T. S. Eliot 's "The Fire Sermon" is a poem consisting of different speakers, tones, and sound patterns. I draw attention to these by slowing or speeding up while reading, changing the tone of my voice, putting emphasis on specific words or lines. T. S. Eliot composed this poem in 1921 ("T. S. Eliot Biography"), which is significant because this is after the war and his world would have been a "Waste Land". This real world is mirrored in his writings through filth and impurity. Stylistic choices bring forth the importance of sexual desire and emotional/physical impurity and highlight the irony of alluding to both Buddhism and Christianity because of their avoidance of passion.
The writer uses more complicated words in this stanza such as perne and gyre. The poet is talking with the sages “Consume my heart away; sick with desire”(21). He wants the sages to purify his soul from the sickness he has. It is a metaphor where the writer asks the sages to teach him how to listen to spiritual music. Then, Yeats asks to be transformed into a piece of art that will have no age and will last forever.
Love and Marriage has been a huge topic in the Puritan Era. It is argued by critics that puritans treat Love and Marriage as the meanings of life as they represents the “relationship that structures everything: God’s covenant with believers” (Furey 201). How love situates itself in men’s relationship with god is discussed in many Puritan literature. Two puritan poets, Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor have been famous for their expressions of their affection and humility towards God in their poems. Yet, it is argued that they dealt with the topics of Love and Marriage differently.
Her tone, here, seems to be controlling through the use of imperatives because she is concerned about him and his love. Burns also uses alliteration – “dark despair” which places emphasis on his emotions that he lost something that he could never have. Burns also repeats the last stanza to the first stanza which states that he is still that broken-hearted lover left in despair; the rhyming couplet being used at the end refers overall feelings and last words. However Rossetti shows no use of a rhyming couplet suggesting that there is unfinished
Fathers represent respect and reputation itself. Odysseus is called godlike because of his good attributes and exhibits model behavior. Gods are strong and powerful and are known for choosing other’s fates. Odysseus has helped make a difference in other’s lives, such as saving Helen from Troy. Odysseus is valued because of his great reputation as godlike and ultimately a father to his people.
These positive characteristics of Charlemagne are emphasized heavily in both works. There is a biased point of view in both The Song of Roland and in the Deeds of Charlemagne to achieve the purpose of promoting Charlemagne’s reign. This propaganda is achieved through the use of divine references, which suggest that Charlemagne was chosen by God to rule. Charlemagne is portrayed as an ideal Christian ruler in the Deeds of Charlemagne through the use of Biblical allusions. One similarity between Notker’s writing and the Bible is present in Notker’s introduction to the way in which Charlemagne punished the proud.
This poem heavily leans on the religious side of this problem, specifically Christianity, as the poem talks about a circle in a Christian version of hell, a circle specifically created to house these types of people. The title ‘Ersatz’, a word which means ‘not real or genuine’, also alludes to these ‘false shepherds’, without giving the entire premise away. Kokabiel and Tamiel are names of fallen angels. Form and Structure: The verses of this poem, for the most part, are tercet that follows an ‘a,a,b’ rhyming scheme. I choose a tercet because the number 3 alludes back to classical renaissance era, where many songs where written in ¾ time.
The inclusion of Christian and other religious themes and influence often deepen the plot, morality, and culture found in a work, especially in English literature. The dealings with God and other religious ideas and actions often show what is done publicly or in the darkness of the culture, leading to pivotal plot points in a story. Yet, even in the midst of the religious corruption, God stands as the judge and helper or enemy of those who act for or against Him. Starting with Beowulf and continuing with Macbeth, the authors use pagan and Christian elements to prove that God intervenes for those who do not turn their backs on Him. Beowulf proves God intervenes, even when a person or a group of people do not know Him.
Thus love is asceticism, in this sense, a major conceit in the poem. Also, the poem’s title serves a dual purpose: while the speaker argues that their love will canonize him and his lover into sainthood, the poem itself serves as a canonization for the pair of lovers. Donne experiments with the conceit in a mystical way referring to life's circular movement of death and renewal. In the poem, Donne compares himself and his lover to eagle and dove, to tapers, and phoenix and fly, in order to amplify the power of their love. The two lovers are compared to tapers burnt by fire; like they are burnt by the heat of their passion, yet their love will rise from their ashes and be renewed like the mythical
One can tell that this poem is written to express wishes of one when they are gone. Christina says, “Only remember me, you understand.” She is in fear that he/she will forget her and the memories so she writes this poem to ensure that this does not happen. The tone is desperation. Rossetti is desperate to be living through the suitor and the legacy of their relationship. “Remember” can be seen as a plea or a cry to not be thrown away when she no longer exists.