A Comparison of Love's Farewell by Michael Drayton and the Chilterns by Rupert Brooke

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A Comparison of Love's Farewell by Michael Drayton and the Chilterns by Rupert Brooke

"Love's Farewell" is a Shakespearean sonnet, written by Michael Drayton. It describes a relationship between a man and a woman. The man in the poem is bringing the relationship to an end. Michael Drayton came to prominence in the Elizabethan era. In the Elizabethan era there was a trend of following Shakespeare's way of writing because it pleased the Queen. Michael Drayton wrote "Loves Farewell" in 1619. The poem starts with a bitter tone and this suggests that it is not a friendly end to a relationship. The mood changes in the poem and at the end there is a gentle and positive feeling to it, suggesting the
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Brooke has gained experience from past relationship and does not need another lover. Brooke personifies the wind and the rain by giving them human characteristics. He uses these to replace people in his life. We find out that Brooke prefers the countryside because it is always there for him. The quote "Certainly these remain" tell us this. Although Brooke states that the countryside is more important to him than relationships, he then uses negative tone to describe the countryside. He uses words like "slumbering" and "black" which indicates to us that although Brooke says the countryside means a lot to him it may not. Although Brooke comes across as confident and he knows what he is doing is right, this may not be the case. As the language is positive when Brooke talks about relationships and becomes negative when he talks about the countryside we get the feeling that Brooke does actually care about relationships.

As I previously mentioned in the introduction to Michael Drayton's "Love's Farewell" is written as a Shakespearean sonnet. This consists of fourteen lines. Those fourteen lines can be divided into an octave which consists of two quatrains, containing two lines in each and a sestet which contains one quatrain and a rhyming couplet. He has used the Shakespearean sonnet rhyme scheme, which
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