However, there are darker aspects to love, such as unrequited love that can cause pain and ‘make such holes into our hearts’. This unrequited love can be seen in the poet’s choice to deviate from a regular rhyme scheme which gives the reader a clearer idea on what the persona’s impression of love
Is love always a positive influence? The poems “A Love Song” by William Williams and “Love’s Philosophy” by Percy Shelley both discuss love. “A Love Song” is full of negative imagery, and suggests that love changes how one sees the world for the worse. In contrast the poem “Love’s Philosophy” uses positive diction and beautiful imagery to convey the idea that love is something to be desired by all. Both authors convey these themes using the literary devices of diction, imagery, and tone.
The Reality of Characters The difference between love and desire can be hard to distinguish. Both may elicit the same emotional responses and physical actions, confusing many individuals. But what happens when a desire becomes so strong that a person creates a false world in their head in order to satisfy that desire? Throughout Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami, the partially omniscient narrator, simply known as K, creates a new world through metaphors. These mysterious worlds fall on the verge on fiction and non fiction and serve to entertain the idea of a realm in which he may escape his loneliness, and finally experience romantic love.
A dictum from Heraclitus may illustrate the origin of romantic poetry, “when we are awake we have a world in common, but when we are asleep each has his own world” (qtd by O'Connell 35). As conceived from the innermost being, romantic poems have a close relationship with dreams. However, as the definitions and characteristics are controversial, some critics oppose to use the term “Romanticism”. For instance, Arthur Lovejoy criticizes that “Romanticism” is an obscure norm. When defined by the association with nature and emotion, even Plato can be regarded as a pioneer in romantic poetry according to this definition (Lovejoy 230).
The assumption of deconstruction was begun from concepts of 'difference ' and 'binary opposition '. This paper aims to study the aspects of 'Deconstruction ' in 'Ode on a Grecian Urn '. Derrida 's deconstruction can be seen in Keats ' Ode to the Grecian Urn. The poet expresses his feeling about imaginative world of art, in contrast to the reality of life when he watches an engraved urn. For Keats imagination is a way to understand real life.
Dante 's poem, as beautiful as it is, is also terrifying. It 's sad. It 's elative. It 's something that gives us a way of seeing salvation. As we think about art and we think about beauty and the role that this poem plays in our lives, it enables us to explore the full range of human emotions in relationship to this poem.
The fact that opposites are used to characterize the same word makes the image that is created much more vague and inexplicable. Therefore, the stylistic device of contrasts resembles the meaning of the poem, which is the inconsistency and diverseness of love. The anaphora 'more ' (l. 2, 3, 4) enhances the perplexity even further, as it is a tool used to frequently change the topic. This makes the Lyrical I seem incapable of finding the right words to
Nightingale’s second stanza focuses heavily on imagery regarding the wine the narrator drinks. Keats characterizes the wine using images of nature, with the wine tasting “Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene”. The Hippocrene was a sacred site of Muses in greek mythology, alluding to its beauty and therefore the wine that the narrator drinks as tasting “beautiful”. He also describes the Nightingale’s immortal world as being “Of beechen green, and shadows numberless,”. Keats uses the imagery of nature in the wine to parallel the beautiful nature of where he’s so desperate to go to, the Nightingale’s forest, hoping to “fade away into the forest dim.” But, in Ode on a Grecian Urn, Keats uses imagery to describes the beauty of human actions whilst in nature.
However, researchers could still found out various elements that literatures or artistic works in Romanticism consists of. Unlike rationalism, romanticism emphasizes emotion and individualism, and seldom come up with scientist concepts. It introduced the freedom of expressing feelings of the artists their own. Some scholars may introduce romanticism is similar to realism, and there are still some differences “the exploration of reality was the fundamental intention of romantic art” (Jacques, 1961). Romanticism also suggests a belief in the importance of nature.
On the other hand, verbal mimesis, can be either direct imitation of the original object. An example would be the literary device called onomatopoeia: words that evoke the same feeling they describe. According to Al-Farabi, mimesis is an imaginative act and it is not a mere representation of the ideal world. It is an act of reconstruction of the world as the poet lives and perceives similar images in the hearer’s mind. The highlight of the differences on the take of mimesis is the relation between choice of word and the reality of the world.