Both authors convey these themes using the literary devices of diction, imagery, and tone. 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
While they share these common factors, they also oppose one another as one is in a male’s perspective and the other is in the perspective of a female, one ends with life while the other ends in death, and one uses dialogue and the other has a sparing amount. Despite these differences both writers use many poetic devices to present the speaker’s thoughts and feelings in a strategic manner to make for two great poems. Elizabeth Barret Browning was an amazing poet in the Victorian era, and she started
This essay will examine the diverse ways in which love has been presented in six poems from the chosen anthology. Chiefly, Christina Rossetti”s Remember is often considered to convey committed love, one that puts the other before itself. In Remember, the dying speaker, supposedly Rossetti herself, implores her lover not to forget her even after she is “gone into the silent land”. At first, the poem may appear to merely be the pleas of a persistent lover; however, concealed within the loving words, the persona”s tone is more complex than initially appears. On one hand, the poem [precisely/
It starts with a gentle, soft exchange between two lovers who seem to be in a state of unrest. As the poem progresses, it makes a drastic change both in tone and in meaning. A poem about love becomes an extreme display of passion or perhaps insecurity. Browning generally utilizes colloquialism, but this poem, as it is a more formal, dramatic piece, employs formal language that conveys the storm in the mind of the speaker. In the initial
“If love is judged by its visible effects, it often looks more like hatred.” As stated in the quote, individuals tend to express their affection towards their beloved in rather aggressive manners, and thus the process of transferring one’s love to another often times are interpreted as hatred. However, this is only when love is judged to the extent of visible effects. The actions actually show insight of their genuine love, but it’s the clumsiness in expressing that people mistakenly perceive as “loathing” and “detestation.” As a result, the relationship of people are developed in contrary to the original intent of the individual’s actions, creating disputes. In William Gibson’s drama based novel, The Miracle Worker, the characters also struggle
Written Commentary on Havisham Love can drive people to say very strange things and do some stranger actions. Love could make people happy or can completely devastate them, depending on how their time with romance went. Most people end up on the lighter side of love, happily married but some have gotten on the darker side which could lead to some life ruining moments. There are plenty of reasons that someone could have a ruined image of love such as having their partner cheat on them, but in the poem named Havisham it was much worse. The author Carol Ann Duffy utilizes many literary devices in the poem Havisham to communicate the idea that love can ruin someone.
Firstly, to talk about memory, there is a riddle about it. That is, "It can bring tears to our eyes, resurrect the dead, make us smile, and reverse time. It forms in an instant but it lasts a life time." Also, there can be good and bad memories created at times depending upon the situation. Poets also use this technique of memory in poems making their poems more meaningful.
Similarly, unlike the praises that are lavished on for the young beautiful man, the poet again attempts to justify the unconventional beauty just like how he has done it in justifying the down to earth treatment on The Dark Lady throughout the sonnet 130. This can be seen by the deliberately chosen position with the use of verbal links such as “bastard”, “born”, “disgrace”, Nature, “Art”. It can be implied that the poet is being tempted by his lust and he is being tortured by his desire for a lusting woman that makes him guilty and sinful towards his true love in the manner that Art has made the old version of beauty readily counterfeited with a false effigy: “Sweet beauty hath no name, no holy bower,/ But is profaned, if not lives in disgrace.” The sonnet ends off with The Dark Lady being the icon of beauty: “Yet so they mourn becoming of their woe,/ That every tongue says beauty should look so.” In this manner, the poet is lustful towards The Dark Lady and only loves her
Lust or Love at First Sight? (An analysis of the use of love or lust in John Donne’s A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, Andrew Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress, and Robert Herrick’s To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time) “You cannot be in love with someone and not be physically attracted to them. Also, a relationship started with lust might develop into one of deep love. It works the other way as well; people might fall out of live if they realize they are no longer attracted to each other” (Thomas). During the Renaissance period, many poets were debating on the topic of love versus lust.
The Motif Of Love Throughout The Years Of Poetry As the world evolves so does poetry, and with that the motif of love has also changed throughout the eras. Love is not as pure an internal as shown the Elizabethan Era, the Romantic Era proves to be fair with both internal and physical beauty admired, and now in the Modern Period love seems to be only admired by one’s physically beauty. Through the works of Ben Jonson’s’ “His Excuse For Loving”, William Shakespeare 's Sonnet 116: “ Let me not to the marriage of true minds”, Edgar Allan Poe’s “To Helen”, Christina Rossetti “ I loved you first; but afterwards your love”, Gary Lenhart “ Footprint on Your Heart”, Patrick Phillips “ Falling”, love is shown developing into something other than