Shakespeare & E. B. Browning are great poets of two different age. Love has been expressed in many ways in their works. But their expression style is different from each other. Similarities: The main theme of the poem is similar. They both are love poems.
I could visualize that the person he is talking about is the most beautiful individual ever. I could see this by the way he compared her to “…night of cloudless climes and starry skies.” I could also sense feel as I read the poem. He described her cheek and brow, “so soft, so calm, yet eloquent,…” Figurative Language: What poetic devices were used in this poem? What did these poetic devices do for the poem? Did these devices help create imagery or communicate the author's feelings?
The voice tries to answer this by the repetition of "It is" referring to how important and huge it is. The whole poem portrays a visual image that conveys the idea of love as a fire, which provokes favorable pain. Mr. Peele accomplishes this with a bit of irony in the third line, "It is a pretty, pretty thing", emphasizing on how beautiful love is despite the "prick" and "sting". Also, the speaker handles an accurate use of memorable words creating a powerful feeling of the unstoppable cycle of love which fills our souls. This idea is perfectly transmitted with the phrase "Whose flame creeps in at every hole" and contrasted with "From whence do glance love`s piercing dart" bringing apart Cupid Angel whose arrows shock us but at the same time complement us.
Explore the ways Shakespeare presents strong feeling of Love in 'Romeo and Juliet' and one or more poems from the Anthology of love poems. Throughout history love has been one of the strongest emotions known to mankind. William Shakespeare in ‘Romeo & Juliet’ portrays how love a powerful influence on anyone under it grasps. Shakespeare made R&J to be performed to the public whereas as 'To my Dear and loving husband' by Anne Bradstreet and ‘sonnet 180' by Shakespeare himself were both made to read aloud. Shakespeare uses a combination of techniques to show a true heartedness of love between Romeo and Juliet in Act 1 Scene 5 and Act 2 scene 2.
Poets through the ages have been esteemed as possessing the ability to perceive the ordinary in extraordinary and innovative ways. Poetry captures the essences of human emotion and experience and imbues them with further significance by the literary techniques that typify poetry as the language of art. In her poetry, Gwen Harwood explores many thematic concerns that resonate with her readers regardless of their contexts. The universality of concepts such as memory, inspiration, childhood education and the cyclical, yet final nature of death are transformed by Harwood’s poetry to create fresh perceptions of the continuity of experience and provide permanence to these transient elements of humanity through language. The poetic techniques employed by Harwood effectively communicate distinctive aspects of her themes while allowing them to remain universal.
Poetry is one of the greatest forms of literature arts, it is a great and creative way of self expression, telling stories, and also a variety of ways to connect with the readers. Paul Laurence Dunbar is a poet, well known to be one of the first influential black poets in American literature. His most popular times were in the beginning of the 20th century. Not only is Paul Laurence Dunbar known for writing poems, but also for writing novels, short stories, and essays. Some of his famous work consists of Majors and Minors, Lyrics of Love and Laughter, and The Uncalled.
The most notable aspect of the poem are the themes within it, such as love, promise and trust. These themes are illustrated in the poem by the two main characters and their undying love. Their love is so strong that they would go to any length to protect each other, even if this results in a death. “The Highwayman” is a poem which compels its readers to read the entire poem at once to absorb its true emotion. Because of its well-versed eloquence, one could go so far as to say it is one of the worlds most prized poetic works.
Lawrence (1885-1930) is known as one of the greatest literary figure in the literary history of England. He is versatile in many literary genres such as novel, poem and prose. But his favorite literary genre is the form of novel that, according to his opinion, can manifest the human life to the highest extent. The modernist symbolism as adopted by D.H. Lawrence is different from the traditional realist and romanticist symbolism. The traditional symbolism is characterized as the conspicuous resemblance between the embodying objects and the embodied objects because it is universal and has been commonly adopted in traditional canons.
In this poem the author is making a humongous part of history into a fun, easy to read poem. The poem is very structured story because the author uses a rhyme scheme. While reading the magnificent poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” it is easy to feel the excitement that the author puts in the story. The poem seems to be structured, but in a way it is also free verse. The way the poem is written, there is repetition repeatedly.
Although poems can be based on a vast array of subjects, one of the most interesting and thought-provoking themes there is, is about love. The topic of love can be written in so many different ways and this is what I shall be writing about in this essay. The poems I shall be comparing are; Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare, Talking In Bed by Philip Larkin, My Last Duchess by Robert Browning, I Am Very Bothered by Simon Armitage, Remember by Christina Rossetti and finally, Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy. The first poem is by William Shakespeare and it’s called ‘Sonnet 116’ and it has a very positive outlook on what love is like, yet it is not a poem about love between the speaker and their lover. Instead, it looks at the idea of love and it’s concept.