“Porphyria’s Lover” and “My Last Duchess” contain features of obsessive love. In my essay, I would like to pay particular attention to unrequited love because it shows how the women in the poems are seen as a possession, which the men must rightfully have. I will also look at aspects of obsessive love. “To His Coy Mistress” is not generally positioned in this type of love as the poem does not really contain obsessive love, but in my opinion it can be placed in the category as the speaker is pressuring the girl into having sex with him and he wants her to sleep with him now. He is being seen as obsessive and wanting things his way, immediately.
In The Last Ride Together, it is clear that the speaker is eternally in love with the person he is addressing, which actually rejects typical beliefs of the Victorian era, since the Victorians believed in chaste marriage before true love. Browning’s character, however, is not afraid of rejection, but nevertheless gets rejected. Although both these poems deal with a different kind of love—whether it be the kind that is unsure or the kind that is undying—both speakers deal with the concept of rejection. This further signifies a relation between the two poems, because although they have contradicting ideas about life and love, they both end up in the same place, suggesting that neither of the characters has power over his fate when it comes to love. Although The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and The Last Ride Together differ in that they deal with contrasting ideas about time, they both project similar ideas of love and rejection.
He has tried so hard to show her that he has the attitude and love that will make her happy. The poet is basically saying that the persona is in love with this 'coy mistress' and he will try anything for her to fall in love with him. The poet talks about there being not enough time to think about the proposal but to take a risk and run with the feelin... ... middle of paper ... ... end of the poem by its intensity. Marvell is clearly in control - of himself and of the reader, Browning is at the mercy of her emotions. The Coy Mistress is undoubtedly an amazing poem and it seems like whatever you think or feel you can still agree with his way of thinking and his constructive way of using wit, amusement and passion shows how strong he felt about his mistress.
“Poryphyria’s Lover” by Robert Browning and “[My mistresses’s eyes are nothing like the sun]” by William Shakespeare are poems that deal with the theme of love. Each of the narrators love their significant others. Even though the narrators and the women are in a completely separate social classes, they love each other unconditionally. Browning and Shakespeare portray the connection between the lovers by using many literary devices such as: situational irony, descriptions, tone, and mood. The poems are similar in the way that the narrator is madly in love with the women, but different in the way which the narrators choose to reveal their unrestricted love.
Writing about Love Love poems have always been very popular because love is one of the deepest emotions that people can feel and poetry is a good way to express such an emotion. When people think of love, they think of a typical romantic love but an exploration of pre-1914 love poetry shows other types of love such as unrequited love and obsessive love. The poems I will explore in depth are ‘To his Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvin, ‘The Garden of Love’ by William Blake, and ‘How do I love thee’ by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning. Blake’s poem ‘The Garden of Love’ is his view of being deceived by the perception of marriage. He has shown this by using the Chapel to symbolize marriage.
Overall, both Donne and Marvell were very successful at portraying their views on love. Both poems present a different argument of what love is and perhaps even compare lust to love. In A Valediction Forbidding Mourning, Donne is trying to convince his lover that they do not need a physical relationship to keep their love strong, whilst in To His Coy Mistress; Marvell is trying to induce his lover into believing that they need a physical relationship. Metaphysical poems allow readers to momentarily leave the life they live and join the poet’s transcendent world. Ingenious concepts, sticking conceits, heated arguments, sublime paradoxes and far‐fetched imagery are just a few features that together provide the brilliant phenomenon of metaphysical poetry.
The narrator is in love with this girl, but is too shy to show his love for her. To His Coy Mistress is about timeless love. He is trying to persuade her that they do not have enough time to wait before becoming lovers. In the first stanza, he uses hyperbole to show how much he loves her. "Two hundred to adore each breast."
While “They Flee From Me” portrays men as the victim to women and their deviousness, “Amoretti” takes an opposing turn from how most poetry of that time wrote about love by celebrating it in a positive and joyful way. “Amoretti” was a change and very different from most writings about love which expressed either death or dismay and Spencer talks about it as the most joyful experience . Because of this it’s safe to say no one dies, is severely depressed, overcome with jealousy, or vengeance. The inspiration for “Amoretti” is Spenser’s experiences obtaining his wife and the love tale between the two before their marriage. These poems provide thoughts and visions of love as exciting, joy-filled, and most importantly a pleasure to be in.
To His Coy Mistress by Marvell and The Sun Rising by Donne In both of these poems, language is used to a very good effect. In "To His Coy Mistress" the language is used to try and win his lovers heart, so that they can make love before the time has passed where it is impossible to do so. In "The Sun Rising" the language is used to depreciate the Sun and to express the feelings the man has for his lover. Both poems seem to argue with something within the poem. In 'To His Coy Mistress' the man is arguing against time, saying there isn't enough, and therefore he and his lover should make love while they still can.
Pre 1900 Poetry Love poems are one of peoples all time favourites. They are read to people of all ages with an enclosed message behind them. However, there is a difference in love as one is pure love rather than the lust. This is the same in poems. The messages behind them can be based on love and affection but on the other hand can be based on lust and betrayal.