The Attitudes Towards Love in To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and Sonnet by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning ‘Sonnet’ by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell are both poems which explore love. . . different loves. Fun Andrew Marvell’s carpe diem displays an openly sexual lust when compared to serious Elizabeth Barrett-Browning’s both serious and intense lyric poem.
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.
And when finally finding true love they discover that they have fallen in love their own enemy. They both realize that the idea of love can be amazing, but also a painful experience. Shakespeare demonstrates love versus evil and the forms love takes that is acknowledged as an universal issue that connects different types of audiences. Audiences are captured by relating on love and the emotions that are displayed. From Romeo and Rosaline’s unrequited love, Paris and Juliet’s false love, and Romeo and Juliet’s ill-fated love, create the forms of love that establishes love as a leading theme in Act I.
As You Like It: The Romantic Love of Silvius and Phebe There are several types of love depicted in Shakespeare's As You Like It. One variety of love portrayed in this comedy is romantic love, the romantic literary ideal which became popular in the Middle Ages. According to the courtly love tradition a lover worships his lady and serves her, suffers all sorts of indignities for her sake, and thinks only of her. He must be loyal to her for life, no matter how badly she treats him, or how much he suffers for unrequited love. A true lover never ceases to adore his lady, and when he speaks of her he only uses poetic language and style.
Mercutio does not take love seriously at all; he has a very jokey attitude towards love and thinks it is more about sex than feelings. The nurse shows a motherly love for Juliet and Capulet shows a passionate fatherly love for his daughter Juliet. At the beginning of the play Romeo is in love with Rosaline, his only true love, or so he thinks. Romeo later discovers that his love for Rosaline is nothing but ‘puppy love’. The implication of Romeo’s exaggerated artificial, contrived and elaborate language is that his feelings for Rosaline do not run deep.
“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.
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. However the Sonnet also is a very endearing poem that entraps you into reading and makes you feel quite optimistic about life and it is something that you read and then afterwards you think 'wow'. The strength of feeling is so passionate and the way she gets herself into a state of ecstasy is amazing to think that someone could really become bewildered by the power of love and it makes you think that it could possibly happen to you one day.
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.
The first stanza of the poem makes the reader think that it is a love poem, when really it is a lust poem. The narrator uses the images of fear and lost opportunity and time as a threat to the woman. The writers, in the poems that I have compared, bring out love in different ways. There are different tactics involved, which is what I think make all these poems unique and interesting to read. Each poem brings about different types of love.
Do we all have the same views and ideas about it? The dictionary defines love as "a deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and a feeling of intense desire or attraction toward a person. The emotion of sex and romanceâ€¦" From this I can say that all these poets seem to have different views of love. Browning portrays love as a somewhat detrimental thing in My Last Duchess. The Duke's view of his wife is that she is too naÃ¯ve and candid.