Is love always a positive influence? The poems “A Love Song” by William Williams and “Love’s Philosophy” by Percy Shelley both discuss love. “A Love Song” is full of negative imagery, and suggests that love changes how one sees the world for the worse. In contrast the poem “Love’s Philosophy” uses positive diction and beautiful imagery to convey the idea that love is something to be desired by all. Both authors convey these themes using the literary devices of diction, imagery, and tone.
Many have said that the greatest love stories of all time arose from this period of enlightenment and rebirth. Of course, some argue that the true theme of these famous works are not love at all, but are in fact poems of lust. The distinction between love and lust can be made through the examination of the poems Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, To His Coy Mistress, and To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time. Valediction: Forbidding Mourning is a poem concerning the true nature of love. A woman is upset because her husband has to go on a journey.
In today’s society, rarely anyone will be brave enough or diligent enough to show the love and commitment that the narrator of the poem expresses in the poem “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. The poem creates an eerie, sinister feeling of obsession but also a magical, enchanting feeling of love. Particullary, Poe uses repetition, imagery, and mood to illustrate a man’s undying love for a woman he loss. Poe uses repetition in many ways throughout the poem to reiterate that. In the lines; “Then to love and be loved” (6), “But we loved with a love that was more than love--” (9), and “With a love that the wings seraphs of heaven” (11) he repeats forms of the word love to portray the narrator’s and his beloved’s passionate love they once shared.
In anyone lived in a pretty how town, it is evident that “anyone” has double meaning. Cummings intended for “anyone” to represent any single person, but also to symbolize a man. The man’s wife is labeled as “noone” or in general terms, society as a whole. Line 14 reads, “she laughed his joy and cried his grief,” (955) which makes it clear that “anyone” and “noone” are lovers. It is obvious the couple is madly in love with each other, but become too caught up in life, which causes them to lose their identities.
What is love? The definition of love is,”A profound tender, passionate affection for another person.” In an opinion of many, love is something that all living things have and need. In the novel Anthem by Ayn Rand, everyone has been changed and they do not know what is it like to love. But in Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, they do have love and families. Anthem and Harrison Bergeron are both different in their own ways but are also the same.
Romance comes in all different forms and sizes, and Calbert understands that along with these she apprends why people fall in and out of love. Falling in love has a sense of vulnerability that requires taking risks that people are “willing to fail, / why we will still let ourselves fall in love,” in order to sustain real love. Calbert ends her poem with listing the romances with her husband and vows, “knowing nothing other than [their] love” because that is all that matters to her
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. However, Larkin could be suggesting that their love deteriorated over time due to the challenges they may have faced, just like the stone corroded due to oxygen and the climate.
Writers like; John Keats, William Wordsworth, and William Blake all wrote about problems that people used to ignore and never try to fix and presented it in both direct and indirect way by picturing feelings with the nature surrounding it in a simple language. La Belle Dame sans Merci is a romantic poem because the knight meets a beautiful person that he thinks he falls in love with at first sight. Little does he know that she has cast a spell on him. Before the spell is cast he makes her a garland of flowers, a bracelet and a belt. She brings him goods to eat.
‘Annabel Lee’ by Edgar Allan Poe is an eminently beautiful yet tragic poem centred around the theme of a forbidden love between two people, and the many obstacles that they overcome in order to be together. At the same time the poem relates back to a man’s undying love for his wife in which even death is unable to hinder. From the beginning of the poem, I realized Poe to be an articulate person who has a beautiful way with words, as he describes the origin of his love story between himself and Annabel Lee. This was shown in Stanza 1 where I identified him to be a kind and doting person, as he continues to talk about a maiden from the kingdom by the sea whom only wished to love and be loved by Poe. As this was written by Poe and shown from
Love is one of those terms nobody can define but everybody knows or has their own meaning to. Love is messy and perfect and can be explained so many different ways. One way love has been shown is in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald we see a poor child full of ambition being taken under the wing of a wealthy man who groomed the child to success. While in another piece of American literature ‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller, the readers are shown a self-sacrifice for love when character John Proctor confesses to save his Wife, Elizabeth. We are shown two different interpretations of love through American literature and now we are shown the idea or somebody’s perspective of love and how love is currently represented in today’s society through