The person mentions he cannot see Love (God) because he does not deserve to, and he should go to hell. But Love (God) poses a rhetorical question towards the person mentioning that Love has served the high price for the persona sins. This poem emphasizes the truth of the relationship between the Creator and the created, and the rhymes in the poem rings for the relationship presented in this situation. For “who made the eyes, but I” (Herbert, line 6) the word eye and I echo each other, and it implicates the relationship between looking and the eye. The eyes were made for looking and looking upon the Creator.
In this poem Raleigh explains how the Nymph isn’t ready to live with the Shepherd and if nature is all the Shepherd has to offer the answer is a no and throughout the poem the Nymph explains the reasoning as of why living with the Shepherd isn’t the brightest idea if nature is the only thing he has to offer. Raleigh states in stanza two “Time drives the flocks from the field to fold, When rivers rage and rocks grow cold, And Philomel becometh dumb, The rest complains of cares to come.” This statement alone explains the Nymph’s feelings towards nature and it being compared to love is foolish. If nature fades away and the Shepherd is comparing nature to love then the Shepherd is essentially is saying how noticing the beauty right now is foolish because nature dies and fades away. Raleigh explains how relating nature to love is childish and foolish. If nature fades and if one chooses to compare love to something that fades and dies, much like the Shepherd they are foolish and need to look at the reality of it all which is what Releigh is explaining in this poem.
Crane wrote The Red Badge of Courage in an effort to clear away the romantic misconceptions about war, and instead reveal the harsh truth of it: that war is "an immense and terrible machine" (The Red Badge of Courage 37). Even Crane 's environment in the story likewise shows no empathy to the plight of the novel 's protagonist: "the youth felt a flash of astonishment at…the sun gleamings on the trees and fields…Nature had gone tranquilly on with her golden process in the midst of so much devilment" (The Red Badge of Courage 56). The depiction of nature 's indifference in the novel also distinguished Crane from other writers and further marked him as a forerunner in American
A modern writer and forbearer of postmodernity in poetry, T. S. Eliot’s poems are dark, existential, and gritty. They take a deep look into the human mind and condition and paint Eliot’s perspective on humanity in general. Poems like “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and “The Hollow Men” take a look into the bleak potential for humanity to amount to nothing. The poems confront the reader with the harsh reality that much of life is squandered or lived superficially. To gain value from these poems, one must examine the criticism that each offers.
Owen was taken out of the war where he began writing poems. He wrote his poems to show both his anger at the cruelty and waste of war. (BBC) Owen used this poem to show the misconception that war is. While people outside of the war thought it was honorable, soldiers like Owen himself, know how cruel and it really is. Through the use of imagery, figurative language, and tone, Owen is able to portray the misconception and cruelty of war.
Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era. Hardy as a poet was very unique and through his poetry examined the constraints society puts on the lives of individuals and denounces those beliefs. According to W.H Auden “the primary function of poetry as of all the arts, is to make us aware of ourselves and the world around us”. Thus Hardy uses the power of his poetry to represent the commonplace in an extraordinary way this is evident in his poems “Hap”, “To an Unborn Pauper Child”, and The broken appointment” ,which teaches us about mankind’s feelings toward god , the perversity of fate in life and love which are common circumstances in our everyday life. Hardy uses the power of his poem “Hap” to represent mankind’s relationship towards god or a higher unknown force in the commonplace where man blames god for their pain and suffering.
The scene in Byron 's “Manfred” in which the spirit of Astarte, the protagonist 's dead love, rises from the mist is one of the drama 's focal points and features classic tropes associated with Romantic literature. The themes present in the scene focus on defiance of authority, the nature of law and the capacity for a human individual to transcend the limitations of mortality. Crucially, the scene places Manfred at the centre of an antagonism between his own desire for redemption and his refusal to accept the limits of his life. It is this antagonism which fuels the scene, along with Manfred 's refusal to bow to a finite authority. As such, in order to understand the complexity of the scene it is necessary to view both its poetic structures and alongside its status as a work of Romantic literature.
Multiple times throughout the poem, Kim Cheng references the negative effects the planners’ oppression of nature is having on the environment. The poet uses personification in the first stanza to give nature human qualities, and therefore evoke empathy from the reader. Nothing can stop the planners: “even the sea draws back and the skies
For Tagore anything that is beautiful in nature, the poet feels shuddering of his own self in it and the we see him trying to write down his feeling with the help of the nature. His happiness in the midst of the nature’s beauty is obvious when he writes: Pluck this little flower and take it, delay not! I fear lest it droop and drop into the dust. I may not find a place in thy garland, but honour it with a touch of pain from thy hand and pluck it. I fear lest the day end before I am aware, and the time of offering go by.
Again in song no. 11, Tagore asks to stop the mechanical chanting and singing in the temples by the so-called devotees of God because He does not dwell inside the temple. But, He is with those people who are tilling the hard ground and breaking the stones for making a path. While doing the work, they get their clothes covered with dust. Here, the poet wants to say that these people are very close to nature and he condemns the materialistic life and gives message to the mankind to live spiritual life by being close to nature.