Many literary works have love as a theme. By reading different novels, one receives a glimpse of all the different kinds of love and their purposes. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, love is represented as the sea. By reading this novel, the reader comes to the conclusion that our capability to love deviates with every person we come across. Love is in some ways an art, and it transforms as people transform. Janie Crawford, perhaps one of the greatest love philosophers and protagonist, says, “Love ain’t somethin’ lak uh grindstone dat’s de same thing everywhere and do de same thing tuh everything it touch. Love is lak de sea. It’s uh movin’ thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore”
Reading Gilgamesh was important because it gives the reader insight and an understanding of what was important to the people who lived during the time that Gilgamesh was written. It also allows us to see how things have changed from what we are used to reading to what we could have been reading before.
Sharon Olds is a contemporary poet and is known for writing intensely personal, emotional and political poems. “Sex Without Love” is an erotic poem that captures the beauty of having meaningless sex without love or pleasure. Sharon Olds shows the reader that the sex described in the poem is a cold and lonely act by effectively using imagery and theme, but she also puts an emotional and personal feeling in the poem.
The two poems I will be comparing and contrasting in this essay are two of William Shakespeare 's most popular sonnets. Sonnets in chapter 19, 'Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? ', and in chapter 23, 'Let me not to the marriage of true minds, ' of our Literature book. Both of these poems deal with the subject of love but each poem deals with its subject matter in a slightly different way. Each also has a different purpose and audience. In the case of 'Shall I compare thee ' the audience is meant to be the person Shakespeare is writing the sonnet about. Its purpose is to tell the audience about how the speaker feels about them. In the case of 'Let me not ' the audience is anyone who wishes to read it. Its purpose is to introduce what love should be like. This makes 'Shall I compare thee ' much more personal and realistic as a poem about love. 'Shall I compare thee ' seems to deal more with the idea of a lover rather than the idea of a relationship, as 'Let me not ' does. 'Shall I compare thee ' deals with the idea of a perfect lover and the fading beauty of both women and the seasons. 'Let me not ' is about ideal love in its most perfect and purest form.
In the poem “What Lips Have Kissed, and Where, and Why?” the speaker talks about how she is older and sad that she did not find love. The first line of the poem seems to say it all how sad she because love could not be found and time has gone and most of her physical beauty is gone. The speaker has also “forgotten…what arms have lain.” The presence, if any has been forgotten to be hugged by another is gone. I think that the strongest line is “I cannot say what loves have come and gone,” making the reader think if the speaker even had a lover. At least she loved someone than never loving at all. In “Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat nor Drinks,” the speaker talks about how love is something we do not need like food or everyday necessities. However, love is something that is part of human nature and has some type of value, but its value is not as worth it 's as some other things. Like death, according to the speaker is then we become friend with because, the speaker is willing to sell love for peace, saying that peace, peace of death or peace of not loving.
Throughout the following essay, Cynthia Zarin’s poem “sSong” will be critically analysed and assessed. Cynthia Zarin is an American poet born in 1959. She published a poem named “Song” in 1993 to show her compassion to her lover. The poem consists of 3 stanzas whereby each stanza is contains 3 lines. The poem is written about a woman’s love relationship towards with a man. The poem consists of words that have symbolic meaning which depicts how the relationship is. The relationship is depicted as a very loving and caring relationship while the disadvantages of the relationship are discussed as well. In essence, the poem implies that the advantages in a true love experience overpower the challenges in a true love experience.
In a society where songs with meaningless lyrics and repeated phrases gathers the most publicity, it is surprising to find songs that exhibit meaningful lyrics and thoughts. Unlike most hip-hop songs that contain useless repeated lyrics, Kanye West’s 2008 hit “Heartless” contains lyrics full of meaning. After producing this song, he was starting to approach the zenith of his career. This song became an instant hit for not only its soothing beats or sounds, but for its impactful lyrics that take the listener multiple attempts to really understand. This song tells the story of a tragic breakup between two individuals that cannot seem to get along.
Margaret Wolfe Hungerford once said, “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. The meaning of this quote is that beauty exists only in the mind of the person that contemplates it. This correlates with the beginning of the love shared by the main characters in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Born from opposing families, Romeo and Juliet fall in love, but cannot be together because of their family feud. Their love begins from the moment they meet, and just upon looking at each other, they instantly fall in love. ¨Sonnet 148¨, also written by William Shakespeare, shows love and sight in a different light. Love is shown from a negative aspect, while the love of Romeo and Juliet are shown as a beautiful thing. Sight gives love many different
The Renaissance Period demanded men who were well-educated and excelled in a wide variety of subjects, such as fighting, romance and art or poetry. This idea was developed in Renaissance Italy, when Leon Battista Alberti developed the notion that, "man can do anything if he will." Sir Thomas Wyatt, an
Works of literature are often more effective the more relatable they are. Many musical pieces are also constructed in this same belief. One of the most common themes used is love for it is often considered the most relatable theme. This theme relates with so many readers and listeners for
In aphorism 98, Nietzsche talks about the effect of meter in poetry. He says that “meter lays a veil over reality; it effectuates a certain artificiality of speech and unclarity of thinking; by means of the shadows it throws over thoughts it now conceals, now brings into prominence.” The effects
The tone of the poem is slightly sad, but reassuring. The first stanza is somber because the woman is old and seemingly alone. But, when the second stanza is read, readers are reassured and are able to see the love the speaker has for the woman. "But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, / And loved the sorrows of your changing face."(7-8). This quote draws an emotional experience to many readers. Many young people grow up with fairy tales and the idea of unconditional love, regardless of our flaws. So, this emotional connection can see the tone reflects the speaker 's unconditional love for the woman.
Its fine melody creates a special mood which for me does not fit with the content of the song. Nevertheless, this is also a heartbreaking song about a failed love. However, this time, the author is a victim rather than the negative character. Luckily for me, I cannot associate my feelings with the ones expressed in the song. However, the song appeals to me mostly due to its vision of how everything could be since she sings “we could have had it all/ rolling in the deep” (“Rolling”). For me, it is somehow the idealistic and romantic perception of deep love in the idea of which I believe. I would like to know that I will be with a person who would be all to me, on whom I will be able to count, and who would not break my heart. Even though the song depicts everything in the other light, I was impressed with the depth the love pictured in the song and the image of purity that somehow appears in my consciousness when I hear the
The relationship of love and erotic in Man'yōshū were represented by poems which described many different feelings and various fates of many people. Those authors of poems described their own experience and their own moods. Poems drew a mixed picture of love.
This is one of the greatest poem I’ve ever came across. Pablo really expressed his love and feelings towards his no longer loved one. Reading this poem showed me how loyal and strong he is as well as remembering all the memories whether they were a happy memories