Even though both of the poems have completely different tones and emotions toward the reader, they are both extremely powerful and heartfelt. It is evident that the two poems, “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe and “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)” by E E Cummings, have many differences because one poem makes the reader feel a sense of loneliness, abandonment, sorrow, and
Byron was an English poet and leading figure of Romanticism. "She Walks in Beauty" is a short lyrical poem written in 1813 by Lord Byron and is one of his most famous works. It is said that hid works had been inspired by an event in Byron 's life. Byron’s influences are shown in the volumes Poe wrote. Many volumes that he wrote were also based on his live and the events he went through.
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
“Sonnets from the Portuguese” by Elizabeth Barret Browning and “The Great Gatsby” by Scott Fitzgerald both focus heavily on love and all that encompasses it, but that’s not all that they are about there is so much more than that. They are concerned with mortality, not being able to move on from the past, being able to be more than what society limits us to. Both writers use love at times as a focal point for these other concerns that they assess through their literary works, it is through love that these concerns are presented. Throughout all of history humans have been concerned with their mortality, I mean who in this room wants to die and see what’s next? Who would take the gamble?
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.
William Shakespeare, a famous poet, writer, and playwright, followed in Petrarch’s footsteps and wrote 154 sonnets about men, beauty, love, and sadness. In this essay, the reader will understand how Shakespeare’s sonnets during the renaissance, can be connected to contemporary song lyrics of the twenty first century. His sonnet 147, will be compared and contrasted to singer Beyonce’s Hold Up, and his sonnet 152 will be compared and contrasted to singer Amy Winehouse’s You Know I’m No Good. These sonnets and songs, talk about love lost, the evils of love, and how not everyone walking this earth is pure at heart. William Shakespeare sonnet 147, is talking about a man, most likely Shakespeare himself, feeling as if love and everything that is involved with it is revolting and unhealthy.
The English poet and cleric John Donne (1572-1631) is considered "one of the greatest writers of the English prose" . His well-known poems, which are mostly written in the form of dramatic monologues, "has captivated and evoked emotions in readers for over three and a half centuries" . His work, which consists of a small amounts of books, covers various themes such as sex and religion, both of which are represented in "The Flea". The speaker in the poem is portrayed as a man, who desperately wants to satisfy his sexual needs. He tries to convince his lover to have premarital sex with him by using different seduction strategies.
But Lowell is mostly famous for his works of poetry and the movement in which he utilizes. Lowell is famous for complying with the form of Confessional Poetry, a literary term which will later be defined. Some poems demonstrate this movement more than other poems; however most of them contain the ideas of Confessional Poetry. Lowell’s poetry often contains parts of his life experiences as well. He uses what he knows in life to write something alluring.
His poetry is beyond the influence of modernist poetry. There is a close relationship between his poetry and his aesthetic principles, cultural traditions and ideology. Without knowing this background, we cannot understand his poetry. In selected poems has worked out a long list of symbols which are used again and again, and which every poet has elaborated and sublimated according to his personal taste; it suffices to mention here the Rose and Nightingale, Moth and Candle, King and Slave, the narcissus-like eyes, the hyacinth-like curl of the Beloved etc. all of them are
Kamala Das is perhaps one of the most well-known names in the field of Indian English literature. She has written about her own personal experiences extensively. This paper will examine the life of the poet and the strong confessional tone in her poetry .It also seeks to explore the various ways in which Kamala Das has represented the themes of love and sexuality in her poems. The volumes of poetry that have been used for assessing the aforementioned themes include The Descendants (1967), Only the Soul Knows how to Sing (1997), Summer in Calcutta (1965) and The Old Playhouse and Other Poems (1973). A pioneer in presenting a straight forward and intricate expression of the feminine sensibility in the Indian English Writings, Das has succeeded in providing the world with a wider and bolder representation of Indian feminism and female sexuality through her writings in English as well as Malayali, under her maiden name Madhavikutty.