Edgar Allan Poe was a gothic literary writer who lived in the early 1800’s. Edgar was praised for writing unique and original stories and poems on disturbing topics like suffering and death. Examples of these stories and poems include “Eleonora” and “The Raven” which are both about a man lamenting over the loss of his wife. These two tales are very similar but show a rare insight into the mind of Poe and how much his life affected his melancholy writing.
Both Williams and Shelley use the literary device of diction to convey their theme. In “A Love Song”, Williams writes that “the stain of love / Is upon the world”, showing how after one falls in love, they can never see the world the same again, because to
‘Annabel Lee’ by Edgar Allan Poe is an eminently beautiful yet tragic poem centred around the theme of a forbidden love between two people, and the many obstacles that they overcome in order to be together. At the same time the poem relates back to a man’s undying love for his wife in which even death is unable to hinder. From the beginning of the poem, I realized Poe to be an articulate person who has a beautiful way with words, as he describes the origin of his love story between himself and Annabel Lee. This was shown in Stanza 1 where I identified him to be a kind and doting person, as he continues to talk about a maiden from the kingdom by the sea whom only wished to love and be loved by Poe. As this was written by Poe and shown from
Truthful and emotional, Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Pity Me Not,” reveals a powerful view on the aspects of love while using multiple rhetorical devices such as anaphora, diction, and metaphors to promote her message. These rhetorical devices covey the scene and its true meaning. In the text, a prevalent phrase used that is considered an anaphora is “Pity Me (not).” This phrase shows the feeling of despair and how the hopeless speaker has just given up on everything. Love, but truly painful and eye-opening heartbreak, has really affected the speaker.
In today’s society, rarely anyone will be brave enough or diligent enough to show the love and commitment that the narrator of the poem expresses in the poem “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. The poem creates an eerie, sinister feeling of obsession but also a magical, enchanting feeling of love. Particullary, Poe uses repetition, imagery, and mood to illustrate a man’s undying love for a woman he loss. Poe uses repetition in many ways throughout the poem to reiterate that. In the lines; “Then to love and be loved” (6), “But we loved with a love that was more than love--” (9), and “With a love that the wings seraphs of heaven” (11) he repeats forms of the word love to portray the narrator’s and his beloved’s passionate love they once shared.
Analysis of the love poem Love is a mysterious and sacred emotion that only human has. Love is an emotion that is hard to explain and express. In unit one, 21 poems about love and each of them express different feeling and mood of the speakers’. The poem about love is always easy to touch the deepest place in human’s heart and affect readers’ mood. Poem
You're standing in your grave (Look Down) The metaphor here is specifically in the lyric "You're standing in your grave". In the beginning scene of the movie, we see Jean Valjean amongst many other prisoners, pulling a ginormous boat into a port. The distress and many years of declining is seen on all of the prisoners faces, and when they say that they are standing in their graves, the implication is that they are all going to die there.
The poems that Sylvia Plath and Sir Philip Sidney present to the public eye leave one in complete awe because of the rich poetic sentiment they evoke in their poetry. In Sir Philip Sidney’s Renaissance poem, “Sonnet 31” he presents the subject of unrequited love through his love sick speaker. Likewise, Sylvia Plath in her modern poem, “Mad Girl’s Love Song” depicts a depressed and heartbroken woman incapable of distinguishing if her lover was real, which incorporates the poetic subjects of obsessive love and unrequited love. Although similar in poetic subject, the worldview in “Mad Girl 's Love Song” differs from the worldview held by the speaker in “Sonnet 31” because “Mad Girl 's Love Song” presented two worldviews one being ideal love and the other being unrequited love. Through the use of imagery, both Sylvia Plath and Sir Philip Sidney are able to convey a similar poetic subject, but the tones they set for their works delineate different worldviews on love.
For the theme, Poe used the aspect of man and the natural world by embedding the conflict between the speakers fear of the unknown that was behind the dreadful knocking at his door. In addition, symbolism is a necessity for Poe since his writings are deep within meaning, in particular to this poem, Poe used the raven as a symbol of mournful recollection of love which transferred onto being the devils spawn. However, upon reading this poem, one can question how such love for another being can cause pure agony upon their lover’s demise. Nevertheless, such agony in the form of a bird of prey for one’s persecution of mind and
He went insane and had to go to an asylum, all because of the strong feelings that conquered his life. It does indeed apply a negative effect on love. Overall, the writer successfully used various techniques and poetic devices that portray love as both a negative and positive emotion. He widely uses personifications as a technique that creates vivid images, as well as some similes and metaphors. I felt like love is an emotion that can either make or break your life, as I was reading the end of the poem where he was questioning himself and began to portray love as a negative emotion.
The poem, “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe dramatizes the theme of everlasting love. The use of contrasting diction effectively conveys this message. For example, the speaker states, “That the wind came out of the cloud by night, / Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee” (26-26). Poe uses the wind to represent a disease, such as tuberculosis. In addition, the choice of the words, “chilling” and “killing” and the use of cacophony emphasize Annabel Lee’s death and the effect it had on the speaker.
Comparing the Works of T.S. Eliot and Theodore Roethke When reading the two poems, one can definitely catch the similarities of both poems, yet how they vary differently. One poem talks about how the winter evening makes the day feel and the other talks about how dark it is in the cellar and the how life is down there. They both seem to have been written by someone going through depression or a difficult situation in life. Many poems can be written to sound similar to another piece of work, yet have different meaning and ideas.
Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Tell Tale Heart” and Nathaniel Hawthorne's poem “Go To The Grave” both demonstrate ideas on religion and faith. Both “The Tell Tale Heart” and “Go To The Grave” touch on the subject of death. They are both in the gothic genre. “The Tell Tale Heart” and “Go To the Grave” both have religious concepts involved. The Tell Tale Heart touches on guilt a lot.