Throughout the two short stories, “The Knight’s Tale” and “The Wife of Bath,” author Geoffery Chaucer introduces a prominent theme of love to the readers. Although the word love connects to both of these stories, Chaucer portrays love in two entirely different ways. By showing the theme of love in multiple demeanors, Chaucer is allowing readers to be able to relate to his main argument in many different ways. In the ‘Knight’s Tale,” love is shown through nobility and passion; whereas, in the “The Wife of Bath,” love is granted through the gift of trust and inner beauty. The modified theme of love within each story exemplifies how love can take on many different forms that are unique to the individuals involved in the special connection.
“Warming Her Pearls” is a poem about the love and intimacy being shared between a mistress and her maiden. The pearls are a representation of the mistress and the maiden’s attempt to show her mistress love and compassion. There seems to be a little sexual tension between the maid and the mistress that the maid takes care of every day. This poem is written in a way that confuses the reader, this represents the uncertainty inherent in homosexual relationships that must be kept secret. Carol Ann Duffy utilizes alliteration, oxymoron and word choices to show the sexual tension that takes place between the two women.
Mariah Hobbs English 295-014 9 February 2018 Unit 1: Analytical Essay Marie De France's Lanval In Marie De France's short narrative poem, Lanval, she illustrates through her characters how love, desire and fidelity go hand and hand. Lanval is described as, "a very noble vassal" (line 3) of King Arthurs court but soon becomes troubled by desire's temptations. Many of Marie De France's lays contain elements of magic and mystery. In this case, she tells the story of a human and a supernatural being becoming lovers and the connection between the two different worlds. Marie uses strong symbolic adjectives throughout the lays to portray the power that desire has on Lanval.
The authors use rhetorical questions, imagery, rhyme, repetition and most importantly symbolism to explore the universal theme of love. Love is thoroughly analysed in I do not love you, Queen, to his coy mistress and Let me not to the marriage of true minds. I do not love you except I love by Pablo Neruda is all about the theme of love. Love is scrutinized by the narration of the poem because it tells a “story” and it is a lyric poem because it includes the writer’s feelings and passion. In this poem, it shows how fast time goes by.
Towards, the end of the short story Steinbeck beautiful describes Elisa’s realization that equality cannot be achieved and it is just an illusion that is controlled by men. When the author writes, “And then she scrubbed herself until with a little block of pumice….chest and arms until her skin was scratched and red” (Steinbeck 806) reveals that Elisa is returning to the feminine world that she belong to as Steinbeck describes her chest, her dress, stockings, and makeup. As a result, when Henry sees Elisa like this he calls her “nice” showing his joy of seeing her as woman. In conclusion, it is evident that Elisa’s desire to flee the inequality of gender roles in society but struggles her way out as she discovers that she must accept her
The theme of Love is complexed and varied: How is the theme of love portrayed respectively in ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning, ‘Mother in a Refugee Camp’ by Chinua Achebe, ‘Sonnet 116’ by Shakespeare, ‘Catrin’ by Gillian Clarke, ‘Sonnet 130’ by Shakespeare and ‘Le Belle Dame Sans Merci’ by John Keats? Love is a mixed emotion of happiness and sadness that is unavoidable. These poems explore love in three different ways: obsessive love, motherly love and unconditional romantic love. The poets use a wide range of literary devices and language techniques to convey their theme of love and to challenge the reader’s mind. ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning is set in the Late Italian Renaissance.
Rossetti explores the concept of desiring something you cannot have frequently throughout her poetry. Whether the person has forbidden themselves from wanting something or there are other reasons why they cannot have something, there is always the element of something being sweeter once you physically cannot have it. I will be exploring this idea in three of Rossetti’s poems all of which have hints of forbidden tastes being the sweetest; Maude Clare, Soeur Louise and Goblin Market. Rossetti’s poem Maude Clare is, on the surface, a narrative ballad following a seemingly strong-minded woman. The poem implies that Maude had a sexual relationship out of wedlock with a man called Thomas which wouldn’t have been considered acceptable at the time of writing and publication.
In comparison to the rigid patriarchal society portrayed in “My Last Duchess”, Keats’ “La Belle Dame sans Merci” illustrates how the freedom of individual expression in the romantic period affects people’s perspective on love. While the narrative persona in “My Last Duchess” demands his wife to devote her love to him, the protagonist of “La Belle Dame sans Merci” devotes to the woman he loves even though the love is unrequited. This is evident through the repetition of the line “On the cold hill side.” throughout the poem. The noun phrase “cold hill” suggests that the knight is lonely and depressed when he waits for the woman solely, however unlike the narrative persona of “My Last Duchess”, he would not demand the woman to love him instead he would wait patiently until the day his affection towards her is accepted. Subsequently, through the knight’s patience in waiting for the woman he favours, Keats highlights the strong affection she has for the woman.
It can be added spice to romantic true relationship. Even a tough heart will melt with poetry of love quote. Love saying can strengthen a feeling and inspired people to the best husband and wives, girlfriend and boyfriend, parents, sons, daughters and lovers to love without any conditions. Make romantic quote: There are great times that can find extremely difficult to expressing love in own words. In this situation, a love of quote is really very useful and makes it romantic.
This essay will examine the poetic similarities and differences between Thomas Wyatt’s poem “My galley” and Don Paterson’s poem “The Wreck”. These similarities and differences are seen through the use of imagery and poetic techniques, such as metaphors, tone of language and a lament. My galley is a love poem about troubles in a relationship written in the form of a sonnet. The sonnet is full of Petrarchan language and discourse for love with oxymoron. Wyatt had a very dramatic background where he was married to Elizabeth Brooke but this ended due to adultery.