Effects Of Love Essay

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Love has had effects on people that forms or changes their points of view and the poems ‘La Belle sans dame merci’, ‘First love’, ‘My last duchess’, ‘The laboratory’, ‘Valentine’ and ‘Sonnet 116’ display both the effects and views of love different people may have by using punctuation, sentence length, structure and literary techniques to portray this. Each poem can be compared to another as they may have different views on the same subject, for example ‘Sonnet 116’ with ‘Valentine’, as they both portray their different opinions of love and what effect it has on people, ‘My last duchess’ with ‘The laboratory’, as they reference jealousy and how some people can be jealous and how they act upon it, and ‘La Belle sans dame merci’ along with ‘First love’, display the depression caused by love and the different ways people try to handle it.

Within the poem ‘La Belle dame sans merci’, the voice of the poem; who is referred to as a knight is depressed as he is “Alone and palely loitering”, the adjective “palely” displays his sadness as well as exaggerates his situation to make it seem more disheartening, and the knight thinks she’d manipulated him and tricked him with her beauty, when in reality she could have just tried to be nice, but instead turned out quite rude. A phrase that portrays his hatred for the woman is “she lulled me asleep”, this shows that he see her as a witch as she has rejected him and his sadness has turned into hatred and the verb “lulled” makes her seem more

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