The answer to whether love is true or faithless is not always concrete, and it is this question that plagues the speaker in Philip Larkin’s An Arundel Tomb. The poem centralizes itself around the medieval tomb of the Earl and Countess of Arundel, in which the speaker questions the validity of the statues’ seemingly eternal love. Although historical allusions offer hints and statements about the infidelious nature of the time period, and bring into question the accuracy of the couple’s portrayal, connotations, unlike facts, are not set in stone. Despite the challenges bias towards periods of history presents, love ultimately prevails as an ideal that transcends time. Larkin fills his first stanza with ambiguity.
The reflective piece “Misunderstood Love, Tortured” depicts a family being broken up into a single parent family because of the absence of the father who was domestically abusing his wife. Their son took his father going away very seriously and turned out for the worst being involved in illegal activities. Illustrating how single parenting can have multiple effects. A range of language registers, dialectal variations, attitudes to language and communicative behaviours were used to bring across the seriousness of the topic being explored. However for analysing, the prose language register and communicative behaviour were chosen to be discussed thoroughly.
Year 10 Text Analysis: Poetry Photo Story Written Analysis You’re Name: Nick Robbertse Yesterdays sorrow by heath The Poem: Themes, Structure, Poetic Devices The poetic techniques used in the poem yesterdays sorrow were sorrow, end rhyme when the poem has lines ending with words that sound the same. Enjambment was used as a poetic technique which is a continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of the line or a line to me exact, couplets, or stanzas.
The short story “What We Talk about When We Talk about Love” by Raymond Carver is about four friends- Laura, Mel, Nick, and Terri, gathering on a table and having a conversation. As they start to drink, the subject abruptly comes to “love.” Then, the main topic of their conversation becomes to find the definition of love, in other word to define what exactly love means. However, at the end, they cannot find out the definition of love even though they talk on the subject for a day long. Raymond Carver in “What We Talk about When We Talk about Love” illustrates the difficulty of defining love by using symbols such as heart, gin, and the sunlight.
The poem Litany recalls the 1960s smilingly tick off the resonances and connotations of Duffy’s acknowledged world. The Presence of the poem’ is then used as the basis for the more ‘inside’ revelation. The poet uncovers the secret tensions behind half-understood, through Duffy uses “Sly like a rumor” which can emphasize her looking back as an adult in which the child under renders Duffy’s revisitation of the past both comical and tragic. Childhoods through the play between recognition and misrecognition.
Sound and Sense After reading the two poems, “Love Poem” by John Frederick Nims, and “Love Song: I and Thou” by Alan Dugan, we are introduced to two very appealing poems that both effectively display a certain type of emotion, each unique to the respective poems. In both these poems, we can pinpoint certain poetic devices that were adeptly used throughout both poems in either the lack of or use of them. The two poetic devices that will be outlined in the essay include Allusion, where the two authors were both able to use references from two similar sources, and Rhyme, where the authors were capable of of incorporating the lack of or the extreme use of rhymes. By comparing these two poems, a conclusion will be grasped as to which poem was better executed.
Love is arguably one of the most difficult abstractions to define. Most people know what it is, but it has different meanings for everyone. Love is one of the most covered topics in music, film, and literature, because of its inherent passion and complexity. C. S. Lewis, in The Four Loves, separates love into four distinct categories which emphasize its vast and multifaceted properties. Lewis’s classifications affirm that the love between a mother and her son differs from that between romantic partners.
Chapter 2 - Our First Love and Our Love Language Who was the first person that you fell in love with? We all have that very first love. It’s usually a son with his mother, and a daughter with her father. These are usually the first people of the opposite sex who make an impression on us.
Geoffrey Chaucer’s Love Visions is an epic poem that also serves as prophecy. In his dreams, Chaucer flies to great heights on a golden eagle to the home of the goddess of sound, Fame. Furthermore on this fantastic adventure Chaucer sees the misfortune of Dido and Aeneas in real time. Both of these situations must be true without question, Chaucer does not prove to us that they must be real. In addition to this the reader must also believe that Cupid not only exists but actively tries to torment Chaucer.