Borges’ “What can I hold you with?” and the song “Anything for Your Love” by E. Clapton – although written by two contemporary artists and elaborating the image of love, produce an absolutely different effect on the reader. In this paper I am going to compare and contrast both poetic pieces proving that there are actually a number of differences on their semantic and syntactic planes which account for the overall perception of the central image of love. Outlining similarities, it should be pointed out that both the poem and the song are written as a love confession.Yet, while Borges’ text impresses the reader with its uniqueness, Clapton’s piece is definitely an example of a typical pop love song with a catchy melody and rhythm.In my opinion, this discrepancy is chiefly reinforced by the structure of the texts as a whole. Firstly, what strikes the eye of the reader instantly is the traditional form of Clapton’s song and the unconventional structure of Borges’ poem.While the former is rhymed what can be vividly proved by the first two lines (God 's got a plan, he 's making
The idea that the beloved needs to be able satisfy the desires of the lover is a theme that Gluck connects both these poems too. While she approaches the situation the lover is in, and their feelings about the beloved in two very separate ways, they are still both connected by the feelings and tensions between the lover and the beloved. She comes to an epiphany in both poems about the lover being unable to fully satisfy her desires even though it is in two different manners. Overall, the main theme these two poems are hitting is desire 's mistakes. The idea that the there is some sort of flaw in either the way you desire the beloved, or the desire 's themselves are flawed.
Love and a Question, a shattering love, by Robert Frost is a poem that shows a love that seems so perfect it can´t be ruined in a matter of time. The poem, based on its title, gives a perspective of the speaker as a devoted lover with an important question for his bride. To the reader it might seem as love story, but in depth it is a story of how a couple became strange to each other. Others might think it is dedicated to Robert Frost’s wife, Eleanor Miriam White, one of Frost’s major poetic inspirations until her death in 1938. As the poem progresses the speaker and his bride separate from each other questioning their love.
How could a poetry reader and a pilgrim have any similarities? In Edward Hirsch’s “How to Read a Poem” he directly relates the two. After reading his essay, I too, understand the comparison. By using this he makes understand poetry easier to people struggling to find the true meaning of a poem. When reading poetry, I use his three main rules to understand the work; without these rules comparing a pilgrim to a poetry reader understand poems would still be difficult.
“…We are invited to see this significance in the perspective of the poem … but through our own perspective…” (Simecek, 504). The techniques of explaining your perspective can prove to be a rather challenging task. The authors William Shakespeare and Anne Bradstreet do just this. With the use of multiple literary devices, the poets used emotions and feelings to make you understand the connections between the author and subject. The perfect examples being the two titles, “Sonnet 18” and “The Author to Her Book”.
The subjective idea of love may refer to a concept, an attitude, an emotion, one could have towards another. Throughout history, one’s perception on love may vary due to the ideology they were being indoctrinated with as well as their family background. Given that different historical periods may affect one’s perception on their idea of love, an analysis on the poems “La Belle Dame sans Merci” by John Keats, “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning, and “Mother in a Refugee Camp” by Chinua Achebe, will be made in order to examine and explore how poets living in different times present love in their own unique approach. ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’ is a ballad written by English poet John Keats in the year 1819, when
It has been debated through the years whether true love exists on Earth or if it is merely a false creation of the human mind. In “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” poet T.S. Eliot explores the concept of love through the perspective of a self-deprecating man seeking companionship wherever he can find it. Eliot examines Prufrock’s self-loathing psyche, questioning fate and the existence of true love through a stream of consciousness, metaphorical comparisons, and the use of an anticlimax as an ending. The entirety of Eliot’s poem is written from the perspective of Prufrock and outlines all of his thoughts through a constant stream of consciousness.
Classic Authors Collaborative Summative Essay O. Henry, John Steinbeck, and Mark Twain’s writing styles withstood the test of time and created classic literature because they had many unique writing styles that made themselves excellent even to this day. Some of their styles consist of situational Irony, regional dialect, and symbolism. O. Henry had a different writing style. Unique from other classic authors. He wrote many short stories including Ransom of Red Chief, After Twenty Years, and Gift of the Magi.
Unlike any other person who has stepped foot on this earth, William Shakespeare had a way with words. He is known for creating copious amounts of words and phrases that we still use today. This helped Shakespeare when expressing his love, since he would often express his love through his writings. Shakespeare’s words seem like they could jump off the page, and one can imagine the characteristics of a person Shakespeare is writing about with the slightest of ease. One can examine examples of this in “Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day” and “Sonnet 130: My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun.” As one can tell from the titles, these are drastically different poems.
He was no doubt a man of optimist. Tennyson used a wide range of subject matter ranging from medieval legends to classical myths and from domestic situations to observations of nature. Like many writers who write a great deal over a long time, his poetry is occasionally uninspired, but his personality rings throughout all his works that reflect a grand and special variability in its quality. The fundamental aim of presenting this paper is to give a new ideas; i.e. new vistas of the psychological aspect of his writings and life too.