In Yeats’ poems: “When you are Old”, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”, “The Wild Swans at Coole”, “The Second Coming”, and “Sailing to Byzantium” all show the struggle and opposition between change and stability in the world. First of all, throughout the poem “When you are Old” by William Yeats, you can begin to analyze the change and changelessness that he is experiencing in his life. This particular poem is written directly to a woman that he once loved, but she didn’t quite return as great of feelings. Yeats states that this writing is for to specifically read when she is old and gray. He explains that most men only loved her falsely for her beauty, but he loved her soul, “But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, and loved the sorrows of your changing face.” (Lines 7-8) This means that he didn’t only care about her appearance and continued to love her no matter how time changed her.
Emma later died leaving her husband an outcast. It was not until 1914 when Thomas Hardy married his second wife, Florence, that he understood how much he missed his first wife. In his poems, Hardy focuses on withering love and the being miserable after a loss. Also, he uses rhyme scheme, multiple cesuras and end stops and symbolism to conceal a deeper meaning of the poem. The two poems that connect the two aspects of Thomas Hardy’s style are Your Last Drive and The Workbox.
I feel that this poem shows distinctly the love that John Donne had for his wife. This poem, as well as having a very good use of words and imagery shows to me true feelings of love for his wife. The lines such as But since that I Must die at last, 'tis best to use myself in jest Thus by feign'd deaths to die May be misinterpreted as selfish and self-obsessed comments. In comforting his wife, who appears to be upset that he is leaving, and concerned that he is going 'in weariness for thee', he says that as he will die eventually anyway, it is good practice ('jest') being apart for when they will be separated by death. Although it may appear that he thinks that his wife loves him so much that she needs practice for when he dies, in other words he is fond of himself and that his wife loves him so much, he simply accepts that she loves him and is making this point purely to reassure her and make amends for his reluctant absence from her life.
These short sentences capture the attention of the reader as the poem reaches its climax in which the wife acknowledges her deep sorrow for the long absence of her husband. By not following the rigid form of poetry, Pound allows the reader to feel the sorrowful emotions of the wife. The images of natural environment and wildlife livings put an emphasis o... ... middle of paper ... ...te she must be just to see her beloved husband. Thus, the poetic devices are extremely appropriate and effective to illustrate the longing of the wife. Pound successfully uses various techniques in The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter to exude the longing and solitude of the speaker.
Loves power for good does not really exist in Hardy's poetry, it may feel good at the time however, when it ends it makes people feel nostalgic and sad and perhaps they think about their relationships. Most of the love poems that Hardy wrote were based on his own experiences, which is the main reason why his poems are about love faltering over time as well as the basic losses, which follow. I feel he actually wants people to know about his losses. It could be because he does not want people to make the same mistakes. After the death of his spouse Emma, he questioned his long and unsuccessful marriage, regretting his lack of passion as explored in the final lines of 'After a Journey.
by Thomas Hardy, all show how they handle absence, or something missing, by a loved one, a sign of hope, or the knowledge that people remember the speaker. Emily Bronte in Remembrance is worried about forgetting and moving on without her love. I could easily say that everyone loses someone, so listen up. I have a better intention. Read this poem if you want to get over a bad breakup or a bad loss.
He uses "words, like weeds..." (5.9) to envelope himself from the pain. His poem is "this poor flower of poesy" (8.18) but he writes it anyway since it once pleased his dead friend. "I go to plant it on his tomb./ That if it can it there may bloom,/ Or dying, there at least may die" (8.22-24). At this point he is considering the possibility of life continuing, at least through his poetry. Yet he does not seem to care about this possibility strongly.
Yet in remember the female voice is just talking about when she has passed away it is better to forget her and be happy, than to remember her and be sad. 'My Last Duchess' and 'Remember' are about single feelings throughout the poem as appose to 'First love' where the voice has a mixed proportion or emotions, for example at the beginning he loves the woman and he is happy, but by the end he feels extremely heart broken. In all three poems the relationship between the poets and their lovers are very similar. In 'My Last Duchess' the relationship between the ... ... middle of paper ... ... in 'Remember' uses simple yet dignified language, and there are a lot of deep heavy sounding words. "Hand," "planned" and "understand" These words add to the sombre tone.
He tells her that when she is old, and no longer attractive, she’s going to regret losing him. An example of the previous stated theme is expressed when he writes: “How many loved your moments of glad grace, and loved your beauty with love false or true, but one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, and loved the sorrows of your changing face.” ... ... middle of paper ... ...eme in his writing. Although the previous poems mentioned only represent a small fraction of Yeats’ writings, it is easy to see this repetitive idea. In When You Are Old the man’s love is never changing, however the woman’s realization of this is constantly wavering. Then in the poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree he wants to change his life from chaos to peace, and the lake never changes.
In his poem, When You Are Old, Yeats expresses his philosophy in a writing towards a woman he once loved. He writes the poem for the woman to read when she is old and not as pretty. This poem very clearly represents his idea that things fall apart, but things also stay the same. Yeats talks about how the woman’s beauty will fade and that she should remember the men...