The Beauty Within While first reading Lord Bryon’s, “She walks in beauty, like night” we have many different thoughts that cross our mind-The first of course is love. The theme of this poem is Love, Which is easily recognized. What isn’t- is the unique way how Lord Bryon talks about both this woman’s inner beauty as well as her physical beauty. This feature is what makes this poem so alluring and what makes many women only hope they are thought of in this fashion. While reading Lord Bryon’s poem we notice many different literary influence such as Simile, Symbolism, metaphors as well as tone.
For lots of people, it’s the lyrics of a song that make it important to them. The best lyrics are the ones where the writer is speaking from their heart. Writing can put a spark in our minds; it can expand our knowledge and bring people upon new imaginative realities that had been previously unimaginable until put on paper. There are lots of songs that do this. Some of those songs have been made very popular.
This enables him to present the experience of first love as more intriguing and romantic. He is giving the reader something to relate to. He also quotes many symbols related to love in the poem such as ‘heart’ and ‘flowers’. In the line ‘I could not see a single thing’ he is emphasising that he is truly ‘blinded’ by love and he is experiencing the common symptoms of ‘first love’. The reader can relate to these symptoms and the text could compel emotions relating to love from the reader.
As mentioned above, Robert Browning is well known in the world of poetry due to his contribution of the dramatic monologue. According to the Britannica Encyclopedia, a dramatic monologue can be defined as “a poem written in the form of a speech of an individual character; it compresses into a single vivid scene a narrative sense of the speaker's history and psychological insight into his character”. Written in the first person, the dramatic monologue includes a listener, an acute focus on dramatics as well as the use of props, all of which are presented in a symbolic setting. In most cases this type of monologue creates a feeling of sympathy and a deep form of dramatic understanding within the reader towards the speaker. Browning incorporates all of these elements in an intriguing manner in his poetic masterpiece My Last Duchess.
The Platonic Concept of Love: The Symposium by Dr. David Naugle Pondus meum amor meus; eo feror quocumque feror. St. Augustine, Confessions, 13. 9. 10. Because of the centrality and power of love in human experience, men and women throughout the ages have felt the compulsion to sing songs, to write verse, and to tell stories about this ineffable and mysterious force which leads them to the peaks of felicity, and to the depths of despair.
Keats has grown as an individual in his past life until he met his love, which led to the creation of his most popular odes. Beck had stated “to write something which is an entity in its self which all the meaning can be found by simply exploring the way words were in the poem” this is shown through Keats’ poems with the word ‘love’ in both La Belle Dame Sans Merci and Ode on a Grecian Urn. ‘And sure in language strange she said - I love thee true’ the effects of this line is to exemplify the differences of love. A language barrier does not stop the illusion of love, seduction and emotion involved. The repetition of the word ‘never, never’ in ‘Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss’ emphasizes the idea of reoccurring love that is constantly chasing.
‘Yeats poetry continues to engage readers through the exploration of love and relationships.’ To what extent does your interpretation of Yeat’s poetry align with this view? We identify with literature based on its relevance to our own lives. Love and relationships are two themes that can impact an individual in unimaginable ways. Through his highly emotive and personal explorations of love and relationships, WB Yeats’ has an immense ability to continually captivate his reader’s. The themes of Yeats’ poetry have been influenced by personal developments throughout his life.
Compare the ways in which “The Voice” and “First Love” present ideas and emotions about romantic love. The poems “First Love” by John Clare and “The Voice” by Thomas Hardy are both deep emotional poems, which express ideas and emotions about romantic love through comparable ways. There are similar language features evident in both Clare’s and hardy’s writing that helps portray the emotions felt when experiencing feelings of love. Imagery is effectively created, with colour and nature used to set the atmosphere. Confusion and doubt is strongly felt in the poems, and is expressed by the use of contradicting phrases that indicate emotions of deception and sadness.
| | Words: Were the words in this poem difficult or easy to understand? I understood, they were complex word with simple meanings Was there any word or phrase that was powerful to you?“And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes”This phrase in the poem described her eyes like art swirling the dark and light together creating something greater. | | Images: Did the poet create strong images? What could you see, hear, smell, taste, or feel? In the poem the author is infatuated with this woman and describes her as a painting with swirls of colors coming together to make a masterpiece.
Literary essay Convince the reader that “Beowulf” is thought like an epic poem and how it is connected with love in order to become a love poem. Beowulf is one of the best known world epic poems. It is known I dare say all over the world and its translations into many languages underscore its present popularity at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is famous but still there are some unclear circumstances about its history of origin. One of them is the date of origin.