Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, while seemingly dissimilar, both share similar motifs centered around love. Both novels discuss the varied and nuanced effects of love on the human experience. Through their depictions of love and those in love, Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Scarlet Letter show that the immersive and self-sacrificing nature of love can cause it to serve as both a source of suffering and a source of happiness at the same time.
Also, Prufrock states, “Do I dare/ Disturb the universe?” (45-6) and “So how should I presume?” (54) to verbalize his hesitance and dryness in his love reaction. Prufrock continuously expresses his inner conflict and refrains from taking action; such passiveness contrasts with the poem’s title being “The Love Song”. Both pieces are triggered by love, more specifically unrequited love, yet the general tone has an ironic detachment to some degree.
“Love is when the other person 's happiness is more important than your own”-H Jackson Brown Jr. This exhibits that love is when you value someone’s love more than yourself prestige. In the book Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano tries to demonstrate the love between him and Roxane by the use of poems and using Christian as an assistant. For example, “A little longer she is always here”.
The poem The Giver by James Baldwin is a poem about giving your love away, and the consequences of giving. Baldwin is more known for his novels and short stories, but his poems are much more powerful than them. The Giver, describes the authors internal struggle in which he is trying to love everyone, but he feels guilty since he cannot fulfill this task. James Baldwin depicts how the human desire to love, is the strongest emotion in The Giver. Baldwin starts the poem with the first stanza, which tells the general message behind the poem.
“Love is when the other person 's happiness is more important than your own”-H Jackson Brown Jr. This idea exhibits the importance you give towards someone’s love is more necessary than yours. In the book Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano tries to demonstrate the love between him and Roxane by the use of poems and using Christian as an assistant. For example, “A little longer she is always here”.
The struggles of love are shown when the two lovers, Westley and Buttercup, finally profess their love to each other after a chain of events. The way Goldman portrays Buttercup professing her love to Westley is shown in a comedic way. "I love you," Buttercup said.
An era not only exploring love but rather the mortality of character and the shape of which identity takes place. Contrastingly, Browning explores a romantic vision of love through the subversion of the traditional petrarchan form, whilst also exploring the transcendence of life and the social aspects of identity. Thus, through the comparison of The Great Gatsby and Sonnets From The Portuguese one is able to witness human desire in a (something) of context. The desire for a spiritual and transcendent love is a key motivator behind Barrett Browning 's sonnet sequence, with her ideals greatly contrasting the rational and restricting notions associated within the Victorian period.
Growing up in a society obsessed with the concept of sappy love stories, it is easy to find flaws with the unrealisticness of such accounts of love. Songwriter Taylor Swift contributes to the popular trend of mainstream love stories in her own composition, “Love Story.” Throughout her song, Swift effectively incorporates the use of various figurative devices to relate her own love story with that of the famous Shakespearean lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Swift conveys the strength of her forbidden love, in similarity with that of Romeo and Juliet’s, through the use of metaphors, hyperboles, and allusions. First and foremost, Swift uses clear examples of metaphors throughout her song to maintain the resemblance of Romeo and Juliet’s love story with her own love story.
The poem “My Love for You is so Embarrassingly” by Todd Boss is a poem about love and the whirlwind of feelings you get when experiencing it. In this poem, Boss uses many figures of speech in order to put ourselves in his shoes and help us better understand what love is to him. The title may cause confusion; why would love be so embarrassing? Throughout the poem he uses several metaphors ultimately explaining it.
Truthful and emotional, Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Pity Me Not,” reveals a powerful view on the aspects of love while using multiple rhetorical devices such as anaphora, diction, and metaphors to promote her message. These rhetorical devices covey the scene and its true meaning. In the text, a prevalent phrase used that is considered an anaphora is “Pity Me (not).” This phrase shows the feeling of despair and how the hopeless speaker has just given up on everything. Love, but truly painful and eye-opening heartbreak, has really affected the speaker.