Havisham & Valentine -Consider two poems by the same poet exploring the same themes. State what the theme is and how the poet revels this. (Pain of love) -You must comment on the effectiveness of these techniques. “Havisham” and “Valentine” are both poems by “Carol Ann Duffy”. They both explore the theme of love or rather painful love.
As is commonly known, this particular stretch of time is characterised as the era of radical change, with the emergence of many liberation movements, including feminism. As such, the ekphrasis views the painting under a feminist’s point of view. Instead of symbolising romantic love, the poem shows that “The Kiss” may symbolise male dominance. Lexis that indicates this is apparent from the start of the poem. “They” are described as “kneeling” together in the first line, which is deceivingly romantic.
The imagery found in this piece is used to emphasize on the more hopeful emotion, which prepares the reader for the shift into the next stanza. To give her emotions more of a realistic appeal, Leona personifies the features and qualities of love. By doing so, she creates a depth to the love she's describing, which allows her to speak of love so painfully and encouraging at the same time. Leona tells us that her "heart's crippled by the vein that I [she] keep[s] on closing." We find Leona conflicted between what she wants, what she feels, and what everyone is telling her.
Within ‘The Manhunt’ the structure and form also represent the type of love presented in the poem. Armitage starts the poem off by using rhyming couplets, but this rhyme scheme breaks down as the poem progresses. E.g. ‘phase’ and ‘days’ later turns to ‘mine’ and ‘which’ This could reflect how the speaker delves deeper into her husband’s
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.
Edgar Allen Poe creates a mood or feeling of adoration by choosing words such as “gently, perfumed, and beauty”. He also selected the word “desperate” to show King Menelaus’ longing to be with a woman as beautiful and perfect as Helen. In contrast to Poe, Hilda Doolittle creates a feeling of hatred and cruelty in “Helen.” The diction mentions words such as “still eyes, won, and white” to make the reader think of cold, harsh feelings which resemble death. Also, “hate and revile” show Greece’s dark, cold, hatred toward Helen. Imagery in each poem contrasts one another, their diction coming together to create different moods and pictures in the mind of the reader.
Compare how Eliot and Yeats present relationships Within their work, both Eliot and Yeats often present similar relationships of many types, both between man and woman and also the narrator and an aspect of their life. It is evident within Yeats’s poems that he has more positive, love based ideal of relationships, whereas Eliot portrays a more realistic, blunt and sometimes undervaluing perception. Eliot’s Portrait of a lady seems to focus on the futility of Love, whereas In When you are old presents the mystery of love and how easily it can be lost. Alternatively, Yeats’s The Mask presents love as a façade, whereas Eliot’s Love song of Alfred J Prufrock sees love as superficiality. One of Eliot’s poems which I focused on was The Love song of Alfred J Prufrock, which presents the narrator- Prufrock, and his struggle to find love, in the format of a dramatic monologue.
3.Presentation of relationships in 'To His Coy Mistress' and 'Ghazal' Both 'Ghazal' and 'To His Coy Mistress' present relationships as self-seeking and manipulative, as the narrators in both poems desire the sexual fulfilment of their lover. In 'To His Coy Mistress' Andrew Marvell uses form for effect. The narrator in the poem is trying to convince his love to have sex with him, and his whole argument can be seen as humorous and playful. One way we see this is through the use of rhyming couplets which are employed throughout the poem: 'Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, Lady, were no crime'. The extended use of rhyming couplets has a comic effect in this poem as the fast paced rhymes read like a collection of little jokes with fast punch lines.
Appointment With Love The short story, "Appointment with Love”, by S.I. Kishor, is a romantic story about a young lieutenant and lady who fall in love. The author shows that true love is possible between two people who have never met if they are able to trust their true inner feelings and instincts. The writer accomplishes this message to the reader through the use of the setting, tone and each individual character in the story. The setting in this story is established as it instantly grabs the attention of the reader.
His poems are factual; dedicated to specific people known to him. These dedicated peoms can be sarcastic, usually if they contain people that Dryden wants to make fun of, like Shadwell in "Mac Flecknoe," or they could be emotional like "To The Memory of Mr. Oldham," whom he respects. Dryden also depict characters in his poems to create romantic tone. In "Hidden Flames," he portrays a woman to illustrate unrequitted love that "he denies it." Personifying tongue that does not "betray" and love that is "cruel," Dryden creates a innocense character to justify her silence.