Do you agree or disagree with this message? Explain. I agree because love is something that you can't quantify Are there any other reasonable ways to interpret this poem? Not that I can see. I Do Not Love Thee Publication: What kind of magazine or other publication would be the best place for this
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.
Philip Larkin and Dannie Abse have very different and contrasting attitudes to relationships. On the whole, Larkin presents the concepts of love and marriage as very superficial and meaningless, whereas Abse appears to be less such nihilistic and more open and positive about such topics. Throughout Wild Oats, Philip Larkin uses various literary techniques, such as imagery, structure and symbolism to convey certain aspects of love and the passing of time. Larkin's poetry often relates to the social and cultural views upon love and marriage in his time. 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.
These notes serve against the author as they directly challenge. Even if the reader is a philosopher like Kierkegaard, or a learned and intellectual man like Conor Cruise O'Brien, these marginal notes are a challenge and threat for them, to explain more meanings and logical assumptions to the author. There is another meaning by these notes in margins, which is to argue and fight against the author and philosophers of the text. In the second stanza of the poem, Billy also provides a contrasting view to enhance the importance of margins and notes. He begins with considering these notes and comments as “offhand”, “dismissive” and “nonsense”, but he soon explained the importance of such notes for the reader.
Romeo and Juliet By: Steff Commentary This section may appear to readers as unimportant because it is just Capulet and Tybalt talking and nothing happens. On the contrary, this passage illustrates how the characters handle situations given. This may foreshadow problems for each character such as maybe future aggressive conflict with Tybalt. The character Capulet is all a façade. He appears warm hearted and eager to end the conflict at first but then you see his real intentions and his real state of mind is focused on “what the people want” and not what is best for Romeo under the given circumstances of the families’ feud.
In order to emphasise Larkin’s outlooks onto time and it’s passing, one can highlight the similarities and differences between Larkin and Abse’s poetry. In ‘Love Songs In Age’, Larkin illustrates the view that time and it’s passing merely leads to many disappointments. The enjambment he uses amongst all three stanzas, “and stood/relearning” in the first and second and “more/the glare” between the second and third; this implies the suggestion that love cannot stop the passing of time and the instances that happen within it, for example the death of the woman’s husband. During the first stanza, Larkin uses imagery to create a memoir of the music sheets that the woman has found, “one marked in circles”, “and coloured”, suggesting that the joy of life, love and happiness isn’t appreciated until age shows what one has missed during their youth. We can then imply from this suggestion that Larkin feels time is only appreciated during the older years of one’s life.
She denies the seriousness of loss and the sadness it brings by highlighting the commoness of loss and depicting its nature not as a process but as an “art”, evading its disastrous nature. However the poet eventually comes to the realisation of the disastrous effect of losing a person and seems to waver in her opinion. In the first half of the poem Elizabeth Bishop portrays the nature of loss as a common occurrence on a everyday basis and argues that it is not as bad as people claim it to be. The poem’s title “One Art” subtly takes away the pejorative connotation associated with loss and emphasizes that people should accept loss as it is. The poet’s indifference to loss is revealed in the statement “so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster”, highlighting that loss occurs commonly, like any other daily activity, and should not be allowed to let it upset ourselves.
By using different literary methods authors are able to give their readers a better understanding of the message behind the piece of work. Using methods such as themes and symbolism allows readers to find the underlying meaning of the story rather than just simply reading something with no meaning or emotion behind it. While reading Robert Frost’s Poem The Road Not Taken and Eudora Welty’s short story A Worn Path, people get a sense that life is a lonely place full of sacrifice at times. Although these two pieces are different, their use of symbolism gives readers a better understanding of the characters in each work and figure out their real struggles with the choices they make. Literature is meant to take its readers to another place and allow them to become part of it, whether it be a story or a poem or play.
When a character speaks of love, for example, the reader is subject to his own personal interpretations of love--his own opinions and experiences--and he relies on the personal emotive responsive invoked by the word in order to sympathize with the character. However, this will never produce an accurate response. Words rely on sympathy; sympathy relies on understanding, and, as Addie warns, there is no way to ever truly understand another person. As Martin Jacobi notes, “she will not reduce experience through the abstraction of words.” Attempting to understand the characters in As I Lay Dying is the only way to unlock the meaning of their language and reveal their true character and the true nature of their
Its descriptive language gave me the opportunity to see what is going on in the poem by Windell Berry. This poem is a good example of how sometimes we need a break from stress, and that we can find the relief of stress in natures beauty. Throughout the poem the author the uses poetic diction to describe the narrators senses and views on earths nature.Windell Berry knows how to create a detailed desciption to give the reader an idea of what objects look like in detail even though the reader is not able to see them in actuality. He really wanted to signify tranquility with the words that he chose. “The Peace of Wild Things” is a poem written by American poet Wendell Berry.