” shows how much Bradstreet misses her husband.
Characters Narrator (persona): A man of deep sensibility who extolls a young maiden with whom he fell deeply in love. Annabel Lee: Beautiful young maiden loved by the poet. She was of noble birth, as Line 17 of Stanza 1 suggests when it says she had “highborn” relatives. Annabel Lee probably represents Poe's wife, who died at a young age. Seraphs: Members of the highest order of angels around the throne of God.