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Love Poetry

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Select Three Poems And Compare Each Poet's View On Love Love poetry is an expression of a poet's real emotions. It's a way a expressing your emotions without actually talking to anyone. I believe that love is a feeling that is needed to be human, without it there would be emptiness, and loneliness in our hearts, and is the key to survival in life. Whilst some individuals may believe that love has nothing to do with us being engaged in a relationship with someone, but by their physical appearance. However that might partially true I think that also a common interest has to be shared. The definition for Love in the Oxford dictionary is, 'feeling a strong emotional, and sexual attraction' to someone. It is a feeling that cannot be fully described in words, but by an invisible bond that connects that special someone to you. In this essay I will be explore the view of love from different poets. The three poems I will be comparing are, 'First Love' by John Clare, 'Villegiature' by Edith Nesbit, and 'A Woman to her Lover' by Christina Walsh. I will compare each poets view on love by examining the subject, tone, imagery, form, and feelings used by the poets. ...read more.

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This shows to me that love is complicated, and that each person has there own view of it. Clare is the only poet to have a different view of love, as he is confused about what he is feeling, so he uses rhetorical questions to question himself, and maybe love itself, ''Are flowers the winters choice?'' The use of these rhetorical questions really makes me understand the feelings of confusion that are going through John Clare. However Christina's view on love stays the same through out the poem, and leaves us in doubt that she was in a time of radical prejudices against women, 'Do you come to bend me to your will', and 'As conqueror to the vanquished' show how Christina longs to be freed from the dominance held by the male in that time period. Also the same goes for Villegature where although the story starts of as a typical romantic love poem with lots of classic, almost clich�d, love poetry turns out to be a twist, when we are given the impression that the 'ghost' is not quite the perfect love object that the poem leads us to believe. ...read more.

Conclusion

In Villegature the language devices that are used are alliteration to emphasises the slowness and boring of love, ' Your solid self'. Nesbit uses a metaphor, "By the pear tree to my room, Your ghost last night climbed uninvited". The room is a metaphor for the woman's mind and the ghost is a metaphor for her lover. The ryming scheme for this poem is again in 'abab', which again indicates restrictions. Also in A Woman To Her Love, military images such as, 'conqueror..bondslave' are used to show the dominance role held by the male at that time. 'A wingless angel' is a methapor which scorns for women all thmesleves to be dominated. And the repetiton of 'if that' creates an aggressive tone. Along with the language devices the form is written in free verse, and hints no limits/boundries, and also each stanza gives different views of aspects of romance. In conclusion the poets I have discussed in this essay all talk about love in different viewpoints. Some of them give off positive, and negative views on love due to their experiences. This tells me that love can be really good or really bad, it also shows me that love is different for everyone, and that love does not have any favourites. ...read more.

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