Analysis Of I My Dear And Loving Husband, And Christopher Marlowe 's The Passionate Shepherd Of His Love
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Poetry is a beautiful work of literature that expresses ideas and gives words and phrases intense meaning that gets embedded permanently in the mind of the reader. It’s an art mastered by only a handful of talented poets who’s writings stand the test of time. Anne Bradstreet’s poem “To My Dear and Loving Husband” and Christopher Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” are no exception. These two poems share a common theme of love that uses strong imagery, figurative language, and rhyme to portray the strong love and desire the writer’s poses for their lovers. Love is a feeling that every living thing wants to feel and experience, many have found love like in the poem “To My Dear and Loving Husband” others are left chasing it like in the poem “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”. I have experienced both of these dilemmas and because of my ability to strongly relate to these poems I have chosen to discuss them.
Love is something that we as humans cannot help but want and need, it is a natural instinct and desire that we seek to fulfill. In the poem “To My Dear and Loving Husband” the speaker has clearly found that love. The main theme of this poem appears to be love and more specifically marital love. The poet speaks of her strong and true love towards her husband implying that there is no other wife out there that loves her husband more by stating “If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;” (Bradstreet 976). As we read further down the writer challenges other women