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

Comparison of remember and message

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Remember and Message are both well written poems by relatively famous poets, but they are different in many ways similar in others. In this essay, I hope to cover, in detail, many aspects about both of the poems. I shall do so in a comparative manner and hopefully find many similarities and differences along the way. Remember was written in the 19th century by Christina Rosseti and is a very meaningful poem. It is a typical sonnet. We can deduce this from the way it is written. It has fourteen lines, each consisting of ten syllables. Like all sonnets, it uses an iambic pentameter. This is a series in which there is an unstressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable. Each pair is called an iambic foot. Typically, it has a very complex rhyming scheme. This particular scheme goes: ABBAABBACDECE. One could say that it does not rhyme (a free verse poem.) Like most sonnets, it is about love. Message is also a love poem, but a more recent one. ...read more.

Middle

one can therefore rule out a family member because you would expect some body to talk to their entire or close family as a group. Also, the language used indicates that the poem is directed to a lover and someone who the person wanted to spend time with in future, 'When you can no more hold me by the hand.' and '...our future that you planned.' There is no reference to the gender of the person, but I assume that it is a woman because the poet is a woman and therefore would find it easier to write from a woman's point of view. It is a truly tragic case of true love that went drastically wrong, however, the deceased woman does not want her lover to be sad. It is a very touching poem. On the other hand, message displays a totally different kind of love. It is a typical case of unrequited love. ...read more.

Conclusion

On the other hand I did enjoy the repetition in message because it created a great atmosphere. I find it very hard to choose my favourite out of the two, but I feel I could relate more to message due to the more up to date concepts of love. Also, it was set in London, which is obviously where I live. As much as I liked the language in Remember, it did not have a good feel to it. I like a poem to have verses and a good rhyming scheme, which Message did have. Finally, I particularly liked the final line in Message, which sums up the entire poem, 'pick up the phone.' It rounded the poem off nicely. After studying these poems and on second readings, I have noticed many devices and techniques used in poem and uncovered many things that I did not understand fully on first glance. Hopefully, this will help me in the future to write great poems. I now truly admire all poets out there who can write such meaningful things. [A(AC1] [A(AC1] ...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. Love Relationships: a Comparison Between the Victorian and the Contemporary Couple in A.S Byatt's ...

    Love and sex are unacceptable outside of marriage. On the contrary, the twentieth-century characters are free to establish personal relationships on whatever basis they choose. The relationship between Roland and Maud begins in a professional background. Their quest to discover the Victorian poets' romance involves them little by little in their own romance.

  2. shakespeares sonnets

    Two sonneteers that attempt to deal with the theme of losing a loved one are William Wordsworth and Christina Rossetti. Although the themes are generally similar the tone of "Surprised by Joy" and "Remember" are hugely dissimilar. Christina Rossetti's sonnet is a positive and ultimately selfless attempt to prepare a

  1. Pre-20th Century Sonnets - Comparative Analysis

    Already, we can see that there are denser images of death applied in this sonnet compared to Shakespeare's Sonnet 116 because they are required for greater cause; to prove that death is just a passing of time, an instant linking one moment to the next.

  2. Fleeting Desperation

    Miss Emily's family was of an upper class, which place higher expectations on the duty she should uphold in her actions, the "noblesse oblige". But there were still others, older people, who said that even grief could not cause a real lady to forget noblesse oblige - without calling it noblesse oblige" (Faulkner 93).

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