Is love always a positive influence? The poems “A Love Song” by William Williams and “Love’s Philosophy” by Percy Shelley both discuss love. “A Love Song” is full of negative imagery, and suggests that love changes how one sees the world for the worse. In contrast the poem “Love’s Philosophy” uses positive diction and beautiful imagery to convey the idea that love is something to be desired by all. Both authors convey these themes using the literary devices of diction, imagery, and tone.
The forceful separation from his lover, first physically and then later in death, is all too empathetic in its realism. The poem evokes a painful image which demands sympathy over the Dying Negro and his brethren’s plight, many whom share his and his lover’s fate. Lynn Festa argues ‘the power of Day’s poem to humanise it's speaker rests in part upon a sentimentalised vision of the encounter between innocent African victims and rapacious British traders…Pity rehumanises the slave both from his interlocutor’s perspective, and, significantly, from his own vantage point; it is because his beloved sees him as human that he regains his will to become so.’ Moreover, Day and Bicknell cast the Dying Negro as the sentimental hero in their poem, creating a valiant and noble character in defiance to society’s preconceived conceptions of Africans. In sentimental literature and poetry, the sentimental hero is heightened by his ability to empathise with others and react sensitively to what is happening around him. In Day and Bicknell’s poem, the Dying Negro soothes himself by imagining his lover with him, stating: What fond affection in my bosom reigns!
Life is Fine by Langston Hughes, is a ballad that describes someones sad, inner feelings. You shouldn 't suppress your inner feelings, they can build up, and like a volcano erupt. Langston Hughes uses poetic devices like situational irony, and repetition. Situational Irony is when the situation turns out to be the opposite of what we expect. Situational Irony is shown when Langston wrote; " Though you may see me holler, and you may see me cry I 'll be dogged sweet baby if you gonna see me cry. "
Atonement also indicates the love Briony would never be able to maintain later in her life through the symbolism of the injured French soldier, Luc. Briony was to care for him for the moments he was alive at the hospital, and in Luc’s delirium, he mistakenly confesses his love for her. He symbolises the “unavailable future,” (pg. 311) Briony would have. In the epilogue, Briony was revealed to have married,
Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a novel that recounts the glorious and tragic side effects one goes through due to love. Marquez wrote the book in such a way it left the reader wandering off into an alternate world. Magical realism plays a huge role in the novel, though Marquez always claimed that, “surrealism comes from the reality of Latin America,” and his intention was never for it to be categorized as magical realism. In this particular novel he has used the profound motif of love. Throughout the novel, the indices show that the symptoms of both, love and cholera, are similar in many ways.
Throughout the film, the idea the love is dependent on trust, especially times of solitude use to highlight the poem notion of mindlessly devoted love. The poem is stated completely in the movie, during the last scene and is the last thing spoken. Time after finding out Keats has died, Brawne goes for a walk in the garden reciting the poem. Campion concludes the film in this matter to further that love has no end, even in the matter of death. This thematic approach allows the audience to capture Keats purpose of the poem demonstrating that extreme emotions that love can have of one.
John Keats was a poet who saw nature as being exhilarating and beautiful. He often drew comparisons between nature and poetry to express his thoughts. In his poems “Bright Star” and “When I have fears,” John Keats uses alliteration and personification to express his emotions towards mortality. In “Bright Star,” he uses these devices to express his desire to be eternal and permanent by comparing them to a star. Similarly, in “When I have Fears,” he uses them to capture his fear of dying before accomplishing greatness in writing and romance.
While love is often portrayed, especially in poetry, as the ultimate source of happiness, the speaker has clearly been hurt by someone he loved in the past and is now wary of love and will take to sleeping for as long as he can to avoid falling in love. The poem closes with the line “only the song of a secret bird” (28). The speaker simply cannot ignore the voice of his “secret bird,” who is proved throughout the poem to be the only force that can pull him out of his dreamland and bring him back to reality, despite his desperate attempts to protect himself and his
In “the Raven,” by Edgar Allan Poe, he perpetuates a sense of gothicism throughout the poem by using literary elements along with structure in both his stanzas and setting. In the poem, the narrator is grieving over the death of his beloved, Lenore; as a result, produces a sense of melancholy carried across the poem. As the poem develops, it is suggested that he has little desire to mend his sorrow and would rather consume himself in melancholy. Poe carries out the gothicism throughout the poem by using rhyming with repetition of words, unity of effect, and setting and stanza structure, which suggests the narrator's submission to depression. The narrator’s resistance towards recovery is because he feels as though there is nothing left for
The poem, in brief, is about the struggle the speaker faces as he prepares for war and attempts to explain to his lover how important honor is to him, surpassing even his feelings for her. It is written creatively, with a unique style. The poem is also personal and temporal, a trait of poems of this era. The poem is written in a conversational tone and is read as if by a male writer to a female lover. Lovelace weaves poetic techniques such as assonance, and metaphor together to create a good rhythm, and a theme based upon honor.