He loves my heart, for once it was his own: I cherish his, because in me it bides.? This is part of the opening verse of the poem and it shows us how fair and just the love is. Unlike love between two humans, love between Sidney and God is equal ? for everything given, something is received and this keeps them close to each other forever. By thinking about each other and being in each other?s minds and hearts they will never be ap... ... middle of paper ... ...tudied describe a range of emotions from extreme love and happiness to extreme sadness and depression.
As John Donne explores the nature of unconditional love, he employs metaphors, symbolism, and tone as the three main elements that reinforce the theme and contribute to creating a poem that both moves and connects to the reader. Throughout the poem, Donne employs metaphors extensively to emphasize the spiritual dimension of the love he shares with his wife. In the first stanza, the author compares his leaving with the death of “virtuous men” (line 1). As these men “whisper to their souls to go” (line 2), the lovers ought to accept the departure like the men are able to detach their bodies from their souls, and separate peacefully. As he continues to comfort his wife, he invites her to “make no noise” (line 5) and suggests that there should be “No tear-floods, nor sigh-tempests move” (line 6).
Instead, he places a doublet at the very end of the poem. Both poets use the non-quatrains for philosophical interpretations. Donne uses the quatrains to describe the physicality of the partner’s love and the triplets to describe the deeper non-physical connection the pair shares. Shakespeare uses the quatrains to create the story of an imaginary lover and the doublet to create a poem within a poem. They stand out among the rest of the poem because they are a rhymed pair directly following quatrains.
To the speaker God’s opinion is very important. This is a sign of endearment which reminds the reader that of the speaker’s love for God. Similarly in John Donne’s poem Holy Sonnet XIV fear of inadequacy c... ... middle of paper ... ...s. While these sonnets may not be overly romantic they do follow a reverent and loving background. It is obvious that both Milton and Donne projected a portrait of a dignified God who they greatly love and respect. By not giving either speaker what they ask for God forces them to truly think about why they are asking for such things.
His restless heart finally finds peace and rest in God at the end of The Confessions. Augustine finds many ways in which he can find peace in God. He is genuinely sorry for having turned away from God, the source of peace and happiness. Augustine is extremely thankful for having been given the opportunity to live with God. Augustine uses love as his gate to God’s grace.
His use of imagery and symbolism effectively present his experience of love. However it is the structure that builds up the emotion throughout the poems as Donne starts in each poem to refer to a seductive love, then in conclusion realises the importance of true love. ‘The Good Morrow’ clearly shows evidence of this when at the beginning Donne states he ‘suck’d on country pleasures childishly’ and in the end understands that a ‘Love so alike that none can slacken, none can die’. With the equal weight of power on both his lover and Donne's part, the reader can begin to see a much more balanced relationship than before – when he was unsure about love.
Donne's mastery of comparison allows him to create an in-depth metaphor comparing spherical images to two lover's love. He uses some of the same images as he does in his other poems for example: holy love and tears in "The Canonization," spheres in "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" and "The Sun Rising," and two worlds becoming one in "The Good-Morrow" and "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning." Also in the other valediction poem Donne includes the line "No tear floods, nor sigh tempest move." (6) This idea is mentioned in "A Valediction: Of Weeping" too. Donne uses the simple round images to symbolize a deeper meaning coupled with metaphor and paradox to create a complex love poem.
He wished to make certain that there could be absolutely no doubt that the nymph in his poem was responding to Marlowe’s shepherd. Another association between these two authors is their use of alliteration. Both exhibit the same alliteration; however, there is a difference in the sounds. Marlowe gives his poem more of ... ... middle of paper ... ...thy love. (21-24) Though Sir Walter Raleigh modeled his poem to mirror Christopher Marlowe’s in many ways such as: structure, images, and use of literary techniques; it is very clear that the characters show differing perspectives on what love means.
In this essay I will mainly focus on two poems written by John Donne, The Rising Sun and Death be not proud. These poems were written during the Elizabethan era, which was an era mainly characterized by love and colonialism, on separate terms of course. These principles often influenced poets who lived during this period. Their poetry acts as testimonies of their underlying thoughts and desires. Furthermore, metaphysical poets deliver a more divine and profound perspective to their poetry.
Rossetti’s speaker’s action towards John is something that Graves would have been in favor of. Both poets were not afraid to express themselves through their verse. The differences in gender between Rossetti and Graves do not prevent them from sharing an opinion on the topic of relationships. Each poet knew how to use poetic devices such as alliteration and vivid diction to achieve his point.