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Compare and contrast the different ways that "love and lost" are represented in the poems you have studied - You should analyze the ideas the poets communicate, the way language has been used and how each poet has used form.

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Compare and contrast the different ways that "love and lost" are represented in the poems you have studied You should analyze the ideas the poets communicate, the way language has been used and how each poet has used form. The poems that I have studied and chosen to talk about in this essay are, "When We Two Parted" by Lord Byron, "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning and "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" by John Keats. In each of these poems the poet describes someone that has lost a lover and is either upset bout it or bitter and angry. The first poem I studied is "When We Two Parted" by Lord Byron the poem is like a letter to someone that he had broken up with but still likes or loves. "If I should meet the ............with silence and tears?" This tells the reader that if he was to see his lover again he doesn't know how to great her, with a kiss or with silence. ...read more.

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"I gave the command, then all smiles stopped together. This tells the reader that he didn't actually kill her himself but got his servants to do it for him. "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" by John Keats its about a lonely knight roaming around a swamp land trying to find this lady that he had seen before and fallen in love with. "O, what can ail thee, knight-at-arms Alone and palely loitering?" This is telling us that he is just walking aimlessly around. "I met a lady in the meads, full beautiful - a faery's child" This tells us that he did meet a beautiful woman. The major similarities of "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" and "When We Two Parted" is that the woman in the relation ship left the man and the man is upset and wants the woman back, whilst in "My Last Duchess" it is the man that end with the woman and he isn't upset at all and he just moves on to the next person. ...read more.

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When We Two Parted is very similar to La Belle Sans Merci in that the woman left the man and has left him unhappy depressed and upset whilst My Last Duchess the man had the woman killed. La Belle Sans Merci and My Last Duchess are similar in away because in My Last Duchess the man is in control over the woman whilst in La Belle Sans Merci the man thinks he is in control but when the woman puts a spell on him he is in her control. My favorite poem out of the 3 has to be My Last Duchess I think that is the best written one because the way the poet hides the fact that the man killed his duchess and where he describes the statue of Neptune in the mans house. I think La Belle Sans Merci get across the message of love and lost the best were it describes the knight wondering the marshes looking for the woman he love. ...read more.

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