In Sonnet 29, Shakespeare, depressed and envious of others, thinks of his love: "Yet, in these thoughts myself almost despising,/ Haply I think on thee, a... ... middle of paper ... ...that time I do ensconce me here/ Within the knowledge of mine own desert." If he should ever have to live without her, his sonnets will remind him of the love that once was. Shakespeare's sonnets are a romantic and charming series of poems. His use of rhyme and passionate, eloquent language serve to illuminate his strong feelings. These techniques were probably the most fluent way for such a writer as him to express the immeasurable love that he obviously felt for his mysterious lady.
"Sonnet 116" takes a more serious approach to the theme of love addressing the concept of eternal love "love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom". The voice of the two poems also changes dramatically with Marvell there is an eager young lover willing to change tactics often in order achieve his goal. The voice is fickle and immature it evokes little sympathy from the reader and has rather a comic tone to it, this comic tone is highlighted by the fact that the poem is written in an iambic rhythm with four heavy stresses generally a rhythm used for comic value as it short and snappy allowing just the right amount of time for punnery and wit this effect is backed up by the poems rhyming couplets generally a rhythm used for comic value as it has a light tone to it. Shakes... ... middle of paper ... ...imself merely a victim in a constant struggle to keep righteousness alive and if winning is impossible then better to lose a lot than a little "Thus, though we cannot make our Sun Stand still, yet we will make him run.". Shakespeare also ends on a rhyming couplet though this modest couplet is to lighten the serious tone "If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved."
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. ‘Sonnet,’ however, uses a structure and vocabulary that explores the unconditional great depth of Elizabeth Barrett-Browning’s true love. It is apparent in the sonnet that she has all the time in the world for her husband. As a result, ‘Sonnet’ has a more serious, religious and romantic attitude towards love compared to fun ‘To His Coy Mistress.’
While “They Flee From Me” portrays men as the victim to women and their deviousness, “Amoretti” takes an opposing turn from how most poetry of that time wrote about love by celebrating it in a positive and joyful way. “Amoretti” was a change and very different from most writings about love which expressed either death or dismay and Spencer talks about it as the most joyful experience . Because of this it’s safe to say no one dies, is severely depressed, overcome with jealousy, or vengeance. The inspiration for “Amoretti” is Spenser’s experiences obtaining his wife and the love tale between the two before their marriage. These poems provide thoughts and visions of love as exciting, joy-filled, and most importantly a pleasure to be in.
Evidence of this theory can be seen throughout many of his works, including this one. In “When I have fears that I may cease to be” Keats focuses on the beauty of the world around him and all of the possibilities that it holds. Keats writes this poem in the form of a Shakespearian sonnet with an iambi... ... middle of paper ... ...is final couplet the speaker realizes that love and fame in their literary pretensions don’t matter as much as the lived experience (Stockwell 148). Keats, through the use of his own experience of the fears he had was effectively able to illustrate a common fear among many people; the fear that he will not be able to experience everything or leave anything worthy behind after his death. Works Cited Melani, Lilia.
A Triolet, Impacted with Love and Loss In Robert Bridges’ poem “Triolet” (1876), he expresses a love that was new and unexpected. Then in the last few lines an unexpected turn approaches, that thought of love that was good and new has now turned to anguish. In his poem Bridges shows the readers how familiar love can be, but also how diverse it also can be. He captures how easy it may be to fall in love, and yet hard to keep from losing it. Though the title of the poem does not define the theme of the poem Bridges does a beautiful job using “Triolet” for the title of his poem.
In The Last Ride Together, it is clear that the speaker is eternally in love with the person he is addressing, which actually rejects typical beliefs of the Victorian era, since the Victorians believed in chaste marriage before true love. Browning’s character, however, is not afraid of rejection, but nevertheless gets rejected. Although both these poems deal with a different kind of love—whether it be the kind that is unsure or the kind that is undying—both speakers deal with the concept of rejection. This further signifies a relation between the two poems, because although they have contradicting ideas about life and love, they both end up in the same place, suggesting that neither of the characters has power over his fate when it comes to love. Although The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and The Last Ride Together differ in that they deal with contrasting ideas about time, they both project similar ideas of love and rejection.
This sorting of emotions leads the speaker to question the many possibilities and consequences concerned with love. Such concerns are brilliantly intertwined with Wyatt's poem as he includes rhyme scheme, structure, and imagery to express his feelings of love. Most often love poems are written in the form of a sonnet, but such is not the case in "It Is Possible", which is an ode. When poets have chosen to work within such a strict form it usually encircles their intentional message. In other words, the poet is using the structure of the poem as a means of communication so that the reader might find the "meaning" not only in the words, but partly in their pattern as well.
These representations of love show the reader that there should be no reason why love should be hindered by anything. The poems also have very different and separate points as ever, Shakespeare makes use of numerous literary devices to emphasise and bring to life his message. The first of these is alliteration which is immediately clear in the first line itself: the repetition of the letter “m” and “t” in “me not to the marriage of true minds” gives the line an internal rhy... ... middle of paper ... ...son to let hardships taint emotions. These are the points in which they differ, both speaking about the bonds that are between two people and how these bonds should be endless but written in ways that when read separately feel incredibly different where one paints a picture of death and decay the other creates one of how love is supposed to grow in life but not end in death. I feel the poets although showing different images of love put across the same definition of phenomenon that is seen in all stages of love and that those who give up because they feel hope is love did not love in the first place.
However the hackneyed themes of these sonnets is in a sense the source of their essence. These emotions, oftentimes difficult to adequately articulate, are shared by all that have loved, been loved, lusted or been hurt in a relationship. Still, it is certainly difficult to criticize Shakespeare's work as a whole. One would only show his ignorance if he were to argue against Shakespeare's sophisticated style. Far easier than finding inferior works from this cornucopia of verse would be to snatch and guard his more elaborate, brilliant works such as sonnet XVIII.