The idea that the there is some sort of flaw in either the way you desire the beloved, or the desire 's themselves are flawed. We see two angles from each of the poems and how Gluck manipulates them to hit both sides of wanting and resenting the desires. The way the poems are framed, makes it seem like another theme is having desires but with a lack of love. The desire is purely based on physical attraction and lust. In her descriptions of these single intimate moments in time, we can see that the focus is less on the emotional and spiritual connection with the beloved, and more on the bodily pleasures of the lover.
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.
Examining the first line of the Sonnet we would change the structure. ‘Two loves I have of comfort and despair’. Here we see that the main verb is written after the after the object. This is typically written structure in a poem, because it makes the line more poetic. (Linguistics p. 367).
Overall, Shakespeare has presented love as a complex theme throughout Act 1 by consistently showing how love can either end in happiness or hurt. Many of the character throughout the play seem to view love as a curse placed onto people and as something that causes indescribable pain; whereas others view love as something that brings them happiness and joy. These two ideas greatly contrast each other exemplifying how complex love really is. Furthermore, the play as a whole shows how love cannot jump over every hurdle placed in front of it and when it fails to make it over that hurdle the characters feel great
In A Ritual to Read to Each Other, William Stafford speaks about a different kind of love than in Shakespeare’s sonnet. The love Stafford describes isn’t romantic, rather it is built on the fragile communication we have with the people around us. Stafford emphasizes the love of humanity, and begins his poem by pointing out how desperately bereft we are of this kind of empathy today. In the second stanza Stafford talks about the emptiness that exists between us. According to the poem we’ve become so inept at communication, that a misread of someone’s gestures could send the insecurities of childhood back to haunt us.
The poem is a English sonnet with three quatrains and a concluding couplet. The first quatrain introduces the man’s conflict with love, the second and third add to the betrayal with metaphors that compare the suffering, and the rhyming couplet emphasizes the man’s argument against love. A sonnet typically has a theme of love and beauty; however, this sonnet is against love. This creates irony since Gascoigne uses this structure to depict a story of a man hurt or betrayed by what is supposed to be upheld as beautiful, love. The poem is iambic pentameter with an AB rhyme scheme.
While the title suggests that The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock is a love poem, the poem centres around the theme of isolation, as can be seen by the use of pronouns and the isolation of certain lines on the type page. Throughout the poem, several second-person pronouns are used, examples of which can be found in line 31 (”Time for you and time for me”), line 78 (”Stretched on the floor here beside you and me”), line 81 (”Among the porcelain, among some talk of you and me”) and line 95 (”Come back to tell you all, I shall tell you all”). These lines indicate that the speaker is addressing someone and thus is not as isolated as the thesis of this essay would suggest. A close reading of the poem shows that most of the time such a second-person is mentioned, a first-person pronoun also occurs in the
When you develop an interest over somebody else, you would usually claim that this certain individual was the best. Sonnet 130, in contrary, took a diverging path through doing the exact opposite. With the phrase “false compare” as what I believe is the core representation of the poem, it breaks free from the usual love Petrarchan sonnets and utilizes a satiric method to express the speaker’s love to his mistress in a disparate way. Instead of expressing exaggerating superiors towards his mistress’s appearance, smell and voice, the speaker finds these thoughts to be skeptical and attempts to deny these “false comparisons” through negations. The speaker focuses on being realistic about the beauty of his mistress.
In the last line, Deon says, “You are safe in my heart and my heart will go on and on” with regards to this line, Deon’s song shows the realistic views on love. However, in Poison’s song, even though they are very close to each other, they are not happy with their relationship. Poison says, “we’re still a mile apart” that means they are separated by how they feel for each other. Poison’s attitude was extremely negative, which shows that love is all about pain. Therefore, Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” has a realistic view of love because it is not as
Hate, the word that my mother would say she strongly dislikes. I feel a die-hard, devout dislike for this detestable, diabolical word, the word that makes no sense because there is good in virtually everything. I am infatuated by words afraid to be spoken, sometimes they can be turned into pretty poems of perfection. My closet comrades carry captured words carefully on their tongues, prolonging the release date of these words to an opportune moment instead of every moment. I find value in the fear that has prevented me from speaking my mind, it has helped me find my voice in a plain piece of paper and a pretty pen.