By placing the metaphor in his first line it shows the reader that her beauty is in her confidence so even though he continues to describing her, the she knows that her confidence show more beauty that her physical appearance. He describes her beauty as “like the night/ of cloudless climes and starry skies” mixing imagery and simile together to form a description that shows her as a pale and beautiful. The description forms a such an image because he compares her with the night, which hides the light of the sun thus taking away the tan skin tone from people 's heads, and the clouds which are usually white. The imagery also works comparing her to the “starry skies” making her appear beautiful. In the second part of the poem Lord Byron’s expresses that one of the reasons she is so beautiful is the small physical features like her “waves in every raven tress” showing more imagery to describe her curly black hair.
Doing a research to answer this question I’ve learned that this “wild” imagery represents a rebellion against conventional femininity and displays an implicit irritation about this conventionality. This poem is a manifest against ‘traditional’ femininity. Probably, after the divorce Doolittle wanted different femininity: stronger, alone, freer, not delicate, and beautiful (Gumpert). These bright images framed with sharped language represent her as an imagist. Wilfred Owen “Beauty” The poem is about beauty.
It was written when Plath’s marriage to Ted Hughes was in difficulty and she was suffering with depression.We are given an insight into the her inner feelings and trouble. She uses dark, disturbing and graphic imagery which reflects her mind at the time she was writing the poem. The state she describes is almost terrifying. The description of the poppies in the opening lines is positive. However, the description of the poppies’ become negative as we see that the bright red colour of the poppies swaying in the wind.
“Hate Poem” by Julie Sheehan describes how she transformed hatred to love. By looking at her pattern of thinking, it involves her own experience in the daily life that result the conflicts between her loves and hates. This poem begins with “I hate you truly. Truly I do” (1). This opening did not match the idea of a poem about hate; instead it is a poem about love.
In parts of “Love Poem” where the author describes his love as “unpredictable” (Nims 2) and “clumsiest” (Nims 1), we don't see any clear signs of the author using any references. Instead, the author is using words and metaphors that clearly express how they feel about their loved one. The lack of allusions that the author chose to do really made the piece very personal to the author, since they are the only ones who really see that side of their loved one. On the other poem, “Love Song: I and Thou”, the author seems to have excessive use of references throughout in both their reference to Jesus at the cross, and the references the author makes through their ongoing metaphor. Near the end of the poem, the author mentions how they “can nail [their] left palm to the left-hand cross piece” (Dugan), obviously alluding to Jesus and His death on the cross.
Throughout the two short stories, “The Knight’s Tale” and “The Wife of Bath,” author Geoffery Chaucer introduces a prominent theme of love to the readers. Although the word love connects to both of these stories, Chaucer portrays love in two entirely different ways. By showing the theme of love in multiple demeanors, Chaucer is allowing readers to be able to relate to his main argument in many different ways. In the ‘Knight’s Tale,” love is shown through nobility and passion; whereas, in the “The Wife of Bath,” love is granted through the gift of trust and inner beauty. The modified theme of love within each story exemplifies how love can take on many different forms that are unique to the individuals involved in the special connection.
The poem, “Pity Me Not,” by Edna St. Vincent Millay has a theme of heartbreak. The woman the author is writing about replays in her mind how things used to be compared to how they are now. The woman realizes things will never be like they once were and she is ready to accept that. She is heartbroken over that fact that her husband no longer loves her anymore but instead of asking for sympathy, she says do not pity me. In the beginning of the poem written by Millay, she talks about the changes between the woman's past and present, “pity me not for beauties passed away/from field and thicket as the year goes by” (Lines 3-4).
In fact, the first two lines of part two of this poem read as follows: “The love of the body of man or woman balks account, the body itself balks account, That of the male is perfect, and that of the female is perfect.” (1-2) However, Whitman then continues to describe the perfection of man in great detail, in such a way that evokes a sense of longing, just like the gaze of the speaker lingers as he watches this man pass
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 every stanza Poe repeats “kingdom by the sea”(2,8, 14, 20, 31). He does this to emphasize the memories and time he and his love spent there together. The most repeated phrase throughout the poem is “Annabel Lee”(4, 10, 16,
Humans have always questioned the meaning of love. Every individual has a unique understanding of this word, be it chemicals released in our brains or the predestined string of fate, and each of these six poems – all written in different forms – explores a different type of love. Rossetti”s Remember and Browning”s My Last Duchess both include a controlling male figure, whereas A Mother in a Refugee Camp by Achebe and Sonnet 116 by Shakespeare are based on the idea of “true love”. Lastly, La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Keats and “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” by Thomas revolve around the separation of lovers. This essay will examine the diverse ways in which love has been presented in six poems from the chosen anthology.