An almost nursery rhyme feel is also added because Blake refers to the senses of sounds and touch, cool colors and appeals to the sense of sight. Blake accurately describes innocence in “The Lamb” as the naïve part of life when one believes in the goodness of everything. In Blake’s “The Tyger”, Blake uses repetition of sounds to add to the tone of the poem. The “b” sound is repeated all throughout the poem when Blake uses the words “burning”, “bright” and “burnt” eyes. Those words add to the experience theme of the poem.
In her 17’th century poem, “To my Dear and loving Husband” the female Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet showers her husband with accolades of their wonderful Earthly love that they share for each other. In the 12 line lyric she expresses the importance and duality of both an Earthly love between a husband and wife also being a service mankind's love for god. The overall organization of the poem is 3 quatrains of two rhyming couplets each. The six couplets help to convey the sense of a harmonious loving couple. The rhyming pattern they use is AABBCCDDEE almost exactly and the iambic pentameter (5 feet of one unstressed followed by a stressed syllable) give the poem a very comfortable and perfectly designed feeling.
Common metre is usually used in hymns and because the poem is so lyrical it gives it the sense of being a hymn itself, because hymns are usually about praising God we are given the sense that Dickinson is praising nature as though it were her god. We can also see this praise through the subjects of each stanza. Dickinson has organized them into four different subjects, they all represent a season; spring, summer with it’s ‘endless summer days’, autumn and winter’s ‘snowy hats’. By creating her stanzas around each season she is paying homage to the natural world and glorifying it, bringing our attention to its importance. In the poetic voice of the poem the tone is joyous, excessive and boastful.
She uses this bee-to-blossom experience as symbol of an ideal, happy relationship. A relationship where each person has mutual feelings of the other, and where there is no oppression or dominance over each other. Fast forward to her marriage with Logan, she returns to Nanny in tears crying about all that she wanted was the “things sweet wid mah marriage” like when she used to “sit under the pear tree and think” (Hurston 23). The quote reveals one of the many times that the pear tree symbol appears. The relationship that she has with Logan saddens her; she wishes for the beautiful and peaceful marriage that she dreamt of having when looking at the bee and the pear blossom.
Shakespeare's sonnet does use symbolism, however it is very simple and easy to understand. Shakespeare compares love to the beauty of a summers day , and the joy it brings to each and every person. This is an amazing idea of how love and friendship should be!! It is almost refreshing. In this sonnet Shakespeare does mention rough times, however, even though sometimes there are rough times in life, love and friendship will conquer all.
Barter Explication This poem is about admiring all that life has to give you. Teasdale uses formal language in this poem. I feel that there is a clear speaker and it is Teasdale sending us a message in her poem telling us to enjoy life for the loveliness. Teasdale used imagery and personification in the first stanza to give nature human like qualities, “Soaring fire that sways and sings.” The first two stanzas have a calm and peaceful mood but in the third stanza the mood shifts to persuasive or assertive where the speaker tells us to “spend all you have for loveliness”. In the first stanza the speaker gives examples of “beautiful and splendid things” and goes on to refer to them in the last line of the first stanza “Children’s faces looking up holding wonder in a cup”.
In Christopher Marlowe’s poem, a shepherd, in an idyllic way, enumerates his love for the beautiful nymph. Sir Walter Raleigh offers a response to the shepherd’s proposal through the keen eyes of the nymph. Both poems succeed in giving personal points of view concerning how each sees the nature of love. If each point of view is placed side by side, we see an optimism in contrast to a pessimism struggle in the ideas of the poets. In “Passionate Shepherd,” we see Marlowe paint a peaceful scene, where the shepherd promises to fulfill all his love’s dreams.
The flowers have been used to symbolize Elisa's soft and delicate character. Upon deeper inspection, the story reveals strong symbolisms of children, vulnerability, and connection--being the most important, of the main character. Elisa Allen is the protagonist who is at her strongest and most proud in the garden and weakened when she becomes vulnerable and loses her connection to the outer world. Elisa shows a new aura of confidence when she makes this connection to a tinker, who also is the cause of her realization of reality and her crying. The author compares Elisa’s character with the Chrysanthemums who both have a strong and rough exterior but deep inside have a compelling sense of beauty.
It shows that the personality of Marlowe is very romantic and everything is perfect with him. It also emphasizes that his dream is very idyllic. Marlowe also illustrates the senses to make the love letter become more effective. In the first stanza, he talks about the ‘hills and valleys’ (3) and it demonstrates the smell and the scene of nature. Also, he talks about the ‘wool’ (13) and the birds and the shepherd ‘dances and sings’ (25), which shows the senses of touch and hear to make the poem so beautiful.