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.
In “I’ll Open the Window” by Anna Swir, the mood is very dark using statements such as “I am an animal.” and “I hear bones grind, I see our two skeletons.” These quotes from the poem contribute to the feeling that the speaker abhors the relationship between the speaker and her loved one. She also uses “the clatter of your shoes is heard no more. Now, silence.” This exemplifies the feeling that the speaker does not want her previously loved one to enter into her place of loneliness. In contrast, “Flirtation” speaks about the positive aspects of the start to a relationship. “Flirtation” exemplifies a happy mood.
In “The Century Quilt,” the speaker appreciates her family’s cultural diversity by comparing their heritage to a colorful quilt belonging to Meema. She shifts from past to present to future, continuing the extended metaphor in different scenarios. Author Mary Nelson Waniek uses a variety of literary techniques such as structure, imagery, and tone to develop the complex meanings interpreted throughout the poem. Together, the poem is spoken through a woman who emphasizes the importance of family. She mentions different family members along with their skin color and describes short memories of each of them.
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.
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
The ode begins with an anonymous speaker, but towards the end of the poem is identified as Sappho by Aphrodite. Groundbreaking with its intimacy and openness, Sappho writes the ode to ask Aphrodite for her help in making an unrequited love requited– and not for the first time, shown through the use of the parenthetical “now again” Are in the fourth and fifth stanzas. Moreover, all of Sappho’s “if’s highlight how hopeful she is, and how willing Aphrodite is to assuage any of the unfavorable situations (the unnamed woman refusing gifts, for instance) by setting them up with “if”’s and then shooting them down. Towards the end, after Aphrodite’s interlude, Sappho is more assertive with statements like “come to me now” and “You be my ally” (28). In fact, Sappho and Aphrodite seem somewhat spiteful, with a little bit of a manipulative undertone showing through phrases like “soon she will love even unwilling”.
Ms. Sylvia Plath, an acknowledged poet and the English lecturer at Smith College, has been an inspiration to the youth in poetic realm. The varied assortment ranging from “Pursuit”, to “Mad Girl’s Love Song”, to “Spinster” has given the poetic foundation a varying aspect of confessionalism. Although of providing a new paradigm for poetry, Ms. Plath’s course is so indulged in expression that is making poetry excessively subjective. The use of poetry as a form to express personal emotions is recognized, but lack of reason and overwhelming depression with gender bias is hurtful for all. Subjectivism is an integral portion of poetry to express human emotions.
His work consists mainly of poetry and is very uneven in style and level. He wrote how he felt, and thus his work fluctuates between deep melancholy, lamenting his destiny and savage rants against God and the bourgeois institutions he hated. Some of his poetry is reminiscent of old folk songs;
The Nature of Symbolism within Trethewey’s “Elegy” In this poem “Elegy,” Natasha Trethewey depicts the relationship between herself and her late father by means of a metaphor that carries throughout the entire poem. We see that an elegy is typically used to lament the dead, however the abstract language of this poem sends a more demining message. This connotative thought is exactly what Trethewey chooses to address through subliminal metaphors equipped with items typically used to destroy rather than build, along with symbolism that alludes to fighting adversity. The narrator immediately incorporates symbolism insinuating the emphasis on struggle in the first stanza. Symbolizing adversity, she tells the reader “I think by now the river must be thick with salmon.
He conveys the idea with The Flea as how the girl does not want to have sex with the boy as he believes it will create a stronger bond. Also in The Good-Morrow, the couple has a powerful emotional connection which has matured in the growth of their relationship creating true love. Then The Sun Rising, focuses on the lovers in a way of how they want to stay together forever in each others arms. Lastly John Donne, was trying to convey the different levels and stepping stones of a relationship in how it grows and contracts. Whether or not these poems were written in the 1600s they are still relatable to matters of love in our day and