The structure of the poem has been manipulated to emphasise Duffy's key points. We have the use of a form of dialogue as the narrator is speaking to her lover however he does not reply showing a one sided viewpoint of their relationship. This is used to express the perspective of the narrator and invites the reader in to question the idea of their relationship and the fact that she presents her lover with an onion which would be considered as a ridiculous gift to give somebody that you love. Duffy presents the ridiculous idea of the onion in the poem as she says “I give you an onion.” This is immediately presented as a strange idea as an onion is usually seen as a repellent and a very un-romantic object so the fact that she is giving this to her lover could connotate a negative, unloving relationship between the narrator and her lover. On the other hand, it could show that the relationship between the narrator and her lover is not seen as the stereotypical ‘type’ of love as she uses the unromantic gift of an onion to convey her love and to show that the onion consists of several layers which could connotate the type of relationship the narrator and her lover has and that their relationship is unique.
Let me count the ways.” (Line 1 Sonnet 43) The use of first person, authenticates that both poems are written for a personal response, this however cannot be seen in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ apart from when the characters speak. The use of alliteration in ‘Sonnet 43’, confirms that the poem was written for Browning’s lover. The repetition of “I love thee...” Shows it’s a personal poem for her true love. However, ‘Valentine’ could be interpreted as an open poem to allow the readers to understand the experiences Duffy has faced. The use of “...we are, for as long as we are.” (Line 16 and 17) Shows that Duffy is inviting her readers into the poem to help reflect upon how she feels.
There is repetition and near repetition that empathises the constancy of love when Shakespeare says “Which alters when it alteration finds”. When Shakespeare says “Love’s not Time’s fool” this is implying that love is not affected by time even though your physical features are all destroyed by time “though rosy lips and cheeks”. In comparison ‘The Manhunt’ also the subject of true love, particularly in married relationships like ‘Sonnet 116’ does, and both poems have the same vision of what true love should be like. However, it seems that ‘The Manhunt’ is directed at a married couple whereas ‘Sonnet 116’ seems to be more general, so ‘The Manhunt’ is much more personal the ‘Sonnet 116’. Additionally, in ‘sonnet 116’ there is a regular rhyme scheme in ‘The Manhunt’ it is written in
William Shakespeare establishes Benedick’s character by using diction and imagery to show his changed viewpoint on marriage. Benedick is strongly opinionated and rarely ever let’s his guard down when it comes to feelings or love. After he overhears that Beatrice is in love with him, he ponders what to do. The characterization is established through diction, “And wise, but for loving me; by my troth it is not addition to her wit, nor no great argument of her folly, for I will be horribly in love with her!” (II.3.235-237). He is saying that is might not be wise for loving him, but he swears it won’t be stupid for he is going to be “horribly” in love with her.
This gives me the impression that she feels rather cynical about Valentines Day. Whether or not this view was created prior to bad relationships, it is not known. It can then be said that because of this, she ahs made this poem anything but sentimental, as what you would usually get in a romantic poem. Throughout the poem, Duffy uses an `onion` to represent the symbol of love in her poem, Valentine. Again, she is mocking what would usually be given as a Valentines Day present.
It is funny that the two have done nothing of the sort in reality. The speaker implicitly requests the lady not to worry because at least that kind of canonization might happen in the future. Those foolish people will regard the hair and bones as things for doing miracle by the lovers; to the man, the miracle is a different one. He does regard that his beloved is a real miracle, however. He is writing the present poem to tell the truth to those who will read and know the reality of those future times when people will make nonsense myths out of such incidents.
The poet tends to use informal diction throughout the poem which demonstrates how the speaker seems to still be in that childish stage and is not admitting to his mistake. He refers to his “butterfingered way…of asking [her if she would marry him]”, and the word choice shows that he is reminiscing and inserting himself in that situation again. The word “butterfingered” is not only childish, but butter is used to soothe pain from burns, so it connects with the incident he described. The poet informs the readers that love is difficult to express, and this is perceptible because the poet has an irrational way of expressing his emotions to the girl he loves. He uses specific words that have buried meanings in them.
Romeo and Juliet Essay Every person views love in a different way. At times, the way a person expresses their love depends on who they have the emotions for. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Mercutio views love as a joke while Friar Laurence's idea of love is more passionate. Love is shown as a vulgar item when seen through Mercutio's view. “Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down.” (Act I Scene IV) Mercutio believes that love is only about being sexual to one's partner.
One of the examples is in stanza two, line eight when it says “false-speaking tongue.” This would be considered personification because tongues cannot talk. Another one of the literary elements is connotation and denotation. In stanza two, line five it says “vainly thinking that she thinks me young.” The connotative meaning is uselessly, and the denotative meaning of vain is: having or showing an excessively high opinion of one's appearance, abilities, or worth. Metaphors are another literary element in Sonnet 138. In stanza one, line one “she is made of truth” is an example of a metaphor because it is impossible for someone to be made up of truth.
Beatrice expresses her acceptance of Benedick’s love but does not realize the love inside Beatrice exists artificially. Beatrice’s faith in her emotions leaves her vulnerable to any criticism of her love to Benedick. For instance, when Hero commands Margaret to fetch Beatrice, Hero and Ursula purposely allow Beatrice to listen to them to invoke a stronger attraction in Beatrice towards Benedick. Shakespeare allows the first sign of the theme deception to manifests itself within Hero and Ursula’s conversation. Shakespeare aims to project a very harsh form of deception here in order to emphasize the power of deception of love.