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'First love', 'My Last Duchess' and 'Remember' all share the theme 'loss of love'.

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Love Poems Coursework Jivan Singh Jagdev 'First love', 'My Last Duchess' and 'Remember' all share the theme 'loss of love' which is presented in many different ways. These poems are known to be some of the best love poems of their time, written over a hundred years ago. 'Remember' and 'My Last Duchess,' deal with death as a result of the relationship. The poems are all presented in the first person, which portrays a more dramatic mood as we emphasise with the subject. They are all told/written in a male's point of view, this is interesting because society only expects women to express their emotions towards love. 'Remember' which is written in a female's point of view bring realism to the poem and to the mood of the poem because we expect women to express their feelings about love. ...read more.

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In 'My Last Duchess' the relationship between the poet and their lover end through jealousy and resentment, this is shown because his wife was easily pleased with everything, "Everything made her smile, from the broach I gave her, to the sun setting in the west" Where as in 'First love' the relationship was the feeling of falling in love for the first time, which made the poet happy and living in his own dream world. Yet the relationship was mythological which ended in rejection and he feeling depressed. "My heart has left its dwelling place, and can return no more." In all these poems the relationships between the poems and their lovers are very similar. In 'First love' the relationship ended after a long chase for a special being, with a sad rejection, "Is loves bed always snow?" ...read more.

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This appeals to the audience more because it allows them to go through the same emotions as him whilst reading. In contrast, in 'Remember' uses simple yet dignified language, and there are a lot of deep heavy sounding words. "Hand," "planned" and "understand" These words add to the sombre tone. 'Remember is a 14 line sonnet which appeals to an older audience because the subject of death is more intriguing. 'My Last Duchess' this poem is a dramatic monologue which consists of rhyming couplets portraying a more sad yet interesting poem. It is written in rhythmic couplets which help to convey the idea of the duke's smugness. Overall, the poems are all expressed in a very emotional and detailed way. They all prove that loss of love is presented in a very direct and appealing way; this has been shown in the way that the poets composed their poems all in the first person, making them very descriptive and using a lot of dramatic imagery. ...read more.

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