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.
The strength of his love is reinforced by his loyalty and dedication as depicted by ‘You were the first, you’ll be last’. Through the author’s repetition of, “I will be the flame”, his will to continue to love and the abiding nature of his adoration is demonstrated. However, the author also reveals the despair he feels due to his love’s absence, “I feel so lonely…I’m going crazy”. The running vectors of the image reveal
As well, the gloominess of his poetry could also be due to his longing effect of sadness that he attempts to express. These three poems have a distinct connection to each other. All of which share a resemblance, because all of them express love to the other in one way or another; as it is seemingly that these poems in their entirety have been commemorated to someone Poe himself once felt these feelings for. For example in the poem “To Helen”, the narrator portrays of Helen’s beauty. A simple poem, and seemingly short compared to the other two, it simply tells of the narrator’s views of the young lady he is admiring.
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.
To love that well which _thou must leave ere long” there is a twist in which we may observe he is talking to his beloved and how their love is going to live forever. Shakespeare writes about the mortality of men in Sonnets 71 and 73. Even though they are both similar in context he uses different figurative language to help us understand both the tone and theme. In both sonnets the writer tries to say goodbye to the beloved one
He uses persuasion at the start of the poem, but then starts charming his mistress by saying he’ll love her once they have sexual intercourse. One of the most obvious similarities between both poems are that they both have a male narrator. Both poems are also similar as they both contain lines about death. In Sonnet 116, Shakespeare is saying that if its true love what someone is going through then they shall love someone even until they die. “but bears it out even to the edge of doom” He is really saying, that no matter what happens through life, you shall love that person unconditionally even when they die.
Compare how poets use language to present feelings in “The Manhunt” and one other poem (Nettles) In ‘Manhunt’, Simon Armitage uses rhyme to reflect the togetherness of a relationship. He says “After the first phase, after passionate nights and intimate days.” As the poem goes on, the reader can start to recognise that the un-rhymed cuplets show how fragmented their relationship has become. In ‘Nettles’ Vernon Scannell uses elements of nature, the nettles, to portray his keen anger towards the pain his son is going through. At the beginning of the poem, Scannell uses soft ‘s’ sounds to emphasise the soothing of his injured son who has fallen in a nettle bed. The child is presented using emotive language.
It can be translated in different ways through the time. “Conjoined” (1891) by Judith Minty is a blank verse poem which uses a lot of metaphors that describe a broken relationship ; the poem gives you a feeling of a general unhappiness. In contrast, « My Dear and Loving Husband » (1678) by Anne Bradstreet, is a true declaration of love. The poet talks about her husband, celebrating their unity and stating that there is no other woman in the world who is as happy with her husband as she is. The two poems give two competing visions of marriage.
It is an intense feeling of deep affection that conquers all, making you feel comforted and appreciated. Both “Love’s Philosophy” by Percy Bysshe Shelley and “Let me not the marriage …” by William Shakespeare (also known as Sonnet 116) are two examples of poems that believe in the power of eternal love. In “Love’s Philosophy”, the poem is about how the persona was in love with another but ended up being rejected by her. Throughout this poem, he compares it to nature and its beauty because nature is without flaws and always balances itself out no matter what happens. On the other hand in “Let me not the marriage …” Shakespeare talks about how marriage should be proof for love and not a service to others.
The poem In Paris with You contrasts reality with the fantasy of love. The poem explores the consequences of love. For example how difficult it is to fall in love and trust somebody again after bad experiences. The narrator seems to reject all the “Traditional expectations” of love in search of reality and quick, easy affection. This poem takes the reader through the journey of trusting/ being part of a relationship again.