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

Comparison of Love Poetry

Extracts from this document...


Comparison of Love Poetry In the following essay I will be examining 3 poems of affection, of which I will inclusively talk about the themes of the love and also describe the views that have been used. The poems I am going to unravel to you are When We Two Parted by Lord Byron, A Woman To Her Lover by Christina Walsh and finally Villegiature by Edith Nesbit. Love can mean different things to different people. There are also different types of love such as un-conditional love between a parent and a child or un-required love which is when you love someone and the feelings are not reciprocated. Firstly a woman to her lover is a poem that is written by a female writer called Christina Walsh. This poem is about a woman that is expressing her feelings about her lover openly as you read on through the poem she reveals more about her life and what she demands from her husband. For example: in the first paragraph she talks about how women are slaves but she then goes on to say that she would reject her lover if that's the case. I know this as she says "To make me a bondslave, then says, no servant will I be, if that be what you ask o lover I refuse you"! ...read more.


This also points out how unsecure and secret the relationship really was. He also emphasizes his feelings using a few rhetorical questions such as "Why wert thou so dear?" Rhetorical questions are often used for confusion or to show the feelings of the writer, but Lord Byron not only use it for theses purposes but to show us his emotions. This is also a type of emotive language used. My opinion is that the tone used in the poem could be described as regretful because when she broke up with him he found out how it really felt and realized he had scarred many women's lives. The imagery used in the poem is physical imagery as "Pale grew thy cheek and cold." Is death imagery and death is physical. There are some similarities though, between the three poems, the fact that in Villegiature and when we two parted is about a break up and a women to her lover is threatening to break up if she is treated wrongly (this could also be a difference). One of the major similarities is that all of the three writers talk in the first person expressing their emotions using such emotive language as "pear tree bloom" (from Villegiature) to slowly tell you whats inside the envelope. ...read more.


I think the poem that is most different from the others is A woman to her lover as it is not a break up but a control freak who wants to do as she likes even though the whole country forbids it which shows that she is mentally strong. The other two poems are break ups and the tone is different to this. But even they have a singular difference e.g. when we two parted is written in an older time and written in older fashion than other two poems. Villegiature is a short sonnet that gets to the point towards the end instead of begging which makes it quite unique. Finally I think that these three poems are not quite as eye catching as I would of liked but quite boring as they are quite long but the only poem that was short got to the point right at the end and was an odd sonnet as most sonnets are about romance. If I had to choose one of these poems to work on or write about in the future I would choose Villegiature as it is the easiest to write about and it is relatively short compared to the other poems, Overall reviewing the love poems was a good experience for me as I have learnt a lot but still need to read a variety of interesting romantic poems to actually get involved. By: Sayed Idrees Habib 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 Pre and Post 1914 Comparison 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 Pre and Post 1914 Comparison essays

  1. Peer reviewed

    Poem comparison showing relationship between parents and child

    5 star(s)

    The split could also show how Catrin and Clarke have become two unique individuals. 'Digging' is written in free verse which could show the disjointed memories of Heaney remembering his father and his grandfather.

  2. GCSE English Essay - I am not that woman and still I Rise comparison

    These lines represent special words and phrases that represent particular things. The word "flowers" shows that someone has taken away some happiness away from her. "Planted thorns and ember" represents the soreness and pain that this someone has brought upon her replacing the happiness that has been taking away.

  1. Write about At a Potato Digging and three other poems you enjoyed reading.

    This makes clear they believe the earth has betrayed them and that Mother Nature is to blame. As this section moves back in time at the start, so it ends by returning to the present, where the "potato diggers are" and "you still smell the running sore" - as if the blight opened a wound that has never healed.

  2. What is the role of war poetry?

    When this news was relied to Britain, Lord Tennyson responded with composing this famous poem of the bravely of the men and the idiocy of the order. As I stated before, a lot of war poetry is about duty, especially British war poetry and 'the charge of the light brigade' is no exception.

  1. Theme of love in 3 poems - Remember by Christina Rosetti, Poem at Thirty- ...

    To protect herself the girl needs to escape so she can have the certainty that she will not end up like the woman drowning herself for the love of a man. At various points in this poem the poet has used irony.

  2. In the poems Porphyrias Lover, First Love and La Belle Dame Sans Merci a ...

    The poem challenges the stereotypical view of a warm, passionate and caring love as for Clare it was a cold, harsh and unloving experience. In the poem ?La Belle Dame Sans Merci? Keats explores the power of love and its effects upon its victim.

  1. How is the idea of love represented within "Twelth Night"," Sonnet 130" and A ...

    and other little plots that make the play one of Shakespeare?s most famous. In act 2 scene 4, Viola is dressed as Cesario. Duke Orsino was declaring his love for Olivia to Viola/Cesario. In this section of the play, Shakespeare portrays love in quite a cruel way which is shown in the quote ?sovereign cruelty?.

  2. Two poems with a completely the opposite views of love are Valentine written by ...

    The writer does not seem to mention the name of the person she loves, or even the relationship she has. As readers we do not know whether the person she is writing about is a lover, boyfriend or husband. She uses the word ? thee?.

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