Destructive love, nature, beauty and truth and women are few of main themes John Keats uses in his poetry. Accordingly, these can be found in his poems, La Belle Dame Sans Merci and Lamia. La Belle Dame Sans Merci is a poem about a Femme Fatale, who manipulates men to sacrifice himself in loving her. Similarly, Lamia is a poem about a snake, who is turned to a beautiful woman, who then tricks and builds a romantic relationship with a man. Evidently, we can already see some connections between the two poems through the plots and themes.
Because he live in the romantic period he was able to write excellent poems because the inspiration he was able to obtain from other people. In his poem “She Walks In Beauty” he expresses love and passion for a girl however he stay true to the ideas of the romantic time period by rejecting any urban talk and by expressing his feeling. In the poem he wrote lots of imagery to describe properly the woman and shows similes and metaphors that characterize
In the Poem “Oranges” by Gary Soto the theme of the piece is, to sacrifice for others in the name of love is worth everything you have. the theme of the story, though, is improved upon by literary devices. The first literary device present in the poem is Simile. The simile helps compare the items in the story that the main character talks about or saw while in the Drugstore with his girl on the date. While going through the store he comes across candies that were “tiered like bleachers”( Soto, 26), there were so many choices and his girl picked out the chocolate on one of the shelves, although what she picked out was more expensive than he thought and couldn’t afford it.
Although he never comes out directly and says that this is a poem about love, the reader can recognize the deeper meaning of his writings. “The Raven” is a poem that focuses on what someone may experience during the loss of a loved one. Throughout Poe’s writing career, he mastered the art of relating his writings to something his readers would have once experienced. The most interesting things about his writing style is that the reader gets to see into Poe’s life through his poems. In this poem, Edgar Allen Poe uses symbolism and several unusual themes to tell the reader a story about someone he once loved that has recently passed away.
In conclusion, the poets expresses their feelings, thoughts, and emotions through poetry. The poems “ My Papa’s waltz and “Those Winter Sundays” make readers understand the relationship of a father and son and proves that both of the speakers love their father but never got a chance to actually express their feeling for them and now, realizing their mistakes, they made in the past and regretting it. They both are very talented writers who knows the best way to communicate the meaning of their feeling in the poems and have control over
In the case of the drunken father, who feels rambunctious enough to enter the home and engage in an inappropriate manner of dancing, that leads to a physical abuse of a child in his home. The meaning of love is deep in this poem for a child to hold on even when face with fear never gave up on an abuse full father. The undeniable fact, in this poem is that a person who suffering from alcoholism needs to wake up and realize the negative effect he is causing his family with his addiction. There is an old saying that time can heal wounds, but memories are a thing that can destroy families forever. The poem “My Papa’s Waltz” is design to open the mind and heart of those suffering from negative love and repair what is missing before it is too
Both the story and poem agree that the princess is a kind and caring child. In the story, “[the princess] with a sweet and powerful impulse to comfort [the king], she started from her chair and… threw her arms affectionately about his knees.” She was turned to gold because she wanted to comfort him, showing her affection and kindness. This same kindness is shown in the poem when she sings, “A falling leaf in fall’s a thing to mourn.” The princess from the poem is the type of person who is sad over the death of any living thing, including something as seemingly insignificant as a leaf. The poem gives more depth to the princess as a character, as well. In the poem, she says, “Divided into two, I am a tree, the branches are too high for me to see, the roots too hidden from reality.” A unique way to think of a tree, it shows intelligence and thoughtfulness and not just naive kindness.
The title of this poem is a quotation from Horace. The sentence, which Owen quotes entirely at the end of his poem, means: “It is sweet and proper to die for your own country.” The Latin poet celebrated the war heroes who died on the battlefields, because they lost their lives fighting for the safety of their own countries. The honor proper of the warriors perished during a war is an ancient topos, which has been celebrated since Homer’s time. However, Wilfred Owen plays with the literary tradition. Throughout the poem, he underlines the cruelty of war to which soldiers are exposed, without celebrating any hero.
She was dead, and will soon be forgotten. This portrayal of beauty makes the poem somber. William Butler Yeats sees beauty a bit differently in “Easter 1916.” Yeats is able to see beauty in the tragedy of the loss caused by the rebellion. Yeats has hope for his country’s
Love can never truly be love when one of the partners involved are forced into it. Pound touches on this fact throughout the poem with the use of imagery not only through recurring symbols, but also with vivid images of the environment. In the first line of the poem Pound mentions the front gate of the wife’s as a sort of playground for her, a sanctuary so to speak. The wife as a young girl seems to show control over the gate’s environment by deciding how it should look. She is described to be “pulling flowers”, without a care in the world when she first encounters her husband who at the time was a child.