"Come live with me and be my love"
Name: Abraham Yeh Grade: 9B Project title: "Come live with me and be my love" Focus: Marlowe's use of words in communicating the meaning of the poem and how his poem is a memorable one. The poem "come live with me and be my love" is a love poem written by Christopher Marlowe, persuading his love to come and spend some time with him. It is a poem full of romantic and passionate words that form natural imagery to convey the poet's feelings and what he means. By the way the poet uses words to persuade his love, makes the poem similar to the poem, "To his coy mistress". In the first stanza, the poet says, "Come live with me and be my love". He just says "come" and does not add "please" to show her a bit of urgency but in a polite or calm tone. He stresses on the fact that he wants her to come and have a romantic time by saying, "and be my love". In the next sentence, "And we will all the pleasures prove". Already, he has started saying "we" to show that he really wants to be with her. He also wants to inform his love that he will give her a nice time when he says, "All the pleasures prove". He then continues his sentence with, "that valleys, groves, hills, and fields woods or steepy mountains yields," He says this to tell her where he wants them to go which is basically nature places. He uses the nature words to create natural imagery to show a wider imagination. Also
"Consider the characteristics of two dramatic monologues that you have studied."
"Consider the characteristics of two dramatic monologues that you have studied." A dramatic monologue is a story that is told by some character, not by the poet himself. It is whenever s character tells a story in detail and in some way it is dramatic. In a dramatic monologue the speaker always has a silent listener. The two dramatic monologues I have studies are "My last duchess" and "Prophyria's lover." Both poems were written by Robert Browning a Victorian poet in the 1800's. "My last duchess" is about a duke that reveals not only the reasons for his disapproval of the behaviour of his former duchess, but aspects of his own personality as well. The duke tells the tale of is last duchess, a fair lady, who he felt did not give him the respect he wanted and shows the painting by Fra Pandolf of his last duchess. The story starts of were the duke of Ferrar a renaissance nobleman is showing and describing a painting to a visitor. We are aware that the painting is off his wife who is now dead "looking as if she were alive." He is very fond of the painting and compliments the artist for the work that he has done "that piece a wonder". The painting is off great value to him and he admires it. Are first impression of the duke are that he is a wealthy man, who is very much in love with his wife, he is very polite and rather formal "will't please you sit." I find it
"Enduring Love is a dark, distorting mirror of human relationships, where love is never love, but a unhealthy obsession". How far do you agree with this statement?
"Enduring Love is a dark, distorting mirror of human relationships, where love is never love, but a unhealthy obsession". How far do you agree with this statement? In Enduring Love there are several different relationships with 'love' apparently going on in some form or another. However calling all the love in the book an "unhealthy obsession" is a vast exaggeration of the truth. McEwan does depict love in a dark way but healthy love is clearly present between some of the characters especially in the beginning between Joe and Clarissa. Joe and Clarrisa's relationship does deteriorate when under a lot of pressure, and Joe does become overcome or obsessed with suspicion of Clarrisa but to say all they both feel for each other is a "unhealthy obsession" is a very pessimistic view on the situation. The other main relationship in Enduring Love is Parry's and Joe's this is very unhealthy, Perry becomes obsessed with Joe and Joe in turn eventually becomes obsessed with Parry. Joe's obsession is based around fear of Parry and wanting to apply science to understand his 'condition' while Perry's obsession is weird and tied in with sex, his religion, and the accident. Although Joe and Parry are obsessed with each other I do not think this is 'love' in any form. Joe is not in love with Parry nor will he ever be he just wants to understand him and get rid of him so he can get on with his
Explain the Roman Catholic view of marriage showing how the various symbols and words of the sacrament of marriage support these views.
