The mark of a successful writer is their ability to convey not only a message, but an emotion simply by describing something with vivid and thoughtfully provoking language. William Shakespeare brilliantly encapsulates this in his ,”Sonnet XVIII” a poem of love and the feeling it exhumes. His stylistic elements such as attention to detail, imagery , metaphors, and diction that all help to convey his overarching message on the eternity of love. To begin with, Shakespeare shows an immense amount of detail to really show how much this love truly means to him. In the very first sentence he says, “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” to compare his lover to the warmth and brightness that he/she gives to him.
In the first poem in the unit, The Passionate Shepherd to his Love composed by Christopher Marlowe explains how nature can bring love to unity and can essentially make love blossom into something beautiful to his love, the Nymph. Marlowe states in Stanza one “Come love with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove That valleys, groves, hills and fields, Woods or steepy mountains yields.” In stanza one Marlowe is essentially explaining how the valleys, groves, hills and fields will enhance their love and nature is one of the many benefits the Nymph will possess if she chooses to live with him and be his love. The Passionate Shepherd to his Love relates to the central idea because in the poem Marlowe shares his perspective and
Lord Byron wrote “She Walks In Beauty” to express his sentiment toward a woman by complimenting her beauty both physically and the beauty she have within. Within the poem he expresses himself to show that the woman is the most beautiful woman he have ever seen by comparing her to nature. He gets the inspiration for the nature competitions because of the Romantic Movement of that time. His admiration and appreciation for her beauty gave the poem a lively and exciting feeling. However, his love for her does not stop in her physical beauty alone but also her confidence and personality.
This creates a melancholic tone, which is heavy-hearted but not quite sad or depressed, and connects to the theme that love distorts the rest of the world. The tone that Shelley creates in his poem “Love’s Philosophy” is entranced. He uses a considerable amount of religious phrases, such as “the winds of heaven mix forever / With a sweet emotion”, showing how the speaker is almost spellbound, both by the person they love, and the very idea of love itself (Shelley 3-4). This connects to Shelley’s theme of love being desirable to
Although these two poems correspond and use the same elements to get their point across, they could not be any different from one another. In the poem “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” Marlowe creates a very idealistic or optimistic point of view; full of hope and promise. The poem begins with a request from the speaker, "come live with me and be my love, and we will all the pleasure
Truly successful authors have the ability to convey their view of a person without actually saying it, to portray a person in a certain light simply by describing them. In the provided poem, “Sonnet XVIII” by William Shakespeare he does just this. Through his use of stylistic elements such as diction, imagery, details and figurative language, Shakespeare reveals his euphonious view of the woman that he loves more than anything in the world and will love eternally because she is eternally youthful. Shakespeare’s constant use of euphonious diction, such as “lovely” and “temperate” convey his true love for the woman of his dreams (2). He uses this diction to state that his true love is better than a “summer’s day”(1).
Broadbent holds the view that “Milton is among the few English writers whose style can be called scholarly, his images unique and his words elevated” (6). The ingredients of the grand style generally are: the greatness of the conception which inspires the poem; the exercise of a rich imagination; the employment of dignified words arranged in an impressive and harmonious order; and the use of certain technical devices which add to the interest and the dignity of the language employed. The grand style produces an impression of “bigness, or enormity, or vastness, or loftiness in the reader’s mind” (Nicolson 12). And this is the impression produced upon our minds while reading Milton’s Paradise
The sacred consciousness of the “huge trusted power” which “moves in the muscle of the world/ In continual creation” (“A Chorus”) lights up the experiences of many of the poems in Moments of Grace and Celebrations and Elegies. Jennings writes in “Rescued,”: “Call that power God,/ As I do,” referring to the “primal power” that lie beneath the poets experience of creative power and her poignant recognition of the vagaries of love , two themes brought together in Moments of Grace. In this reference Dick David opines that “the moments of grace of Elizabeth Jennings’s title are intimations of a peace glimpsed beyond the fret and frustration of daily existence” (Davis 157).Jennings presumes the voice of a visionary poet or a priestess in these poems
Arabati Pradeep Kumar apropos remarks, “The poems of Vivekananda are rich in lyrical quality as the ancient epics of the Hinduism were perfect in the subtleties of style and diction and carry out the qualities of spontaneity, lucidity, symbols, images, metaphors and similes which enhance the poetic beauty of his poems.”(101) The reason for the present paper is to clear up the symbolism, display in the poems of Swami Vivekananda. Symbolism is the impact on our faculties after the genuine experience. To be sure an endeavor of a specific meaning of symbolism is to fill sea in the palm. Dialect is the medium of articulation through words and explanations; it presents pictures which make discernments as though they are a piece of our genuine encounter. The peruse percepts everything through the sensibility of the writer and in this manner turns out the artist 's pictures or symbolism.
Literature has always been more than an academic pursuit to me; it fuels my yearning to further understand the human condition. I cannot separate my understanding of myself from my fervour for literature, and I similarly believe that the beauty of literature is that writers inevitably includes a part of themselves in their writing. This is the beauty of literature, which allows me to achieve a deeper connection with the characters that they have crafted with their life experiences. I have had the privilege of viewing the world in the differing yet meaningful perspectives of each author, and this is the power that literature grants the reader. I am especially fond of poetry because its diversity of forms and styles allow for distinctive expressions of emotion.