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Love Poems

Powerful Essays
Love Poems

Have the love poems, you have read given you a better insight into the

emotion of love?

The subject of ‘Love Poetry’ has given rise to some of the most

beautiful and fascinating poetry. The poets illustrate their feelings,

or the feelings of the people concerned with them through the use of

figurative language. A love poem is not necessarily a poem about

romantic love, about romance, marriage and commitment; it could be

something else entirely. It seems to be Universal. Timeless. Yet, it's

also very individual, filtered by our own lives and expectations. Love

can be a different thing for each one of us. Not all love poems deal

with happy positive sides of love but there is also the negative sides

such as pain, sadness and loss. Through these poems ‘When We Two

Parted’, ‘Remember’, ‘First Love’, ‘How Do I Love Thee?’, ‘A Woman To

Her Lover’, and ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’ we become familiar with the

different emotions associated with love.

Christina Rossetti’s ‘Remember’ is a poignant poem written in the 19th

century about loss of love. Rossetti lived in the 19th century where

people were often preoccupied with the idea of death and perhaps this

is what influenced Rossetti. Rossetti shows the cruel hand of fate can

interweave in love.’ Remember’, the title doesn’t reveal much about

the poem but as we read the first line ‘Remember me’, we know that the

poem is written in first person and when she says ‘I am gone away’

‘into the silent land’, we come to know that she is going to die. This

arouses our sympathy for her. Love has been disrupted by death.

‘of our future that you planned:’ this relation is strong and is

experienced. She wants her husband to remember her even when she is

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...s and what they want from women and with

this we get a pretty clear idea of the Duke.

In conclusion I would say that love can be of many types and it can

lead to so many positive sides and negative sides. Love can also be

interrupted by death, jealousy. From Christina Walsh’s poem ‘A Woman

To Her Lover’, I have learnt that love should not only be service,

worship, physical desires, but there is more to it. Love should be

from the heart and not from the mind unlike John Clare ‘First Love’. I

have also noticed that love has a spiritual and physical meaning. It

is also divine as to Christina Walsh and Elizabeth Browning. Through

‘First Love’ I would be aware of the beauty of women around the world

but not let loose of my self and if failed not to give up all hopes

like John Clare. The emotions love in these poems has given me a

different insight on love.
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