Therefore, because William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18” and Edmund Spenser’s “Sonnet 75” share the idea that love is sincere and eternal, they can be looked upon as similar in theme. However, although similar in theme, Shakespeare’s intent is portraying the true everlasting beauty of his love, which is already achieved, whereas Spenser concentrates more on trying to entice his desired love, remaining optimistic throughout the entire poem.
John Donne and William Shakespeare are each notorious for their brilliant poetry. William Shakespeare is said to be the founder of proper sonnets, while John Donne is proclaimed to be the chief metaphysical poet. Each poet has survived the changing centuries and will forever stand the test of time. Although both John Donne and William Shakespeare share a common theme of love in their poems, they each use different tactics to portray this underlying meaning. With a closer examination it can be determined that Donne and Shakespeare have similar qualities in their writing.
The beauty, and Shakespeare’s love of it, will exist forever in the lines of the sonnet. Shakespeare effectively communicates the message of the sonnet through elaborate use of literary devices, mainly metaphors. He does not use any similes; therefore the comparisons he makes are not always apparent. One of the more evident comparisons can be seen in the very first lines of the poem. “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?/Thou art more lovely and more temperate” (Shakespeare 1-2).
Though his dazzle and extravagance are not for the uncommitted, as his work requires some research (cosmology, cartography, contemporary politics, law, logic, physiology, etc. ), his poetry is united by a sense of urgency of mind and spirit. Though Ben Johnson predicted Donne’s poetry would perish for want of “being understood”, it is this very want that results from his use of the metaphysical that allows him to effectively teach and delight his audiences. In T.S. Eliot’s support of metaphysical poets, he pointed out that, “Our civilization comprehends great variety and comple... ... middle of paper ... ...ecurrent and startling as those of phrasing.
John Donne vs. The Elizabethan Lyric John Donne delivered, like all of the other great poets of the renaissance era, an invaluable contribution to English literature. However, it is the uniqueness of this contribution that sets him apart from the rest. This statement seems somewhat ironic when one analyses the context of his life and the nature of his writing, for Donne is clearly the rebel in English poetry. He is the one poet that deliberately turned his back to the customs and trends of the time to deliver something so different to the reader that he will be remembered forever as a radical and unconventional genius.
In “sonnet 18” the beloved is the center of the discussion. In this sonnet the speaker is talking about the perfection of the loved one and how its beauty will be eternal trough his verse. Here Shakespeare indicates that love within two persons can change, an example being the line “too hot the eye of heaven shines”, since here he is implying that sometimes-extreme passion can disrupt a purer love. In contrast sonnet 16 subject is love in general, and this love “is an ever fixed mark” which means it cannot be changed or altered. In this sonnet it is clear how Shakespeare has come to realize that even tough people change as long as they love, love in general will ever be the same.
Poem "Who Ever Loved That Loved Not At First Sight" is a poem that studies about love by Christopher Marlowe. Unlike other poets, Christopher does not use a wide range of techniques. "Who Ever Loved Not At First Sight" gives a message saying that there is no greater love than love at first sight. The poem is evident that it is about love. The poem uses a consistent rhyming scheme (A,A,B,B,C,C,D,D,E,E,F,F), throughout the whole poem keeping a consisted rhythm.
Love is a feng shui of sorts. Through the use of alliteration, she explains “My souls can reach, when feeling out... ... middle of paper ... ...cribe the most elaborate of thoughts. At first, the reader feels as if they fully understand the text but a deeper look exposes more than just a superficial love poem. The work doesn’t seem like an act of fiction because the realities of the sentiments are absorbed within the text. In the end, Browning loves him freely, without coercion; she loves him purely, without expectation of personal gain.
"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."
While love may be copying emotions, or fulfilling them, ambition is the copy image of hard work, while poesy is the reproduction of both the emotions and hard work. The speaker then continues to digress into a speech of why he does not understand the slyness of the shadows. He believes that they are there to take away his la... ... middle of paper ... ...nts to do, write. This is a well-acknowledged disadvantage of being a writer of any sort today it is referred to as writer’s block and many writers find themselves unable to write a sentence of complete a poem/story. Keats writes encouragingly to every aspiring author as well as every past author.