Petrarch, as well as later, William Shakespeare and Sir Philip Sidney, wrote their sonnets in sequences. These sequences linked the single poem into a string of many poems, discussing the love to one person. Sidney chose his sonnet sequence, “Astrophel and Stella,” to proclaim the speaker’s love for Stella. While each poem is constructed using a specific form, the complementary sonnet does not have to use the same form, resulting in several sonnet structures
The figurative language of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” effectively conveys the extent of Duke Orsino’s love for Olivia. Orsino is under the impression that his love does not compare to that of a woman for a man. Apparently, no woman is strong enough to “bide the beating of so strong a passion” or has a heart that is big enough “to hold so much” as he (II.4.104-106). Orsino feels as if the intensity and extent of his love are greater than any kind that women are capable of sustaining and uses metaphor to communicate this difference. Supposedly, a woman’s love “may be called appetite, no motion of the liver, but the palate” (II.4.107-108).
Thirdly, the language device, “words as character”, will be elaborated upon. Lastly, the language device, “words as conversation” with the audience, will be explained. Shakespeare was very specific, in 1603, about his choice of words when he wrote the play, “Othello”. The three language devices – “words as power”, “words as character” and “words as conversation” with the audience – are used to create characters’ identities and fates, and also to drive the plot of the play (Krieger, 2012). Powerful words are used in the world of “Othello” and can create order or chaos.
How is love presented in different ways by poets? The love is defined hardly as it is percepted differently from person to person, but in a literal definition: “love is a strong feeling of affection.” . Many poets have written about love, some trying to figure out what real love is and some shared their (or imagined) experiences, offering many different views on love and some negative effects of it as well as the positive. A Sonnet is a poem, expression of a single, complete thought, idea, or sentiment. It is always containing 14 lines and is usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to one of certain definite schemes.
Naturally, if the speaker of the poem was completely in love with a woman and tormented by this feeling, but refused to tell her anything, it would traditionally be looked at as obsessive to a certain extent. However, in the context of the Middle Ages, the act of sacrificing one’s own happiness for something bigger was thought of as a heroic act. This is reinforced when he concludes with, “She can retain me, if that’s what she wants. Cercamon says: a man will hardly belong in court if he despairs of love” (Medieval 2, pg. 2).
While Dickens doesn’t use logical reasons he uses something much more powerful; the power of love. The outcome of this proposal would be a positive one because he uses pathos to win over her emotional side, and doesn’t try to force her into thinking she has to marry him so he could benefit. Marriage should not be proposed as a business deal, but as a passionate relationship where both sides will benefit emotionally and physically. Any woman who was confronted by these two proposals would most likely be repulsed by Austen’s but won over by Dickens’. The use of rhetorical strategies is present in both, but the more effective use of them was used by
Both writers have described the lady they cherish utilizing rhymes. The poem and song bargain the same point, yet with an alternate methodology. While going through the similarities in the two writings. I see that the writers have their own thoughts and way of communicating to the reader about their mistresses for example, in the “Sonnet 130” Shakespeare tells the reader regarding how unattractive the mistress is to the speaker, yet despite everything he cherishes her. When the song “Just the way you are” Mars tells the reader concerning how beautiful his love is to him and he doesn’t need her to change.
Kind of belittling isn’t it? Another way the songwriter paints another panel in this relationship. He isn’t perfect even when she is in the wrong: very “Beauty and The Beast” thing happening. Who’s to say if this comparison or analogy, or whatever rhetorical term fits best, was intentional but in my mind’s eye it only make the line more beautiful. My favorite line is used to sum up his sentiment.
She has a very sentimental character, and has helped shape Juliet throughout her life. The nurse also has a different view of love, Juliet has a very deep serious love with Romeo and she is willing to trade her life for him, that idea is foreign and unexpected to the nurse. The nurse’s view on love is very temporary and meant for enjoyment. She knows Juliet very well and passes messages between her and Romeo. She personally asks Romeo about his sincerity to Juliet, and if he takes the marriage seriously.
The glory of the English sonnets lies in the hands of Sidney. Shakespearean Sonnet: poem of 14 lines grouped into 3 quatrains and a couple with a rhyme scheme of abab.cdcd,efef,gg It was developed in England by Sir Thomas Wyatt in the 16th century as an adaptation of the Petrachan sonnet that had been imported from Italy and it reached its maturest expression in the sonnets of William