Sonnet 116 uses repeated pairs of words, “love is not love”, “alters when alteration finds” suggesting it is to be like “couples” and to also further emphasize the theme of love in the sonnet. He also uses metaphors such as “looks on the tempest and is never shaken” and “is the stars to every wand’ring bark,” this is emphasizing that love is an essential part of the world by using metaphors based on natural elements. Sonnet 116 affects the reader as it is saying that if the love was true, whatever the circumstance, it would not change and is everlasting. This sonnet is very much linked in with Hero and Claudio’s relationship. Their relationship is very traditional and conventional like the sonnet.
They both explore the theme of love or rather painful love. the poet revels the link between the two poems’s through a verity of techniques which is done very effectively but also shows the difference between the obsessive love in “Havisham” and the possessive love of “Valentine”. The pain of love is evident from the beginning in both poems. “Carol Ann Duffy” uses the tone in the first couple of stanzas to show the unorthodox nature of the love. “Not a day since then I haven’t whished him dead”-Havisham This is very effective as the aggressive tone shows “Havisham” has been rejected and her love is causing her pain.
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
In Sonnet 116, each quatrain is an idea, contained in a single sentence. The enjambment allows the ideas to continue, without breaking the regular rhythm. This flow of ideas allows Shakespeare to convey his positive outlook on love whereas Duffy portrays a negative view of love through her use of enjambment. This is due to phrases ending in the middle of
“My subject is War, and the pity of War. Poetry is in the pity”. This particular quote from Wilfred Owen himself uses repetition of the words ‘War’ and ‘Pity’ to give an indirect emphasis and imagery to the futility of war. This is one of many techniques in which he efficiently uses to present his perception through the reflection and writing of his poems. ‘Mental Cases’ and ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ are two outstanding pieces created by Owen, each using techniques such as hyperboles, personification and imagery that associate the two poems, giving us, the readers, a bigger picture of what is happening in the poets eyes.
On the contrary Charge is patriotic with Tennyson celebrating the courage and obedience of the soldiers – this can be seen in his use of ‘glory, honour/noble’. This positive representation of conflict could be linked to Tennyson’s role of Poet Laureate under Queen Victoria’s reign. Futility mimics a sonnet but the form is disrupted as Owen splits the poem in to two seven-line stanzas. As a sonnet is traditionally associated with love, Owen could be suggesting that the effectively with conflict their can be no love. An alternative interpretation could be that Owen uses the structure to show how conflict has cut short the life of the soldier – in the middle of his life.
Comparison of ‘Vergissmeinnicht’ and ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ Thomas Roddy Poetry often comes from feelings of strong emotions which can be seen over centuries of time with Shakespeare’s frustration of love in his sonnets, to John Donne expressing his relationship with religion. The First World War understandably brought a period of strong emotion, due to the futility, and produced some of the great poets, such as Wilfred Owen. On the other hand, World War Two was underway and the newspapers were asking “Where are the war poets?” and so the likes of Keith Douglas were titled as soldier poets. Therefore, Owen’s ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ and Douglas’ ‘Vergissmeinnicht’ seems like an appropriate comparison of these two periods. Poetry did develop and change after World War One as the 1930s brought a stress-free period where there was almost a silliness about poetry, with a lack of concern with social decay and more of an embrace in popular culture.
On the contrary, in Sonnet 43 the speaker’s (probably the poet) feelings are very passionate: her affection seems to have no limits. She is focused on the romantic/ideal love involving God and is in her own spiritual world. In Duffy’s poem, her feelings are hurt but she still loves the other person : “silver bullets of your kiss”(l.15). This metaphor contains an ambiguous mix of two lexical fields that oppose each other. “Bullets” reminds us that violence still remains from the fight and that the pain has not been forgotten.
Consequently, the story would be dry and less lively, and some important connections and meanings could not be made. Romeo’s true feelings for Juliet would be somewhat vague and blurry, and Juliet’s beauty would be imprecise and ambiguous. The way Shakespeare beautifully executes the language of imagery is what will make him be remembered for generations to
Compare how ideas about love are presented in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 and Barrett-Browning’s Sonnet 43. In the course of the essay, I will compare and contrast both poems’ idea of love. Both poems generally give a positive overview of love; both poets suggest that love is never ending and can battle through bad situations. Shakespeare’s sonnet takes the form of argument, talking about the unchanging and eternal qualities of love whilst Browning’s sonnet is like a direct poem to her husband discussing the nature of her love for him. Shakespeare starts the poem with the imperative “let me not to the marriage of true minds” which sets the tone and exploration of true love.