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English poetry essay

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English Poetry Essay When you enter the 'capsule' of love and warmth, you find yourself pulled in, addicted almost. It's not how you imagine it; it's not unbearably painful, or tiresome or trivial on that matter. It is just simply bare human emotion, maybe a singular, loose word, but when you experience it...it is another world. Time, you lose track of, pointless questioning, irritation, even to an extent anger, all gets snuffed out. You feel a different you, the old you has gone, and the new one is happy, content and overall; in love. The three authors all share the main concept of 'love' in their poems; I'm going to evaluate how they depict it and what styles of writing they use. Marvell depicts in 'To His Coy Mistress' how a lover is writing to his mistress about how 'Had we but world enough, and time' then 'we would sit down...and pass our long love's day'. He puts it finely, and delicately at the beginning with the odd joke; 'Thou by the Indian Ganges' side, shouldst rubies find: I by the tide of Humber would complain...' Marvell then puts in extraordinary emphasis' such as, 'Love you ten years before the flood....' ...read more.

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Love has simply evaporated. It '[finds] out thy bed' something which couples share time together in, a meaningful place of happiness and bonding, as Blake states of 'Crimson joy' aha, he adds a tinge of sarcasm, as you can guess he doesn't mean joy. He means blood. He hasn't placed a single joyous word in his poetry, but he has evoked a strong picture. 'And his dark secret love, does thy life destroy.'.... You have seen both the good side of love and the bad side of love. Love that goes wrong, Blake sees to it that the dark, deep secret in love with misfortune ends up shattering that 'capsule' ending life and happiness. On a completely different scale of love, 'Ozymandias' is a thought provoking poem. It does show a significant amount of love, but this is 'used' in a different, more self thoughtful way. It describes him as a 'king', but not just that; 'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings!' These words are true of a proud, vain and arrogant man. A man who has filled himself with confidence, self esteem, pride and love for himself. Ironically, he hunts power, claims fame, seeks love but finds nothing. ...read more.

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Love can diminish, with time. Equally powerful, almost the oldest forces that have remained on our planet, far before we did. You can imagine an hourglass, tipped up the other way, watching the time particles dripping away; well this is just what life is. Love can be depicted as sands, deserts, never ending, when you start it, it is fresh, you feel like nothing will go wrong. Stretching on forever, with every step there is a new peak on the sand dune. Love does eventually die off, one by one, for the hourglass makes that so, we youngsters do not see what our elders see. We haven't experienced a thumbnail's worth that they have. But that is why we live young and die old, so we can. So we can experience love, loss, pain, anguish, erotic desires, wanting and even petty crushes. Poems are only the basis on which you can mean something, say something else and still get what you want. Share you thoughts deeply with breaths; BUT don't break the chain, for that shatters the image. As you now know, shattering the image could leave to devastating effects. Effects that could scar you, from one end of your heart to the other, through the 'crimson' blood running through your veins, to that 'invisible' feeling of desolation. ...read more.

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