We can see similarities between the themes of ‘To His Co... ... middle of paper ... ...e similarities within the tones but William Shakespeare’s is completely different to both of them. This poem is more thoughtful and advising. It starts as thoughtful then begins to become questioning. At the end it then develops a tone of resignation. Overall in my opinion ‘The Sick Rose’ is the poem that depicts the imperfect nature of love best.
He wants it to be told that to write poetry is just as difficult as his attempt to court Maud. It is extremely difficult to produce a beautiful poem, as it is difficult to fall in love. Many people think that writing poetry is not hard work, as falling in love seems to be easy for some people. To make, “sweet sounds together” as in a po... ... middle of paper ... ...he may have done something wrong in his relationship with Maud, and he too is being punished as Adam was in the bible. This poem is a beautiful recollection of love and how difficult it is to attain in our world.
John Clare’s “An Invite to Eternity” is a poem that at first glance seems happy and inviting but once examined, is actually quite depressing and aloof. Although it appears to be a direct address to an anonymous “maiden,” in reality the poem is much more complex. Clare offers his “sweet maid” a less than appealing future life, presenting her with an “eternity” filled with harsh landscapes and loneliness. Most readers’ first impression when they think of eternity is almost dream-like or heavenly. However, Clare’s vision of eternity is dark and mysterious and uninviting.
Prufrock is considered to be a non- hero. Many other reviews of this poem, “ridicule the poem's main character for his timidity and self-deception” (Bagchee 1). At first glance Prufrock seems to be quiet and allows the word to pass by him, but “he is acutely conscious of the insensitivity and callousness of his society” (1). Prufrock may not be able to convey his feelings to women, but he knows who he is; “No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be; / Am an attendant lord…” (Lines 117- 118).
Both poets prove that the darkness of which they speak of is greatly misconceived by many, they convey that the “dark” (Dickinson 1) or “night” (Frost 1) is often misunderstood and that something’s are “neither wrong nor right” (Frost 14). These poems of great darkness attempt to shed “newness of the night” (Dickinson 2) to their audience, or in Dickinson’s case never intending to publish her works, her own self. They attempt to enlighten their readers,, a loose term,, and gain a new understanding of the unknown darkness and night that society has black-labeled and ostracized. Even more, there are a few common reoccurring archetypes in literature that stay consistent in most literary works, universal patterns such as; the rise and the fall, the mentor and the student, the journey and the ending, and the most pertinent and commonly used; the good and the evil, with light always being embodied by good and darkness always being the symbol of evil. But really what is darkness and light?
Contributions to Poetry. A. Spenser’s contribution to the movement was The Shepheardes Calender, published in 1 5 79 and dedicated to Sidney. B. Spenser’s contribution to the movement was The Shepheardes Calender, published in 1 5 79 and dedicated to Sidney. C. In The Shepheardes Calender Spenser used a deliberately archaic language, partly in homage to Chaucer, whose work he praised as a “well of English undefiled,” and partly to achieve a rustic effect, in keeping with the feigned simplicity of pastoral poetry’s shepherd singers. D. Sidney did not approve; in his Defense of Poesy he wrote, “The Shepheardes Calender hath much poetry in his eclogues, indeed worthy the reading, if I be not deceived.
Larkin looks past the fabric’s pleasantness and is able to see the holes in religion. He claims that religion is man made to make others believe that they never actually die because there is an afterlife. Larkin’s sarcasm towards the afterlife shows how much doubt he has in faith. This poem concludes that Larkin doesn’t believe in an afterlife, and ridicules religion itself and t... ... middle of paper ... ...g that hermits are asses who preach foolish beliefs, and that the afterlife is only there for people not to fear death, and lastly that old churches will eventually become homes to Christmas addicts, it’s possible to conclude that Philip Larkin is very doubtful about his and humanity’s faith in religion. Larkin doesn’t seem to feel spiritual while in a church or that there is life for him after death.
This makes us feel interesting to the poem, because the languages Duffy has used, to make we as a reader to interpret whatever way we like. The structure in "Stealing" is irregular, because the previous stanza does not link towards the next stanza. This perhaps displays that Duffy is trying to shows the disturbed mind of the persona. "Mostly I'm so bored I could eat myself." (Line 21) From this sentence we can find out that the persona is an abnormal person, because a normal person would not eat him/herself even though if they were bored.
However, most evident is the moral and spiritual qualities found within humankind that reflect the character of God. One could argue the point that the nature of revelation depends on whether revelation is given or understood through experience, proposition, culture, scripture or all four. Numerous studies show that revelation has been received by humankind through scripture. The influence of scripture has allowed humankind to find out not only about God, but themselves as well. Therefore many people believe that scripture is the one and true way that God have made himself known.
The negative side of experience is cynicism, but the good side is wisdom (Shmoop Editorial Team). The Tyger and The Lamb are two completely different styles of poems yet it wouldn’t have the same affect on a reader if one poem didn’t exist. The “Songs of Innocence” represents naïve hopes and fears that are consuming children’s thoughts. In general, Songs of Innocence contains idyllic poems, many of which deal with childhood and innocence. Idyllic poems have pretty specific qualities, in which they’re usually positive, sometimes extremely happy or optimistic and innoc... ... middle of paper ... ...ge and violence.