In the poem, Sonnet 18 written by William Shakespeare, the speaker expresses his deep compassion for his lover by comparing her beauty and presence to summer. In the prologue to the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, the poet portrays that deep compassion can be more precious than life itself. Lastly, in the poem “Annabel Lee” written by Edgar Allan Poe, the passion that the speaker expresses towards his wife never ends even in rough times such as death. Throughout these three poems, it is evident that the power of love can influence people in many positive and negative ways, but even in the toughest of times, the affection towards each other remains. In the poem, Sonnet 18 written by William Shakespeare, the speaker expresses his deep compassion for the love of his life by using romantic phrases to prove the devotion they both share towards one another.
Robert Browning rested during the Victorian age, such an age where love co-shadowed with confusion, religion and unrest. To the extent, Robert Browning is a poet of enthusiasm and love. Browning’s works portray the various thoughts of emotion, whether it is the simplicity of the spiritual love or the complexity of the thoughts and nature of love in Porphyria’s lover and in My Last Duchess. To portray a comparison between Porphyria’s lover and My Last Duchess it is important to perceive the common thoughts between both of these poems. Firstly both of the poems are forms of dramatic monologues, in which the two lovers express their tale of love and that of agony.
She explains that love itself is eternal, and when you love someone just for the sake reason of love, then your love will be for eternity as well. She starts of the poem with the lines, "If thou must love me, let it be for nought Except for love's sake only…" She starts off the poem with a firm conviction that her significant other must love her for no other reason but for “love’s sake only”. Tina (2013) mentioned that, “She argues that if there is a particular reason for loving someone, then a change in circumstances can remove the reason and destroy the love. One interesting interpretation is that she is cleverly smothering Robert through her poetry and language to test that he truly loves her.” All of her poems from the Sonnet of the Portuguese are ways to express her feelings to her husband, Robert Browning. In Sonnet 14, she tells Robert Browning how he must love her.
Nathaniel Hawthorne played an important role in the American Romantic Movement. The Scarlet Letter is his masterpiece, in which he tells the story of a young, beautiful woman named Hester, who lives in the Puritan town of Boston. Hester is sentenced to wear the scarlet letter “A” on her dress, which signifies her adulterous affair. The product of this forbidden love is an insightful girl named Pearl. Hawthorne’s use of nature, emotion, and imagination in order to show the importance of individuality makes The Scarlet Letter a magnificent romantic novel.
Throughout the three poems, the poets use form and structure to convey the essential theme of love. The poets use various types of imagery, structure and figurative language to express their feelings about love between family members in A Mother in a Refugee Camp, lost love in a La Belle Dame Sans Merci and obsessive love for a spouse in My Last Duchess. My Last Duchess by Browning is recognized as an example of dramatic monologue. It first appeared in 1842 in Browning’s collection of English poems, Dramatic Lyrics. This poem is loosely based on historical events involving Alfonso, the Duke of Ferrara, who lived in the 16th century.
‘Annabel Lee’ by Edgar Allan Poe is an eminently beautiful yet tragic poem centred around the theme of a forbidden love between two people, and the many obstacles that they overcome in order to be together. At the same time the poem relates back to a man’s undying love for his wife in which even death is unable to hinder. From the beginning of the poem, I realized Poe to be an articulate person who has a beautiful way with words, as he describes the origin of his love story between himself and Annabel Lee. This was shown in Stanza 1 where I identified him to be a kind and doting person, as he continues to talk about a maiden from the kingdom by the sea whom only wished to love and be loved by Poe. As this was written by Poe and shown from his perspective my admiration for his
Elizabeth Browning and Anne Bradstreet both manifested their own intense feelings of love for their husbands in the form of poem. The quote aforementioned was from Elizabeth’s poem “How Do I Love Thee?”. Although Anne Bradstreet also composed a poem, “To My Dear and Loving Husband”, in which she expressed her uncontainable feelings of affection for her husband, Elizabeth Browning verified that her love for Robert Browning, her husband, was much stronger through her employment of spiritual comparisons to her love,
Through his down to earth descriptions he shows how unrealistic are the conventional metaphors. There is a sense, however, that this is a sincere love. Although her. None "goddess" which he still loves her and in fact thinks that she is more beautiful than one of the women that are incredibly written about the use of metaphors. Sonnet as a satire "The sonnet plays with poetic conventions in which, for example, the eyes of the lover with the sun, her lips coral, and her cheeks are compared with roses.
It is a selfish and saintly love justified of respect and worship. In the poem, we can see his great attachment and dedication towards his beloved-Ann Moore, though being in love with her brought up disrespect and a bad reputation for him.In the very first lines of the poem, the speaker is addressing another person who is practically present and may be does not approve of his love affair with his beloved he says: “For God’s sake, hold your tongue and let me love”. The poem is a kind of passionate dramatic monologue through which the speaker is defending his act of love. The speaker asks him to keep mum and warns him not to interfere in the matter of his love. But the poem from its very beginning becomes very aggressive as the words suggest “For God’s sake”, where it refers to an acerbic suggestion of the speaker to defend his love.
Valentine and I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston are similar, due to both texts showing the hardships of love. Stating, “Bittersweet memories” the speaker in I Will Always Love You shows that love gives individuals varied responses when they reflect on their love. Accordingly, the speaker in Valentine talks about love realistically, unlike the speaker in Sonnet 116, declaring, “Not a cute card or a kissogram.” Explaining to the audience in an assertive tone, the speaker warns the audience not to associate love with pretty or perfect objects, as it contains problems. The speaker then tries to justify the previous harsh tone; declaring, “I am trying to be truthful.” This shows us that Carol Ann Duffy wants people to realise that love includes challenges so they will not treat it as if is faultless. Furthermore, the poet wants us to understand the hardships involved with being in love, so we don’t expect love to be effortless and give up on it when it is