Despite Edgar Allan Poe and H.D. 's respective poems "To Helen" and "Helen" dealing with the same subject matter, their unique usage of subtle literary techniques allows them to communicate two very different messages. Poe 's "To Helen" is a sentimental piece that alludes to imagery commonly associated with Helen and classical works in general. H.D., on the other hand crafts a much darker picture of Helen and the tragedy she instigated. How the two poets manage to do this by focusing every aspect of their poems, from the title to the conclusion and everything in between, at communicating a specific theme.
He is known today for Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s Sonnets, and other popular works. Sonnet XVIII and Sonnet CXVI are similar to the song Ray Charles wrote, “Ain’t That Love” because Charles sings about how he is affected by love. Now that is love. Shakespeare and Charles are similar because they are both poets. Ray Charles had to write the song before he sang it.
One dominant theme in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams is the destructiveness of the natural tendency to engage in self-delusion when dealing with life’s difficulties. From the beginning, the main character Blanche seeks to do all she can to convince herself and others that the situations she encounters are better than they truly are. She hides her issues with drinking and the loss of her home, ultimately lying to her sister Stella and Stella’s husband Stanley. Stanley however, is very direct and does not allow Blanche to remain in her perfect world. Consequently, Stanley’s actions become more blunt and harsh as the play progresses which result in a worsening of Blanche’s delusions.
The repetition of the words ‘slave’ and ‘servant’ establish the overall theme of a binding love. Shakespeare seems to share Petrarch’s idea that love is an almost otherworldly force. Shakespeare uses anaphora in lines 4,5,7, and 9 with his repetition of the word ‘nor.’ These constant contradictions make the reader think that the the speaker believes the exact opposite of what he is saying. His word choice shows the passive aggressive feelings, and underlying resentment the speaker has for his love. The volta in the last couplet changes the point of view of the poem.
The structure of Mew's poem features a dramatic monologue that reiterates the peculiar relationship 'betwixt' the Farmer and the bride. Consequently the bride "turned afraid of love and him and all things human." The rule of three amplifies her fear of sex and his presence. Furthermore, the repetition of "and" elongates the phrase to emphasise her anxiety. This demands the readers to empathise with the bride.
Donne 's poem showcased a more refined explanation of love, while Shakespeare simply defined what it should be. What stood out most from Donne’s poem was the ability to make it personal. Every line makes the reader feel something; it draws the reader into the text and allows them to make connections. Shakespeare just doesn’t do that; he sticks to the definition love and gives no opportunity to add personal meaning to his writing. When talking about love, a poem must make a connection.
I am explaining this through showing that men were not expected to love their wives. The feminist lens provide modern society with the most compelling view of literature because men don’t trust women, men think women are cheaters and whores, and women don 't have a voice. First and foremost, men don’t trust women. Illustrates how the feminist perspective is the best lens to new modern literature in his play “Othello”, when shakespeare articulates through brabantio in Act 1, as he speaks to duke that “She has been fooled, stolen from me, and corrupted by spells and medicines bought from cheating salesmen. She is not mentally impaired, blind or
Throughout William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 130,” the reader is constantly tricked into thinking he will compare his mistress to something beautiful and romantic, but instead the speaker lists beautiful things and declares that she is not like them. His language is unpredictable and humor is used for a majority of the poem. This captivating sonnet uses elements such as tone, parody, images, senses, form, and rhyme scheme to illustrate the contradicting comparisons of his mistress and the overarching theme of true love. Shakespeare uses parody language to mock the idea of a romantic poem by joking about romance, but ultimately writes a poem about it. In the first quatrain, the beautiful image of a woman usually created during a romantic poem (i.e, having red lips, pure skin, silky hair) is parodied as he portrays his mistress as plain and not following normal beauty regulations.
Not that she loved Daisy less, but that she--had doubts.” Assuming Loretta was incapable making a decision between running away from an unbearable relationship with Billy and the boundless love towards her older sister Daisy. Thus, interpreting the female gender ideology regarding women’s capability to be a role model within ”A Wicked Woman”. However, the ideology works against men when analyzing men’s potential of leading only with logic in the short story. In detail, the narrator describes the sudden conclusion Edward announces: "Loretta, I (Edward) am a fool. I mean it.