The tone in this poem is peaceful and graceful for when the author says ”Thy Naiad airs have brought me home” signifies that Helen’s beauty is peaceful and gentle and her air can just take him home. The purpose for this tone is to show the speakers’ admiration towards Helen, that everything about her is great. The second poem “Helen” however has the speakers’ views towards Helen to being hate and disgrace. In the beginning of the poem it says, “All Greece hates the still eyes in the white face” to show the disgrace and hate towards Helen. The purpose was to describe how not only the speaker views Helen but all of Greece, which is with, hate and disgrace.
Philip Larkin and Dannie Abse have very different and contrasting attitudes to relationships. On the whole, Larkin presents the concepts of love and marriage as very superficial and meaningless, whereas Abse appears to be less such nihilistic and more open and positive about such topics. Throughout Wild Oats, Philip Larkin uses various literary techniques, such as imagery, structure and symbolism to convey certain aspects of love and the passing of time. Larkin's poetry often relates to the social and cultural views upon love and marriage in his time. In Wild Oats It explains that a person, over the course of time, comes to realise that his greatest desires of love, are unattainable, and second best things will have to suffice.
In To Helen, the first few lines are “thy beauty to me like those Nicean barks of yore.” Describing Helen as a strong beautiful woman and nothing in a negative manner. It is obvious with both authors use of diction that each poem portrays Helen in a different light and very different from one another. The imagery used to describe Helen in both poems is also very contradicting and it is very apparent how each author feels about her. In Edgar Allan Poe’s he describes her by saying “thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face” using delicate words to show how precious Helen really is and how he adores her. “ How statue-like I see thy hand” meaning her beauty is almost like that of a statue and how he interprets her as being just as perfect.
In both The Nights Tale and The Millers Tale by Chaucer, female beauty is expressed dominantly. Also in some aspects both poems could be referred to as exploring superficial love, due to the men being overwhelmed with the beauty of women. This is displayed within The Nights Tale as Palamon questions whether the woman before him is “womman or goddesse” after seeing her across the yard. Thus this demonstrates Chaucers use of superficial love as Palamon presumes her as being more than human only dues to her beauty. Furthermore, elements of superficial love are also in The Millers Tale, as Absolon loves Alisoun due to her “goddess corpus”.
They both explore the theme of love or rather painful love. the poet revels the link between the two poems’s through a verity of techniques which is done very effectively but also shows the difference between the obsessive love in “Havisham” and the possessive love of “Valentine”. The pain of love is evident from the beginning in both poems. “Carol Ann Duffy” uses the tone in the first couple of stanzas to show the unorthodox nature of the love. “Not a day since then I haven’t whished him dead”-Havisham This is very effective as the aggressive tone shows “Havisham” has been rejected and her love is causing her pain.
By the end of the poem he talks about how he loves her even though she may not be as beautiful as all the things he described. The main point that he is trying to make is that love doesn't have to be excessive, even with her imperfections, he still loves her. The poem starts off with him talking about his mistress' eyes. "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun." Instead of being like most poets, Shakespeare says that his mistress' eyes are not like the sun.
After a Death by Roo Borson 410182017 王彥翔 I think this poem is absolutely stunning because of the vivid imagery that is set up in such a simple short poem. I like this poem because it sets up such a strong feeling of sadness and comfort in only eight lines. Although she doesn’t directly tell us she has truly lost someone, we can obviously observe that the speaker uses a chair for a metaphor of the girl’s love toward the lost lover. However, the speaker doesn’t exactly explain her love. In the poem, "her love" may be talking about her father or a lover because the poem is unclear.
As well as using metaphor, free verse, transferred empathy, refrain and litotes, the lyricists have used imagery to create a mental image of darkness and grief. The poets have created a dream like surreal image, by using language which shows sadness and depression. The preposition “In” immediately creates an image of confinement and an enclosed area. The adjectives “white” and “black” is a metaphor of the differences the man and women have, it also creates a mood of darkness and light, sad and happy, which are the changes this man has been put through. These claims are backed up by the noun “curtains” which suggests privacy and seclusion, this could imply that this couple enjoyed being secluded or isolated from the outside world.
The Duke in "My Last Duchess" is an arrogant, disrespectful man, who cares more about status and wealth than love. He is very selfish, who is jealous about his ex-wife for not giving him attention in the way he wanted. He wanted her to treat above everyone else. The speaker in "To His Coy Mistress" gives us the impression that he is a respectful man. He is also well-spoken and this is important because it is his main strength which he uses to attract her towards him.
Ain’t No Grave: What We Call Tears and The Opened Door Write-Up The section “What We Call Tears” encompasses a variety of poems that contain similar themes of darkness, hopelessness, loss, frustration, and abandonment. Through these themes, the reader is able to emotionally transport themselves so as to understand events such as the historical lynching of African Americans and deep losses in relationships. Therefore, TJ Jarrett writes these particular poems to show the darkness and horror of African Americans past. This section begins and ends with themes of darkness and loss. Furthermore, the middle poems accompany these same themes and reveal insight into the main speaker of the first and last poems of this section.