Annabel Lee, written by Edgar Allan Poe, illustrates a beautiful, yet painful memory. The narrator in the poem is remembering his long lost love, Annabel Lee. Both lived in a kingdom by the sea, and though they were young at the time, they were truly in love. Poet, Edgar Allan Poe often wrote about death, sadness, and tragedy, so it is no surprise that this poem takes a turn to the dark side. Edgar Allan Poe was not only a poet, but also a critic and a writer.
According to the Oxford dictionary the word novel means a story long enough to fill a complete book, in which the characters and events are usually imaginary. So if we were to take this title in its literal sense we will think that the poem is fictitious and most of us would think that it is fictitious. But if one were to go into greater detail regarding the poet’s life one would realise that this poem somewhat reflects his own life. The poet was almost seventeen years old when he wrote this poem and I feel that he is talking about a girl but he had a relationship with Paul Verlaine at this time so maybe the girl is like a mask in the poem whereas the poem is about Verlaine. Before I begin with our personal analysis of the poem I would like to talk about what I inferred on my first reading of the poem.
Toba Beta once said: "“Justice could be as blind as love.” Shakespeare 's play A Midsummer Night 's Dream captures the blindness of both love and justice. Egeus, a respected nobleman in Athens, arranged for his daughter, Hermia, to marry nobleman Demetrius. Egeus tells his daughter that she must obey his wishes: If she does not, she can either choose to become a nun, or die. Hermia, much to her father 's dismay, is deeply in a mutual love with a different nobleman, Lysander. In addition, Hermia 's childhood best friend and Demetrius were in love prior to his sights turning towards Hermia.
Elizabeth Barrett – Browning’s Sonnet 14 The Concept of Love as Persuasive and Eternal ““If Thou Must Love Me” is an atypical sonnet in terms of both form and content. However, it is also one of the best sonnets ever written in the English language. That is why it is read as widely today as it was in Barrett Browning’s lifetime.” (Dey, 2015)It is a part of the 44 love poem collection of the Victorian Era poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. In this particular poem, you can see a concept of love which is persuasive and eternal. On the said poem, she talks about her perception of genuine love.
It is also difficult to categorize the poem since it contains elements of the code and dramatic monolog. There is also an apostrophe at the beginning of the poem, therefore, showing it as a product of the 18th Century poetry. It is now agreed that the best designation of the ode is a conversation poem that is an organic development of the loco-descriptive. The poem illustrates Wordsworth sister as the silent listener in the poem as she is addressed in the final sections of the verse. Poetry before the time of Wood worth employed a lot of philosophical and intellectual engagements.
Both poets like to have a dark aura in their poetry making the reader feel critical, sultry and engaged through poems about death and religion. Cowper and Poe, have a different biographical history, lived in different centuries where writing styles were evolved, and have many poems to enhance the impact of centuries on their poetry. Biographical History: William Cowper The first child of Reverend John Cowper and Ann Donne Cowper, Willam Cowper was born on November 26, 1731, in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England. The poet’s mother died when he was six and Cowper was sent to Dr. Pittman’s boarding school, where he was routinely bullied. In 1748, he enrolled in the Middle Temple in order to pursue a law degree.
He excelled academically, and his life seemed to be going up, but was kicked out of his university due to some gambling debts, so he enlisted in the army. Later that year he began to write his first poems, and after his service, he moved in with his aunt and cousin in Baltimore, Maryland. He later married his cousin, who promptly died four years later, and wrote some of his most famous works before he eventually died soon after. Overall, his life was no walk in the park and was almost certainly a core reason for his writings to be both so morbid, yet be so
Readers experience many substories that mimic the thematic tales of The Odyssey. In Book I the metaphorical stage is set "in medias res" as the Greek Gods discuss Odysseus’ predicament. The story starts twenty years after Odysseus has left his infant son Telemachus with his patient wife Penelope. As he goes to fight against Troy in Homer’s previous tale The Iliad. Both Agamemnon and Odysseus, have wives besieged by suitors and a son who, logically, dislikes them.
She knew who Juliet loved. The Nurse had been with Juliet since the day she was born. She cared for her and try to keep her happy and complete Juliet's desires. Juliet and the nurse's relationship really affected Romeo and Juliet’s relationship. The nurse did have second thoughts about Romeo when she found out he slain Tybalt, even when Juliet's father said she would have to marry Paris the nurse agreed with him because of Romeo's banishment.