But he describes her as an earthly and realistic woman. All woman normally in poetry are belied with false metaphors to describe them, but the author of this poem had not misrepresented his lover using fake metaphors to describe her. He is illustrating to us that she is a normal woman and love is not based on physical beauty, but rather their mental personality. The author knows women are not the perfect beauties that they are portrayed to be and that men should love them anyway. This is implied in the last two lines “And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare, As any she belied with false compare”.
While using “you” the speaker portrays and addresses his lover with unusual comparisons and with ordinarily undesirable. He describes himself more attractively and the fact that despite his superior characteristics, he still needs and loves her. Many of his comments are backhanded with double meanings. “Litany” much like Shakespeare’s, “My Mistress’s Eyes Are Nothing Like Sun,” mocks the perfection and romantic idealism of love. Through metaphors, an effective use of syntax, structure, and contrast, Collins effectively conveys humorous satire towards traditional love poems while describing a view of a perfect match.
It is known that poems were circulated between poets and the poem attacks other poets who flatter their lovers with false comparisons and ridiculous promises, ‘as any she belied with false compare’. Shakespeare claims that that he loves his mistress so much that he can be truthful about her and not exaggerate a beauty that is not there, which conveys a more sincere and genuine tone than a flattering love poem. ‘And yet, by heaven I think my love as rare, As any she belied with false compare’ Shakespeare writes with huge emphasis on her less attractive features, ‘But no such roses see I in her cheeks;’ illustrating that in spite of all these flaws, he still loves her for her intelligence and her spirit ‘I love to hear her speak’ and that it is her imperfections that make her perfect for him. He also makes it very clear that he does not appreciate the artificial efforts women make to enhance their appearance ‘And in some perfumes is there more delight’. The phrase suggests that although perfume may have a delightful smell in comparison to his mistress’ breath ‘Than in the breath my mistress reeks’ it is insignificant to him as he is more intereste... ... middle of paper ... ...ed has betrayed and left him.
His love for her was not returned, which resulted in Romeo becoming the typical lovesick character, which was fashionable in that era. Furthermore, we learn that Romeo's love for Rosaline is not only fashionable, but also superficial - he is only attracted to her because of her looks; "The all-seeing sun/ Ne'er saw her match since first the world begun". Romeo states that Rosaline is... ... middle of paper ... ...e contrast to the type of love displayed by all of the other characters and shows that Capulet, in a sense does not really believe in love. In conclusion, in 'Romeo and Juliet', throughout the play, there is a very powerful view of love. The view of the power of love is expressed in its strongest form at the very end of the play when the two main characters, Romeo and Juliet die for each other.
I feel that this poem shows distinctly the love that John Donne had for his wife. This poem, as well as having a very good use of words and imagery shows to me true feelings of love for his wife. The lines such as But since that I Must die at last, 'tis best to use myself in jest Thus by feign'd deaths to die May be misinterpreted as selfish and self-obsessed comments. In comforting his wife, who appears to be upset that he is leaving, and concerned that he is going 'in weariness for thee', he says that as he will die eventually anyway, it is good practice ('jest') being apart for when they will be separated by death. Although it may appear that he thinks that his wife loves him so much that she needs practice for when he dies, in other words he is fond of himself and that his wife loves him so much, he simply accepts that she loves him and is making this point purely to reassure her and make amends for his reluctant absence from her life.
Shakespeare's My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun Many authors compose sonnets about women whom they loved. Most of these authors embellish their women's physical characteristics by comparing them to natural wonders that we, as humans, find beautiful. Shakespeare's "My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun" contradicts this idea, by stating that his mistress lacks most of the qualities other men wrongly praise their women for possessing. Shakespeare presents to one that true love recognizes imperfections and feels devotion regardless of flaws, while satirically expressing his personal thoughts on Petrarchan sonnets. Through the use of comparisons, the English sonnet and an anti-Petrarchan approach, he creatively gets his point across.
William Shakespeares: Romeo and Juliet Throughout the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare displays various types of love. Benvolio believes women are interchangeable, while, at the beginning Romeo believes love is pain because of his relationship with Rosaline. At the beginning Juliet does not even have a definition of love and both Paris's and Lady Capulet's definition of love is in appearance and rank. They also believe along with master Capulet that marriages are only arranged for rank and wealth, which is criticised by friar Lawrence, he states: “For ‘twas your heaven she should be advanced And weep ye now, seeing she is advanced Above the clouds, as high as heaven itself? O, in this love, you love your child so ill. Lady Capulet believes love comes from appearance, both physical and political, and has nothing to do with emotion.
The implication of Romeo’s exaggerated artificial, contrived and elaborate language is that his feelings for Rosaline do not run deep. Romeo is in love with the idea of being in love. Soon after meeting Juliet Romeo forgets all about Rosaline and realises that Juliet is his one true love. Immediately Romeo is caught in love’s spell, he now only has eyes for Juliet. Romeo’s love for Juliet is a sensual and ‘cloudy’ one.
(43-45). I believe this being said, the duke is over examining things, the smile can simply come off as simply being a nice person, but to duke sees it in a different light. He views it as being flirtatious. The poem begins and ends with him mourning the loss of his deceased Duchess, but from the way that the mighty Duke speaks, he knows more about her death than he leads us to believe. The Duke chooses his word very carefully, when he talks to his friend about the painting of his wife.
“For, lady, you deserve this state,” (Line 19.) However, the opening to ‘To His Coy Mistress’ displays an attitude towards love that is not too serious; despite Marvell going into great depth about how he would love the woman. “Nor would I love at lower rate.” (Line 20.) The poet uses a certain tonality and rhyming couplets which do not help to create a tense and romantic ... ... middle of paper ... ...h has an attitude that is much more serious than that explored in ‘To His Coy Mistress.’ In conclusion, ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell displays a view towards love which is more of a sexual lust… a carpe diem that shows his hunger and interest of sexual intercourse with the woman. It is clear that Marvell does not have enough time to love the lady properly, and the language and structure of the poem creates an overall humorous and fun attitude towards love.