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English Coursework We have studied six love poems by pre 1914 poets. The poems are: A Woman to Her Lover by Christina Walsh, To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell, Remember by Christina Rossetti, How Do I Love Thee? By Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Porphyria's Lover by Robert Browning and When We Two Parted by Lord Byron. This essay will explore these differing types of way's love. The poems I've chosen are Porphyria's Lover, How Do I Love Thee? And Remember. These 3 poems are completely different to each other. Porphyria's Lover is obsessive and violent love, How Do I Love Thee? Is more of an undying love and the poem Remember is more like truthful love. In this essay I'll take each poem and in a sentence or two explain the type of love that each poem demonstrates. I'll also use quotations to show each of my poems shows a different type of love. The poem Porphyria's Lover portrays the type of love in a sexual and passionate way. ...read more.


would do just so she would be with him forever the man even kills her so that he can control her so I don't think it's a love poem because love poem is about true love not about a man killing his lover so that he can control her. Porphyria's Lover is also a depressing poem. Porphyra's Lover is a poem wit 8 rhythm in each sentence. In the poem How Do I Love Thee? The type of love portrayed is pure, everlasting, spiritual and infinite this is demonstrated here, 'and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.' This is telling us that the woman will love her lover even more after death if its god will but in the poem Porphyria's Lover the man kills the woman so that he can take control over her forever. This poem tells us that relationships are always loving because they want to love each other even after death. How Do I Love Thee? Is a true love poem because it's telling you all the ways of how you could love someone. ...read more.


That is a sonnets poem that has 14 lines of 10 or 11 syllables each and regular rhyming pattern according to the scheme. In my conclusion I think that all three poems, Porphyria's Lover, How Do I Love Thee? And Remember show a different way of love. I think that the poem with the most realistic interpretation is Remember because many people that love each other say, 'Remember me when I am gone away' and love each other when they live in different countries or when they are apart from each other. Each poem shows a different way of love. Porphyria's Lover is a violent way of love and the writer is trying to show that how much the man does just for the woman to love him. In the poem How Do I Love Thee? The love is expressed that it's undying, that nothing would stop their relationship. In the poem Remember the love is shown in a undying way aswell as if their relationship would never end. I think that both Remember and How Do I Love Thee? Are the same kinds of poems but Porphyria's Lover is completely different to both of them. Abraham Gorgis ...read more.

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