As well, the gloominess of his poetry could also be due to his longing effect of sadness that he attempts to express. These three poems have a distinct connection to each other. All of which share a resemblance, because all of them express love to the other in one way or another; as it is seemingly that these poems in their entirety have been commemorated to someone Poe himself once felt these feelings for. For example in the poem “To Helen”, the narrator portrays of Helen’s beauty. A simple poem, and seemingly short compared to the other two, it simply tells of the narrator’s views of the young lady he is admiring.
However Abse in â€˜Leaving Cardiff â€˜has his character talk in first person â€œ I wait in the evening airâ€. I believe that this technique is more effective as the poem is more heartfelt if the person in the poem is talking in first person as they are directly lonely making the reader get emotional entwined with the poem. In Larkinâ€™s â€˜talking in bedâ€™ Larkin talks about how the most fulfilling time of the couples lives how they are awkward, isolated and lonely next to each other and they shouldnâ€™t be. Larkin uses a pun to make the reader think and understand the content and his own thoughts on the subject â€œLying togetherâ€. This is to the fact that the couple is lying next to each other, but also directed at what could be little conversation where
When I read the song lyrics, the theme and mood reminded me of Holden’s character. I found the theme to be that no matter how amazing something is, it won’t last forever, so you should get used to being alone. This reminds me of Holden because I think he learned that lesson the hard way after Allie died. He didn’t think that he would ever have to worry about being alone until Allie died. The very sad mood of the lyrics tie back into the theme and Holden’s character because throughout the novel, the reader discovers how sad Holden’s life really is.
Basically talking about his lost love, self-torture and about being consumed by his past. To me I think writing was Poe’s way of coping with his wife death ,because it provided him with his own insane characters with similar pain for him to deal with, as opposed to detraction from his own pain so that he could come with these much the same with his on life. The poem setting seems like it’s midnight in a dark room where the protagonist wife has past away and he is in a terrible sate of grief and misery and all he wants is to bring her back, but he can’t, and he knows this. Then with doubt and fear he locks himself up inside this dark room, filled with darkness and hopelessness in the middle of the night and while he’s alone by himself, he hears the raven who I thinks is his subconscious also death. He wants the raven to deliver Lenore to him or show him to her, but the raven only mocks him seems like and shows’ him how no one waits for you after death, you are all by yourself.
Allusion- The Ghoul-haunted ghostland of Weir: Line from Edgar Allan Poe's 1847 poem "Ulalume," in which the speaker of the poem is attempting to cope with the loss of his love. While looking out a window, Blanche speaks this line, indicating that she is still coping with the loss of Allen Grey. The point of allusion in a story is to better help us understand the character’s fantasies and thoughts. Symbolism- Blanche's white suit symbolizes false purity and innocence with which Blanche masks her carnal desire and cloaks her past. The point of symbolism in the play is to explain that a simple and small item or thing can represent a huge experience or thought in the characters life.
“Wild Nights-Wild Nights!” “Wild Nights-Wild Nights!” is a poem with consistent exclamation to emphasize a women’s desire to reunite with an old lover. The first stanza introduces the speaker, reminiscing of fond memories of her and her old lover. She does not need any instrument of direction to seek her lover, because her love is enough. The emphatic speaker eventually regains her lover’s embrace. In Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Wild Nights-Wild Nights!” the author’s rebellious attitude, form, and nautical theme illustrates the sexual engagement between two old lovers.
These are demonstrated in the poem to highlight the intensity of writing as there is a form of self-reflection done by the persona and he overcomes this to find the right expression. Challenges are faced by the persona as he is unable to articulate the essence of the story. The poem starts off with a main subject of a sentence personified as a "lone traveller". This sentence is then seen as a solitary figure as it is not accompanied by other lines for which the persona has no idea how the story should unfold. The struggles of having a writers block can be suggested through the assaulting weather as the subject heads into a "blizzard at midnight".
‘In Paris with you’ is a poem about love and regret, or perhaps sex, love and rebound relationships. Paris is traditionally associated with love and romance, and since the setting of the poem is in Paris ; we can tell this because of the title “in paris with you”, which gives the readers an initial impression of a close, adoring relationship of a couple. Moreover, the poem is written in 1st person through the use of “im in paris with you”, which allows us to understand the speaker’s point of view, which is that the speaker is focusing in his moment with the 2nd person. However, the writer starts the poem with “don’t talk to me of love” and as we read on, we learn that the speaker has taken his lover to Paris as he is on the “rebound” after his last relationship failed. This then shows that the speaker could be tired of love, and could be the reason why the speaker is very anti-love and wants to break free from any idea that associates with love.
I will discuss Sidney’s “Come sleep!” whose major theme is sleeplessness, Wyatt’s “Whoso List to Hunt” whose major theme is the renunciation of love, Spenser’s “Of this World’s Theatre” whose major theme is the fire of the speaker’s feelings versus the ice of the beloved’s feelings, and Spenser’s sonnet 75 “One day I wrote her name upon the Strand” whose major theme is the beauty of his beloved and the eternity of his poetry. In Sidney’s sonnet “Come Sleep”, the speaker unable to get any sleep that will release him from the evil wars inside him, that is from his feelings of despair. After composing sleep to enjoyable things such as a knot of piece, a balm of woe, the wealth of the poor etc., and after saying that sleep comes to all, the speaker asks sleep to come to him and release him from his feelings of despair. He is trying to bribe sleep promising to compensate him with soft pillows, a comfortable bed, a calm and dark room, a festoon, and a tired head. Then in the sestet, there is a turn in the sense in a way that when we are awake, our mind is busy working, so sleep imprisons the mind to free her from her continuous thinking so the mind will enjoy relax and will be able to see Stella’s image livelier than anywhere else.
Death is the main theme of both sonnets but the tone may differ a little. The tone of Sonnet 71 is a sad but at the same time concern and apologetic, in the other hand the tone of Sonnet 73 is only sad. In both poems the writers are embracing death and are trying to say goodbye to their love ones. In Sonnet 71 we see it more accurately “Nay, if you read this line, remember not the hand that writ it; for I love you so that I in your sweet thoughts would be forgot if thinking on me then should make you woe”; as well we see how the tone is because even though he is sad he is going to die he is more concern about his beloved, he doesn’t want her to suffer when he is gone “Lest the wise world should look into your moan, And mock you with me after I am gone..” In Sonnet 73 we may think the writer is sad and is only trying to say goodbye, but in lines 13 and 14 _“ This is thou perceives, which makes thy love more strong. To love that well which _thou must leave ere long” there is a twist in which we may observe he is talking to his beloved and how their love is going to live forever.