Both Taylor and Bradstreet find eternal love in a masculine figure in their lives through these two poems. Taylor finds his love in God while Bradstreet finds hers in her husband. When Taylor says “Then mine apparel shall display before Ye/ That I am a clothed in holy robes for glory,” (lines 17-18) he is showing that he lives in the light of God. Taylor refers to his clothing as a symbol of the Holy Spirit and his devotion to God. Taylor adored God for his various manly qualities; such as strength, power of will, and understanding.
William Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet is a popular study for various themes, including love. The five types of love include unrequited love, romantic love, parental love, friendship and love of family honor. Love is an overpowering force that takes over all other values, loyalties and emotions.The ones I will be elaborating is romantic love and love of family honor. I find these the direct cause of the eventual ending of the plot- the death of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. The romantic love of Romeo and Juliet has become very popular and is the ideal example of star-crossed lovers.
How does Shakespeare explore different representations of love in Romeo and Juliet and in a selection of his sonnets The idea of endless love; "till death do us a part" is evident in Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. His characters, known for their deep infatuation with one another have turned into world renowned heroes and heroines and their idea of love has turned into a international phenomena. Shakespeare uses the relationships of different characters to embody different forms of love. The theme of love is almost certainly the most common theme in all literature and Romeo and Juliet is no exception. The theme of love is predominant throughout the play Romeo and Juliet, but there are also many similarities and differences between Romeo and Juliet and the 154 Shakespearean sonnets.
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.
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.
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.
Olds suggests in this poem that “True Love’’ is all about two people having passion, oneness, and comfort with each other. These three things in a marriage or relationship create true love. Also, she tries to show that without true love, sex is no good. From the beginning of the poem, the speaker talks about the passion between her and her husband. She expresses that their love making is very intense and passionate.
The first thing the reader would notice about the poem is the title. The title itself sets the romantic mood that continues throughout the poem. “Unending” depicts a love that the writer believes is everlasting and immortal. The poem keeps relating back to the title because of the occasional use of the word “forever”. An interesting idea that is explored in the poem is that love is a force felt by the universe as a whole, not just by individuals.
Both poets are offering their love and try to be truthful about it. The evidence supporting this is, in Valentine "Take it"- offering love- and "I am trying to be truthful"- being truthful. In He Wishes for Cloths of Heaven "I have spread the cloths under your feet"- offering love- and "tread softly because you tread on my dreams"- being truthful. The poems also have in common the fact that they both use the imperative. The quotations to back up my point are, in Valentine "Take it" and in He Wishes for Cloths of Heaven "Tread softly".
The first poem from Fatal Interview talks about how much Millay is in love with this man. The first and second line of the poem she says “Women have loved before as I love now; At least, in lively chronicles of the past,” (530). She is comparing this relationship and the love she has for him to the old literature which contains the greatest loves. I believe that this is a great comparison. The classic novels talk about a love that is everlasting and true.