In the movie, “Bright Star” directed and written by Jane Campion, the writer includes the poem, “Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art” by John Keats, to further emphasize the romanticism of the poem. The movie portrays the poem author, John Keats falling in love with the neighboring girl, Fanny Brawne. Nonetheless, Keats is a poet with no real success and has no money, so their future together is limited and disdained. With the hopes of becoming officially engages and getting married, Keats sets out to finish his latest poetry novel. However, during his trip Keats becomes incredibly ill, tuberculosis, he is recommended to go Italy in hopes of getting better, but tragically dies. The use of the poem in the film conveys, love has a
Love and heartache have been discussed and explored through literacy many times in every way possible. Overall through the course of literacy, we have learned that love is not easy. Sometimes people choice to brush off the bruises and try again and some people choice to find another purpose. Jeff Parker and Erica Dawson are two authors who, by using different types of literary formats, effectively came across the topic of love. Erica Dawson uses poetry in her poem, “New NASA Missions Rendezvous with Moon”, to execute the idea that love wins at the end of the day. Jeff Parker uses a different approach and focuses on the message that sometimes love does not work so people can find a truer purpose in his short story, “Our Cause”.
“Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in their tummy. Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the words 'for ever. ' But love can only truly be measured by actions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don 't like doing it.” Marian Keyes was saying that it isn’t the feeling of love that makes a relationship last, but the actions to keep the relationship going that shows true love. In Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, the character Elizabeth, highlights the struggle of true love proving that no matter what true love will win out in the end.
Through the use of literary devices like similes and imagery, Jane Kenyon accentuates her life experiences such as living with her husband and her incessant depression. She is capable of creating the peculiar effect of making the reader see a picture of the original subject and the object of comparison. For instance, Kenyon uses similes to compare emotions to vivid, captivating objects in order to display the theme she is communicating throughout the poem. In The Suitor, Kenyon states that “Suddenly I understand that I am happy / For months this feeling / has been coming closer, stopping / for short visits, like a timid suitor” (Kenyon, The Suitor, 9-11). Through the simile, Kenyon conveys the idea that love can be shy to show itself, and will gradually appear and change one’s life for the better. The imagery allows the reader to visualize the scene in which the author is observing from. The simile applies to Kenyon’s own life, as her husband must have made her feel lucky; she realizes how happy she is to be with him. The timid suitor is a symbol for how happiness is fleeting and that it does not stay for long once it does come; through the use of the simile, Kenyon is able to express her ideas
Death lurks at every corner, as all living things must eventually die. In William E. Stafford’s poem, “Traveling through the Dark,” he presents this idea as a nature-based relationship between the happenings of life and death. As Stafford is a man who acts on impulse, he demonstrates the idea that when encountering death, one should not ignore it completely, but perhaps see what is going on. In this poem, he follows his instincts and seeks to investigate a dead deer he finds at the edge of a road. Upon finding this deer, he examines it steadily, utilizing some of the five senses to confirm this death and learn something more based off this finding. He eventually finds that the dead deer holds signs of life within, and he hesitates, contemplating what to do next. Choosing to push the deer into the river, the relationship as an entirety goes full circle. Death goes to life: then back to death. In William Stafford’s “Travelling through the Dark,” the literary elements of symbolism, imagery, and personification exemplify the revealed metaphysical relationship between life and death.
Defined by Merriam-Webster, the simplest definition of love is “a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person” (Merriam-Webster), but love actually has many meanings in society. For some people it is a love for someone whose important to them, for others it is how they feel towards an object or thing, or sometimes love is such a strong feeling, people become cautious towards it. Love can stay the same or it can constantly change throughout people’s lives, but it plays an important role in everyday life. The theme of love is found everywhere, especially in poems. Over time different love poems explore societies and people’s attitudes towards love. One poet, Sharon Olds, wrote “Sex Without Love”, which describes what happens when love
In the poem “For That He Looked Not Upon Her” by George Gascoigne, Gascoigne uses the couplet at the end of the poem, duction of select words, and imagery to articulate the complex attitude of the speaker.
The last theme that I will be talking about that is in Edgar Allan Poe’s poem the Raven is love. According to Psychologist Elaine Hatﬁeld people usually experience two different forms of love. The two forms being passionate love and companionate love. Passionate love is “a state of intense absorption in another. Companionate love is an “intimate non-passionate type of love that is stronger than friendship because of the element of long-term commitment” Companionate love is normally seen in long term marriages where the couples feel no love but are together because of a long term commitment. Human behavior researcher and anthropologist Helen E Fisher of Rutgers University in the States, proposed 3 stages of love: lust, attraction and attachment.
The poet John Donne, lived through from the late 16th to the early 17th century. It was thought that the poem was about the passing of his wife, then once she had died he always viewed death to be like a bully and tried to take its power away. Poem
“Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art no so?” (John Donne. Holy Sonnets 1-2). “Holy Sonnets” starts with the Donne talking about death, who he treats as a person. He tells Death not be proud, because it’s not scary as people think.
Loss is an inevitable aspect of love which affects most lovers especially those in the poems ‘remember’ by christina rossetti and ‘ae fond kiss’ by robert burns.while “remember” explores the loss to death, on the contrast “ae fond kiss” explores the loss of the speaker 's lover as they end their relationship. Both poems convey the idea love and loss through their use of language, form and structure and share similar and contrasting points.
John Boyne wrote this book over the horrifying topic of the holocaust. John Boyne 's approach towards this event both awes and terrifies the reader. It definitely captures a child’s perspective from this terrible event. It was very creative how he wrote this book to captivate us into one of the most well known events in history. Bruno 's relationship with Gretel is more of a love/hate relationship. Most of the time Bruno and Gretel are poking fun at each other saying there a ‘’hopeless case.’’ Sometimes Gretel goes farther and calls Bruno Stupid. But when Bruno goes missing you can see a face of concern on Gretel, which shows she still has love for Bruno.
The poem, Arundel Tomb, written by Philip Larkin explores the theme of love and how at times can be ambiguous. A notable example of this is in the first line of stanza one, it says “their faces blurred”. This could be symbolic of their universal love. Their facial appearance and physical qualities have wasted away but their love still remains and can’t corrode away as easily. However, Larkin could be suggesting that their love deteriorated over time due to the challenges they may have faced, just like the stone corroded due to oxygen and the climate. Larkin uses the trochaic tetrameter rhythm to write his poem and follows the rhyme pattern of abbcac. By his usage of this traditional form of poetry could symbolise how time has gone by. In the poem, much time has passed as the effigy have started to corrode so the structure corresponds with what Larkin is writing about.
How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barret Browning is an iconic and powerful love poem. The work is part of Sonnets from the Portuguese, a collection of poems that Elizabeth Browning wrote for her husband, poet Robert Browning. It is a passionate declaration of love from one who is in love, which has resonates with readers through history because of the rawness and familiarity of its feelings.