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Compare and Contrast 'Sonnet' and 'Salcombe'

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Coursework Compare and Contrast The poems 'Salcombe(1948)' and 'Sonnet' The poems 'Sonnet' and 'Salcombe(1948)' are similar in many ways. Both poems are written in the first person singular and were written by British poets. Both poems discuss the importance of the first encounter with the personas love, but the theme is portrayed uniquely in each poem. 'Salcombe(1948)' has a bare, factual title which doesn't express the vibrancy of the poem. Similarly the title 'Sonnet' is bare and factual, simply stating the form of the poem. However the title 'Salcombe(1948)' gives the reader the setting of the poem, whereas the title 'sonnet' does not. The poem Salcombe(1948)' ...read more.

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This tells us that the persona treasures the day as he is able to recall it well. This outlines the importance of the first meeting with his love. However, in the poem 'Sonnet' the persona cannot remember the day at all, we see this in the line "So unrecorded did it slip away." Despite this we again see the importance of the first meeting, Christina Rossetti displays this through the personas anguish at forgetting it. This is displayed in the line "If only now I could recall that touch." Gareth Owen continually repeats the word 'and' throughout the poem. This effectively portrays the fullness of the day to the persona. This again tells us of the importance and joy that the persona experienced that day. ...read more.

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This is the exact moment when the persona fell in love with Anne. On the contrary, the persona in 'Sonnet' cannot even remember the first time she set eyes on her love. We see that her love developed and matured slowly as she grew older. Christina Rossetti uses the transition between the "budding of my tree" to the "blossom(ing)" to represent her love maturing and developing slowly. These poems are both similar as they are both romantic poems. Both poems have strong references to love and Nature. In the poem 'Salcombe(1948)' references such as "the gulls cried" and "how the sea came washing to our feet" are used to describe an idyllic summers day. These images help the reader to identify with the persona. ...read more.

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