Throughout the following essay, Cynthia Zarin’s poem “sSong” will be critically analysed and assessed. Cynthia Zarin is an American poet born in 1959. She published a poem named “Song” in 1993 to show her compassion to her lover. The poem consists of 3 stanzas whereby each stanza is contains 3 lines. The poem is written about a woman’s love relationship towards 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 love is categorized as a deeming and damning affection therefore mastering the hardship of what love is or is perceived to be. Looking at the first stanza, one is able to notice that it starts off very romantically. In line 1 the poet, Cynthia Zarin, refers to her man as ‘My heart’ and ‘my dove’. ‘My heart’ indicates how much the poet’s lover means to her as a heart is sustenance for life. The poet also makes it clear that the love is pure in line 1 by referring to her lover as …show more content…
‘My snail’ (Zarin ) can be looked at in two different manners, the first being the pace of the relationship. A snail is a slow pulmonata which entails that the relationship is going at a slow pace. This could be perceived as an advantage or a disadvantage depending on the circumstances of their love circle. The second manner one could look at it is that a snail needs its shell in order to survive. The validity this interpretation has on the poem is that the poet tries to convey to her lover that he is her shell in the sense of feeling secure and protected
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In this song, the singer describes a man’s love for his girlfriend as well as the difficulties and pain inherent to loving another. The song describes the pressures that humans face, and how their struggles against difficulties end in failure. Despite this, it is the efforts made against these failures that eventually add up to an individual’s worth (Mahan, 2005). The significance of this song to the album is that it attempts to deify love, and it does this by examining how man tries his best at love, just the same way in which he tries his best at being good and religious. Even though man will always lose in his efforts at devotion and pure love, he will eventually be redeemed through his constant
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• Summarize the poem by stanza. If your poem does not have stanzas, divide it into sections where it would make sense. Also, you may have to use a dictionary to understand the meanings of some words or do research for historical context. -Stanza one, we understand that figuratively the speakers lover are always near.
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“Love Is Not All’ by Edna St. Vincent Millay is a poem that explores the importance of love. The speaker proves what love is not by using tangible examples such as “roof against the rain”, and shows what love cannot do such as “set the fractured bone”. They then talk about the power of love and how without it people can die. At the end of the poem the speaker realizes that love is important and would not trade it for anything, yet he still hesitates to firmly choose love. Through the speaker’s thought process, Millay coveys the human truth that love is as essential as the basic necessities of life.
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This shows that the story itself did not matter as much as the actual act of love. The theme of this poem is, “Physical things sometimes have deeper meanings.” The tone of it was heartwarming, reflective, and grateful. When the reader reads this, he or she can feel and relate to the narrator because we all have parents that we have learned from and are grateful for. That is one reason why this is a great poem because almost anyone can relate to it.
This quote draws an emotional experience to many readers. Many young people grow up with fairy tales and the idea of unconditional love, regardless of our flaws. So, this emotional connection can see the tone reflects the speaker 's unconditional love for the woman. The poem 's form, diction, imagery, and tone relay the speaker 's attitude toward the woman. The order of the stanzas and the word choice makes it apparent that the speaker loves the woman.
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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
In the poem “which recounts how fantasy contents itself with honorable love”, the author uses many a literary tool to emphasize the poems meaning. The author uses rhyming; alliteration, and simile(among other tools) to share the poems essence. In the text the writer relates how love,regardless of whether its actual, or artificial is both a true and beauteous thing. However she also communicates that it can also be very painful and heartbreaking. It seems that she has taken someones persona and of course their image and locked it inside her mind , a man whom she fell in love with(thinking that he loved her in return)only to have him leave her.
Each stanza of the poem illustrates the feeling of love that the mother has towards her unborn fortune. The mother’s tone contains great feeling of wanting to meet her baby finally and be together for the rest of their lives. The mother argues that she has kept the baby safe in her womb for nine months and cannot wait to share with her feeling with rest of the world. The subject of the poem, the mother, asks the baby to come outside, and meet her waiting loving friends and family. Entirely, this poem is filled with hope and excitement.
The author utilizes many poetic devices like romantic diction, for example no matter where any lover goes their counter part is a hairs breath away. The author structure the poem this way to express that speaker love is no normal love. The first 3 stanzas the author talks of as brave men pass away they peaceful let their souls go. Some of their friends and family are complacent
The poem tells the story of how the speaker unexpectedly falls in love with a woman who remains unnamed throughout the poem but through research her name is rumored to be Mary. ("Analysis of First Love" ) The poem starts off by speaker stating that he was "I ne'er stuck before that hour" indicating that he never was so suddenly struck with such a powerful feeling of love before he set eyes on this woman who merely took his breath away. He continues staring at this woman who struck him "with a love so sudden and so sweet " emphasizing that the love that hit him so unpredictably left him bewildered with an overwhelming sensation of love. "And stole my heart away complete" the speakers uses 'my heart' as a symbol of his love that she has unknowingly stole.