The diction of soul implies that the love she has for her husband is genuine. Browning builds further on the spiritual realm of her love which gives the reader an impression that the love for her husband is so huge that it rises above the world: “when feeling out of sight for the ends of being and Ideal Grace” Shakespeare however, goes on to further on his exploration of love indicating that love is and “ever fixed mark” perhaps meaning that love is forever. He then uses personification to further build on his idea that love can endure everything saying that love “looks on tempests and is never
In John Clare's poem 'First Love' we see love as an instant attraction and he says it was a love 'so sudden.' It also highlights the aspect of unrequited love as the relationship between the poet and the person he loves has never even started. In fact he is hardly noticed as we can see from the rhetorical question 'And when she looked 'what could I ail?'' It is only in his own mind that she even perceived his love for her. ‘She seemed to hear my silent voice And loves appeal to know’ (L19, 20) This depicts love as obsessive and selfish.
1. Why might Sonnet 18 by Francesco Petrarcha be interpreted as a poem about defeat as much as a poem about love? Use specific examples from the text in your response. Answer: In Sonnet 18, the speaker wants to describe the beauty of his love, but can’t find the words to do so. The speaker says “Then in mid-utterance the lay was lost” when he tries to think of the words to describe his love’s beauty.
This is made evident in the line, “My love is such that rivers cannot quench.” The narrator wants to be with her husband forever, for eternity. The theme of Bradstreet’s poem is religious. She puts forward her belief that earthly love is a path towards heavenly love, which in her eyes she will be spending with her husband for an infinite amount of time. The way Bradstreet describes the bond between her and her husband sets a joyous and amorous tone. They are like one, so good together as she puts it.
The depiction of love is shown as true. Shakespeare has used religious imagery to show how Romeo and Juliet’s love is pure and that Romeo worships Juliet as a relic or a saint. The play also explores true love in act two, scene two where Romeo and Juliet exchange love vows. They show quick progression in their relationship because in this scene they get married. The poem ‘Valentine’ depicts love in a more truthful way, though it seems harsh and almost cynical.
To his coy mistress To His Coy Mistress also links in with Petrarchan love, the poem makes a lot of reference to time and talks about if there was enough time he would do different things with her, he lists a lot of time frames such as, ‘I would love you ten years before the flood’, this refers to the biblical story of Noahs Ark and the flood. Another interesting quotation in the poem is ‘And you should if you please, refuse till the conversion of the Jews’ this shows that the poet is referring to the poem as he will love her until the Jews convert to Christians but they will never do this so he is using it as a way of saying he will love her forever. Comparing this poem with romeo and Juliet, romeo is desperately
Compare the ways the two poets have used poetic form, structure and language to express their ideas. ‘What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why’, a sonnet by Edna St. Vincent Millay, as well as ‘Never give all the heart’, a sonnet by Yeats, are deeply rooted in the theme of love. Both in the sonnet form, both conform to a traditional way of expressing love and both poems have similarities and dissimilarities in form, structure and language. Both poems have a message of the transience of love. Millay mentions ‘unremembered lads that not again’.
There are lots of points of comparison between 'Sonnet 116' by William Shakespeare and 'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell for example, though To His Coy Mistress talks about love being a fleeting experience it is three times the length of Sonnet 116, this draws contrast between the two poems. By defying your expectation that the structure would reflect the nature of love, it instead highlights it. Sonnet 116 talks about love as an abstract concept and presents the idea that love in invaluable "Whose worth's unknown" whereas To His Coy Mistress presents the idea that beauty and through that love fades with age, ‘Thy beauty shall no more be found,/ Nor, in thy marble vault’ this shows that although they were writing at very similar times they both had quite different ideas about love. Both poets are writing metaphysical conceits and the ideas that they present aren’t for a specific person, shown by Marvell writing; ‘His Coy Mistress,’ and Shakespeare by writing as an abstract thought. Although both poets are writing purely for entertainment, I take the ideas that they present as their own, and they are very different opinions on love.
One speaks of loss, the other of gain. One speaks of hiding their passion and the other speaks of dancing, singing, and fashioning beds from roses. But the two might not be as incompatible as one might think for a love which, for a time, may be strong and public may quickly turn astray into an affair of secrecy and frailty; such is the nature of love. Their differences set them apart, but the question is: how do their similarities bind them together? The first similarity between the two poets is also the most easily over-looked.
He had also proposed to her daughter but had been rejected again. In the modern age, however, his works became more realistic and free from the mystic beliefs of his early years. Summary: Yeats’ poem “When You Are Old” demonstrates that you won’t notice the real value of the things you have until you don’t have them anymore. The speaker of the poem addresses his beloved saying that when she is aged she should read a particular book which will remind her of her youth. She will remember the people who had loved her grace and her beauty with either real or fake sentiments in the past, and also that one man who had loved her soul unconditionally as she grew old and the way she looked changed.