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Using two poems by one author & any other poems of your choice show how different poets approach the theme of love

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Using two poems by one author & any other poems of your choice show how different poets approach the theme of love. Porhyria's Lover and My Last Duchess are two love poems written by Robert Browning. Let Me Not by William Shakespeare is also a love poem. Although all of these are love poems they are written by two different authors and both authors have a very different style and form of writing love poems. Here I will be looking at the different styles, forms, and approaches that these poets take when writing there love poems. Porhyria's Lover and My Last Duchess are a dark side of love poems, about men whose abnormal ways lead to the death of their loved ones. ...read more.

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In Let me not the first quatrain; "Let me not to the marriage of true mindes Admit impediments, love is not love Which alters when it alteration findes, Or bends with the remover to remove. This introduces Shakespeare's idea that true love always lasts and does whatever it needs to last. It states that if you allow imperfections then it is not real love. This first quatrain introduces the poem and gives you something to think about. The second quatrain; O no, it is an ever fixed mark That lookes on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandring barke Whose worths unknowne, although his higth be taken. ...read more.

Conclusion

Shakespeare ends the poem with If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved. Shakespeare states that if he is proved wrong, then that would mean he never wrote anything and that no man has ever loved. Obviously this is ridiculous as Shakespeare did write and men do love. So Shakespeare uses this rhyming couplet to prove his point, saying that it is impossible to prove him wrong because he is right. This is how Shakespeare uses the theme love, but Robert Browning approaches the theme love in a much more dark and confusing way. In Pophyria's Lover browning uses love as an excuse for a murder. ...read more.

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