Browning's writings are always energetic but in Tennison's tone of expression is generally melancholic where he tends to give touch of nostalgia. Their poetic concerns are hardly related. Browning systematically depicts the essence of a character whereas Tennyson gives importance in inducing and endorsing a particular mood. Tennyson’s poetry is essentially lyrical; thereby his dramatic monologues seem half-hearted attempts when compared to Browning’s. In Tennyson we see the dramatic monologues used quite differently and the same characteristics found in his lyrical poetry are present in his dramatic monologues.
Sir Phillip Sidney exaggerates this expression to construct a drag of hate over time. Desire is depreciated by the speaker throughout the poem, yet not upon its enlightenment but for its golden coating. Sidney provoked pessimistic diction when calling desire just as bad as, “scums and dregs”. By this implication of downgrading “desire” to the lowest of the low, the reader feels the negativity received by the writer though the speaker. Sidney continues the cynical thought by quoting, “band of all evils”.
And it effects an appeal, if an ironic one indeed, to the reader’s wariness. He anticipates—or pretends to—the reader’s suspicions, as if a reader might challenge him, saying, “Oh, so you’re only making this proposal because you can profit by it!” Here a discussion of the piece as both effective argument and satire would be fruitful. 12. By publishing such an outrageous text, what might Swift have hoped to bring about among the people of Ireland? * Clearly Swift would not be as innocent or fatuous as to think his proposal would solve the problem he addresses.
Sonnet 138 In sonnet 138 the speaker focuses on a central relationship with his mistress candidly revealing that it is based on lust and their round acceptance of deception among them. Both he and she lie together, about her infidelity and his age. The piece is crafted by the poets use or puns, paradoxes, a candidly accepting tone and misleading diction. The sonnet concludes with a final couplet that according to Vendler “ends where it begins”, by the two continually lying to one another. The main conflict in the poem is shown prominent in the first 2 lines of the first quatrain, -“When my love swears that she is made of truth, I do believe her although I know she lies”, obviously the speaker is trying to express that his mistress is lying about something and he knows, yet he accepts that.
Common associations of the word flea often include the existence of a parasitic organism. Contradicting this association is the connotation created by John Donne in, “The Flea,” in which a flea is compared to the desired intimate love between the speaker and their desired love interest. Hence, it is used as a metaphor. Additional insight is provided by the Donne’s personification of love as a flea because it suggests that the love offered by the speaker may not be reciprocal. The form of the poem suggests that despite the possibility of failure, the speaker is willing to persevere through any doubts held by their love interest with hopes a greater future.
Every poet has his or her own style of writing which makes each poem individual and unique. Although they might share similar themes, the way a poem is delivered to the reader can vary indefinitely. If we take two completely opposite poems such as the ones entitled You are reading this too fast by Ken Norris and Sonnet CXXX by William Shakespeare we can find some similarities in their cores. What unites these two poems is their ability to evoke emotions of love in different yet parallel ways. Other similarities lie in the poetic features such as language, similes, and rhyme scheme.
With Chaucer’s humour there is also satire which parodies ordinary life and the previous tale. Because of the position of the Miller’s Tale as an answer to the Knight’s Tale, we have to look at what that means. Seeing as the Miller’s Tale is a direct answer to the Knight’s Tale of high romance and courtly love, we get the juxtaposition of two very different tales that really are about the same thing. Chaucer shows us that the fabliau can be a parody of the romance genre. In both stories we have a love triangle with a woman which is unobtainable and two men that fight over her.
Marvell is often described as a metaphysical poet; using imagery and word play to express complex ideas and feelings as so much of his poetry deals with ideas of science, existence and truth. His poetry is also humorous, often using exaggeration to challenge or mock others. To His Coy Mistress is arranged into three different poetic stanzas. It is about a fictional man expressing his sexual desires to a young fictional woman he intends to sleep with simply because of lust. The biography-less man is perceived to be speaking directly to the young woman (whose biographical details also aren’t revealed) trying to convince her to get in bed with him.
We naturally consider the concepts of "evil" and "happiness" as utterly opposed. But isn't there something that binds them together? Can't we overcome the opposition? Is there an antinomy between the two? What is the relationship between evil and happiness?
With reference to holy books, example; the Bible, Quran, and others,there are rules to live by written in words. These rules would be utterly useless without persons in the belief to follow in actions or, more so, to carry out the religious act. Les Murray in his poem, “ Poetry and Religion”, is trying to make readers aware of the relationship between poetry and religion. He uses different scenarios to make it clear to readers, which the literary device, personification is used a number of times. A great similarity in poetry and religion is the repetition of love, ‘ Full religion is the large poem