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Love Poems

Have the love poems, you have read given you a better insight into the
emotion of love?

The subject of ‘Love Poetry’ has given rise to some of the most
beautiful and fascinating poetry. The poets illustrate their feelings,
or the feelings of the people concerned with them through the use of
figurative language. A love poem is not necessarily a poem about
romantic love, about romance, marriage and commitment; it could be
something else entirely. It seems to be Universal. Timeless. Yet, it's
also very individual, filtered by our own lives and expectations. Love
can be a different thing for each one of us. Not all love poems deal
with happy positive sides of love but there is also the negative sides
such as pain, sadness and loss. Through these poems ‘When We Two
Parted’, ‘Remember’, ‘First Love’, ‘How Do I Love Thee?’, ‘A Woman To
Her Lover’, and ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’ we become familiar with the
different emotions associated with love.

Christina Rossetti’s ‘Remember’ is a poignant poem written in the 19th
century about loss of love. Rossetti lived in the 19th century where
people were often preoccupied with the idea of death and perhaps this
is what influenced Rossetti. Rossetti shows the cruel hand of fate can
interweave in love.’ Remember’, the title doesn’t reveal much about
the poem but as we read the first line ‘Remember me’, we know that the
poem is written in first person and when she says ‘I am gone away’
‘into the silent land’, we come to know that she is going to die. This
arouses our sympathy for her. Love has been disrupted by death.

‘of our future that you planned:’ this relation is strong and is
experienced. She wants her husband to remember her even when she is
not ar...

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In conclusion I would say that love can be of many types and it can
lead to so many positive sides and negative sides. Love can also be
interrupted by death, jealousy. From Christina Walsh’s poem ‘A Woman
To Her Lover’, I have learnt that love should not only be service,
worship, physical desires, but there is more to it. Love should be
from the heart and not from the mind unlike John Clare ‘First Love’. I
have also noticed that love has a spiritual and physical meaning. It
is also divine as to Christina Walsh and Elizabeth Browning. Through
‘First Love’ I would be aware of the beauty of women around the world
but not let loose of my self and if failed not to give up all hopes
like John Clare. The emotions love in these poems has given me a
different insight on love.

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