The poem is written about a woman’s love relationship towards with a man. The poem consists of words that have symbolic meaning which depicts how the relationship is. The relationship is depicted as a very loving and caring relationship while the disadvantages of the relationship are discussed as well. In essence, the poem implies that the advantages in a true love experience overpower the challenges in a true love experience. The first stanza starts off gently to the likelihood of what seems to be great.
In Robert Penn Warren's poem True Love, a man recounts his experience of watching a beautiful girl through the years. On a deeper level, the poem illustrates the perspective change from a boy to a man in regards to love and what makes it "true." The short sentence length, on average, throughout the poem, resonates in an almost discordant way. By mimicking the irregular and sometimes erratic way real humans think, it shows that even years after, the speaker still remembers those clear details. While not always connected, the vivid memories left of the girl still echo in his mind.
The poem conveys love to be an extremely powerful emotion and one in which arguments will be present; as she ultimately conveys love as a permanent emotion. The poem strongly stresses the idea of unconditional love. This bonded and unchanging love is the most common amongst children and their parents, and is clearly accentuated in this poem. While the first stanza describes the birth of the child, set in the past; the second stanza is a jump from that stage to a point where the child has now become a teenager. We can tell this by contrasting the first line ‘’I can remember you, child’’ with ‘’Still I am fighting/ You off, as you stand there.’’ This juxtaposition between the two verses and the huge leap leaves the reader wondering what may have happened in between.
The imagery in this poem sets a bold meaning of this poem. The meaning of this poem is that if a person commits in any kind of sexual activity it will not always be love. The narrator talks about certain memories that she encounters. She compares them to her feelings that she had while doing sexual intercourse when the next morning followed. Then she realized that it was not love at all when it turned out to be lust.
The Poem “The Poet” by Tom Wayman is a poem that takes the reader through the physical characteristics of your average poet. The entirety of the “The Poet” consists of a list of 14 descriptors that could be used to describe the typical poet. Each of the descriptive phrases seems to be negative towards the unknown poet that he is talking about. Although the poem seems quite literal, a figurative message is portrayed though text, tone, structure and the literary devices used in the poem. To start off, the specific word usage that Wayman chose to use gives off the impression that poets have their drawbacks.
The speaker describes sex without love as a runner alone within the elements. The runner sees everything around them simply as factors, but the statement revolves around a positive note. The end of the poem reflects back on the ever contemplating manner of the speaker and the mentality of the people being described. They are alone together in the world, sharing no emotional connection to each other, yet it is exactly as they want it to be. I view this poem as symbolism for a cycle of thought.
The poem “A Certain Lady” by Dorothy Parker, is an unrequited love declaration presented in first person by the speaker to a love interest, whom remains oblivious to the feelings expressed by the speaker. The writer, Dorothy Parker, best known her piercing wit and wordplay was a celebrated writer and critic during the prime of the roaring 20’s and 30’s. A biography on her life and people she worked with while she wrote gives insight to a story about a woman who was lonely, sad, and unlucky in love. In this piece she adeptly illustrates the yearning that a woman has for her casual lover. His ambivalence to her experience pains her so as he is unable to see.
The theme of the poem is that there is good and bad in life it can go either way anytime in life. The tone also helped shape the poem because the one gave of the theme. The reason why I think that the theme is because in each part of the poem the tone constantly changes. For instance in stanza 1 the tone happy, in stanza 2 the tone is melancholy, in stanza 3 the tone remorse and the last stanza is
All of these shifts contribute to the poem’s deeper meaning that although death is unavoidable people still have the ability to resist it. One of the most notable shifts in the poem is in the scale of death in the poem. In the first stanza Sarton describes the death of a small turtle. In the eight lines she describes many aspects of the turtle’s death including the “emerald shell” (line 4) of the turtle that grew soft. The turtle is an insignificant creature in the poem.
This inspires me to feel gratitude towards the mother, as it shows that she is helpful, always there and willing to help her son. I suppose I appreciate this mother’s dedication, as in this society, it is rare to find such commitment mothers or fathers. Being present and supportive can go far for your child. Therefore, the first stanza uses rhyme in order to influence the audiences’ feeling about the mother. The second stanza also creates a rhyme at the end of each sentence, “recording… leaving… unreeling…” These are similar to the first stanza but have the same “ing” sound at the end of each word.