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Compare the Ways in Which the Poets you have studied Address the Theme of L&heart;ve.

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Compare the Ways in Which the Poets you have studied Address the Theme of L?ve I have studied a number of different poems from different eras. They all seem to show different ways of expressing their thesis of love, what its consequences are and how people are affected. A good example of this is Shakespeare's one-hundred and twenty-ninth sonnet; this informs the reader of the despair, grief and struggles love causes, and how when we get the person we want, all our effort is thrown back into our face and we become discontented. Yet again we search for love that does precisely the same thing over and over again. Yet how amazing it is that men still chase after women (and I don't mean prostitutes) for love, even though it betrays them, such is life. Sonnet 129 Th'expense of spirit in a waste of shame Is lust in action; and till action, lust Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame, Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust, Enjoy'd no sooner but despised straight, Past reason hunted; and no sooner had Past reason ...read more.

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George Herbert believes that God is love and is absolutely perfect; in his poem 'Love Bade me Welcome' he portrays that Love is welcoming, quick and absolutely perfect in every way, "and therefore he is God"*. This poem also shows that we humans are imperfect and should never question Love. Love Bade Me Welcome Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back, Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning. If I lacked any thing. "A guest," I answered, "worthy to be here:" Love said, "You shall be he" "I the unkind, ungrateful? Ah, my dear, I cannot look on thee" Love took my hand, and smiling did reply, "Who made the eyes but I?" Truth, Lord but I have marred them: let my shame Go where it doth deserve. "And know you not," says Love, "Who bore the blame?" "My dear then will I serve." "You must sit down," says Love, "and taste my meat." ...read more.

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if you're willing said he ( but you're killing said she but its life said he but your wife said she now said he) ow said she (tiptop said he don't stop said she oh no said he) go slow said she (cccome?said he ummm said she) you're divine!said he (you are Mine said she) What a great poem, to start with the man has the overpowering status and by the end the lady has status over him. This is a very imaginative and exiting poem. The fact that the earlier poets language is unfamiliar to today's people's language means that some people will literally throw them out the window unfortunately and only go for the modern ones. The earlier poems say what they want to say, but nothing on sex. The modern poems seem to be much more free in style and words. Earlier poems don't do this in that the time they were written prevented them from doing the modern style and wording. * Marked quotation (and therefore he is God) from a poem by Christopher Smart named Jubilate Agno (English: Rejoice in the Lamb) 1 ...read more.

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