Both the poems are long single stanza poems which consist of lines that are irregular in length. The language in ‘Poryphyria’s Lover’ is natural, much less formal and the cadence or rhythm of the poem mimics that of natural speech. The rhyming scheme of ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ is ABABB; this makes it more fluent and in tune with the passion felt by the lover. Porphyria’s lover describes his heart to be in a state ‘fit to break’ and his kiss to be ‘burning’; this intensity and the asymmetry of the
The Real Analysis of “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath was a gifted but troubled poet known for disturbing style of her work. Plath wrote the poem, “Daddy,” stanzas of emotional, psychological and historical thoughts. The poem was filled with regret and over time was analyzed and critiqued differently. The best critique, “From Protean Poetic: The Poetry of Sylvia Plath,” was written by Mary Lynn Broe and emphasizes the most adequate, textual evidence of the poem, “Daddy.” Broe begins her critique by justifying that Plath creates a mock poetic exorcism of the events that happened throughout her life. Broe’s main claim points out Plath’s stupidity, progress and comedy relief of her famous poem, “Daddy.” Broe puts forth supportive, textual evidence that persuades the audience of this claim.
This emphasises that even though she does not have the title ‘Mrs.’, she may feel that she has left behind her unmarried identity, and this is all she stands for. The poem starts with a powerful oxymoron ‘beloved sweetheart bastard’. The combination of love and hate is a key theme in the poem, the emotion of the jilted woman a confusing mixture of her passion for her fiancée, and her anger of what he has done. There’s also a juxtaposition of formal language of the period in the ‘beloved sweetheart’ and the more modern use of ‘bastard’. It sounds initially as though this is a direct address to the man, but it soon becomes clear that this is a classic dramatic monologue, the speaker explaining herself to the listening reader.
Romeo is referring to how love causes pain through and image. I think much like love, a rose has a good and a bad side. A beautiful and a painful side. In ‘Romeo and Juliet’, when the two main characters are faced with the death of their beloveds, deep and powerful grief ensures. Romeo refers to his body as a temple and says, “That I may sack / the hateful mansion.” He is referring to how his love is more valuable than a mansions and he is willing to sacrifice it for love.
How do the poets convey their attitudes to love? Shakespeare shows all different kinds of love and emotions in the poems Havisham and Cousin Kate. Although the poems are very different, they do have some similarities. In Havisham, we can tell that love has turned the poet into someone who is extremely vengeful. We get this impression as she says “Not a day since then I haven’t wished him dead”.
This enables him to present the experience of first love as more intriguing and romantic. He is giving the reader something to relate to. He also quotes many symbols related to love in the poem such as ‘heart’ and ‘flowers’. In the line ‘I could not see a single thing’ he is emphasising that he is truly ‘blinded’ by love and he is experiencing the common symptoms of ‘first love’. The reader can relate to these symptoms and the text could compel emotions relating to love from the reader.
He continually juxtaposes images of the passion he felt for the woman he loved with the loneliness he experiences in the present. He is now at some distance from the relationship and so acknowledges, “tonight I can write the saddest lines,” suggesting that the pain he suffered after losing his lover had previously prevented any reminiscences or descriptions of it. While the pain he experienced had blocked his creative energies in the past, he is now able to write about their relationship and find some comfort in “the verse [that] falls to the soul like dew to the pasture.” Love and Passion Throughout the poem, the speaker expresses his great love for a woman with whom he had a passionate romance. He remembers physical details: “her great still eyes,” “her voice, her bright body,” “her infinite eyes.” He also remembers kissing her “again and again under the endless sky” admitting “how I loved her.” His love for her is still evident even though he states twice “I no longer love her, that’s certain.” The remembrance of their love is still too painful to allow
Of all the themes in poetry, those that are most commonly used and stands out quite a lot are love and despair. T. S Elliot once quoted “Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion”. As such, it is no wonder that the most powerful of emotions; love and despair, are very prominent in many of John Keats’ poems, especially in ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’. In this poem Keats clearly denotes his personal rebellion against the pains of love and revealed the sad reality that; in pleasure, there is pain. This paper will take a closer look at one of the most prominent themes in La Belle Dame sans Merci; Love and Despair.
From the first section, ‘Touch Me, Life, Not Softly’, we are immediately introduced to the painful aspects of being in a romantic relationship. In her poem, ‘A Kind of Love, Some Say’ it discusses the complexity of being abused by the one you love. The title itself suggests it’s still considered as love however it’s a different “Kind”. This shows how humans, despite how bad some circumstances are, need to feel like they are loved. In Angelou’s eye’s it’s clear the term love doesn’t have one definition simply because love can be defined in many ways so everyone will have their own perception.
Examine the ways that Duffy presents the nature of love and relationships between men and women in her poem Valentine. Duffy presents the nature of love and relationships as complex, more so than “a cute card” as love can “blind you with tears” from the pain it can cause. As we know this poem was made for Valentines Day, a day where most people see love as “a red rose”, but Duffy uses this “to be truthful”, no matter how hard it is she wants to be honest and reveal the power and control love has on men and women. In Valentine Duffy is keen to destroy notions of superficial love, as she believes that the giving of “a red rose or a satin heart” is just a love on the surface with no real meaning or love in it. Duffy indicates that the traditional gifts on Valentines Day are not good enough as they do not allow you to reveal true affection or love for someone.