Lots of people, male and female, spend there childhoods dreaming about the big day. White dresses, fresh flowers, big church and of course the rings, just to name a few of the important things needing to be arranged. People spend months preparing the big day. The list of things to do never ends food, clothes, guest list and reception. But how often do we stop and think about the Christian beliefs on marriage. When did we last ask what do the rings mean? Dress mean? Vows mean? These are just a few of the questions I will try to answer in the following: Catholics only have one major rule about marriage. They may have lots of others that are equally important but one stands out from the rest for me, LOVE. Christians believe that the foundation of marriage should be love and only love. Love plays a lot in the role of marriage, as it is not just enough to care for someone but to love is important. Ones love is shown in the vows and the words said in the vows. The vows are a promise of commitment and faithfulness; "Better or for worse" (http://www.bible.org) These words mean we should love our husband/wife through the highlights of married life but we should stick by each others side through the hard low times of married life. This is like the story in the bible of the man who asked god why through the hard the bad times of his life were why there only one set of foot prints,
Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress.
Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress is also trying to convince his reluctant girlfriend, 'His Coy Mistress', to love him, this time in the act of having sex. It uses a heavily different style than the first poem, although it keeps rhyming couplets: 'Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, lady, were no crime. from essaybank.co.uk ' But it uses irregular sentence length. The writer uses a metaphysical combination of strong ideals and complex intellectual ideas to bring across his strong feelings, very different to Marlowe's poem that was very simple and unemotional. The writer uses three irregular sections using different methods to woo his mistress. The first section starts at 'Had we but the world' on line one and ends at 'Nor would I love at lower rate.' on line 20. The method employed in this section uses the Court Pastoral Tradition in a sarcastic and humorous way. The first two lines: 'Had we but world enough, or time, This coyness, lady, were no crime.' Stated that if the writer had enough time then it would not matter that his girlfriend is reluctant as he could spend forever convincing her to love him. 'We would sit down, and think which way To walk, and pass our long love's day. This uses the Court Pastoral Tradition, exaggerating it and making the surroundings idyllic and dream-like as in Marlowe's poems, making the act of love seem very easy and
Love in “Let me not”, “First love”, “My last duchess” and “Porphyria’s lover”
Love in "Let me not", "First love", "My last duchess" and "Porphyria's lover" In this essay I will be discussing the views of love which are presented in four different poems. I will be explaining each poem in detail and I will also compare and contrast the ideas about love made by the poet. The four I will be comparing are "Let me not" "First love" "My last duchess" "Porphyria's lover" I noticed that the theme love is commonly used in all the poems. Each poet writer has a different view on love. The language used by each poet differs. In the poem "Let me not" written by William Shakespeare. This is what we call a sonnet. This is sonnet number CXV1. This poem is also a rhyming couplet and the rhyming scheme is ABAB CACA EFEF GG this poem contains four quatrains. The main theme about this poem is true love. In this poem Shakespeare is using language and describing the effects of love. He said love conquers time he also says love does not die as you get old. The poem is trying to get a message over to the reader. I think it may be that true love never ends. At first he portrays that he believes in strength and true love. Secondly he uses metaphor images. "Though Rosie lips and cheeks" This is an example of metaphor. In this quote I think he is trying to point out that there is more than a physical side to love. He used metaphor to describe lips. In the third stanza
Write a comparison of the two dramatic monologues ‘My last Duchess’ and ‘Porphyria’s Lover’. Which in your opinion is the more successful?
