Romeo is infatuated by Rosaline and he describes her using similar language and themes to Petrarch which he has clearly learned from a poem. This changes later on with Juliet where love is ‘experienced ‘ and not learned. Although Petrarch wrote his poems in the 1300s it is important to note that they were still popular during Shakespeare’s time and so he will have known of them and it is clear that during Shakespeare’s time men were still ‘courting’ women. This Petrarchan love can be seen through Romeo’s speech using poetic language such as “With Cupid's arrow. She hath Dian's wit” comparing Rosaline to the goddess of virginity.
Friar Laurence is one of the characters who represents the ideals of romantic love. Although he believes the love Romeo and Juliet share, is young and changeable, he still believes love is spiritual and transformative power. “Till holy church incorporate two into one” shows he believes that marriage will unite their souls and possibly their families to end the feud (3.1:37). The repetitive use of the word “holy” and religious imagery such as the church and heaven indicate his idea that love is spiritual and eternal. He advises the couple to “love moderately” because the Bible advises to avoid extremes which lead to sin (2.5:14).
Cesario’s response clearly identifies his cleverness, skill and how he is a natural poet. Olivia is so drawn in because Cesario’s type of poetry is new and spontaneous in comparison to Orsino’s cliched poetry (once again referring to the idea that Orsino is misguided in love). Here Shakespeare has used comic relief in this scene as Orsino himself would never live in a makeshift hut as he is ‘above’ that. Once Cesario leaves Olivia wants to know how one “so quickly may catch the plague?” This metaphor contains an element of violence, further painting the idea that it physically hurts Olivia to love and in an extreme case it may make her want to die. Overall, Shakespeare has presented love as a complex theme throughout Act 1 by consistently showing how love can either end in happiness or hurt.
Shakespeare uses both romantic and identity crushes to show that parents should take teenage crushes seriously by providing examples of stories and lessons he put together into his plays. For example, One of his many famous plays he has created that is a great example of both romantic and identity crushes is Romeo and Juliet. A romantic crushes is formed by finding someone whom they find powerfully attractive; moreover, someone who they feel excited to be around, and with whom they want to spend a lot of time. Parents most often know not to take these romantic crushes serious because they know sooner or later their children will outgrow these crushes and move onto the next crush: “Most romantic crushes don’t last very long because once the
Maximalism is basically a response to minimalism, in simple terms it states that “more is more” as compared to minimalism, in which the motto is “less is more”. Maximalism in terms of literature refers to the excess of deviation, reference, and elaboration of detail occupy a large section of the story. Basically it can be anything from providing excessive material to adding it for an ostentatious effect. David Foster Wallace has used this post modernism device several times, including in his short story Death is not the end. In this story the excess of detail is quite evident as this 4 page story only consists of 3 sentences, with all the details connected through a series of comma.
Shakespeare by H.W. Longfellow is a traditional poem that showcases the human nature of idolism, through the vivid imagery and beautiful literacy techniques. His work praises Shakespeare in Shakespeare 's own style. This poem had a great social impact, and at the time was a helpful addition to the progression of society. Today, however the messages in this verse transfer to a slightly harmful message.
This concept of love that Shakespeare displays in Romeo and Juliet is also shared in many of his poems, including Shall I compare thee to a summers day? (sonnet 18). With the use of rhyming, meter, figurative language, and tone, William Shakespeare’s, Shall I compare thee to a summers day (sonnet 18), conveys the theme of appreciation to his lover. The sonnet attempts to make a comparison between the season of summer and a lover by presenting the idea that his lover is “more lovely [sic]” than the season itself. The way that Shakespeare shows the shortcomings of summer and then proceeds to claim his lover is free of these flaws, helps build on the idea that he is appreciative for having this person in his life.
William Shakespeare, a famous poet, writer, and playwright, followed in Petrarch’s footsteps and wrote 154 sonnets about men, beauty, love, and sadness. In this essay, the reader will understand how Shakespeare’s sonnets during the renaissance, can be connected to contemporary song lyrics of the twenty first century. His sonnet 147, will be compared and contrasted to singer Beyonce’s Hold Up, and his sonnet 152 will be compared and contrasted to singer Amy Winehouse’s You Know I’m No Good. These sonnets and songs, talk about love lost, the evils of love, and how not everyone walking this earth is pure at heart. William Shakespeare sonnet 147, is talking about a man, most likely Shakespeare himself, feeling as if love and everything that is involved with it is revolting and unhealthy.
In the last couplet, the speaker concludes, “thy pure and most most loving breast.” Throughout the sonnet, the speaker refers to his beloved as “thy” and “thee”. Additionally, the double superlative “most most” makes the speaker’s plea sound more heartfelt and sincere. The use of alliteration in the first quatrain creates a fluid musicality to the line that makes Shakespeare’s words more memorable and significant. For example, the alliteration in “made myself a motley to the view” forces the reader’s mind to linger on the meaning of these words, summoning an image of a repulsive incongruous collection (“motley”) that is meant to convey the author’s damaged reputation as a consequence of his
For instance, the second line reveals a womanlike man who dominates the author's passion. The lines at the first half praises the beauty of the man that surpasses any other women. Though at the end of the sonnet, the author releases the man physically to the women, while asking for the emotional love for him. (Greenspan) This is the most controversial part of the sonnet 20. Because the author seems to be satisfied with the man's spiritual love.