• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Compare the ways the poets describe the experience of love.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

English Unit 3-Poetry Eva Chen January 04 Compare the ways the poets describe the experience of love In William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18, he said love would never fade. There are a lot of different types of love: romantic love, love between brothers, family love between my parents. It is the most important love in my life; romantic love can be the strongest love and can make you do any think and forget anything; companionships or love between friends, which you can bring you happiness when you are sad. Love cannot always bring you happiness, it also could cause jealousy, betrayal, which make you feel sad and break you heart. For instance, in Shakespeare's play "Othello", shows the jealousy of Othello towards Cassio and this causes the tragedy to happen. Shakespeare uses the Sonnet, which is poem of 14 lines: 3*4*2. Its rhymes is a, b, a, b, c, d, c, d, e, f, e, f, g, g. It has a logical structure where the first eight lines compare love with the bad parts of summer, but in the rest of four lines, he says that love will never fade and it will defeat death. ...read more.

Middle

Shakespeare uses hushed staccato sound and the emotion of fear and frightens to describe his lovers absence of emotion when she is in the tomb. He used the vivid term "shade" to describe the darkness of the Hades she is "wand' rest" as she is scared, she does not know where to go. However, her mystery will still live in the poem for eternity. The Sonnet ends with the strong and happy conclusion: "So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So ling lives this, and this gives life to thee." Poem is stronger than death, she will be eternity, and she never died in the readers' mind as soon as they can read the beautiful Sonnet 18. W H Anden's "STOP ALL THE CLOCKS" is written in 1930s. He writes about his lover and her death. He tried to remember his lover by planning a funny funeral to celebrate his wonderful life. He creates a vivid colourful picture by using the " White nicks of the public doves and black cotton gloves". In this poem, W H Auden uses some modern comparison image to amaze the reader. ...read more.

Conclusion

My sadness of reading this poem is strongest in the last line. " For nothing now can ever come to any good." The single word and monosyllables here make a broken sentence and a slow rhythm like the beating of the clock and the end of time, as the title said " STOP ALL THE CLOCKS" Both poems talk about emotion love and the poet's feeling. However, there are also a many differences between them. Shakespeare writes about love by using traditional metaphors. Whereas in Auden's poem, he compares the love with 20th inventions and makes his poem modern. The use of language in these two poems is different because Shakespeare uses complex language as that is 400 years old, whereas, ballad is simple and easy understanding. These two poems also show that Shakespeare and Auden have different philosophy view on life: Shakespeare was optimistic and Auden is passionate. These differences give the reader different feeling when they read their poem. I enjoyed more Shakespeare's Sonnet, as it is more romantic and more traditional. He also created a beautiful poem. But Auden's poem is too gloomy as he compared love with funeral. 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Love Poetry section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Love Poetry essays

  1. In conclusion, the poems which I have studied describe a range of emotions from ...

    This gives a very strong image because it compares her love for her husband to her love for God and I believe that to her, they are very similar because they both make her feel complete and whole - so much so that her life seems to be impossible without them.

  2. Compare the ways poets have written about love, bringing out different aspects of the ...

    The duke carries on talking about the dowry, insisting that he would not want it. At this late point in the poem it is made clear to the reader why he is re-marrying. From what the reader has lent the duke is a good liar and his passion for wealth

  1. Comparing between Freedom and Lady of Shalott

    The weather is also perfect "In the blue unclouded weather". This again links back to Sir Lancelot being glittery as when the sky is clear, the sun is out. The sun is the biggest light source, making us think of bright lights surrounding him.

  2. Compare the different ways in which the poets of Remember, When We Two Parted ...

    The title of the poem clearly reflects its theme. The structure of the poem as with Remember is strict. There is a deliberately strict rhyme scheme to portray an apparent ability to control his emotions. The poem starts as a repetition of the title.

  1. "A key reason for the shows success is its ability to use fantasy metaphors ...

    We see the two practising their craft, and the ecstatic looks on their faces pushes the magical/sexual metaphor to its limit. This spell is used as a metaphor for the physical relationship between Willow and Tara. A big question is why it was necessary for them to use a metaphor at the time.

  2. Seven Song Lyrics Used in "The White Devil" Production

    As she sings the song to him he looks uncomfortable but shows little respect for her in his body language. I felt that this performance summed up the last few scenes and made the audience more knowledgeable. The fourth song to be performed was Cole Porter's Love for Sale, performed by Vittoria.

  1. Compare the different ways and forms in which poets have written about love over ...

    Andrew Marvell in his poem expresses his love to be natural, "My vegetable love should grow" The above quote describes the love in natural way. Using flattery to get the women into bed, telling her that it is what is meant to happen.

  2. Stop All the Clocks by W.H. Auden

    The most interesting feature of this stanza is the idiom "muffled drum". I feel that the "muffled drum" represents the gloomy, dullness of the situation; the sound of mourning. The repetitive nature of the drum creates an unexplainable tedious imagery, and the fact that it is "muffled" makes it rather emphatic in a distant, silenced way.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work