When Eady says “deals with the devil” he means that being in love is like selling your soul to the devil. This metaphor implies that as soon as someone falls in love, they no longer have a soul and loses themselves. Another metaphor in the poem “And is the blues the moment you realize, you exist in a stacked deck”, shows women’s inability to forget the ones that they love and escape that perception of themselves. This metaphor suggests that a particular state of mind creates a feeling of hopelessness. It expresses that a person can have such low self-esteem that they lose themselves.
Do you have a heart? One of Elizabeth Browning best love poems is “How Do I Love Thee.” This poem is a sonnet that expresses someone wanting the world to know how much love they have for someone before death occurs. Even though, there isn’t any specific gender in the poem. I do personally believe that the speaker had written a poem about her lovely husband before her death. However, I’ll be explaining the most important lines that express the most love and breaking down the phrases to understand how it is used in the poem.
Wordsworth uses nature to exemplify peaceful attitudes in “It is a Beauteous Evening” for example, “the broad sun / is sinking down in its tranquility; / the gentleness of heaven broods o’er the Sea” (3-5). Although, Wordsworth is describing the death of his daughter he describes a calm and luxurious evening that is filled with peace and understanding. This poem is different from the nature in “Three Years She Grew” in that nature is what takes Lucy away from the narrator of the poem. Wordsworth writes “Thus Nauture spake- the work was done- / How soon my Lucy’s race was run! / She died” (37-39).
Although the idea of suffering may seem more present in Sympathy, you can also see the suffering that comes with hope in Dickinson’s poem. A prime example of suffering in “Hope is the thing with feathers” can be seen in the beginning of the last stanza where Dickinson writes, “I’ve heard it in the chilliest land, and on the strangest sea”. Dickinson is referring to times where her suffering made her feel as if she was in a horrible place. The suffering could have been she was having a tough time but the hope was constant. At the end of the second stanza Dunbar explains his suffering saying, “And a pain still throbs in the old, old scars And they pulse again with a keener sting I know why he beats his wings!” This imagery creates physical scars; new ones and many old ones.
The number “thirty-nine” in the title could represent the age she was when she wrote the poem or it could be the age where she realizes how much she misses her dad. There is a good deal of enjambment which gives a feel that the poem has been brutally chopped mid-sentence; as if she’s trying to contain or control difficult ideas or emotions. The narrative focus of the poem is on grief, which would be an effect of after death, where she reminisces about her father and her childhood with him and then goes on to talk about if he was still alive and with her, longing for him to be with her, which is part of what one feels when they are grieving. Grief is a mixture of raw feelings such as anguish, sorrow, anger, regret, longing and deprivation and may be experienced physically as exhaustion, tension, insomnia or loss of appetite. We can see Walker display some of these emotions like deprivation in the poem where she talks about her father throughout the poem and starts it off with a repeated refrain, “How I miss my father”, in the first stanza and repeats it in the fourth stanza with more emphasis with an exclamation mark.
Both Ginsberg and Eliot use the empty streets and darkness because of the feeling of loneliness it brings to people. In “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Eliot says, in lines 8-9, “Streets that follow like a tedious argument of insidious intent” and in “A Supermarket in California,” Ginsberg says, “for I walked down the side streets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon” (line 1-2). These quotes from the poems show how they both, as a whole, give the reader the feeling of loneliness and solitude. This is a successful technique for a poet to use because it makes the reader more invested in the story and more connected to the
The poem begins with the idea that man is unworthy of God 's favour and merit because he has no goodness. God, however, through his divinity shows how He is love by extending his grace and compassion to the unworthy through the sacrifice of Jesus. On the other hand, Donne 's poem depicts a forlorn lover, who believes that one must love wholeheartedly, leaving nothing behind for himself. He believes that he is entitled to all his beloved 's affections, as he has spent all his extremely exclusive "sighs, tears and oaths" to purchase her, and thus has the right to receive her utter devotion. As the poem progresses, George Herbert continually questions whether he is worthy of God 's kind treatment, but his uneasiness is gradually overcome by a gentle God who has an answer to every question.
In the second line, Frost introduces feelings of depression, which develop into characteristics of loneliness in the rest of the poem. “I have walked out in rain- and back in rain” (Arp 894). Immediately, one is able to notice the loneliness that is evident in the description of a depressing environment the speaker is located in. The desolation of the speaker is indicated by the fact that the speaker walks alone through the city while carrying himself or herself hastily. This poem permits the reader to discover disheartening emotions when one places themselves into a state of solitude and misery.
Loneliness and the Sun: Woman, “Languageing” and Loneliness in Menis Koumandareas’s Koula and Selma Lagerlof’s “The Eclipse” What are the features of those fictional writings that deal with loneliness? If we believe, as Husserl did, that consciousness is always intentional, then loneliness must be something unbearable for humankind. However, there are a thousand modes of loneliness, and a thousand modes of being in company. A tree may be a truer friend for me than a fellow human being, but that kind of friendship is not interpretable in terms of an anthropocratic analysis of “consciousness”. Again, however close one may be to a tree or to the stars which have no “speech”, one has to come back to the human world, if one wants to do literature.