The first verse of the poem states that he is two times a fool, a fool for loving, and a fool for admitting it, “I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.” (Donne, Lines 1-3) Donne follows to say that he would still not be wise, even if “she” (Donne, Line 5) returned his love. Donne releases his emotions by
The writers of “Valentine and “My last duchess” have very contrasting and different ways of explaining their feelings on love. The structure of the first poem “Valentine” is simply not present. It has a very irregular structure, which symbolises the idea of an unconventional relationship and the opposite of what some may believe to be love. All the stanzas in this poem are different lengths, which means that she is simply speaking as she feels. There is no rhyme pattern that could mean that there is no flow or ease in this relationship.
Compare how language is used to express an opinion of love in sonnet 116 and another poem (Quickdraw) Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 116’ and Carol Ann Duffy’s poem ‘Quickdraw’ both talk about the relationship between two people, however they talk about them in very contrasting ways. Sonnet 116 and Quickdraw are written in different forms. Shakespeare’s poem is written in sonnet form with three quatrains and a rhyming couplet. This regular pattern shows that this is what love should be like and is normal. The use of iambic pentameter also stresses key ideas and words whilst the poem can still flow.
In Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem, “Love is not all”, the speaker begins by defining love as not sensible, solid or stable. She suggests that love has little to do with our current physical needs and serves no function for sustaining life. It investigates situations of pain and misfortune and finds none where love would make any difference. However,The speaker breaks the pattern by declaring that the absence of love will cause a man to exist closer to death. Even though love is a preoccupation and cannot physically aid her, she would not trade it for any physical comfort or relief.
Belonging Belonging comes from a connection to a place and people, people can choose to belong and that belonging can be modified over time. Postcard – Synopsis • Peter Skrzynecki makes an effort to choose not to belong to the world of the postcard. Postcard is perhaps Skrzynecki’s most confronting poem in the sense that he is forced to acknowledge memories and his heritage. • Peter Skrzynecki does not feel the same sense of connection to his homeland that his father feels, but rather feels alienated and disengaged Language • The use of aprostophes in “I never knew you”, and “I never knew you / Let me be.” o The repetition of this phrase and the imperative (“let”) convey a passionate rejection of the image of the town (i.e. a decision not to belong) • Contrast o He contrasts his negative response to the postcard with imagined “praise” from his father and mother.
Emptiness & blindness Gr.Gatsby Author F. Scott Fitzgerald proves that material things do not always create happiness by portraying that this is not how love is gained or given. The author describes two characters, Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby, who both use materialism to attempt to provide themselves with the feelings of love. In the novel The Great Gatsby, author F. Scott Fitzgerald conveys, through symbolism and characterization, that with materialism and excess, man eventually becomes empty. Tom Buchanan is a man whose materialism, leads him to become empty and blind. People who are obsessed with material objects are materialistic and excessive.
Character Essay The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock An insecure yet very opinionated character was Prufrock. A “seen it all” kind of attitude was through the whole poem, but there was still a simple love character beneath him that he was too shy to show. He expresses a lot of himself, though he lacks a sense of confidence. (40) “And indeed there will be time, to wonder, ‘Do I dare? And ‘Do I dare?’, Time to turn back and descend the stair, with a bald spot in the middle of my hair”.The poem starts out with verses of “what not to do with your love”, yet he fails to express the person he has feelings for but also fails to recognize himself in all this.
(D.H. Lawrence, "Morality and the Novel") Aesthetically, the fiction which reveals a truth by explicit sermonising rather than as a natural conclusion drawn from the relationships and events it presents, is displeasing, even "immoral." Indeed, Martel's statement is likely to have the opposite effect on his reader, provoking a determined counter-reaction not to succumb to a didactic religious agenda. Surely enough, Life of Pi fails to meet its ambition. As he travels through its pages, apparently on the Damascun road to enlightenment, the reader will not, atheist or already committed follower, experience some major revelation to the spirit, coming to, or restoring, a belief in God. Nor, despite Martel's explicit but deceptive statement, is he intended to.
This is shown through the conversation between Hermia and Lysander where Shakespeare uses repetition to compare different challenging situations where two people have fallen in love. To support this Shakespeare has used the characters of Lysander and Hermia to express these situations through dialogue some of which include ‘O cross too high to be enthralle’d too low’ (act 1 scene 1) and ‘Or else misgraffed on respect of years’ (act 1 scene 1) Through these quotes we are shown that love is something that is uncontrollable and it does not always make sense. Love can cause us to both love and cry. Love is not always easy it can cause sorrow and pain. An example that love can make us laugh is when Titania falls in love with Bottom who has the head of a donkey.
This is because couples who are cohabiting have not built a strong enough relationship yet, and therefore become more and more distant as they argue about the smallest of things. Reason 2 (The view I disagree with) A good relationship is built upon knowing each other on social, spiritual, and communicative levels, not only on the sexual level. As a cohabitated couple, they only stay together for convenience or compatibility, and not for commitment. This makes it harder for them to keep together, and easily break ties with each other. Criticising the previous statements above In marriage, you must make a proclamation, and swear that you will stay together until “death does you apart”.