The Flea by John Donne, published in 1633, is an erotic metaphysical poem in which the concept of a flea serves as an extended metaphor for the relationship between the speaker and his beloved. In comparison George Herbert’s The Altar, also published in 1633, demonstrates through the conceit of an altar how one should offer himself as a sacrifice to the Lord. This essay will compare and contrast; the poetic techniques, the shape of the poems and the use of meter. This essay will also highlight how these features link in with the main themes of sexual desires, religion and repetition to evoke the meaning of each poem. Both poets present the speaker differently through the use of poetic devices.
In this poem, Dickinson is implying that forgetting someone or moving on is a lot harder when it is not certain if the feelings were ever shared. The truth may not be positive, but it is better than uncertainty. The narrator has been hurt somehow by her lover, and is not only angry with him but at herself. Pain makes it harder to forget someone as well. The narrator thinks that if the emotion goes away, so will the pain and the memories, which may be true, but the narrator is not entirely certain.
The two poems, “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe and the poem, “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)” by E E Cummings, have similarities because they both have the same theme of love. In the poem, “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe, the author writes the poem in a very overwhelming and emotional way. In this poem, the author talks about losing someone that they love and having the person taken away from them. Even though the poem is very gruesome and mentions death, it still is very powerful due to the theme of love. In a passionate and determined tone, the author states, “But our love was stronger…
Both “When We Two Parted” and “Neutral Tones” present the challenges faced by the breakdown of a relationship- whether it be due to another affair, or simply the loss of love. In spite of this similarity, the sole purpose of the two poets and their feelings toward the situation can be widely debated- with, as seen later, “When We Two Parted” displaying greater disdain for damage to the narrator’s ego than heartache at the departure of his lover. “When We Two Parted” makes the once ardent love between the narrator and subject far clearer, whereas in “Neutral Tones” it is merely hinted at. In spite of the differences in tone- with “Neutral Tones” more subdued than the exasperation of “When We Two Parted”- both poets use various aspects of form and structure to depict their ongoing suffering. “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”.
Although Shakespeare’s Othello and Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko had two divergent plots, yet both share the same themes of love, honor and trust; which was specifically portrayed by the main characters Othello and Oroonoko. Who also share indistinguishable qualities. Othello is an example of how Shakespeare masterfully manipulates love as a tragic theme, or cause of misery and sadness, to reveal his characters' vulnerabilities. At the same time, in Oroonoko, love is a theme that allows love triangles to develop, fuels power conflicts, and even leads to death. Othello and Oroonoko shared a main characteristic, they both were men of honor; who would do anything to protect it.
How is Love Perceived in The Knight 's Tale and Wife of Bath 's Tale? The Knight 's Tale and Wife of Bath 's Tale are both love stories which show two different ways of love, one in a way where you love someone but cannot get to them and it slowly drains you because of that, and the other, when the man is already sad and given up, at the last moment he is back to loving, these two ways of loving are so different yet so alike in many ways, that 's why this analysis will show you the similarities and differences. Chaucer also uses a range of literary devices to give the story more meaning and creativity.
Throughout the celebrated play “Romeo and Juliet,” William Shakespeare uses symbolism to explore enduring themes such as love, fate and revenge. The play, which tells the tragic story of star-crossed lovers from feuding families, uses a variety of symbols to deepen and reinforce the audience’s understanding of the play. Whether referencing the setting or the tragic end of the title characters themselves, these symbols contribute to the feelings of misfortune and despair present in the play. Light and Darkness
I am not here. This is not Romeo. He’s some other where” (1.1.205-206). Romeo’s recent behavior is so concerning that one of his closest friends has to ensure that he is doing okay. When
Both selections are about individuals that are in love and reveal the power it has on character, life and actions. “The Great Gatsby” uses a unique diction within the text that contributes to the theme of love and carelessness. The characters Daisy and Tom portrayed
In Duffy’s free verse, dramatic monologue poem ‘Havisham’ cacophony and juxtaposition are employed in the opening phrase ‘beloved sweetheart bastard’. The juxtaposition between the descriptive adjective ‘beloved’ and the noun ‘sweetheart’ and the profane noun ‘bastard’ show the change in the narrator’s attitude towards the relationship. It also conveys the unstable mental state of Havisham and exposes her uncertainty and ambivalence. The cacophony also shows the narrators anger directed towards this unnamed ‘bastard’; this anger has replaced what we can infer to be affection from metonymical phrases such as ‘a white veil’ and ‘honeymoon’ Cacophony is also used in the last stanza coupled with half rhyme. Duffy uses a series of words - ‘awake, hate, face, cake, and break’ – to convey the mood of the poem.
In Heather James’ Fire, the first novel of the Elements of Power trilogy, she explains the consequences of isolating and secluding oneself: “Seclusion wasn't good for anyone; it made you forget how to protect yourself.” Seclusion can range from being alienated by other people, to staying in solitude, to isolating oneself on purpose. While people often go into seclusion with a motive or a reason, they can end up with negative traits because of it. This theme of isolation is discussed and implied in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s works of literature, especially The Scarlet Letter and “The Minister’s Black Veil.” In these works, Hawthorne elaborates on how different methods of isolation have their negative tolls on the different characters that experience
An exploration of the intertextual connections between John Donne’s 17th Century metaphysical poetry and Margaret Edson’s metatextual drama, W;t (1995) accentuates their distinctive contexts. Influenced by the social, political and religious upheavals of the 17th Century, Donne’s poetry is a passionate celebration of the transcendental nature of spirituality, through which personal redemption can be achieved in the confrontation with one’s mortality. In her application of Donne’s contextual ideals, Edson subverts the postmodernist dynamic by asserting the impossibility for academic elitism in attaining personal salvation, as represented by the play’s titular semicolon alluding to the witty style of metaphysical poetry and Donne’s contextual preoccupation with the afterlife. Transcending
English sonnet paragraph Attitude. An individual's perspective or opinion on a particular thing or on a person. In William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130, attitude is portrayed by a sense of love like jovial and ambivalent, and through many different poetic techniques such as juxtaposition and metaphors. Sonnet 18 portrays love in a jovial attitude, expressing his lover as more beautiful than nature could ever be as stated in 'Thou art more lovely and more temperate'. This quote mentions that his lover is most definitely far prettier than nature itself.