Shakespeare's poem also has a loving mood. He explains that no matter what happens his love for his lover will never fade an he will always be by her side. This makes the reader feel his loving mood toward her. Making his poem have a tone of appreciation and loving mood. Unlike in the poem What my lips have kissed, and where, and why by Edna St. Vincent Millay has a depressing tone.
The poem is written about a woman’s love relationship with a man. The poem consists of words that have symbolic meaning which depicts how the relationship is. The relationship is depicted as a very loving and caring relationship while the disadvantages of the relationship are discussed as well. In essence, the poem implies that the advantages in a true love experience overpower the challenges in a true love experience. The first stanza starts off gently to the likelihood of what seems to be great.
The concept of longing and love is presented in different ways by Rita Dove and Anna Swir in their poems. In “I’ll open the Window,” Anna Swir focuses on the opportunities that the future will bring upon ending a long, tiresome relationship. She employs poetic devices like personification, imagery, onomatopoeia, with a somber mood and reflection on her past relationship. On the contrary, “Flirtation” by Rita Dove conveys a feeling of hope and the joy of starting a new relationship through similes, metaphors, personification, and couplets. Both poems explore the idea of renewed hope that relationships bring either by starting a new one or ending an old one, while employing different stanza length, and creating different moods in the minds of the reader.
This term was later used to describe the Victorian condescending view of women. Much like Rosetti’s poem, the poem first seemed to be a love poem, but was instead a poem proclaiming women’s role in marriage. The beginning of the poem talked how no words could “liken’d the excellence” (line 27) of his love and all he could say about her, “does her wrong” (line 36). He then continued to describe her as “Maid and Wife” (line 38) and their ideal marriage was “The nuptial contrasts are the poles/ On which the heavenly spheres revolve” (lines 63-64). Though these descriptions seem to be positive, closer inspection revealed the true meaning behind the words.
Donne treats physical love just as divine love. In one of his poems, “The Canonization”, he describes love in different moods and different visions. The title of the poem is itself evident of the theme carried out in the poem. In this poem, he has taken up a completely positive and serious view of love. It is a selfish and saintly love justified of respect and worship.
Love is a complex emotion; it is both one of the most wonderful and painful feelings a human being experiences. In the poem Valentine, poet Carol Ann Duffy explores the ‘true’ concept of love extremely eloquently and unusually, through the use of powerful and thought provoking imagery and language techniques. The form, in which Duffy effusively depicts an onion to the concept of love, is done through the use of convincing metaphors, similes, alliteration, and other language techniques, which make the reader, both empathize and envy the emotion Duffy describes. Carol Ann Duffy uses alliteration, negative adverbs and blunt sentences to connote her rejection of and animosity towards traditional love tokens. This is conveyed in Duffy’s use
Poetry Analysis Poetry has been around for a very long time, and although it is often cherished and loved, we as readers do not understand what the meaning behind a poem really is. This is focused on in the short poem, “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins. In his work the speaker of the poem uses the poetic elements: diction, figurative language, and imagery. The speaker uses diction, through the choice of words to create the connotation, or how the words affect you. The speaker uses figurative language to help us easily understand what we as readers do, by comparison between unalike items.
Another prominent poetic devices used in the poem is imagery- the power of creating words with pictures. An example of this device, “The bulging’ eyes and the twisted mouth”(Meeropol 6). This example shows the horrible convulsed countenance of the lynched bodies in unforgiving pictures. Lastly, juxtaposition is a poetic element used. Juxtaposition is device in which two or more opposite things compared to bring a the difference between the two.
A poem, as an ambiguous context, provides many 'levels of meanings, ' many indeterminacies with regard to interpretation. To a certain extent, then, the poem is a relatively autonomous structure. But a poem does not exist in a vacuum: it is part of a general historical and cultural context and indeed depends on that context for its interpretation. Nor is it sealed off from a literary contrary, combat literary norms and values, but in some way the literary conventions of the times are relevant; the poetic code or codes which coexist with the poem provide an important, overarching context; and a given poem may be meant for certain kinds of readers and certain kinds of readings, etc. In this respect, the poem is highly contextualized.