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 by saying “let me not to the marriage of true minds” which sets the tone and exploration of true love. Browning starts by saying “how do I love thee? Let me count the ways!” She is suggesting that we can say that we love someone in many different ways.
In sonnet 18 Shakespeare tries to immortalise the beauty of his love by writing the sonnet about them. ‘So long as men can breathe or eyes can see / So long lives this and this gives life to thee.’ By writing about his love in the sonnet he has ensured that his love for that person will be preserved for as long as people can read. By doing so he has proven to his reader how strong love can be. This is an idea worth learning about. Shakespeare used the sonnet as a poetic form to illustrate his feelings for his love.
But the Mariner escapes his curse by unconsciously blessing the water snakes, and the albatross drops off his neck into the ocean. In the poem, I think the Albatross represents Nature, but it means nothing to the Mariner. What’s more, a ship followed by an albatross is generally consider an omen of good luck. When the Mariner kills the symbol of Nature, which is regarded as an act that will curse the ship, Nature quickly changes and began punishing him. He is then tortured by the rays of the sun and mocked by the sight of water that he could not drink.
Keats has grown as an individual in his past life until he met his love, which led to the creation of his most popular odes. Beck had stated “to write something which is an entity in its self which all the meaning can be found by simply exploring the way words were in the poem” this is shown through Keats’ poems with the word ‘love’ in both La Belle Dame Sans Merci and Ode on a Grecian Urn. ‘And sure in language strange she said - I love thee true’ the effects of this line is to exemplify the differences of love. A language barrier does not stop the illusion of love, seduction and emotion involved. The repetition of the word ‘never, never’ in ‘Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss’ emphasizes the idea of reoccurring love that is constantly chasing.
The story is about an island where Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, Vanity, Time and Love lived. In the story, they repaired their boats because it was announced to all the feelings that the island would sink. Everyone left but not Love because Love wants to keep going even if she was facing difficulty. But when the island was almost sinking, Love decided to ask for help. Love first asked Richness but Richness refused to help Love because there were lots of gold and silver in his boat and there was no place for Love.
His first major flaw is exposed when he becomes ignorant as a creator and abandons the monster. The second mistake Victor makes is revealed when he does not aim to benefit his creation educationally. His many errors ultimately result in the monster’s critical decision to end his life. By contrasting Victor Frankenstein to Prometheus, Mary Shelley demonstrates, in Frankenstein, that humans are irresponsible and abysmal creatures who are incapable of being burdened with the responsibilities of God. One of the many flaws that Victor displays throughout the novel is revealed when he fails to express love and compassion towards the monster; instead, he demonstrates ignorance and recklessness as a creator the moment he abandons his creation.
They eventually succeed in doing so by drowning Camille during a boat trip. Defending himself, Camille bites Laurent in the throat. Madame Raquin is in shock after hearing the disappearance of her son and everybody believes the fake story of an accident. But Laurent is still uncertain about whether Camille is truly dead and frequently visits the mortuary, where he finally finds the dead Camille. Still, Thérèse has nightmares and doesn't talk, so Michaud - one of the regular visitors of the family - comes up with the idea, that Thérèse should marry again and the ideal husband would be Laurent.
The image of Benedick "wast[ing] inwardly" is used playfully as the audience know it isn't true. Perhaps Shakespeare has include this image of a lovesick Benedick to further satirise the type of love so meaningfully presented in Petrarchan poetry. This contrasts sharply with the nature of Romeo and Juliet's declaration of love. Like Juliet, Beatrice also takes charge of the relationship once Benedick has sworn his love for her. However, unlike Romeo, Benedick swears his love on his hand, proving perhaps that he will prove his love through his actions, not just words.
In Wild Oats It explains that a person, over the course of time, comes to realise that his greatest desires of love, are unattainable, and second best things will have to suffice. The central purpose of this poem is to show that love is one of these great desires and despite flashes of promise it contains scarcely anything that is more than fragmentary. Larkin reveals this through tone and diction. Both poets seem to focus a lot on the physical side of love where lust and desire are involved however Abse makes it sound more sensual and even spiritual when he speaks of Eros in his poem. Larkin portrays this sense of objectification in his poem with regards to woman as he describes a woman as a ‘bosomy English rose’ and then follows on to call her ‘beautiful’ throughout the poem portraying the sexual lust involved with love.
Assignment #1 Rebecca Rioux 4766440 ENGL 1F95 Thursday, October 25th 2012 Word Count:1002 Elizabeth Browing represents a love that is selfless and creates a sonnet of imagery for the reader, as well as utilizing the aspects of that which is a sonnet itself. To love is to know that one does exist; in the sonnet, love seems to be the entirety. Love is a term which is known questionably, all may not have experienced it but know of it. A poem of love, is easily related to identifying ones self. Browing identifies herself through this poem by asking the perpetual question of “How Do I Love Thee?” Although she gives no detail as to whom she may love, it gives the reader a chance to relate to her writing.