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Aspects of love poems

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Introduction

Aspects of love poems In this eassy I will be looking at three different poems and will be writing about the six different aspects of the poems: - Sonnet from the Portuguese XLIII (Elizabeth Barret Browning) Twelve songs IX (W H Auden) Bloody Men (Wendy Cope) Sonnet from the Portuguese is about love fulfilled. The poet writes about the different ways to love someone. The structure of the poem is two four line sections and one six-line section. The Imagery of the first Quatrain is of how high, low and wide love can go. "I love thee to the depth and breadth and height." Also how love can reach from one side of the world to another. "My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight." In the second section the poet describes how love for someone can mean the world to you. "I love thee to the level of everyday most quite need, by sun and candle light." The poet's tone is happy as she writes of how much she loves her husband. ...read more.

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"You look at them flashing their indicators offering you a ride" In the last two lines of the second quatrain the poet writes about a person who does not have much time to decide where they are going to go on the bus. "You're trying to read the destinations you haven't much time to decide." In the third and last quatrain the poet writes about how if you choose the wrong bus there is no way of going back to the first stop and picking another bus instead of the other one you picked first time, and if you jump off you'll be left watching other people and your own life go by. "If you make a mistake, there is no turning back. Jump off, and you'll stand there and gaze while the cars and taxis and lorries go by and the minutes, the hours, the days." The tone of the poem is frustration, the perspective of the poet is of someone who has came against this situation of two or three men turning up at the same time and that she had trouble in picking the right one. ...read more.

Conclusion

"He was my north, my south, my east and west my working week and Sunday rest. My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song I thought that love would last forever: in was wrong." In the final verse the poet writes about how everything is meaningless without this person and everything should be destroyed. "The stars are not wanted now put out everyone pack up the moon and dismantle the sun pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood for nothing now can come to any good." In Auden's poem each line has 10 syllables the rhyme scheme is very straight foreword. The perspective of the poet is that of great grief he tells of the pain felt when a loved one dies. All these poems are about love, love lost, love frustrated and love found. Each poem has a different way of expressing this. The imagery in sonnet from the Portuguese shows how many ways of live there is. Bloody Men shows how much the poet is frustrated with men. In twelve songs the poet is showing how sad he is because of someone he loves has died. All these poets have a different point of view of love. ...read more.

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