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The Many Ways to Love

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Love is the most powerful of all magic. It brings hope, beauty, unity, and joy into ones life. Also, it brings pain and heartache if not nurtured, or if neglected. There are different types of love for example the love for your parents and children, which is unconditional, but sometimes complicated. Then there is the kind for lovers and friends, which are built on getting to know a person and accepting people for who they are. Regardless of the kind of love, it is still powerful and emotionally linked. Love brings people together, and creates distance too. Love makes people feel like they are on top of the world, and then sometimes makes others want to take their life. The two poems Robert Pack’s “The Frog Prince”, and Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays”, are poems about love and the way it impacts those involved. There is no constant in love because it is forever changing; instead love is inconsistent bringing forth various outcomes. Love is young, then matures, and sometimes withers. The only constant in love is that it varies from person to person. Robert Pack’s “The Frog Prince”, and Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays” are a perfect example of the distinctions of love. Pack demonstrates the power of love in his poem by describing the frog’s transformation into a prince. “Imagine the princess’ surprise!/ Who would have thought a frog’s cold frame/ Could hold the sweet and gentle body/ Of a prince?/ How can I name/ The joy she must have felt…” (749).The love the two are sharing in Pack’s poem is new and adventurous. The thrill of young love is refreshing, and unforgettable. They are sharing the love and creating a feeling as if they are one being instead of two. On the other hand in Hayden’s, “Those Winter Sundays” the lov...

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...becomes burdensome. What ever love is people can never see into another’s heart, or hear their deepest desires. People just have to be open to expressing, discovering, and receiving love when it makes its way to our lives. If they do not open up to receiving love then their left with the silent suffering, and a void that is heart wrenching. Never the less, there are no rules, or constants in love. Love is unpredictable and uncanny, and can lead people through several journeys through out life.

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Brodsky, Joseph.. "Love Song" Literature for Composition. Eds Barnett et al. 8t h ed. New York: Longman, 2008: 750. Pack, Robert. "The Frog Prince."

Literature for Composition. Eds Barnett et al. 8t h ed. New York: Longman, 2008: 749. Hayden, Robert. "Those Winter Sundays." Literature for Composition. Eds Barnett et al. 8t h ed. New York: Longman, 2008: 806.