Comparing Three Poems First Love, My Last Duchess and Remember

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Comparing Three Poems First Love, My Last Duchess and Remember Introduction I have been told to choose three poems that differ in their exploration of love. The poems what I will be writing about so I can compare them are: 'First Love', 'My last Duchess' and 'Remember'. First Love is about a guy who apparently meets a beautiful woman but hasn't got enough confidence in himself to at least greet her. My Last Duchess is about a man who killed his wife and examines the picture of her. During the poem he describes in a sly sort of way why he killer her. Finally Remember is about a woman who wrote probably a death letter to her fiancée. The letter consists of what her fiancée should do such as to forget her and smile but not to remember her and be sad. First Love ========== First Love is about a shy guy who apparently has seen a girl to which astonished his body from root to branch. Amazingly his surroundings seemed to turn entirely different- 'The trees and bushes round the place, Seemed midnight at noonday'. Line 11-12 This makes the reader feel as if the character has just experienced a different world. The writer made the bloke seem very nervous when he had seen this girl. The writer makes the reader feel how first love completely changes you as if going through a different persons view. This poem offers probably the best example of first love for several people as it shows a wide range of differences because you are very nervous. 'First Love' contains probably 2 metaphors but summarises the whole poem - 'My face turned pale as deadly pale'. Line 5. This shows us that he's face went fro... ... middle of paper ... ...u can see it doesn't need it. Like there is no need for comparing any words. As explained the poem is like a story so no need for metaphors or similes. 'Remember' is a incredible poem because again it is truthful as you can see it - 'better by far you should forget and smile, than that you should remember and be sad'. Line 13-14 I enjoy that phrase as it is used at the end and is literally true. This is what makes the poem effective. Also another reason why this poem is effective because it gives a great feeling of sorrow because she has died and explaining to the man that he should forget and smile but don't remember her and be sad. There is no need to comment on metaphors or similes because it has been explained above. Overall I think the poem is brilliant as it shows our sorrow inside our pitiful bodies.
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