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Love As a Theme In a Poem

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Love is one of the main sources that move the world, and poetry is not an exception, this shows completely the feelings of someone. In “Litany” written by Billy Collins, “Love Poem” by John Frederick Nims, “Song” by John Donne, “Love” by Matthew Dickman and “Last Night” by Sharon Olds navigate around the same theme. Nevertheless, they differ in formats and figurative language that would be compared. For this reason, the rhetoric figures used in the poems will conduct us to understand the insights thought of the authors and the arguments they want to support.
“Litany” is a poem inspired by a quote from Jaques Crickillon, this free verse poem describes the feeling of a man to a girl with the use of nouns. This poem has two different tones during its development, a serious tone and a mockery tone, that change from stanza to stanza, for example the first stanza using a metaphor compare the nature with the beauty of the woman, Crickillon express “you are the dew on the morning grass/ and the burning wheel of the sun.”(7-8). Also, the speaker in this poem change the traditional love poem of portray a woman or lover by focused on what the woman is not in the second stanza, in this lines the author is making fun. Nevertheless, the readers shock when the speaker admits that he is he is not like her, in the sixth stanza, the shooting star and paper blowing represent that how unpredictable the men is .
On the other side, “Love Poem” is very different from the previous poem. This seven stanza poem is based on a man describing the imperfections of his lover. In this, the speaker uses stylistic devices, such as alliteration and personification to impact more on reader, for example as the speaker shows “your lipstick ginning on our coat,”(17) ...

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...d are theme same them, love, but it is clearly that loves is not at and magical, it is hard and can even have consequences, for example cheating. Still, we should never forget that love is needed in our life, and it can be offered and obtained in different ways.

Works Cited

Collins, Billy. “Litany”. Literature to go. Ed. Meyer, Michael. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins, 2011. Print.
Dickman, Matthew. "From the Fishouse.”: Matthew Dickman: Love. N.p., 21 Jan. 2005. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. .
Donne, John. “Song”. Literature to go. Ed. Meyer, Michael. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins, 2011. Print.
Nims, John . “Love Poem”. Literature to go. Ed. Meyer, Michael. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins, 2011. Print.
Olds, Sharon. “Last Night”. Literature to go. Ed. Meyer, Michael. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins, 2011. Print.
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