Edna St. Vincent Millay and Anne Bradstreet express both similar and different uses of literary elements such as theme, tone and style. This is made evident in the two love poems, “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet and “Love is not all” by Edna St. Vincent Millay. The authors vividly convey the general idea of love to the audience and readers. Although both poems are similar, there are many differences between these poems as well. In Anne Bradstreet’s poem, “To My Dear and Loving Husband,” she intensifies the meaning of love by suggesting to the reader that she adores and loves her husband.
Compare how language is used to express an opinion of love in sonnet 116 and another poem (Quickdraw) Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 116’ and Carol Ann Duffy’s poem ‘Quickdraw’ both talk about the relationship between two people, however they talk about them in very contrasting ways. Sonnet 116 and Quickdraw are written in different forms. Shakespeare’s poem is written in sonnet form with three quatrains and a rhyming couplet. This regular pattern shows that this is what love should be like and is normal. The use of iambic pentameter also stresses key ideas and words whilst the poem can still flow.
Characteristic Selected Poem Title: She Walks in Beauty Initial Response: What does this poem seem to be about? This poem seems to be about a person that the author is very fond about and describes how he perceives that persons beauty. Words: Were the words in this poem difficult or easy to understand? Was there any word or phrase that was powerful to you? The words in this poem were very easy to understand.
This enables it to have a much greater impact, and helps the poems transition into the consequences of this pain, such as the anger it causes. Another way that the poets expresses pain in Nettles is by juxtaposing the emotion with the action of soothing and comforting, which the parents do to the child when they are hurt, shown in the line ‘we soothed him till his pain was not so raw.’ The use of the ‘oo’ sound in ‘soothed’ elongates the sentence, giving a sense of calm, juxtaposed to the repetition of the plosive ‘b’ sound of ‘blisters beaded’ in the line before. This, again, amplifies the pain that the child
To begin my comparison (which includes contrasts as well as similarities), consider the two titles. One is very positive "Praise Song," while the other is very negative, "Nettles." There is everything good contained within a praise song in someone's honour while there everything painful contained with the painful agony of falling nettles. The poetic persona is an element of a poem's structure and is an important part of focalizing the mood and meaning of the poem. Both poetic personas are adults, but one is the adult child of the mother being praised while the other is the adult parent of the child who was hurt.
When reading both versions of the story, it is hard to see any clear, obvious differences, but as one reads further into the text, subtle differences in tones can be appreciated. In the 1818 version, Mary Shelley writes in a more sentimental, personal tone, making the letter less about Robert Walton and more about both of the characters' well-being. Walton concludes the letter by stating that he wants to be "Remember[ed] to [his] English Friends", illustrating that he is not only concerned about his and his sister's life, but also in his peers back at home. On the other hand, the latter letter accentuates a more detached, patronizing tone. The addition of the last two paragraphs can be interpreted as Robert Walton showing off his accomplishments rather than being concerned about his sister.
The selected sonnets from Aurora Leigh and Other Poems simultaneously conform with and challenge Barrett Browning’s context through the theme of mortality, and the notion that love transcends death. The concept of death is prominent throughout Barrett Browning’s sonnet sequence, and draws parallels to the excessive mortality that occurred within both the Victorian era and Barrett Browning’s personal context. However, Barrett Browning challenges her time by contrasting death and love, and overcoming the Victorian era’s fear of death by suggesting that love transcends death. In Sonnet I, Barrett Browning depicts conflict between death and love, setting up this theme for the remainder of the sonnet sequence and foreshadowing that death is to be conquered by love. Barrett Browning manipulates direct speech and colour symbolism in the passage “Guess now who holds thee?
She will remember the people who had loved her grace and her beauty with either real or fake sentiments in the past, and also that one man who had loved her soul unconditionally as she grew old and the way she looked changed. As she is reminded of him, she will regret her missed opportunity of true love. Theme & Tone & Rhyme Scheme: The poem is written in iambic pentameter with the rhyme scheme ABBA CDDC EFFE which gives a steady rhythm to the poem. The themes of the poem are love, loss and regret and although based on the poet’s own personal life, the sentiment reflected in this poem is common to most, if not all, rejected lovers. Yeats’ tone helps enrich the reader’s conception of the poem’s theme.
This leaves the reader feeling conflicting emotions for the character, probably similar to how Medusa herself feels in the poem. Form and Structure The poem is written in free verse and as it progresses, the importance of the living things Medusa turns to stone increases, going from a bee to a dragon and then to her husband himself. The poem is divided into stanzas of mainly equal length, apart from the final line: ‘Look at me now’. This gives the poem a dramatic ending, leaving the reader unsure whether to feel threatened by or feel sorry for Medusa. Language • The poem is packed full of rhyme (including half rhymes, internal rhymes and in stanzas 3, 4, 5 and 6 some end rhyme).
The techniques that Sassoon has used in the poems are: imagery, simile, metaphor and onomatopoeia. A good poem may lead to sadness, joyful or simply wandering, but it always leads us to think more deeply about life for the following reasons: Firstly, it creates emotion; secondly, it shows us the brutality of war; and finally, hardships faced by soldiers and also by showing about death. Through this it becomes evident that a good poem may lead to sadness, joyful or simply wandering. A good poem may lead to sadness, joyful or simply wandering because it creates emotion. Emotion refers to a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.