The final two lines establish the author’s theme when he shifts the turn from mocking and being playful to acknowledging her imperfections. He sees her flaws and shares them instead of keeping them inside. He loves her for who she is and does not compare her to false images. She does not have to be the ideal of perfection, beauty, and grace for him to be in love with her. The sonnet compares the speaker’s lover to a number of other beauties, and none in the lover’s favor.
However, this attitude to love and women changes from positive to negative when he realises Lesbia’s infidelity, seen in Poems 5 and 10. Catullus also holds a negative attitude to other women in the poems who he sees as objects of affection and lust and not as women to love. Secondly, Catullus has an unfavourable attitude to women as he see’s women as deceitful. This attitude is seen in Poems 10 and 11 where he is deceived by Lesbia and a woman he names as a ‘tartlet’ and this leads to Catullus’s final attitude to women where he see’s women as being insatiable, this also links to the first attitude where Catullus uses women as objects to calm his desire for lust and is seen in Poems, 11, 32 and 110. The focus of the commentary is to form an argument around the statement that Catullus’s overall attitude to women is negative and derogatory.
Some poems are shown from a male perspective, and some aren’t. “Anne Hathaway” is not shown from the male perspective but it in fact shown from the perspective of how she felt as a person when she was with William Shakespeare, this differs this poem from the rest of the poems as most are either a mockery of the love shared between a couple, and the others are about how the husbands didn’t compromise well enough – leading to change and unrequited love. An example of a poem not being the key/highlight of the collection is “Mrs Darwin”. This poem can be interpreted in however way possible – with the most obvious interpretation being a poem about the mockery of Darwin by Mrs Darwin. It doesn’t sum up the love Anne Hathaway showed in the poem that is reflected in all other poems, but just the humour of the relation Darwin had with his wife.
Unlike most of the other sonnets which are full of love and praise, Shakespeare’s Sonnet 138 is about a less than perfect relationship which is based on lies and is complicated and difficult, yet “both speakers practice, again and again, a self-deceptive illusion, compulsively complying with it rather than giving it up” (Vendler 294). They continue to flatter each other for the sake of their sexual needs and the persona simply ignores his mistress’s adultery. When we look at the first two lines of the first quatrain, we see that there is a mutual deception. The persona complains that when his lover swears that she is true and faithful to him, he believes her but at the same time knows that she is lying. It is a paradoxical situation and it gets more paradoxical when we see that Shakespeare’s use of the word ‘lie’ perhaps is not a coincidence, as it has both meanings which suit the themes in the sonnet.
as you may see in other poems, this is not correct if this was to be a love poem. We see this lust rather than love in the way she is said to have “yellow hair” and how she “makes her shoulder bare.” we can sense how there is a frustration as he quite clearly want more than the to be his lover but to be a together, this is a convention of a love poem but the way she acts makes it more of a story of lust. The ABABB rhyme scheme is pleasant like a love poem and gives a rhythmic up beat approach to the relationship; this is the antithesis of the way that the poem unfolds as rather than having the expected denouement that you might get in a normal love story. The use of the present tense is
He uses his skill to flatter her, but we then learn that he only wants her for pleasure rather than love; he puts up a false persona of love as another technique to lure her. He is also worried about death and the end of his time. Both these characters are trying to persuade someone. In the Duke's case, it's the envoy and in the speaker's case, the woman. They are also similar because they are talking about a woman, but are different in how they approach this.
15) of Macbeth in regard to his ambition to become king. Suddenly, the interjection of Lady Macbeth, a woman, causes Macbeth to be shown as less of a man. As the attachment to Lady Macbeth is continuous, so is the deterioration of Macbeth. The presence of a woman unnaturally deforms the image of man. Not only does the presence of a woman, Lady Macbeth, cause Macbeth to look like less of a man, it causes Macbeth to make poor decisions.
In other words, Mescudi is trying to explain how he is lonely, but that is ironic because you would expect him to have any girl he desires. He is saying how love is ignorant to him, but he still needs someone to love him. In addition, Mescudi uses connotation very well in his poem. He says, “An independent sister got me fly when she could, But they all didn’t see, the little bit of sadness in me, Scotty”, (13-14). Mescudi’s point is to show how his older sister bought him everything he needed when she could.
Is there a formula to poetry? Can a person fit words into a certain form and create “art?” Some poets seem to think this, which causes distress for others who believe in true poetry and true art. In her poem, “Poetry,” Marianne Moore expresses her disdain for phony poetry that tries to fit into a set mold and suggests that there is better side to poetry, as long as it is raw and genuine. The poem scorns poetry that is too structured or tries to follow a certain style. Moore jumps right into a negative approach with the words “I too, dislike it; there are thing that are important beyond all this fiddle” (Moore 1-2).
However, as the poem ends, and the flea’s death is meaningless as is the woman’s virginity, thus the speaker and the woman should make love. Also, Donne wrote of real love poems such as The Sun Rising in which he represents the love between the speaker and woman as the universe. “Shine here to us, and thou art everywhere; This bed thy center is, these walls thy sphere.” (Donne, The Sun Rising, lines 29-30). He gives significance to the woman as she is the states, and the speaker is the princes, and together they create their powerful