Is it love or lust? That’s for you to decide. If you think that young teens are immature and don’t know what love is, take a look at Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, it will prove your point perfectly. There are many arguments about Shakespeare’s “master of love” Romeo Montague. Some may say that he is a strong, independent man, who fights internal conflicts and his fears all in the name of love, while others say he’s a cowardly crybaby who makes absurd decisions resulting in tragedy among families.
In the lines; “Then to love and be loved” (6), “But we loved with a love that was more than love--” (9), and “With a love that the wings seraphs of heaven” (11) he repeats forms of the word love to portray the narrator’s and his beloved’s passionate love they once shared. In every stanza Poe repeats “kingdom by the sea”(2,8, 14, 20, 31). He does this to emphasize the memories and time he and his love spent there together. The most repeated phrase throughout the poem is “Annabel Lee”(4, 10, 16,
Textual Analysis In Act I scene i of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, the protagonist, Lear, demands his daughters to publicly profess their love for him. Two of his daughters, Regan and Goneril do not hesitate to praise King Lear and exaggerate their love for him, whereas his third daughter Cordelia honestly admits that she cannot flatter him like her sisters. When King Lear warns her she will not bequeath any land, the Earl of Kent, Lear’s loyal advisor, points out that this is a mistake and he should not fall for the flattering words, but rather for actions. Shakespeare underscores the theme of deceit versus honesty through Kent’s language and actions which I attempt to communicated to the audience through interpretations of the text focusing on his gestures, tone, and physicality.
They have created a way of their own to permanent existence of humankind. The speaker is talking about the idea of rebirth and regeneration by mentioning that if it’s not possible for the nature to keep his lover alive,he will do it himself through his art of poetry.The people will read his poems and will get to know about his lover’s beauty and thus his friend /lover will stay alive in the minds and hearts of the readers. Another paradox of Day and night is presented to show a person’s transformation from youthful beauty to old age. Words like ‘holds in perfection but a little moment’, at height decrease, inconstant stay etc in the three quatrains point to the idea that since humans are born, they also have to die and that cannot be changed. The idea in the first stanza is the world being a stage, The second stanza compares humans to plants and how they eventually die and decay like plants, the third stanza expresses his concern for his lover/friend and
In "Sonnet 73," William Shakespeare demonstrates that love and life are valuable. By suggesting that the ones you adore will not live forever. To love and cherish the time you have. Shakespeare characterizes love as a treasure that you should keep with you even through the troublesome circumstances throughout everyday life. All through the poem the speaker utilizes numerous illustrations to compare aging with nature.
Love causes people to do strange things. People either love the idea of love, or desire to run as far away from it as possible. Clarence Hervey is a character that has good intentions to be liked by others and to find this love; however, he is arrogant and easily swayed, causing him to lack moral values and turn away from his true self. This is evident through Edgeworth’s use of contrasting diction, capricious syntax and deceptive imagery. Edgeworth often uses contrasting diction in this excerpt as to reflect the contrast that Hervey feels within himself.
When Goneril and Regan feign to love their father beyond words, they did this to gain their share of the kingdom. The only person who loves without asking anything in return rejects speech, so Cordelia says, “What shall Cordelia speak? Love, and be silent” (Shakespeare 1.1.68). Words are unnecessary for true love that exists in the silence of devoted actions. Likewise, Edmund lies to his father about the letter to gain his trust and ruin Edgar’s reputation.
In this essay, I will argue that Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 116,” is the best, truest, representation of mature, long-lasting, human love compared with Ben Jonson’s “Song to Celia,” and John Donne’s “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning.” All three poets have challenged or varied the use of the Courtly Love Tradition in their love poems. However, I will argue that through Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116, he modified the theme of the Courtly Love Tradition to make it more honest, true, and everlasting. The poem, “Song to Celia,” written by one the of metaphysical poets Ben Jonson, is a poem more about unrequited love rather than true love. The speaker in the poem uses different ploys in order to win over his beloved’s heart. Based on the first couple of lines in the poem, the speaker is deeply
Enjambment is used throughout the free verse poem to make memories free flowing. In the poem, Walker’s use of language is very direct, as seen in the first line “How I miss my father.” This is a very emotive phrase, making the poem personal, and brings readers immediately into Walker’s memories with her father, who is no longer alive. The importance of the phrase is highlighted as it is the only full sentence in the poem written in one line. In stanza four, Walker uses repetition, again writing “How I miss my father!” This time, instead of a full stop, the poet uses an exclamation mark. This shows the increase in Walker’s emotional intensity, as she constantly reminds herself of her father.
With Auden the language and impedimenta of his own time were absorbed into his poetry at a deeper level, as it were, than was the case with any other poet of the thirties. The modern symbols and analogies do not shine out of his poems like great, glowing jewels; on the contrary, they seem an integral part of his poems. There appears to be no discrepancy and no barrier between his poems and the world in which he lives. Thus he can write a sonnet, like the one from which the opening lines are quoted: A shilling life will give you all the facts: How father beat him, how he ran away, What were the struggles with his youth, what acts Made him the greatest figure of his day: Of how he fought , fished, hunted, worked all night, Though giddy, climbed new mountains; named a sea: Some of the last researchers even write Love made him weep his pints like you and me. (Auden 44 )