Authors often fuse intricate pieces to their writing to foreshadow later events and enhance their writing. In one of the most famous pieces of American literature, The Great Gatsby, Francis Scott Fitzgerald integrates small dialogues that drop hints to forecast terrible outcomes. The novel occurs during the roaring nineties and accentuates the wild and carefree lifestyle of Long Island’s enclaves. Even though their lives might seem unproblematic, one couple in particular, Tom and Daisy Buchanan, is facing marriage troubles because of their loss of love. While Tom has a love interest with Myrtle, Daisy Buchanan rekindles her relationship with an old lover, Jay Gatsby, after witnessing Tom’s undeniable affair.
“To My Dear and Loving Husband” written by Anne Bradstreet expressed her affection and unconditional love for her husband. This poem was written when her husband was away on business trip to England. Bradstreet put her feeling and how profoundly she misses him in every sentences of the poem. She values their love more than any earthly riches and views that as a sign of spiritual union and salvation, rather than as something profane or lowly. Unlike other contemporary Puritan women writers, Bradstreet focuses on how she rejoices and appreciates her ordinary life instead of religious conversion.
The poem expresses a life of a naïve woman, who is bound to marriage by God, and she cannot break the nuptial contract. She must fear her husband and listen to his every command. “Wife and servant are the same/ But only differ in the name” (1-2). She exhibits affinity between a wife and a servant by using a metaphor. The title of being a wife is the only thing that makes them different.
Anne Bradstreet emphasizes romantic love and eternal love in her writing, which are not typical puritan beliefs. In her poem “To My Dear and Loving Husband”, she expresses her unconditional love towards her husband, which makes the readers assume that, for her, the most important person was her husband. Anne Bradstreet emphasizes romantic love in her writing, which is not a typical puritan belief. Free Reformed Churches of North America states that puritans “emphasized that married love should always be subordinate to the love of God” (Rev. C. Pronk) meaning that it was not right for Anne Bradstreet to have these strong emotional feelings towards her husband because they were bigger than her feelings towards God.
These works of literature have become well-known and classic for their strong professions of love. To My Dear and Loving Husband may have many reasons as to why it is well-known. During the Puritan Era, women were supposed to be reserved and obedient to their husbands. They were also expected to not show any intelligence
She openly confesses her love for Robert Browning in Sonnet XLIII pondering “How do I love thee?” Before continuing to launch into an overwhelming exegesis of the bounds of her love for him and finally concludes “If God choose, I shall but love thee better after death” demonstrating the strong belief in religion during the Victorian era as opposed to the worship of material possession we see in society today. She believes that God’s power over the body and soul of a person in death is the only thing that is stronger than the love she exudes for Robert, but she still hopes that her love will only grow in the afterlife as she believes true love lasts forever and never changes in sonnet XIV “Thou mayst love on, through love’s eternity” the repetition of love highlights the significance of love to Barrett-Browning and refers the timelessness of love in which she believes, a life after death, she uses this to demonstrate her devotion to love and her belief in faith, which was key to the Victorian
Lovelace weaves poetic techniques such as assonance, and metaphor together to create a good rhythm, and a theme based upon honor. The first stanza is to assure her that, however deep his love for her, his need for honor is deeper . The speaker batters himself in order to possibly disperse his lover’s anguish by crying out “Tell me no,
13.4-8) The passage reminds, or rather tells, the reader what love should be and what attributes love has. What could strike the reader as most important is the fact that, according to Paul, love bares all, believes, all, hopes all, and endures all. This shows that according to the New Testament, love is something that endures all, love is everlasting. Love is not something that can be turned on like a light
The three writers live in the same historical context and respond to the same sociopolitical issues: the necessity of redefining American identity in the nineteenth century, the serious problem of slavery, and the increasing industrialization of American society. The author works on the connection between literature and social and political issues. Walker (2003) juxtaposes Whitman and Li-Young Lee (1957), an American poet born in Jakarta to Chinese parents. The author analyzes “Song of Myself” and “The City in Which I Love You” (1990). According to the author, the point of difference between the two poets is the individual’s ability to connect with the society.
He conveys the idea with The Flea as how the girl does not want to have sex with the boy as he believes it will create a stronger bond. Also in The Good-Morrow, the couple has a powerful emotional connection which has matured in the growth of their relationship creating true love. Then The Sun Rising, focuses on the lovers in a way of how they want to stay together forever in each others arms. Lastly John Donne, was trying to convey the different levels and stepping stones of a relationship in how it grows and contracts. Whether or not these poems were written in the 1600s they are still relatable to matters of love in our day and
They lived together happily and when it’s their time to go they’re buried next to one another. The poem “anyone lived in a pretty how town” by e.e. cummings and the fictional novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald are about unrequited love and reveals the undying nature of young romance through the use of tone, symbolism, and motifs. Fitzgerald expresses unrequited love in his novel by using tone in an optimistic way, almost foolishly. Jay Gatsby pursues Daisy Buchanan with a passion and is unrelenting in his advances.