The use of iambic pentameter in poetry is usually to signify grand emotions. The poet’s use of iambic pentameter when questioning the meaning of love in the first line suggests that love is a grand, positive emotion. However, as the poem progresses, the metrical feet used also changes to iambic tetrameter. For example, the line ‘it is a fire, it is a coal’ is written in iambic tetrameter. By downsizing the metrical feet in the poem, the poet suggests that love often falls short of expectations, especially when unrequited.
Many poets during Shakespeare’s time wrote traditional blazon sonnets, ones that compared women to the most wondrous things life has to offer; gems, jewels, plants, and stars. Such beautiful comparisons were made and the women appeared so divine but they were unrealistic. Women had become a collection of objects rather than human, but Shakespeare shed some light on the matter at hand and presented a new way of thinking. In Shakespeare’s My Mistress’ Eyes, he purposefully contradicts the typical blazon tradition, uses enjambment, end-stop, and rhyme schemes to create a sonnet which serves as a statement that disowns the societal views on women.
A complex subject like desire is surrounded by a number of views. People interpret desire in a number of ways. While reading Amir Khusrau’s poetry, I began to view and interpret desire in a very negative manner, linked to pain and violence. Such was an opinion I shared in my Piazza post for the reading, where I talked about how desire is a raw and beastly emotion, uncontrollable, whose fulfillment often leads to violence. I connected this idea to a previous text, Sudhir Kakar’s Intimate Relations where Rano, the protagonist of one of the stories, desired to be beaten up by her husband to establish their relationship as a married couple.
For example in both Plath 's poems and in Macbeth, the loss of a male figure is made clear. A difference would be that Sylvia Plath was deeply unhappy and disturbed about her appearance and the fact that Lady Macbeth and Macbeth committed a sin. In this essay I will explore these similarities and differences are presented in Plath 's poems and in different productions of Macbeth. Early on in Macbeth we teach that lady Macbeth experience the loss of a father. This is shown when she declares ' had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done ’t.
During Shakespeare’s time, the societal norms that cultivated women were very precise. Women were held to high standards both look and act in a specific way, but did society ever take it too far? Many poets during Shakespeare’s time wrote traditional blazon sonnets, ones that compared women to the most wondrous things life has to offer; gems, jewels, plants, and stars. Such beautiful comparisons were made, but the women were made out to be so unrealistic. Women had become a collection of objects rather than human, but Shakespeare shed some light on the matter at hand and presented a new way of thinking.
The author used the themes of jealousy causes fragile relationships to break and intense passions come with consequences. The purpose of using those particular themes was to demonstrate the inequality experienced in Russian society at that time. Anna falls into a love affair with Count Vronsky leading to a series of events, but ultimately, that love degrades itself to nothing but jealousy. Anna reveals her thoughts to Vronsky by saying, ‘“Of course you wanted to stay and you did. You do whatever you like...Does anyone dispute your rights?
Provoking men to die, wives to be mournful, and children being raised without their fathers. In the end,two authors named Hilda Doolittle and Edgar Poe wrote two poems named “To Helen” , and “Helen”. Each poem will be analyzed, individually and then examined for similarities and differences. “Thy beauty is to me like those Nicéan barks of yore”, a quote from “To Helen”by Edgar Poe. Edgar Poe was a creepy man, that made a lot of poems that are unusual.
Such a relationship, already complicated because of one ‘odd’ person, entangles even more because of rivalry, jealousy and infidelity. The poet is jealous of the Dark Lady because of the Fair Youth and of the Fair Youth because of the Dark lady. If his friend and his mistress also share this feeling, the reader does not know. The case of infidelity is more twisted: the Fair Youth is unfaithful at least to the poet because he has an affair with the Dark Lady (Shakespeare 42, 133, 134); the poet is unfaithful to Fair Youth because he had affairs with other women (Shakespeare 110, including his relationship with his mistress (Shakespeare 127-54); and, finally, the Dark lady is unfaithful at least to the poet because of she has an affair with the young man (Shakespeare 42, 133, 134), as well as with other men (Shakespeare
Lawrence was probably a very angry man; his writings are full of extremely intense feelings of anger which is usually connected to love. D.H Lawrence’s frank handling of sexuality cast him as a pioneer of a ‘liberation’ he would not himself have approved. From the beginning readers “have been won over by the poetic vividness of his writing and his efforts to describe subjective states of emotion, sensation, and intuition (Britannica)”. In his novel Women in Love (1920), Lawrence is arguing between the complete failure of one love affair and the sure success of the other. Lawrence more analytically explores the ambiguities that account for love’s strange facts.
The descriptive words “pettingly” and “paternally” in the part where Ned is calming Loretta, just add the impression of the situation and power relationships. The narrator describes Ned’s laugh “incredulous” when Loretta states being ashamed is inferior in my opinion. Always women are the ones that speak false. “A passionate storm of sobs” is a description stated by the narrator when Loretta is crying. It is exaggerated and almost ironic in a way and can be linked to the weakness of women.