E.B. Browning's autobiographical tale is told as an epic poetic drama reminiscent of Milton's Paradise Lost. Her poem utilizes iambic pentameter in blank verse which fashions it into a song-like lyric (Agatucci, 2001). The epic format, in combination with the melodious controlling meter, as well as the constant references to classical and "neo-classical" figures, (such as King Arthur), comes across as sounding very heroic, formal, and a bit "flowery" at times. Yet this style of poetry held relevance in both the way it sounded read aloud, as was custom in Victorian times, as well as the story it told.
The poem can be about a relationship or an experience, good, bad, triumphant, or tragic, set to music. Hubbell (1923). Ch 235. Furthermore the structure and tone is made up of verses of four lines, with a rhyming pattern, repartition is often found in the ballad, entire stanzas can be repeated, like a chorus, or a repeated with certain words changed. The verse form, sometimes called the "ballad metre”.
Comparing Wyatt’s The Long Love That in My Thought Doth Harbor and Donne’s The Flea Every century has its own poetry; poetry has its own personality and aspects, especially love poems. In the sixteenth century, poems about love were more about the court than the lover. In the next century (the seventeenth), the poems of love were more about courting the lover. An author from the sixteenth century, Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder, is well known for his lyrics pertaining to love. An author from the seventeenth century is John Donne, who is most famous for his love-poetry.
Other poets have also followed in Rossetti's footsteps by combining tight structured poetic forms with emotion e.g. Dylan Thomas. L.E.L is a prime example of Rossetti's technique; it combines a complex structure with a very emotive outcry. The structure is very precise with each verse not only rhyming within itself, in an A, B, A, B, C, C, C pattern, but also within pairs of stanzas containing a pattern between them on the 5th to 8th lines. The 2nd and fourth lines provide visually rhyming lines throughout the poem connecting each verse although when the poem is read aloud the lines do not rhyme verbally.
Courtly Love and Rondeau Form Both Adieu m'amour, adieu ma joye by Dufay and Le souvenir de vous me tue by Morton are the songs of the courtly love and, they are composed in the rondeau form. From one point of view, the form of the music, rondeau, may be too specific in terms of the melody order to express the poem of the courtly love which is about a man's feelings of distant love. However, in these two specific songs, Dufay and Morton used their clever criativities to let the repetition of the melodies and the poem fit naturally to the overall flow of the songs. According to Michael Freeman in "The World of Courtly Love," the style of music of the courtly love was developped by the "troubadours" who were musicians as well as poets in the first half of the twelfth centry. The courtly love is a particular music which the "troubadour" idolises a woman who is in a higher social status than he is.
With romantic poets other themes/imagery are likely to be the cosmos, dreams, heart and soul etc. I expect the poems to be metrical, with pre-twentieth century poetry often having an iambic pentameter, in particular with love poetry. An example of a typical poem would be a sonnet used to address love, with 14 lines, an octet and sestet, iambic pentameter and nature-based imagery. One way in which the poems differ is in their use of imagery. A good example of this is how 'To Autumn' (written by John Keates, considered by Tennyson as the 19th century's greatest poet), which although not strictly a love poem, is still contains many of the features of the other poems and therefore suitable for comparison.
Exploration of the Poet's Attitude to Love In Two Poems I am going to explore the many similarity's and differences between the two poems 'imitations' by Dannie Abse and 'from long distance' by Tony Harrison. In 'First love' the structure and form is similar to 'A red, red rose,' this is due to the rhyme. Each poem contains cross rhyme but use it in two different patterns. 'First love' contains a much more flowing sound, every line rhymes with another, this different to the more simple sound of 'A red, red rose.' In 'A red, red rose.'
I will argue that Yvor Winters poetic theory, The Fallacy of Expressive Form, written in 1939, arguing that poetry must be traditionally written can be tested using a Non Traditional song, Seven Nation Army by The White Stripe, and a Traditional poem, Incident by Countee Cullen; I will then explicate each poem to further explain my thesis. I find the traditional form of poetry much more pleasurable to read because of the intellect it shows and the beauty it creates. “To let the form of a poem succumb to its matter is and always will be the destruction of poetry” Seven Nation Army is an intriguing piece of work by The White Stripes in 2003. Songs are often full of poetic elements, imagery, and further meaning than what appears in front of you. Songs may have the qualities of a poem but they are not poetry.
A quatrain in iambic tetrameter, rhyming is found in the second and fourth lines and often in the first and third. Time is a theme utilized quite often in poetry. Weather it is the time of day, the time of the year, or the year itself, time is a central theme used throughout poetry. Donne utilizes the theme time in his poem “The Ecstasy” by verbally expressing that time is circumscribed. “So must pristine doters' souls descend / to affections, and to faculties, /Which sense may reach and apprehend, / Else a great prince in confinement lies.” Here, Don... ... middle of paper ... ...o souls.
However, throughout Wordsworth’s poetry Tintern Abbey becomes something slightly more than a ruin. His poem recognizes the ordinary and turns it into a spectacular recollection, whose ordinary characteristics are his principal models for Nature. As Geoffryy H. Hartman notes in his “Wordsworth’s poetry 1787-1814”, “Anything in nature stirs [Wordsworth] and renews in turn his sense for nature” (Hartman 29). “The Poetry of William Wordsworth” recalls a quote from the Prelude to Wordsworth’s 1802 edition of Lyrical ballads where they said “[he] believed his fellow poets should "choose incidents and situations from common life and to relate or describe them...in a selection of language really used by men” (Poetry). In the shallowest sense, Wordsworth is using his view of the Tintern Abbey as a platform or recollection, however, this ordinary act of recollection stirs within him a deeper understanding.