Comparing How do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and A Brithday by Christina Rosetti Much of the poetry written prior to the 19th Century was devoted to the many types of love, both the sensations and feelings related to this subject, and also the poet attempting to capture in writing how the feeling of being in love has changed him or her. For these reasons, it is important top analyse examples of this poetry in terms of how the different poets have captured the sensations of being in different types of love. Also, how the poets have conveyed to the reader the different types of love one can experience. Finally, how the poets convey to the reader a sense of how being in love has changed them, for the better, or for worse. The two poems I have chosen to compare for this essay are 'How do I love thee?'
Robert Frost once said “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” “It’s when an emotion has found its thought and the thought finds words. Poetry is a vital language of the heart. Poems rely on the writer’s deep and intensive feelings toward a subject. Poems can help a person find their inner feelings that one could not express directly to someone, but only could explain with pen and paper. Poetry draws on the senses and the senses give deep access to the poet’s inside feelings.
Words. Words on their own draw specific images in peoples minds by reminding them of events in which the word has solid mea... ... middle of paper ... ... It is clear to poets that the poem is nothing without the readers interpretation and with the perfect combination of words the poem is brought to life. Works Cited Flanagan, Mark. "What is poetry?
Without the diverse styles of writing, all authors would be identical. The different literary elements used in this poem were, rhyming, imagery, and mood. Rhyming provided a style of reading that flowed and sounded beautiful, possibly to reflect the beauty of the narrator’s love for Annabel. The imagery used in the writing became a crucial part in identifying what characters and locations might look like, doing this allowed readers to imagine the love as being like a fairytale, and beautiful. Finally Poe used mood to convey the feelings of the narrator.
In the Odes of John Keats we are witness to an extensive use of literary techniques. Keats uses a variety of approaches in order to evoke the world of senses throughout his poetry. His Odes ‘on Indolence’ and ‘to Psyche’, ’a Nightingale’, ‘To Autumn’ and ‘Ode on Melancholy’ all demonstrate Keats amazing ability to arouse the senses of his readers with his diverse and vast use of literary and poetic techniques. In Keats “Ode to a Nightingale” we see the sense embodied through a variety of different literary techniques and in particular his use of synaesthesia imagery. The dejected downhearted nature of the poem promotes emotion in the reader even before noting poetic devices at work.
These examples only represent a fraction of the different forms, but are amongst the most well-known. The use of anaphora in a poem, by a poet, is one of the best ways to apply weight or emphasis on a particular segment. Not only does an anaphora place emphasis, but it can also aid in setting the tone, or over all “feel” a reader receives from a poem. Poets such as Walt Whitman, Conrad Aiken, and Frances Osgood provide poems that show how the use of anaphora can effect unity, feeling, and structure of a poem. The term “anaphora”, by definition, is the repetition of the same word or phrase throughout a work or section of work (Longman 1435.)
Shakespeare's "sonnet 18" used various language techniques and strong language to exaggerate the comparison of his beloved to a summers day and also sustain his beauty. "Funeral Blues" by W H Auden, also uses strong language and literary devices to create a visual and aural imagery for the reader. The use of the powerful and concentrated language and literary devices, in poetry allows readers to sympathize with the poet understand love being expressed in an intricate way. Hence, it can be seen that poetry is the perfect vehicle for love.