Frome marries Zenobia Pierce prematurely, only to obviate “the mortal silence of…long imprisonment.” (Wharton, page 61) He wanted “the sound of a …voice” to fill the void on his farm. (Wharton, page 61) Likewise, Holden seeks conviviality with Sally Hayes though he dislikes her phoniness. He ends the “depress[ing]” date by calling Sally a “royal pain in the ass.”(Salinger, page 133) Both characters were merely looking for companionship in their otherwise lonely lives but both encounters ended badly, for Frome on a large scale and for Holden on a smaller scale. Undoubtedly, these rash acts to receive camaraderie illustrate the foolhardiness of the protagonists. They both abhor solitude but are unsure how to find viable friendship.
In the poem “Singh Song!”, the poet uses repetition to show the persona of Singh as being very personal and intimate when he spends the little time that he has with his “newly bride”. The repetition of the word “baby” tells the reader that Singh is happy being married to his wife and that he gives her a high status in his life. The repetition of “my bride” is triple refrained which perhaps suggests that Singh has a surprising nature about his wife. This creates an interesting character as it tells us that he is willing to stop working and go against his father’s orders just to spend time with his wife. Despite the criticism he receives from his customers, Singh seems to hold his wife as a major and main priority in his life and could suggest that his emotional and mental wellbeing depends on his wife.
This poem explores the dark side of love that can become dangerous and torment you. This kind of love has left the poet sad and lonely. This love is what defines the poet and makes him who he is, but at the same time has destroyed his life because it is all he can think of, even after the woman he loves has passed away. This poem also explores the theme of mortality. The poet has become obsessed with how and why Annabel Lee dies.
This shows that the man loved with all of his mind, body, and soul the beautiful Annabel Lee and despite the heavenly wrath that he may incur and the kinsmen who most probably despise him their love prevails. Edgar uses many poetic devices in his poem. The time period set for this poem is noted by the use of “kinsmen”, “winged seraphs of heaven” and “sepulcher” to place you far in the past full of magic perhaps in the 1800’s but if one must they can recount the story to modern times. But his long ago set up puts one in the mood that many Disney films too. The reader thinks it will be the fairy tale that has a wonderful ending for the fair maiden: a picture of beauty.
These two poems are so similar, in fact, it begs the question as to whether or not Dickinson wrote her poem in response to Dryden. Their situations and settings were indeed similar, in that they were losing their lovers and feeling the agony of the moment. In both poems the speaker is anguished at the prospect: “I can die with her, but not live without her.” (Dryden, Line 4)The speaker then comes to the conclusion that the only way to avoid the issue is a solution unfavored by all: “I cannot live with you-it would be life. . .”, “I could not die-with you.
In the next quatrain, Keats perceives the world full of possibilities, waiting to be transformed into poetry. He describes the world as beautiful, a product of nature when he says, “night’s starr’d face.” Keats looks around at his beauty, but feels as if “[he] may never live never live to trace.” Keats’ reflection on death and his preoccupation of not being able to fully show his poetical gifts fears him. In the third quatrain, Keats expresses his fear of losing his love. He fears that his love for the “fair creature of an hour,” will be short-lived. Though he just met this woman for a brief amount of time, he “feels that he will never live to trace.” Interestingly, the four lines in this quatrain are noticeably shorter than the others.
But to talk about the survival of love in the context of this book might be of no use because Florentino Ariza brings to us a kind of undying love that I am sure none of us have heard of before. Everything after their meeting seems to increase the stature of Florentino in my eyes, it is all proof of the truth in his passion, his sincerity, his love. His confession of love at her husband’s funeral is thus of great importance to me. Her crying later that night when she realizes for the first time the scale of Florentino’s love is also awakening for she had been blind to that all her life, she had called that love an illusion and swished
Donne treats their love as sacred, elevated above that of ordinary earthly lovers. He argues that because of the confidence their love gives them, they are strong enough to endure a temporary separation. A valediction is a speech or a poem of farewell, one that often carries with it some sense of foreboding. Although the title "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning" might seem to suggest a dark, brooding theme, this poem is actually a love poem and it is a fine example of seventeenth century Metaphysical poem. This poem was written in 1611 as Donne was preparing for one of his frequent journeys away from his wife, Anne More.
The rhyme scheme is in the ABAB CDCD EFEF GG format.The first twelve lines set up his story and the rhyming couplet, gives the moral of the sonnet. One of the most famous sonnets of Shakespeare is the Sonnet 18. Keeping love alive is not easy and One knows that life and love eventually come to an end. It is in "Sonnet 18", that we see a challenge to the idea that love is finite.The major theme of this sonnet is his immense friendship which is addressed to an unnamed male friend considerably younger than the poet. The sonnet points out to the intense interpersonal friendship between them.
Keats openly expressed feelings ignoring stylistic rules which suppressed other poets. Keat’s poems display a therapeutic experience, as many of his Odes show a sense of struggle to accept, and a longing to search for an emotion which he could feed off for his eternity. As romantics emphasised beauty in order to replace the lack of religion. The quote `A thing of beauty is a joy forever`, I believe tormented him ever since he wrote `Endymion`, the Odes to be discussed are hence almost a progression of thought and understanding of his own beliefs. ‘Ode to Autumn’ is perhaps the greatest of nature poems written , and I can only agree when Cedric Watts wrote that it is a `richly resourceful yet alert and unsentimental’.