English Coursework - Comparison of the two dramatic monologues 'My last Duchess' and 'Porphyria's Lover' Write a comparison of the two dramatic monologues 'My last Duchess' and 'Porphyria's Lover'. Which in your opinion is the more successful? A dramatic monologue is a speech by one person, revealing his or her character by the way he or she speaks. A dramatic monologue shares some similar characteristics with drama, such as settings, atmosphere, conflict between characters, suggestions of gesture and movement and the use of direct speech. In the poem 'My last Duchess', we learn about the story of how the Duke, kills the Duchess. He kills her due to her being too flirtatious towards other men, however we only have the Dukes' point of view. In the poem, 'Porphyria's Lover' there is a similar story line; Porphyria is killed by her lover who is also a possessive lover. He killed her because she had just tolled him that she loved him, but she had never before been so sure as she may have had other relationships, so he killed her so that her feelings would never change again. However, there are similarities and differences between both dramatic monologues. The similarities are that the lover and husband are both possessive and abnormally obsessive towards their partners, both women seem to be friendly and seem innocent, and strangely both of the men feel justified in their
How are Relationships portrayed in 'The Seduction' and 'Cousin Kate?' In the poem 'Cousin Kate' written by Rossetti, she describes a young cottage maiden led astray
How are Relationships portrayed in 'The Seduction' and 'Cousin Kate?' In the poem 'Cousin Kate' written by Rossetti, she describes a young cottage maiden led astray by a wealthy Lord who leaves her with a baby to bring up on her own in disgrace. The poem was written in 1862 and society's attitude towards unmarried mothers was harsh to say the least. The poem is set in the countryside with country lanes, dust, gates and rye mentioned frequently. The poem is about the love and relationships between a young cottage maiden, her cousin and a rich lord who take a fancy to them both. The cottage maiden is disregarded and left with a child out of wedlock, while the cousin is taken out of poverty and lavished upon as the wife of the Lord. The poem is written in first person from the point of view of the cottage maiden so we only see her biased perspective of the events. From the beginning of the poem you can see the cottage maiden was in love with the Lord she calls him 'a great Lord' and asks herself 'Why did a great Lord find me out to fill my heart with care?' She's admitting he filled her heart with care, but by asking why, she's saying he hurt her. She also declares 'O cousin Kate my love was true.' Here she's expressing her sadness and the feeling of betrayal she has for her cousin she also says 'If you stood where I stand, I would have spat into his face, and not taken his
How does Arnold explore the ongoing theme of religion in the poem Dover Beach?
Dover Beach Essay Kunal Dasani How does Arnold explore the ongoing theme of religion in the poem 'Dover Beach'? Arnold explores the theme of religion in 'Dover Beach by using extended metaphors and vivid diction. Religion is the most prominent theme in the poem and the concept of religion in the poem is introduced in the second stanza. Arnold uses his description of the beach to convey the collapse of religion by using an extended metaphor to describe the sea. The sea is described as the 'Sea of Faith'. The word 'faith' links faith in that time to the ebb of the tide. This conveys to the reader that faith was once strong and looming over the world like a tide but has now fizzled out into nothing like a tide does. Also, this line is the shortest in the poem and this is pivotal as it brings in faith into the poem and other ideas about the world and shown from then on when the beach is described. Also, the writer describes the 'Sea of Faith' having been 'round earth's shore. This shows Arnolds remminisance for the past when religion was full and plentiful. In this way he uses the sea as an extended metaphor, the way religion retracts from the shores of the world. He backs this up by describing religion as laying 'like folds of a bright girdle furl'd'. The words 'bright girdle' indicate a supportive and resplendent sense. The writer also looks at what has been left
Compare and contrast "The Rendezvous" by Stanley J. Thomas, "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell and "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" by William Shakespeare.
Compare & contrast G.C.S.E Literature Essay This essay will compare and contrast "The Rendezvous" by Stanley J. Thomas and "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell also "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" by William Shakespeare. "The Rendezvous" is about a man who is waiting for his woman but she does not turn up, however he believes she will turn up. "To His Coy Mistress" is about a man who is trying to persuade woman to have sex with him, but she doesn't want to. "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" is about a man who talks about the beauty of his woman using nature to describe her beauty. The theme of love will be explored in this essay. The theme of love is in all three poems because it is saying how much the speaker loves the women who they love. The different type of love is beauty, lust and romantic love. One of the main similarities between the texts is the attitude to love and beauty. This is displayed in "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day". It is showing how much the speaker loves the women. ' Shall I compare thee to a summer's day ' This quote emphasises that a summer's day is bright and beautiful, just like you are perfect. It proves that she is beautiful because the speaker is comparing her to a summer's day. Similarly in "The Rendezvous" also shows beauty. It is similar to the first piece of text because it shows how much he loves