Attitude of the Speaker Tone and imagery can cause poems to fit the meaning that the author desires. In doing so, the attitude of the speaker becomes apparent. This tactic holds the reader’s attention. In the poem, “The Broken Heart” by John Donne, the apathetic tone and imagery reveals the morose attitude of the speaker. Since the poem depicts both grief as well as love, the words of the poem produce the tone.
The reader can relate to these symptoms and the text could compel emotions relating to love from the reader. This constant reference to feelings and stereotypes in correlation to love emphasises the romanticism of the experience of first love. When John Clare states ‘My heart has left its dwelling place and can return no more’ he is directly presenting the experience of first love as a life-changing
The repetition of ‘only then…’ suggests the slow painstaking process of trying to mend his wounds. The poet also uses structure effectively to convey the meaning of the poem. Different injuries are being introduced in each couplet. The poem consists of rhyming couplets, this shows that it is only the two of them in this situation and that they had once connected before this incident which has separated them. The reader explores the husband’s body and mind the same way the wife has done.
Compare the ways in which “The Voice” and “First Love” present ideas and emotions about romantic love. The poems “First Love” by John Clare and “The Voice” by Thomas Hardy are both deep emotional poems, which express ideas and emotions about romantic love through comparable ways. There are similar language features evident in both Clare’s and hardy’s writing that helps portray the emotions felt when experiencing feelings of love. Imagery is effectively created, with colour and nature used to set the atmosphere. Confusion and doubt is strongly felt in the poems, and is expressed by the use of contradicting phrases that indicate emotions of deception and sadness.
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.
Each poem expressed either similar or different ways in which the poet or the speaker used positive or negative human emotions. In the poem Going, by Bruce Dawe a positive technique has been used to create a mood of happiness and content although the poem is revolved around death. This poem differs immensely from that of Daddy, by Sylvia Plath as that poem is much more dark and bleak. Sylvia Plath has used direct address in order to create a much more sensitive frame of mind for the reader. The purpose of this poem is to celebrate his mother in laws life and way of living in order to honour her.
Character summary and analysis of Romeo The name Romeo has become nearly synonymous with “lover”, due to his experiences in Romeo and Juliet. The power of Romeo’s love, however, often obscures a clear vision of Romeo’s character, which is actually far more complex. In fact, Romeo’s relation to love isn’t that simple. At the beginning of the play, Romeo is in love with Rosaline, claiming her paragon of women, and is miserable at her indifference towards him. Romeo is a great reader of love poetry, and from the beginning we could see that his portrayal of love for Rosaline seemed that he was trying to act out what he had read about.
Shakespeare’s mood in Sonnet 30 is of personal confession while his treatment of love is a tool to forget pains in the narrator’s life. Edmund Waller’s mood in Song is of affection and the treatment of love is expressed through the man’s affection towards the woman. In Sonnet 30, the writer’s tone is one of personal confession, through which he gives the reader a glance into his own contemplations of inner grief and sorrow. The couplet tie is “friend”, which acts as the element that sways the tone of the sonnet. In the first quatrain, the author writes of how his pleasant thoughts are interrupted by negative memories of the past, namely, the lack of what he sought.
Lesbia's character is slowly revealed through the words of Catullus's broken heart. She is shown to be a passionate lover, who gets physically and emotionally involved with many men. This is made evident in many of his poems, although, it is outlined very well within Catullus's 2nd, 11th, and 72nd poems. In poem number two Catullus gives insight into Lesbia's character by talking about how she finds comfort in another man. Catullus says “for there are times when my desired, shinning lady is moved to turn to you for comfort, to find (as I imagine) ease for ador, solace, a little respite from her sorrow” (2, 8).
He continually juxtaposes images of the passion he felt for the woman he loved with the loneliness he experiences in the present. He is now at some distance from the relationship and so acknowledges, “tonight I can write the saddest lines,” suggesting that the pain he suffered after losing his lover had previously prevented any reminiscences or descriptions of it. While the pain he experienced had blocked his creative energies in the past, he is now able to write about their relationship and find some comfort in “the verse [that] falls to the soul like dew to the pasture.” Love and Passion Throughout the poem, the speaker expresses his great love for a woman with whom he had a passionate romance. He remembers physical details: “her great still eyes,” “her voice, her bright body,” “her infinite eyes.” He also remembers kissing her “again and again under the endless sky” admitting “how I loved her.” His love for her is still evident even though he states twice “I no longer love her, that’s certain.” The remembrance of their love is still too painful to allow