WHAT DO WE LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF LOVE FROM POETRY SPANNING
A PERIOD OF SEVEREAL HUNDRED YEARS?
We have studied the greatest love poems ever written by men and women.
These poets have used poems to emphasise their feelings and
experiences of love and relationship.
From these love poems written by famous poets, we find out that love
is a complex subject matter and different poets intend to illustrate
the aspects of love in their poems.
These aspects are categorised into three different sections: firstly
we see the joy of love; secondly the sexual desires of love and
finally the pain of love.
All of these aspects of love come from different periods of time. This
era includes: William Shakespeare-16th Century; Donne and Marvell-17th
Century; Byron, Wordsworth and Clare-19th Century: time of the
romantic poets, Barrett Browning and Rossetti-late 19th Century: time
of the Victorian poets.
The following essay will express how these poets deal with the aspects
of love and what we learn about different aspects of love from poetry
spanning a period of several hundred years.
“Sonnet 18”, written by William Shakespeare (1564-1616). He was an
English playwright and a poet, recognised in much of the world as the
greatest of all dramatists. Scholars have written thousands of books
and articles about his plots, characters, themes and language. He is
the most widely quoted author in history, and his plays have probably
been performed more times than those of any other dramatist.
Shakespeare was also known for his plays and his sonnets are still
among the world’s best-loved poems.
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...mparing it to positive and personal things and also believing that
your love will last forever even after death will signify the trust
and love that two people shared. In addition I have learnt you can use
persuasive devices to convince your partner to give into your desires
and also the loss of a loved one or the disappointment of love when it
isn’t returned can have a profound effect on a person’s well being
mentally and physically, this was expressed through the emotional and
dramatic Romantic poems.
To summarise, I have learnt that love can lead to happiness, where
there is trust, love and care between two people to the sexual stress,
where you want your partner to give into the sexual side of love to
the end or loss of love, where someone you love dearly dies or the
person you love doesn’t feel the same way about you and your love
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