The question implies that Barrett is either thinking to herself or actually asking the person she loves, who is clearly Robert Browning (Browning). Either way, she goes on to develop her answer the question. The idea that love is intangible is created when Barrett describes her love using the words “depth,” “breadth,” and “height,” alongside the words “soul,” “being,” and “grace” (Spacey). Barrett asserts her love as never-changing, no matter the time of day and no matter what is happening around her through the words “candle-light” and “sun” (Browning). Barrett then describes her love as something that is good and pure, as well as a love that gives willingly and expects nothing, no “praise,” in return (Browning).
Do you have a heart? One of Elizabeth Browning best love poems is “How Do I Love Thee.” This poem is a sonnet that expresses someone wanting the world to know how much love they have for someone before death occurs. Even though, there isn’t any specific gender in the poem. I do personally believe that the speaker had written a poem about her lovely husband before her death. However, I’ll be explaining the most important lines that express the most love and breaking down the phrases to understand how it is used in the poem.
She blames bad fortune for keeping the two apart. It is here that the poem begins to take on a seemingly romantic tone. Lanyer speaks of her feelings of love and her “true heart” (122), as well as a longing to be in Heaven with Clifford so the two may carry out their eternal love for one another. In lines 165-166, Lanyer describes a scene in which Clifford, while preparing to leave Cooke-ham, kissed Lanyer. It is unclear whether this kiss should be interpreted as friendly or romantic.
Whitney is known in this song for her capability to hold certain notes throughout her performance. Unlike Dolly, who was calm, Whitney is crying out and declaring her love. The listener can hear the compassion and soul in her voice. She is strong and bold, even expressing some amount of desperation to cling on to her love. Whitney poured out her heart in the song and expressed extreme emotions.
Christina Rossetti The sister of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Christina Rossetti’s work was influenced by the doctrines of this artistic movement. Her poetry is simple in rhyme scheme and choice of words, conveying the meaning of her poems to the reader with much clarity. The aforementioned characteristics of her poem do not take away from the vibrancy of her descriptions, as she used symbolism to help her paint vivid images in the minds of her audience. Adding to that, she was a devout Christian, and so her poems take on a highly religious, spiritual, and emotional theme, removed from material wealth and earthly possessions. Up-hill Published in 1861, this poem was interpreted as an allegorical
Lovelace weaves poetic techniques such as assonance, and metaphor together to create a good rhythm, and a theme based upon honor. The first stanza is to assure her that, however deep his love for her, his need for honor is deeper . The speaker batters himself in order to possibly disperse his lover’s anguish by crying out “Tell me no,
As the sonnet is drawing near an end, the speaker explains of his enduring devotion to find his true love has “no end.” (110.10) In line 11, “I never more will grind,” (110.11) the speaker explains that he has no wish to engage in new romances, because he has come to the realization that his first lover was always destined to be his. (110.11) In line 12, the use of “On newer proof” describes the speaker’s series of failed experiments he endured to realize the importance of his devotion to his true love. (110.12) The use of the word “confin’d” in line 13 indicates that the speaker is fully committed to his lover and vows to never leave her side.
In disparity to Shakespeare’s feelings of his lover, Beyoncé expresses that she still loves her husband. She croons in her chorus, “Can 't you see there 's no other man above you? / What a wicked way to treat the girl that loves you” (24-25). Beyoncé is saying that she will always put her husband on a pedestal and that no other man could have been better than him. Then she continue onto question why is he walking all over her so wickedly when she continues to praise him so highly and remains loving him.
However, some critics state that the poem appears this way only when removed from its context. In context, some argue, the words which St. John utilizes are in reference to his strong longing and deep love for God. One cannot, however, dismiss the aspects and images of human love in his poem. St. John’s inspiration stems from the verses in the Song of Songs, which are also erotic. The poetry of Song of Songs are love poems, but since they are found in the Bible, they must be the inspired Word of God.