"First Love" by John Clare was written in the 19th century
How do different poets convey the idea of Love? "First Love" by John Clare was written in the 19th century. It is a poem about how the poet had fallen in love but it turned out it was unrequited. Whereas "Song" by W.H.Auden written in the 20th century, is a poem about how someone has been in love but then lost them to death. They are both quite similar in the fact that they are both about loving someone but not being able to have them. However they are different because "Song" is about two people having been in love and then losing it, rather than "First Love" in which the love is unrequited, and not being fulfilled. In the poem "First Love" by John Clare the poet writes about what seems to be a very overwhelming feeling. The poem is written in three stanzas and in each one the feelings develop. It has a rhyme structure of AB,AB, CD, CD etc. The first stanza has eight syllables in each line and the other two have a pattern of 8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6. I think it may be written like this because in the first stanza the feeling are simpler and then they get more complex as the poem progresses- like the syllable patterns. In stanza one the crush begins. He sees her and is suddenly struck by her beauty- "Her face it bloomed like a sweet flower." This simile is saying that her face opened up and revealed something beautiful just like a flower does. It brings the image of spring
"Green Thought" By Jon Stallworthy - Critical Evaluation
"Green Thought" By Jon Stallworthy - Reading Response By Melissa Bannon "Green Thought" by Jon Stallworthy is an interesting and valuable poem about love. During my essay I will justify why "Green Thought" is a worthy poem to be entered into a young student's poem anthology. The poem is an excellent choice because of Stallworthy's choice of characters, imagery and his skill in showing the power that love has to heal. Within the poem, Stallworthy tells a story of love and death. Written in first person narrative, the poet describes an old man as he reminisces about his wife during the good times, and bad. Ultimately, the young poet learns a valuable lesson about love through the experiences of this old man. The story within the poem is one of my reasons for choosing this poem as it is about a mature romance, so young adults would benefit and learn a lot about love from it. The poem also shows us that life is a very precious thing so we should live our life to the very best we can, as we cannot predict what will happen in the future. But most of all, teenagers would benefit from the hope the story conveys. It gives hope that in any bad situation we can anticipate and expect good events to follow. Despite being a story of mature love, which may seem to be an unusual subject for younger readers to enjoy, the lesson learned about love in the poem is very relevant. It gives
"Home Burial," by Robert Frost - critical analysis
"Wade in the Mud With Me" The conversational style poem, "Home Burial," by Robert Frost depicts a relationship between a man and a woman who are uniquely estranged. There could be many reasons and factors which might account for the lack of healthy communication skills within their marriage, but there are obvious walls that have been built up between them which limit their ability to comfort each other in this time of need. Such a feat (being capable of offering emotional support to a spouse in the face of hardship) is often times an unfortunate struggle in marriages and should be addressed, since it is also one of the most essential characteristics in a long lasting and healthy marriage relationship. This young, New-England couple which Frost has portrayed for us has encountered an extremely unfortunate and anomalous trial within the past few months of their marriage. Despite the fact that they have only been married for two years or so, these almost newlyweds have already experienced the death of their first baby boy. Many couples would be expected to cling to each other if found in a situation like this, and each would rely on the strength of his or her partner. However, from the very beginning of this piece, there is a sense of opposition and division between the two (which is illustrated in their conversation and body language) that does not embody or reflect what
"How did she do it?": Aphrodite's Seduction of Anchises
Forrest Johnson Professor Foss Paper #2 February 29, 2005 "How did she do it?": Aphrodite's Seduction of Anchises In the Homeric hymn of Aphrodite and Anchises, Zeus decided to put sweet desire into his daughter so that she would desperately want to make love to a prince of Troy. Aphrodite did not have the slightest clue to why she had suddenly fallen head over heels for Anchises, other than his appearance, closely resembled that of a god. Though she was somewhat confused by this unexpected desire to make love to Anchises, Aphrodite still gave everything she had, making every attempt to attract him to her. Aphrodite successfully lured Anchises by means of portraying herself as a mortal, but her immortality still showed through her disguise, manifested in her wealth, beauty, and emotional lust. Focusing specifically on lines 85-87 of this Homeric hymn, I argue that the mood of this scene has much to do with Anchises falling under Aphrodite's casual love spell. In the description of the elegance of her garments, many symbolic meanings are revealed. Her robe, is described as "out-shining the brightness of fire" and as a "robe of gold." Fire elicits impressions of heat, light, or warmth, but is also symbolic of passion, lust, love, and sexual ecstasy. Such an untraditional robe seems beyond the reach of mortals and Anchises senses this, but it still entices him
"How Do Browning's Poems "My Last Duchess" And "Porphyria's Lover" Compare And Contrast?
