The loss of a loved one is perhaps the most difficult experience that humans ever come up against. The poem Porphyria’s Lover, written by Robert Browning, adds a sense of irony to this. At the most superficial layer, the speaker’s in both Porphyria’s Lover and Neutral Tones, written by Thomas hardy, both deal with loss. The tones in Neutral Tones seem to be indifferent, or Neutral. Porphyria’s Lover speaker ends up murdering his beloved at the end the poem. While this isn’t the case with the speaker in Neutral Tones, the two speakers are much more similar than we might think. The speaker in Neutral Tones doesn’t outright murder his lover, but there is a considerable amount of disdain and contempt towards his supposed lover. The speaker in Porphyria’s Lover is quite obviously a disturbed man, the sinister nature of the speaker in Neutral Tones, however, is not as clear. Delving further into this idea, I will also discuss other obscure parallels throughout the two poems.
James Fenton and Carol Ann Duffy are both contemporary poets. Their poems ‘In Paris with You’ and ‘Quickdraw’ both include the themes of the pain of love. This essay compares how the two poets present the pain of love in their poems, exploring things such as imagery, vocabulary and form and structure.
This essay will be exploring the use of language and imagery in the poem ‘Valentine’ by Carol Ann Duffy to emphasise certain emotions within the text. This poem refers to the dark side of love and relationships several times, for example; “Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips.” This creates a different atmosphere to the stereotypical love poems, which are known for their mention of red roses and satin hearts. Although the title gives us an impression of a cliché-filled poem, as we continue reading, the poem seems like more of a warning than an encouragement to involve oneself in relationships and commitment,
Love You Forever is a classic heart-warming story by Robert Munsch built around a simple, but eternally meaningful commitment from a mother to a child to love him forever. Robert Munsch has become a world-renowned author of children’s books for his unique use of exaggerated expressions that produce sounds that are very appealing and fun for children. In Love You Forever Munsch uses words like “crazy” and “zoo” to add the effect of comedy but the overall theme of the story strikes chords that are much deeper than exaggerated expressions (Munsch np). Robert Munsch started Love you Forever as a song: “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll
Poetry written in the sixteenth century is not very different from modern-day poetry. Poets seem to continue to craft work based upon love and heartbreak more than any other topic. In Georgia Giscoigne’s 1573 poem “For That He Looked Not upon Her”, the speaker comes off as distraught over a girl, but actually has a more conflicting attitude towards her. The speaker feels desire towards this girl, but his desirer comes off as ambivalent at times. He shows indecisiveness about his feelings towards her, and at times comes off as regretful towards his past with her. Gascoigne presents a desiring, ambivalent, yet regretful attitude through his choice of title, diction, and use of metaphors.
“Love Poem” by John Frederick Nims is an excellent of example of an author using many types of literary terms to emphasize his theme of a love that is imperfect yet filled with acceptance. In, this poem Nims uses assonance, metaphor, and imagery to support his theme of “Imperfect, yet realistic love”.
The art of poetry speaks to people through the deep meanings represented in the words of the author. These meanings are meticulously pieced together through the mind of the writer. Readers can unveil the words to find truth within the work. The truth being presented in George Gascoigne’s poem illustrates a man that has given up on love because of his past heartbreak. It’s obvious that past failed relationships have altered the speaker’s view of love. George Gascoigne utilizes metaphors in “For That He Looked Not Upon Her”, to revel the truths that are embedded in the poem.
Love has a voice that speaks to everyone differently. For some people it is a gentle whisper, but for others it is a scream, yearning to be noticed. Love is a common theme in literature, discussed in many works. Love is a very broad term, that can be defined in many different ways. Love has many characteristics, with many individual interpretations. In this essay, I will be talking about three poems: Robert Graves’ Symptoms of Love, Bob McKenty’s Adam’s Song, and Muriel Stuart’s In the Orchard. Each of these poems demonstrates their own meaning of love, and each author interprets love in their own different ways.
The play, Love/Sick, by John Cariani, directors; Mr.Landmann - Theatre Director, Matilde Alejandro - Student Director, Megan Johnson - Stage Manager, and Bethany Navarro - Assistant Manager. The actors are Luis Salazar who plays as Kevin, Nathaniel Esparza who plays as Mark, Natalia Martinez who plays as Emily, Angel K. Limas, and Michelle Lopez who play as Abbie, Esmeralda Hernandez and Maya Souza play as Louise Overbee, Esmeralda Salazar and Baylee Bryant who play as Celia, Nicholas Jacob Gamboa better known as Nik plays Andy, Jonathan Calderon as the Singing Telegram Man, Erika Aleman as Jill, Jesus Hernandez better known as Beto played Keith, Austin Aguirre as Bill, Edna Escobedo and Anjali Singh as women, Angel Ramirez as Ben, Elijah Cross and Joseph Arisco as man, Alondra Campos as Sarah, Sadie Cunningham as Kelly, and Kimberly Solano and Zauriah Cotton as Liz. The play, Love/Sick, consists of IX acts. The play Love/Sick was held at Desert Hot Springs High School Theatre Department. There are many themes for Love/sick but they usually have to deal with forbidden love and madness because some people fall in love at first sight while others after being married for quite some time aren’t contempt with what they have.
In the story “The Love of My Life,” author T. Coraghessan Boyle, writes about China and Jeremy, two outstanding students in love with each other. China and Jeremy spend every moment together that they can. When they got to college they discover that they China is pregnant. The two are terrified by the pregnancy and try their best to hide that China is pregnant from their peers and parents. When the baby is born both teens do not want it and Jermy throws it in a dumpster. Today’s kids are given everything they could want. When a problem rises they are not sure how to deal with it because they have been given everything all their life. Society is to blame because society tells kids how their life is suppose to be and when it is not what society says it is okay to act up.
In “The Love of My Life” China is an irrational young teenage girl. She is an intelligent girl that tries to have good grades and be on top of her class. China was raised from rich parents. She didn’t have to worry about money nor paying for college. She was a spoiled young girl that also got everything she had ever requested. China cared for people’s opinions and wanted to represent her family’s name in a good, well-spoken way. China felt in love with a guy named Jeremy, a type of emotion that could be considered destructive fondness.
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The book “out of love for you’’ is a story in which Anne Schraff, the author, tells a story about family, friendship, and loyalty.
Similarly, Melanie tries to escape the patriarchal nature of Philip who “can’t abide a woman in trousers…’no make-up, mind. And only speak, when your spoken to. He likes, you know, silent women.”(P. 62-23) He tries to put Melanie in place of the swan in his show and treat her like a puppet. “Philip’s voice…moved dark and sonorous against the moaning of the fiddle. The swan made a lumpish jump forward and settled on her loins. She thrust with all her force to get rid of it…the gilded beak dug deeply into the soft flesh. She screamed hardly realizing she was screaming. The obscene swan had mounted her.” (p.165-167) This scene is very disturbing as Philip tries to take Melanie’s sexual agency away, making the tone of this episode is very dark
Several poems in the anthology explore the intensity of human emotion. Explore this theme, referring to these three poems in detail and by referencing at least three other poems from your wider reading.’