Discuss the presentation of love in Larkin’s Arundel Tomb The poem, Arundel Tomb, written by Philip Larkin explores the theme of love and how at times can be ambiguous. A notable example of this is in the first line of stanza one, it says “their faces blurred”. This could be symbolic of their universal love. Their facial appearance and physical qualities have wasted away but their love still remains and can’t corrode away as easily.
Almost counteractive to Martin, Simon uses situational irony to show the feeling of hope and comfort in his passage. So overall the two-text use time period and irony in very similar ways to contribute to the tone of their
This settles on the idea of calm water from line 1.The first 6 lines of the first stanza also rhymes. That regular rhythm and rhyme creates a feeling of calmness and being fully conscious. The sea is calm tonight.
Rossetti demonstrates the idea of loss through the narrator explaining to her husband that her death is inevitable. Through the poetic technique of metaphors, the narrator reminds her husband that she will be ‘gone far away into the silent land’ where he physically ‘can no more hold [her] by the hand’. Thus, the reader is able to identify through this that the narrator’s husband
In the movie, “Bright Star” directed and written by Jane Campion, the writer includes the poem, “Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art” by John Keats, to further emphasize the romanticism of the poem. The movie portrays the poem author, John Keats falling in love with the neighboring girl, Fanny Brawne. Nonetheless, Keats is a poet with no real success and has no money, so their future together is limited and disdained. With the hopes of becoming officially engages and getting married, Keats sets out to finish his latest poetry novel. However, during his trip Keats becomes incredibly ill, tuberculosis, he is recommended to go Italy in hopes of getting better, but tragically dies.
There are a multitude of techniques poets use to make their poetry both pithy and complex. Due to the limitations of certain poetic forms, poets may be forced to use the devices of meter and diction to accurately express their commentary. Some poets may choose to use allusions to relate a number of scenarios to a certain theme, utilizing the historical context of these scenarios as further material for interpretation. Other poets may choose the opposite approach to economy, intentionally writing little, but carefully using diction and metaphor to allow the reader to “say a lot” themselves by interpreting the work in a number of different ways. Although the poets John Keats, W.H. Auden, and Sylvia Plath use these techniques differently, they
The poem that I wanted to analyze for this weeks discussion is "Minor Miracle" by Marilyn Nelson. The "Voice" of the poem is that of the poet. This is implied in the first sentence where the author prefaces the poem stating, "Which reminds me of another knock-on-wood memory." The whole poem is recounted by the poet as if she was reliving a memory or telling the story to some friends.
In this stanza is the first time he addresses who the poem is aimed at ‘and you, my father’ so until you read the whole poem you don 't know who its about. I have decided to compare this poem to ‘Funeral Blues’ as there are many similarities, the poet is struggling to accept the loss of someone that means a lot to them in their hearts and they have both turned their sadness into anger in some ways and desperation in others. This is similar to the reaction of the poet ‘W.H Auden’ when he wrote ‘Funeral Blues’, this poem portrays grief in a way that if you haven 't experienced it, this poem will make you feel the overwhelming pain that the writer was experiencing when he was mourning the loss of his
1. The prompt that I chose was the prompt about writing about a sentimental object. I chose this prompt because a sentimental object has a very deep and inspiring reason for why it is sentimental, and this reason changes from person to person. The reason for why something is sentimental to you defines you as a person, and expressing this reason helps me to express what I value and care about. This prompt lets me express myself, and that is why I chose it.
In the poem, “Annabel Lee,” the narrator is mourning for his wife, who had just died and is reminiscing about past memories with her. A similar experience had happened to Poe when his cousin and wife Virginia died of tuberculosis and this poem was inspired by this dismal happening in his life. The gothic writer uses hyperbole, a figurative language device where words are exaggerated. “With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven Coveted her and me” (Line 11-12). In this situation, there love was not actually coveted by winged seraphs of heaven.
Setting is an important element in a dramatic work, it reveals vital information on the plays location, the time and sets the tone. Although they are both set in a span of a day, I will focus on the differences of the locations chosen. Under Milk Wood is set in small welsh town and each scene rapidly moves to many different locations throughout the one town. In My Dinner with Andre the location is a fancy New York restaurant where the stay for the majority of the book. We know this because in the stage directions on the second-page states, “Wally enters a lovely-looking restaurant on a nice-looking street” (Gregory & Shawn 2) and then on last page the stage directions say, “Wally is outside, riding in a taxi” (Gregory & Shawn 113).
Sharon Olds “Summer Solstice, New York City,” is a poem of great relatability, that is, its embedded theme of life and the troubles that occur in it is something everyone deals with at some point. The poem captures the relatable feeling of worthlessness and stress that most people occur or have at least occurred at some point in their life. The poem ends with a somewhat uplifting theme, the man is saved, and will not kill himself by jumping off a building. However, this uplifting and jubilant conclusion is somewhat redundant. The man didn’t kill himself, but he doesn’t exactly fix any of his problems.
Love is life and if you miss love, you miss life. The Petrarchan sonnet “What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why” by Edna St. Vincent Millay is a perfect example of a woman who has missed out on love. She has spent years with different men in her bed. She has been left heart broken and lonely. She will spend last years of her life cold and alone.