Essay on "Porphyria's Lover" and "My Last Duchess" "How Do Browning's Poems "My Last Duchess" And "Porphyria's Lover" Compare And Contrast? Robert Browning's two poems "My Last Duchess" And "Porphyria's Lover" are about two men who kill their partners to own them. "My Last Duchess" is about a Duke who tells us about his wife and her behaviour with other men, on the other hand "Porphyria's Lover" is about the mind of an abnormally possessive lover. The males take the dominant roles in both poems. Both poems compare in many ways, the most obvious comparison is that both poems are about men that kill their partners to own them, in "Porphyria's Lover" the lover kills his partner to stop him from being lonely and so no other man can have her, he says, "That moment she was mine, mine, fair Perfectly pure and good:" Both of Browning's poems are also monologues which are written through the male lover's point of view. The main difference is that in "My Last Duchess" the duke kills his wife indirectly by giving orders, the Duke says, "Much the same smile? This grew; I gave commands; Then all smiles stopped together." This makes the reader feel more a little less shocked, while on the other hand in "Porphyria's Lover," the lover kills Porphyria directly which makes the reader a little more shocked, he says, "in one long yellow sting I wound three times her little throat around, and
"Love Poetry" Coursework Poetry is an idiosyncratic way of a person trying to articulate their feelings or other in a different way about a variety of topics, love, past experiences, politics etc. With the use of metaphors and similes, one can show diverse things without having to be precise about them. Not just words can tell us about the poem, a lot of the time we can learn how the poet is trying to express themselves, by looking at the sentence composition, how it is laid out, how many lines there are, etc. The roles of the masculine and feminine civilization in society were remarkably dissimilar through a long period between the 16th and 17th century. They saw women as objects and objectified and discriminated them, men and women both had expectations and duties, which they were expected to live up to. The modern day views on love and relationship are diverse when compared to the views during 16th and 17th century. The modern era sees relationships as being equal and in some cases women are seen as the prominent and powerful out of the two. Class division were defined by the upper classes base on the way people spoke, acted, dress etc. A lot of the poems which were written in this time, talk about upper class men manipulating lower and middle class women to fall in love with them. Through out the16th and 17th century men saw women as sexual symbols, women had to accept
"Male and Female Poets Have Very Different Ways Of Expressing Their Attitudes To Love And Relationships".
Pre 1914 Poetry English Literature Coursework Essay "Male and Female Poets Have Very Different Ways Of Expressing Their Attitudes To Love And Relationships" In this essay I will discuss the attitudes of the poets by deeming what the poem is describing, thus coming to the judgement of whether the comment is true or not. I will talk about three poems by three male poets and three poems by three female poets. Firstly I will discuss the poems by the male poets and then the other three poems and hopefully I will have made a decision about the comment. The first poem I will discuss is "When We Two Parted" by Lord Byron. Byron starts his poem with a describing his relationship with his ex wife or ex lover. In the next paragraph he describes how he felt about their relationship, he uses the word "chill" to say that he had a cold feeling about their relationship and that he really didn't love her. He then makes nasty comments about their relationship and her; he uses the following phrases "thy vows are all broken, and light is thy fame", he is basically saying that it's her fault that the relationship didn't work. In the third paragraph he states that every time he hears her name it reminds him of funeral bells, this is shown when says "they name thee before me, a knell to mine ear" this shows that he thinks that it's her fault and that he never really loved her or that he
How John Ford presents the relationship between Gioanni and Annabella in Act 1 of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore'.
