Analysis of "Dark Swallows Will" Essay

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I chose the poem "Dark swallows will" by Gustavo A. Becquer for this project. The reason I chose it is because I've read a lot of other poems by Bequer and have liked them. His ideas about poetry and love are idealistics; he thinks that love and poetry are like dreams that have a definite shape, a shape that is not satisfactory for him. So when I read this poem, the idea of that god – like love called my attention and I found it interesting to analyze it and to find the real message. The theme of love is always associated with poetry, but in this poem we'll find the theme of love as something that "will not return". The poem opens up with an image of spring and mating. The dark swallows celebrate their mating, which points the starting …show more content…
The honeysuckles will climb the walls of the garden " but those full of drop of dew" which symbolize the pure, innocent, and fresh love, "will not return."
Better said, those swallows and honeysuckles existed only because of that romance that just ended. And when the poet uses the simile "…drops of dew… like tears of the day," it also symbolizes the ending of the love affair. In the fifth stanza Becquer extends the time to the human emotions. He says that words of love will return and that in fact they will sound in the ear of the woman he loved. The ardent words will awaken her and even generate new feelings. But the speaker convinces us that the kind of love he gave her lover is beyond the cycle of nature and even her emotions and feeling. And by using the anaphora "by those", the writer help us to understand the condition that his love is beyond that cycle. In fact, the sixth stanza warns the lady not to fool herself because the love the speaker felt for her is not ruled by the temporary cycles that rule the nature. His love was idolatry. It's beyond nature. The repetition "those…will not return" that the poet uses in almost all the stanzas helps to support this idea. In conclusion, the poem points the inevitable cycle of natural and emotional events and the power that love has to go beyond that cycle. This is why the speaker assures that the way he has loved is something that
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