Romeo is infatuated by Rosaline and he describes her using similar language and themes to Petrarch which he has clearly learned from a poem. This changes later on with Juliet where love is ‘experienced ‘ and not learned. Although Petrarch wrote his poems in the 1300s it is important to note that they were still popular during Shakespeare’s time and so he will have known of them and it is clear that during Shakespeare’s time men were still ‘courting’ women. This Petrarchan love can be seen through Romeo’s speech using poetic language such as “With Cupid's arrow. She hath Dian's wit” comparing Rosaline to the goddess of virginity.
Spenser makes a very important point: the love he and his beloved share is so powerful that not even death can “subdue” it. Their love will live on even after death, and Spenser grants his wife eternity through his verses. Both Shakespeare and Spenser’s sonnets examined describe love according to the Renaissance tradition at its best. Love is not perceived as sensual, but as ethereal and with divine connotations, and this explains why the two poets make an abundant use of words referring to the celestial sphere, such as “the heavens” (Spenser in line 12), and “heaven’s gate” (Shakespeare in line
“Love is when the other person 's happiness is more important than your own”-H Jackson Brown Jr.This idea exhibits the importance you give towards someone’s love is more necessary than yours. In the book Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano tries to demonstrate the love between him and Roxane by the use of poems and using Christian as an assistant. For example, “A little longer she is always here”. We can see that the quote is demonstrating the impatient approach towards love in within someone increases when beauty does not surround you.Despite this story using a various approach towards manipulating us to the theme, the poem uses literary and symbolic devices to exhibit the poet 's life. However, in the poem, the poet uses the ocean to show that all of his emotions are mixed to form one big vast area.
Sound There are no complex use of alliteration or assonance in the poem, which is suitable for his message. The last rhyme does a sense of conclusion, which emphasizes despite all the recent undermining their beauty of his affection for his mistress. Settings, themes and ideas The basic idea in the poem is to challenge the poets who use too much hyperbole in their descriptions of their love. Shakespeare makes fun of the clichés of love poetry, such as the idea that their eyes are "like the sun". Through his down to earth descriptions he shows how unrealistic are the conventional metaphors.
.) will not / accept a false Messiah, love the / priest instead of the God” means to say that those who have sex will not accept either the false messiah or the priest before god. This very well fits the idea of contrasting ideals shown by the speaker throughout the poem, as well as the second pair of concepts with double meanings shown in the poem. The final concept in which this poem portrays is one of a great runner. The speaker describes sex without love as a runner alone within the elements.
This poem (sonnet 18) is devoted to praising a friend or lover, traditionally known as the 'fair youth', the sonnet itself a guarantee that this person's beauty will be sustained. Even death will be silenced because the lines of verse will be read by future generations, when speaker and poet and lover are no more, keeping the fair image alive through the power of verse. The main theme in this poem is the stability or immortality of love and beauty, In the first 4 lines (quatrain), Shakespeare asks if he should compare his loved one - to a summer's day. The obvious answer would seem to be that he should, but in fact he does not. He goes on to say that his beloved is more lovely and more temperate than such a beautiful day.
Throughout the history of mankind, a paradox has existed between two competing interests: the need for independence and the need for connection. Independence, however, is a product of stability and safety from connection. John Donne, an English metaphysical poet, explains how everyone is connected to each other by saying “no man is an island” (35) in his “Meditation 17”. Also, Shakespeare, a contemporary of Donne, wrote “Sonnet XXX” as an expression of how he failed to master the sad memories of his friend. Both Donne and Shakespeare demonstrate that humanity cannot live alone, albeit in different ways, and this idea can be applied to today’s world, which values neoliberalism and self-reliance as important principles.
Nissim Ezekiel’s poetry reveals him as a sensual and sensitive individual drawing our attention to the poet’s constant struggle to understand fully the workings of the sensual desires and to grope fully with the power of them. He is a sensualist frankly and minutely recording the wonders of the senses. In poem after poem Ezekiel sings the glory of the senses and unhesitatingly confesses his recognition of the pressures of the senses. In “On Meeting a Pedant” the poet wishes to ‘Send out songs’ and advises his heart to ‘rest or ride / Superbly with the senses.’ The poet wishes to be spared of words ‘as cold as print’ and says, ‘Give me touch of men and give me smell of / Fornication, pregnancy and spices.’ In another poem titled ‘Conclusion’ he says, ‘The true business of living is seeing, touching, kissing, / The epic of walking in the street and loving on the bed.’ For Ezekiel life with its manifold blessings is a gift to man. He almost religiously preaches the religion of unadulterated epicureanism and, if read exclusively, his poems of sensual nature give us an impression of unbridled hedonism.
Sixthly, both poets regard self-affirmation as a vital step towards individuality. Whitman believed one should be acquainted with his qualities and flaws and must own his weaknesses as much as he celebrates his strengths. To him, one cannot reach the pinnacle of individuality unless he is self reliant and one cannot be self-reliant unless he goes through the stage of self-acceptance. Whitman’s this ideology makes his poetry the “poetry of self-affirmation” (Lemaster & Kummings, 2013, P. 309). “I exist as I am, that is enough, If no other in the world be aware I sit content, And if each and all be aware I sit content.
In this sonnet, he uses symbolism to represent how for eternity people will remember him. He wants the subject of his poem to be remembered forever through his literature, which he makes very clear in his poem. The first reference to this is, "But thy eternal summer shall not fade," (line 9). Again, he is referencing the summer. He is saying that this man's beauty will never fade because of his work, he believes the golden young man that Shakespeare wrote about will live forever in people's memories.