How John Ford presents the relationship between Gioanni and Annabella in Act 1 of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore' In Act one of 'Tis pity she's a whore ', John Ford presents Giovanni and his sister Annabella's incestuous love in two different styles. In scene one, Giovanni tells the Friar of his love for his sister, in this conversation John Ford presents this relationship as sinful and inappropriate, whereas in scene two, the relationship is portrayed in a sweet and romantic style that is typical of plays during this period. The play opens with a conversation between Giovanni and the friar in this scene Giovanni confides in the Friar telling him his feelings for his sister, the friar then gives Giovanni advice in how to deal with the situation. At the beginning of this Act, the friar is understanding of this love as he says, 'Yes, you may love, fair son', but as the scene progresses, the friar's tone changes, 'Why, foolish madman'. The friars use of emotive language throughout this scene is used to reveal the Churches attitude towards incest. Giovanni tries to justify his feelings for his sister, he says, 'Are we not therefore each to other bound so much the more by nature'. Giovanni's argument is that as they are brother and sister and also from the same womb, that they are bound to each other all the more as 'one soul, one flesh, one love, one heart, one all'. John Ford
"A key reason for the shows success is its ability to use fantasy metaphors to illuminate the difficulties of growing up" - Joe Nazzaro, journalist for Buffy the Vampire Slayer magazine.Discuss this, and other ways that the show has become a success.
"A key reason for the shows success is its ability to use fantasy metaphors to illuminate the difficulties of growing up" - Joe Nazzaro, journalist for Buffy the Vampire Slayer magazine. Discuss this, and other ways that the show has become a success. "High School is Hell!" - A common metaphor spoken among teenagers today. In the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BtVS), this is far from a metaphor. BtVS has become one of the most successful tellers of metaphors in television history, demolishing even its closest competitors. Is Buffy really about vampires, demons, ghosts and assorted monsters? No. For all its surface fun, Buffy is all about underlying meanings. Meanings like sibling rivalry, love and relationships, or the death of a parent. The list is endless. When one steps into 'Buffyverse', there really are demons outside your bedroom window, the lunch lady is trying to poison the pupils, and high school is not just hell; it sits on top of The Hellmouth. I will be examining how the writers, and creator Joss Whedon, have played out our fears, and made them literal. For seven years BtVS has used metaphors of the supernatural to explore human emotions and conflicts. What is amazing about the series is how its creators create conventional storylines and turn old clichés into new tales of self-empowerment. In a "traditional" horror film, a blonde, ditsy girl
"Beauty and the bloke" by Cosmo Landesman is an argumentative article trying to put across the message that men and women are breaking free of old fashioned stereotypes.
"Beauty and the bloke" by Cosmo Landesman is an argumentative article trying to put across the message that men and women are breaking free of old fashioned stereotypes, he is trying to convey the message that it's the nineties, men no longer have to be macho and hairy! They are no longer afraid or ashamed to care for their appearances, even if it means cosmetic surgery! Women to are also making a stand, no longer will they stand silent being made to look good by men, women are now "prepared to give the men they love a shove in the direction of the cosmetic surgeon" Landesman throughout the article, puts across the message that women are to blame for men's insecurities in their appearances. They are also to blame for the rise in men undergoing cosmetic surgery, for starting the male trend of waxing and wearing perfume. It is quite a controversial article and at first it gives us the impression that Landesman feels negatively towards the "£240 million beauty industry for men" saying "is nothing sacred any more" but throughout the article Landesman warms up to the idea of "the nineties man and beauty". Towards the end of the article Landesman even gets quite personal, and to the surprise of the reader states "for the love of my wife I'd even get my legs waxed!" The writer uses surprise endings to keep the writer interested e.g., "perfume, waxing, cosmetic surgery....nineties