Discuss the presentation of love in Larkin’s Arundel Tomb The poem, Arundel Tomb, written by Philip Larkin explores the theme of love and how at times can be ambiguous. A notable example of this is in the first line of stanza one, it says “their faces blurred”. This could be symbolic of their universal love. Their facial appearance and physical qualities have wasted away but their love still remains and can’t corrode away as easily. However, Larkin could be suggesting that their love deteriorated over time due to the challenges they may have faced, just like the stone corroded due to oxygen and the climate.
When reading poetry, I use his three main rules to understand the work; without these rules comparing a pilgrim to a poetry reader understand poems would still be difficult. The comparison gives readers a mind set to shift to, one of a pilgrim in a new land. This opens the readers mind just as the pilgrims opened their minds to new ways of life. Most poems are based on emotions, these feelings can be different from reader to writer. by following Hirsch’s
Lovelace weaves poetic techniques such as assonance, and metaphor together to create a good rhythm, and a theme based upon honor. The first stanza is to assure her that, however deep his love for her, his need for honor is deeper . The speaker batters himself in order to possibly disperse his lover’s anguish by crying out “Tell me no,
“Ok, then let 's get going.” With a twirl of his finger Mel signaled the guards in the west watch tower to open the gate. It slides open with the clanks of grinding gears and off they go. Broccoli Forest lies one mile west of Oregano and consists of almost fifteen miles of rough forest and creatures. As they approach the darkness of the trees, many people stop them on their way. Many asking if they were dared to make the almost
Muhammed Dahiru AP Lit Ms Mundy Castle 16 September 2014 Poetry analysis of Robert Pack 's To an Empty Page Robert Pack in the poem “To an Empty Page,” presents an enthralling story in which the reader sees the speaker’s innermost feelings as he debates if whether he should begin his life or not as he fears the challenges life has to offer. Pack’s use of rich imagery, symbolism, rhetorical questions and word choice of the echoes exclusively defines the poem, giving the reader an underlying message behind the sonnet. Rhetorical questioning is a dominating element in the poem. Pack initially set the mood of his literary piece through an emotional question. In the first line, he says, "How from emptiness can I make a start?"
The last lines of the poem : “Woe be to them / that for a loved one must wait in longing” (52-53) sum up what I think is the other piece of the essence of the lament. Grief and misery were the consequences of breaking the vow of love: “often we vowed / that but death alone would part us two / naught else. But this turned round now…” (21-23) We see that it wasn’t death who tore them apart, but rather the husband’s family. Moreover, I think that love is presented as a fickle yet bizarre thing. In the husband’s case, it wasn’t enough to trust his wife instead of his kinsmen’s suspicions, but we can assume that in some level he still loves her: “He remember too often / a happier dwelling.” (52) While with the wife, even though he banished her, hasn’t stopped loving him for she frequently repeats that she “is all longing”
Also, Prufrock states, “Do I dare/ Disturb the universe?” (45-6) and “So how should I presume?” (54) to verbalize his hesitance and dryness in his love reaction. Prufrock continuously expresses his inner conflict and refrains from taking action; such passiveness contrasts with the poem’s title being “The Love Song”. Both pieces are triggered by love, more specifically unrequited love, yet the general tone has an ironic detachment to some degree. Although both “Araby” and “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” are narratives revolving around the characters’ unrequited love, there are more differences than similarities in the boy and Prufrock’s love style. Apart from the obvious difference in the characters’ age, the enthusiasm level and the activeness in action are also noticeably different.
Blake’s work was mentioned as ‘diseased and wild’ by John Ruskin, even though Ruskin noted that Blake’s mind as ‘great and wise’. However, it was only in the Twentieth century that Blake was acknowledged as a notable poet and artist. Blake’s poems are simple and lyrical in form, but there are complex works too, which needs the reader to work hard to understand what Blake means. This complexity is due to the presence of mythological in addition to the philosophical sources present in his work. Blake himself has stated that he had to "create a System, or be enslaved by another Man 's.” this reasons the presence of vague thoughts and allusions in his work.
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.
“With a love that the wingéd seraphs in Heaven/ coveted her and me.../chilling/ My beautiful/ Annabel Lee ” (11,15-16). The author’s poetic language is able to enhance the message of the theme as well as portray the compulsiveness of the speaker towards his lover that is unquestionably depicted within the stanza the speaker begins to contently delineate his lover, but then rapidly changes his tone and instead shoots accusations at the angels in heaven for tearing apart him from his beloved. The reader can deduce that the speaker had become blinded by the perfections of Annabel Lee and forced himself to believe she had met a sudden demise only because of how strong their love was and still is and not due to superficial reasons. “And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side /Of my darling — my darling — my life and my bride,/ In her sepulchre there by the sea — “ (38-40). Again, Poe is manifesting the theme of obsessive love by describing the manners and actions of the speaker in a disturbing way, evoking a strong sense of how mental he was for his lover to the point of laying next to her soulless body on a daily basis as if it was something done regularly.