of the Love Poems we have Studied
Love is a very popular topic for poetry. This is because love is one
of the only things that there is no scientific fact no true definition
and can be thought of in so many different ways. Poets can use poems
to portray all the different types of love that people feel, romantic,
young, stereotypical, fake, possessive, physical, the list is endless.
Three poems that portray some of these are “The Flea”, “A Valediction:
Forbidding Mourning” and “A Woman to her Lover”.
I like the poems “The Flea” and “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning”
by John Donne because of the imagery and metaphors he uses to give us
an understanding of both poems. I also like the poem “A Woman to Her
Lover” by Christina Walsh because it gives a woman’s view of love.
This gives a significant contrast to Donne’s poems.
“A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” is a good contrast to “The Flea”
since in “The Flea” the man who is talking is trying to persuade the
woman to sleep with him when she is trying to refuse. Whilst in “A
Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” the man speaking is trying to
persuade the woman being apart from each other will not break them up.
In both poems Donne uses very strong imagery as a persuasive
For example there is a very good and strong in “A Valediction:
Forbidding Mourning”. Donne uses a compass to define the woman and the
man moving away from each other. He uses the idea of the compass by
making his lover the pointed end that stays in the same place and him
being the end that has the lead attached which moves back and forth.
Donne uses the image to show how even if he moves back and forth,
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...elebration of their love.
Christina Walsh talks of the music of the spheres, this is because as
the planets moved the planets made music so joyous the heavens
rejoiced in their love. This is a strong and another Biblical image to
show how greater love the woman wants to have with her lover.
“And we shall have the music of the spheres for bridal march”
These three poems represent three couples who seem completely
different because of the way they want to show their love but also
alike. “The Flea” is an example of the stereotypical desire for
physical love, “A Woman to Her Lover” is an example of a woman who is
expecting this stereotypical love but yet wants true and holy love.
Finally “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” is an example of this
pure and great love that does not have physical needs, the love that
the woman in “A Woman to Her Lover” wants.
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