“The Blessed Damozel”, a poem composition of Rossetti, displays work of beauty and idealism. Rossetti is able to define his mental state in reality through this poem, in venturing the fantasy of “The Blessed Damozel”. In perspective of the earth-living lover, “To one, it is ten years of years... Yet now, and in this place, Surely she lean’d o’er me-her hair Fell all about my face....” (Rossetti 19-22), displays the emotional connection and his mourning of his wife as she resides in a different state of life that Rossetti undergoes. Rossetti is able to escape reality through art, taking life in his poem as he can emotionally relate to the loss of the earth-living’s lover.
With time’s progression, the connection are good but you should come to a conclusion on between the character and her reality is made stronger. By visualizing this connection, time is a companion that struggled to reach this status. On the other hand, time can act as the antagonist of an ideal love story. As in “On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl…”: the story of two soulmates who decided to test their compatibility by going their separate ways and waiting to find each other but never did. As “time passed with shocking swiftness,” they came across each other, “but the glow of their memories was far too weak, and their thoughts no longer had the clarity of fourteen years earlier,” (72) and the couple did not recognize each other.
“The Cameo,” a poem written by Edna St. Vincent Millay, revolves around a cameo or a jewel being observed by the persona. The cameo depicts two scenes showing a couple by the beach. In the first scene, they are confessing their love for each other as the man is “in earnest speech” (7). In the second scene, it can be inferred that the couple broke up as seen in the following lines: “lost like the lost day / Are the words that passed, and the pain,-discarded, cut away” (10-11). The persona then addresses the couple, saying how time has affected their relationship and how they are metaphorically stuck in time.
When life is finished, the speaker battles, the chance to appreciate each other is gone, as nobody grasps in death. In the last stanza, the speaker asks the lady to remunerate his endeavors, and contends that in cherishing each other with enthusiasm they will both benefit as much as possible from the short time they need to live. Symbol & Imagery: Motion & Stillness: "To His Coy Mistress" is extremely worried about the full scope of movement, including stillness. The movement enables the sonnet to get speed, and the stillness gives us a chance to rest and reflect for minutes before we surge on. This forward and backward likewise enables
“When We Two Parted” showcases a clear cyclical structure- describing how the two parted “in silence and tears” in the first stanza, before closing the fourth stanza by commenting that, if the two should meet again in the future, the narrator will greet her again “with silence and tears”. Byron’s repetition of “silence and tears” illustrates the narrator’s never ending agony of the breakup. Much like the entirety of the poem, however, there is a sense of ambiguity with the use of nouns ‘silence’ and ‘tears’- which could symbolise the narrator’s ever-growing anger as they do his heartbreak. Similarly, “Neutral Tones” too has a cyclical structure- shown when the narrator first describes
“Presence”, a poem by T. Michael Mboya, is a succinct dedication to a lover, nevertheless with a poignant atmosphere. The poem speaks of a lover’s presence which is now missed by the speaker, comparing different times – those passed and the present – to address the speaker’s nostalgic feelings. The speech of the poem is direct, employing a single metaphor – the only poetic device present. Mboya employs short lines in two short stanzas to reach a climatic end. The poem is strengthened by the eloquent use of diction.
Allen Curnow’s ‘Time’ and Emily Dickinson’s ‘Because I Could Not Stop For Death’ show the similar themes of the passing of time and its implications. The two poems both discuss events that occur throughout an average life (childhood, work, marriage and death are some examples), however, there is a stark contrast between the finality of ‘Because I Could Not Stop For Death’ and the mundaneness of ‘Time’. The poem ‘Time’ is a tribute to the passing of time and how much humans have grown to obsess over it. The poem is an extended metaphor, using the repetition of “I am” to instigate that the voice is Time itself. There is a capitalisation of ‘Time’ because in this context, the use of this effect suggests personification.
Shahid Ali’s poem is essentially one of loss and longing – his love for his home “so overexposed” (l.10) is presented in a postcard. Similarly, the poem, Island Man, also expresses this idea of belonging. The major theme of cultural identity is evident when the author describes the island and London – emphasizing her description of the beauty of the island to show that she would never forget her identity. The phrases of “comes back to sand” (l.12) and “dull North circular roar” (l.15) describes both settings in which the poem is set, and serves to show both cultures in which the man lives. Another prominent theme seen in both poems is how colonialism has exploited nature.
The blending of witty and subtle remarks with emotion and feeling exposes John Donne’s scholasticism as a Metaphysical poets and brings the whole of experience into his poetry in which profound interest of experience can be analyzed to meet up the psychological curiosity of writing love and religious poetry. Actually Metaphysical poets wanted to do something unique that’s why they separated themselves from Spenser and Elizabethans poets. In his poem “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning”, Donne deals with conjugal love. While consoling his wife, the speaker argues that the parting can’t harm their love because their love is the love of souls. Similarly “Batter my Heart” is full of paradoxical statements.
Abstract This paper describes the poetry of a well-known poet JOHN DONNE, in respect to his combination of love and religious poetry in the context of his metaphysical poems. The main themes of his poetry always aroused from the thought of ecstasy. In his poetry we can find a definite link between human love and divine love. He truly describes how the two souls in love depart from their bodies during their physical union and spiritually join together before returning to their actual bodies. This union purifies them and grants them spiritual satisfaction and fulfillment.