The two poems I have chosen to compare for this essay are 'How do I love thee?' by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and 'A Birthday' written by Christina Rosetti. Both of these poems describe love in different ways, the two poets use many different ways to describe the sensation of love. They can use the use of colours, object, or living thing to show the sensation. The poets use objects to show their love, as love in an emotion it cannot be seen or touched, so the poets try to turn this emotion into something they can touch, see and feel.
These poems provide thoughts and visions of love as exciting, joy-filled, and most importantly a pleasure to be in. For example, “And in the heavens wryte your glorious name. Where whenas death shall subdew, Our love shall live, and later life renew”, in this quote they say how there love will last forever (477). However, there is slight little conflict between the two lovers but all is solved just to make their bond stronger. This shows in this quote, ” Yet hope I well, that when this storme is past My Helice the lodestar of my lyfe Will shine again, and look on me at last,”(476).
“John Donne has been called the poet of mutual love, he understand loving the body compared to the mind and soul.” (Storer) When the day comes when one falls in love, they can learn a lot from this single poem. About true love that is so strong no distance is long enough to separate the two souls bound to each
The Different Types of Love Expressed by Pre-1914 Poets These 3 poems are completely different to each other. Porphyria’s Lover is obsessive and violent love, How Do I Love Thee? Is more of an undying love and the poem Remember is more like truthful love. In this essay I’ll take each poem and in a sentence or two explain the type of love that each poem demonstrates. I’ll also use quotations to show each of my poems shows a different type of love.
The poem “First Poem for You” is definitely about love. Tattoos and poetry are abundantly alike. The poem speaks about how the author is contemplating the security of her relationship. They lie in the dark which could suggest that the speaker is a bit confused about their relationsh...
If he loved you, he wouldn't beat you…Would he? In a poem, the confusion seems only to extend, as writers will describe a beautiful event that is tainted by a bad experience or emotion. In this manner, word choice plays a primary role in determining the actual meaning of the poem. Clare Rossini, in her poem entitled "Final Love Note" and Louise Gluck, in her poem "Mock Orange," both use carefully chosen language to portray different aspects of the concept that we, in individual and often irrational ways, use to explain "love." These particular writers use words of love and hate to explain extremely passionate feelings toward their personal relationships-and nature, an elm tree, and a Mock Orange bush, to be exact.
Lord Byron's “She Walks in Beauty” is dedicated to conveying love through the use of metaphors. Keats' poem, “La Belle Dame sans Merci,” on the other hand, tells a story about how love can be deceiving. Despite their differences, these poems have similarities as well. They each have three parts that progress a story along through the use of literary techniques. Each poem was also written in the early 1800's.
===================================================================== Shakespeare was also known for his plays and his sonnets are still among the world’s best-loved poems. =======... ... middle of paper ... ...mparing it to positive and personal things and also believing that your love will last forever even after death will signify the trust and love that two people shared. In addition I have learnt you can use persuasive devices to convince your partner to give into your desires and also the loss of a loved one or the disappointment of love when it isn’t returned can have a profound effect on a person’s well being mentally and physically, this was expressed through the emotional and dramatic Romantic poems. To summarise, I have learnt that love can lead to happiness, where there is trust, love and care between two people to the sexual stress, where you want your partner to give into the sexual side of love to the end or loss of love, where someone you love dearly dies or the person you love doesn’t feel the same way about you and your love isn’t returned.
After the death of his spouse Emma, he questioned his long and unsuccessful marriage, regretting his lack of passion as explored in the final lines of 'After a Journey. Hardy writes about marriage as a reluctant compromise between two people. I have decided to concentrate on three main poems: 'At Castle Boterel', 'The Voice' and a poem that I found interesting while doing some background work called 'After a journey'. As these poems best help show how Hardys loss is the real driving force behind his creativity. 'At Castle Boterel' is written mostly in a sombre and sad tone, then becoming philosophical and finally regretful in the last stanza.
Both the narrators in "How Do I Love Thee?" (786-787) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and in "Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone" (787-788) by W.H. Auden express the deepest love for the subjects portrayed in the poems but diverge over the effect that death has on that love. Browning's poem shows an innocent side to love, while Auden portrays what might be considered the harsh realities of love. Both delve into delusions of grandeur concerning the poems' subjects.