The flea is, therefore, used by the speaker as a metaphor for the act of sex. In the third and fourth line in the first stanza, he refers to the flea, which has sucked both of their blood, to suggest that they are now joined intimately due to their blood being combined inside the flea 's body . The speaker implies that they might as well engage in sexual intercourse since there already has been an act of physical union between them. To
Sex without love is actually an act of loneliness, in which those who partake are seeking pleasure rather than true intimacy. The speaker in Sharon Olds’ poem “Sex Without Love” introduces this idea through several metaphors that help to communicate the irresponsibility and selfishness of sex without love. After the first reading of this poem, it seems as if the text is describing loveless sex with beautiful imagery, however, upon further analysis, it is found that these images are being used to highlight the issues pertaining to those who perform acts of love without actually feeling any love for those they perform these acts with. Through the imagery and metaphors presented, the poem enforces the idea that to have sex with those we don’t love is to deprive ourselves of the true intimacy that is involved in having sex with those that we do love. Olds’ poem begins with a question, “How do they do it?
The first time reading through a poem, literary devices such as symbolism, figurative language, hyperboles or oxymorons can throw a reader off. However, after the reader analyzes and truly understands the poem, these devices can add more depth and understanding, allowing the readers to see deeper inside the poet’s mind. In his poem, ‘The Broken Heart’, John Donne incorporates specific devices to portray that love is an all-consuming, vicious monster that can ruin you. In ‘The Broken Heart’, John Donne’s descriptive vocabulary, explaining the way the speaker’s heart was shattered beyond repair, forces the reader to imagine his or her heart as splintered or crushed as Donne’s. In other words, Donne uses rich imagery to add tangibility to his piece and aide the reader in accurately picturing what’s being discussed.
There were similarities between these two poets, but their differences were greater. One of the main differences between Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson was how these two people lived. Walt Whitman was known for being a people person, always being surrounded and how repeatedly he expresses his love for sex and young men. Emily Dickinson instead was known to be a recluse, and most of the things she wrote about were the product of her imagination. Also, while Whitman was very open about his sex life, Dickinson was very prudent about her own romantic life, if she even had any, because as previously stated she barely had any human contact.
The authors use rhetorical questions, imagery, rhyme, repetition and most importantly symbolism to explore the universal theme of love. Love is thoroughly analysed in I do not love you, Queen, to his coy mistress and Let me not to the marriage of true minds. I do not love you except I love by Pablo Neruda is all about the theme of love. Love is scrutinized by the narration of the poem because it tells a “story” and it is a lyric poem because it includes the writer’s feelings and passion. In this poem, it shows how fast time goes by.
Both poets present the speaker differently through the use of poetic devices. For example, the metaphysical conceit in The Flea begins when the speaker states ‘And in this flea, our two bloods mingled be’. (4) This metaphor suggests that the speaker believes the mixing of two bloods is similar to the consecration of marriage and this is the argument the speaker sets up to woo his lover. The speaker uses direct address when he says ‘how little that which thou deniest me’. (2) By using the determiner ‘little’ it shows how he is trying to convince his lover of the unimportance of sexual intercourse.
These tough events led Poe to gothic themes of death, lost love. Poe’s way of writing gothic short stories of mystery and terror mixes these elements and he gives various layers of meaning in his narratives. He uses monstrous power of language in his stories and he is known with his ability to persuade his readers. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the unreliable narrating of Edgar Allan Poe in “The Cask of Amantillado”. Edgar Allan Poe is described as “... being low in agreeableness and conscientiousness since he was argumentative, untrusting, and lacked self-control” (Erica Giammarco 5).
“Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Emily DIckinson is a dark poem cleverly covered in phrases and analogies that make the poem seem happier than its actual form. Although it is a dark poem, it is beautifully written and executed and has a fairly good structure. The story is aforementioned dark, but philosophical, there is a sea of figurative language, and the poem itself executes its dark tones masterfully. This poem is one of many analogies and enigmas, and so much force behind every word. In the first stanza of Because I Could Not Stop For Death, Death is personified as an annoying man persistently asking a woman out on a date which she ignores.
This essay will examine the poetic similarities and differences between Thomas Wyatt’s poem “My galley” and Don Paterson’s poem “The Wreck”. These similarities and differences are seen through the use of imagery and poetic techniques, such as metaphors, tone of language and a lament. My galley is a love poem about troubles in a relationship written in the form of a sonnet. The sonnet is full of Petrarchan language and discourse for love with oxymoron. Wyatt had a very dramatic background where he was married to Elizabeth Brooke but this ended due to adultery.
A poem is a highly organised use of language. It is a complex of many patterns that interact in an endless process of imaginative possibility. There is always a speaker and an audience and they are connected intricately. If the speaker takes the form of the audience it becomes highly meditative. The connection between the speaker and the reader is Whitman tries to revolutionise “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you... Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems.” Whenever one thinks of authors who have written on humankind, nature, God, and the cosmos in numerous works of poetry and prose, one often comes across one of the most fecund writer, Aurobindo.