Each work of fiction demonstrates the differing aspects and motivations that can result from the feeling of love. Love can make people act differently, as if they are different people completely. Browning’s poem, “My Last Duchess,” explores the possessive side of love and looks at the motivations behind this type of emotion. Throughout the poem, the duke is speaks of his first wife, by describing the painting by Frà Pandolf. “After saying that he alone opens the curtain, the duke promptly begins a catalog of complaints about the way that his wife had acted” (Marchino, 2).
Edgar Allen Poe demonstrates in his written works of “Lenore”, “Annabel Lee”, and “To Helen” an element that seemingly attempts to give the reader exceptional emotional sadness. Poe does this by telling the poem in a point of view where a man tells the story of the death or remembrance of a young love or woman. He also puts a sense of gloom in each of his poems. This allows for the reader to create a mental image if the setting, without him having to directly point it out. As well, the gloominess of his poetry could also be due to his longing effect of sadness that he attempts to express.
Even before one reads this book they cannot understand what it truly means to break away from hardship and into love without reading and comprehending the passion and love in each and every line of this poetry. Thus, I will explain to you why exactly I feel this form of poetry is good if not the best way to express ones experience with falling in love! For instance, the very first page of Street Love says it all. It explains where Junice comes from, where she has grown up, and how this life has made her who she is today! Page one (1), line thirteen, states “Harlem is not an easy place to grow old” – and this is very much backed up throughout the story in her case.
His life shaped his poems and short stories; all the misery, sorrow, romantic feelings Poe suffered was expressed through his poems and short stories. He was part of the famous American Romantic Movement, consequently, most of his work was dark and disturbing. Most of Poe work deals with these two subjects, beauty and love often become complete in death, as in his short story "Lenore" or in his poem "Annabel Lee." Edgar Allen Poe believes that ultimately happiness is not forever, no matter the outcome pain and misery will always will be the ultimate outcome, he feels like this from his personal experience. The Bells, deals with a particular type of bell and seeks to establish a specific mood.
So I’m here today charged with the task of convincing you that an English poet, writing in the 1800’s, wrote poetry so memorable and unique that it is still worthy of critical study today, over 150 years after it was composed. Now the poet is Robert Browning and the first of his poems I’ll look at is the dramatic monologue My Last Duchess. What is it that makes My Last Duchess and Porphyria’s Lover so worthy of critical study today? The answer lies in the way Browning has raised concerns about the attitudes to women so common in the Victorian patriarchal times in which he lived and of sex and violence that is still happening today. In My Last Duchess the aristocratic Duke of Ferrara, from Renaissance Italy, is speaking to an ambassador who is from another state there to arrange a marriage between the Duke and the Daughter of the master his Count.
Bliss and Sorrow Begins and Ends Love Throughout texts and other literary devices, many various authors have used conflicts as an element to introduce love into their stories. In Robert Frost’s “Home Burial,” Bobbie Ann Mason’s “Shiloh,” and Katherine Ann Porter’s, “Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” such conflicts are introduced and used to project love differently. The three authors show how the loss of a loved one can be either tragic or pleasant. The setting of the poem, “Home Burial,” is gravely important to the dispute between husband and wife. In the beginning of the story, Frost places the wife standing at the top of the stairs and grieving while her husband is at the bottom of the stairs emotionally inferior and indifferent towards the death of their only son.
How are life lessons given in poetry? Many different ideas are explored in poetry as love, war, life and death and even advice. Advice is given through many poems and sometimes implicitly. Some famous poems are the best examples of this theme. As a very good example, I chose “if” by Rudyard Kipling, a less known poem called “Poem at Thirty-Nine” by Alice Walker and my last poem is “Once upon a time” by Gabriel Okara.
Robert Browning attains a reputation for “oddness”, as the novelist Henry James termed it, for his difficult and obscure written poems. Browning’s poems are written in Dramatic Monologue. The nature of this monologue is almost as if you are ease dropping on a conversation between two people. According to Anderson et al. (2011:97) Dramatic Monologue is a device whereby the poet invents a character to provide the voice and opinion represented in the text.
Mandy moore English 101 Ying yung Circle of Love Throughout history there have been several themes which always seem to prevail through literary work. One of these themes is that of love. Love is universal but yet unique in the reality that it can be portrayed on many different levels and to different degrees in a single literary work. This is what William Faulkner did in his short story "A Rose for Emily." The story tells of a woman whose father kept her from love and how, as a result, after his death she struggled for love with both her community and with her lover.
Studying John Donne Q/: Comment on Donne’s different attitudes to women in any two of his poems. John Donne is widely known as the major metaphysical poet of the 17th century who contributed much in the escalation of the flow of literary transformation through his unique meshing of unusual unions, called conceits, and his varying attitudes towards womenkind. In “The Sun Rising”, Donne portrays his beloved to be so important and special that he does not want to lose sight of her for even an instance, as a result of a wink. This attitude contrasts that of “Go and Catch a Falling Star”, where he is cynical and untrusting of women, refusing to believe that a true woman exists. “The Sun Rising” is perfectly described as an aubade: a poem about lovers separating at dawn.