The Poem “Remember”, is a poem that is filled with sadness and happiness.(Mixed emotions) It is a Petrarchan sonnet. This type of poem is about a woman who is leaving her lover as she is probably going to die. Before her death, they had planned to do loads of things but now that she is gone, nothing can be done. She wants he lover to remember her in a happy way and not a sad way. That is a very special way as normally if someone dies; he/she would be very upset when he/she thinks about the person. This poem has a few rhyming couplets and has irony. At first, she wants him to forget her and move on, but after a while, she should remember her again and be sad this time. She expects a lot from her lover. She wants to be important in his life. She asks him not to grieve but just to remember her. This quotation ‘only Remember me; you understand means it’. This poem is written by Christina Rossetti.
A Poem written by John Clare. “First Love” describes a boy whose heart has been stolen by a beautiful lady. He was so in love with her that he will be struck dazzled whenever he sees her, his face will turn pale and his legs will refuse to walk away. He thinks she is naturally beautiful, quoting: ‘her face bloomed like a sweet flower’ and whenever he thinks about her, he will be overwhelmed or confused. Quoting: ‘Seemed midnight at noonday, I could not see a thing, words from my eyes did start; they spoke as chords do from string, and blood burnt round my heart’. I could not see a thing in the old days like that; men were not allowed to go too close to a woman he didn’t know well. He is in depression and longed to express his feelings to her but he just doesn’t have the courage to do so. Quoting and when she looked ‘what could I ail?’ ‘My life and all seemed turned to clay.’ This poem has a regular beat and has similes. This kind of love is named as first sight.
‘A woman to her lover’ is about a woman who wants equality and demands certain things. For example: She will be willing to bore a baby for him but will not be his servant. Quoting: To bear you children, wearing out my life, in drudgery and silence, no servant will I be, if that is what you ask, O lover I refuse you! She has several demands which I find it pretty equal. She is flexible at some, for example: She doesn’t need people to do everything for her, she can provide her body to let him enjoy but she is not an angel and can’t do everything right. She wants perfect harmony, quoting: ‘And we shall have the music of the spheres for bridal march’. This poem is written by Christina Walsh.
The last poem is ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’ which means Beautiful Woman without pity.’ It is a ballad and opens with a miserable man lying near a lake. These plants have withered from the lake and no birds sing. This poem is said out my two people. He looks pale and worried. He met a lady in the meads, a very beautiful and natural lady. Her appearance causes her to be dazzled and numb. He made a bead of flower for her and she liked it. He picked her up and places her gently on his trusty horse. She found him plants to eat like smoothies and said she love him. She gets emotional and gave him kisses of four. She sang him a song which made him fall asleep and he had the strangest dream ever. He saw pale kings and queens and they all cried: ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’. They started to get hungry and opened their mouth wide apart, wanting to swallow him. And then all of a sudden, he woke up and realizes it was only a nightmare. And that is why he sits here, hanging around with the grasses that has little flowers and no birds sing. This poem is written by John Keats.
These poems are all love poems. Many types of Poems have many types of ending. Some are happy, some are dumbfounded and others are even heart-breaking. My conclusion is that some poems can be very interesting that you will be concentrating but others can be boring. Myself, I only like some of the poems as I find others have very confusing ending.