The Essence of a Love Poem What is a love poem? Many believe that a love poem is supposed to be sweet and romantic. That is the basic tone of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem “How Do I Love Thee?” However, William Shakespeare’s “My mistress‘ eyes are nothing like the sun” takes a much different approach to the typical love poem. Both poems are noticeably love poems, but they respond to the ideal in different ways. Browning describes her love as enormous and wonderful, but it is somewhat too ideal, to the point of being unrealistic.
In its place, Collins entertains he reader with a comical, light-hearted, puzzle. The speaker goes against society’s generalization. His lover isn’t describe as great beauty or on par with him, yet he loves for who and what she is. Works Cited "Litany." Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More.
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”.
Pablo Neruda’s “My ugly love” and William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 130” are commonly well-known to describe beauty in a way hardly anyone would write: through the truth. It’s a popular fact that many modern-day poets compose poems that make love seem perfect and use phrases that often costume the truth by masking true beauty with words. Yet, Shakespeare and Neruda, both sincere people, chose to write about what love really is, it matters more what’s on the inside than what is found on the outside. The theme of true beauty and love are found through Shakespeare and Neruda’s uses of reflection of imagery, uses of organized structure, and uses of sensory devices to describe the meaning of beauty and love. The imagery, shown in both Shakespeare and Neruda’s poems, contain similarities between negative and positive imagery.
In that line author is talking about how calm, soft her speech and silent is, yet it is fervent. Perhaps he wanted to say that her body language and speeches are very meaningful, and “eloquent” is the word that combine in itself softness and expression. The adjectives which Lord Byron used for the poem “She walks in beauty” helped him in describing the women the best not just her physical beauty but the insight as well. Without the use of adjectives this work would be very “dry” with no colours, emotions, or feelings. This paper proved that Lord Byron’s use of diction, metaphors, simile, personification, and adjectives created an image of a beautiful lady in the heads of his readers.
Lord Byron, a nineteenth-century poet, writes this poem through the use of similes and metaphors to describe a beautiful woman. His patterns and rhyme scheme enthrall the reader into the poem. Another poem with the theme of love is John Keats' “La Belle Dame sans Merci,” meaning “the beautiful lady without mercy.” Keats, another nineteenth-century writer, uses progression and compelling language throughout this poem to engage the reader. While both of these poems revolve around the theme of love, they are incongruous to each other in many ways. While Lord Byron's poem enhances the beauty of love, Keats' does the opposite by showing the detriments of love.
In conclusion, I believe that The Wedding Story and I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You, are two poems that try to portray a sense of love. On a personal level, I do not believe in love, but I think both writers do a fantastic job at sending out two different meanings towards the word. Julianna Homokay sets up a sense of fantasy love that turns into real love. Pablo Neruda writes more of a feeling he has towards someone that is supposed to be “love.” Both are realistic in their own sense. But depending on who the reader is, will result in what kind of expression they have on the reading.
(lines 2-4). In Griffin’s sonnet, we can see how he praises the beauty of his lady and her perfection with the use of figurative languages. Although the two sonnets seems to be similar, both admiring the beauty of their lovers, it is still apparent that the two women in the two sonnets are presented in different ways and the fact that there is a contrast between the two of them. The poem, Son... ... middle of paper ... ...the way how Griffin presents his lady may sound the world’s perfect woman. Nonetheless, because of his hyperbolical statements and exaggerations, it may sound perfect to its readers, but then again, the lady becomes an idealize character and her beauty is only artificial.
Since Dickinson's works were unintended for publication, the public is entitled via her family to make their own assumptions about her and her work. I contend that the writing style of Dickinson's letters and poetry was conceived with genius, edited and re-edited with that same genius. To take pen to her works, which are by their nature, concise and spare in language, but rich in symbolism, ingenuity, punctuation and grammatical engineering is an insult to her work, and frankly few would succeed in retaining that genius unless merely replacing gender indicative words and imagery. Bibliography: Faderman, Lillian Surpassing the Love of Men : Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present
‘Macbeth’ is more reliable in gaining a view on underlying love, and true love. But it’s hard to see and notice these emotions, you also gain a view of love from both perspectives. ‘A Woman to Her Lover’ is more reliable to gain a view of idealistic and true love, as it is more stated, But only depicted from a single perspective.