Both poems are themed about their unbreakable bond of love and are free verse. Because both poems use “I” they are 1st person point of view. Most poems have repetition as these
The first similarity that was noticed was how both these poems have the same rhyme scheme. A rhyme scheme is the pattern of how rhyme sounds occur . In the case of these poems, the last word in the line rhymes with the following, and then it starts a new word to rhyme with afterwards. In My Last Duchess, the twenty- first line rhymes with the twenty- second line: “For calling up that spot of joy. She had” (21) A heart—how shall I say?—too soon made glad,” (22). When looking at the similar poem, My Ex- Husband, the twenty- first and twenty- second lines rhyme with each other as well: “Half- hidden in a corner nook. Such stuff” (21) “Was all too well rehearsed, I soon enough” (22). This is an obvious similarity to both the poems because they show this throughout the whole reading. Although these simple similarities are pretty obvious, there are some similarities that require a bit more
The Flea and To His Coy Mistress are two poems written by poets living during the Renaissance Period. To His Coy Mistress was written by Andrew Marvell and The Flea was written by John Donne. Both of these poets were well-educated 'metaphysical poets', and these poems illustrate metaphysical concerns, highly abstract and theoretical ideas, that the poets would have been interested in. Both poems are based around the same idea of trying to reason with a 'mistress' as to why they should give up their virginity to the poet.
The most obvious difference is the fact that one shows the perspective of a woman while the other tells a story from a man's perspective. The letter is written by a guy in the army to his wife and kids. He talks more about how he loves the Country so much that he is willing to die for it. The major does not really mind the fact that he is about to die and leave his family behind. Instead he tells his wife and kids to stay strong and that he will always be there for them. In contrast, the poem talks about how the women values her husband’s love and how he is such an idol. She would put her husband before anything and anyone. Just by reading the poem people are able to tell how much this women respects and loves her husband.Although they both love their families, one is willing to give up his life and abandon them.
Although they both hold Petrarch's poem as the origin, they show the difference in the effects of the Neo-Platonism during the Renaissance. The notion that the need for love still existed, but the idea that perfect love could never exist was what basically what drove the entirety of their ideas, and what made them stream from the Petrarchan idea of idealistic love. Both authors while focusing on the idea that love can not be idealized show in their own depictions two different views of that love. They portray the means of keeping love or holding onto love with two different mind sets and basically help to back up the notion idealized love can not truly exist and can not be a product of only perfection.
Read the two poems carefully, bearing in mind that they were written at different times by different writers and are open to different interpretations. Write a comparison of these two poems.
Both poets use metaphor differently in text to give many meanings. For Instance, Marie Howe in “Practicing” compared a sex room to a boat with portholes and booths which had connections with: water and being aroused, kissing booths, and portholes with genitalia. There are several connections that come up
While ‘hour’ presents feelings of more romantic love, ‘To his coy mistress’, presents the idea of a more physical love. But both poems are based upon many of the same ideas, but are shown in different ways. For example the ideas of Nature, sense of greed, sense of time moving too quickly and a sense realistic love.
Poems To His Coy Mistress and My Last Duchess present both similarities and differences. Certainly, both hold a similar state, in terms of the setting, and this is based on conformity. In spite of that, it is a concept of upper class versus the outcome of reality. Essentially, the meaning is conveyed by speech patterns and tone of voice. In other words, the themes are similar but the perspective is altered based on the Speaker’s attitude and thoughts. Ultimately, both are related, but by a certain class of status and being justified in their own way.
First of all, based on both poems, the attitude of the poets is influenced by the diction of the poems as well as tone and mood.
These two poems are very different in terms of syntax, structure and actions, but the tone is the same in each. Both poems make us pity the young boys who were forced to grow up before their time, not understanding the possible consequences of their actions. They are connected in this way despite being thrown out of life differently (and because of different reasons) but because both were moved by the desire to be seen as better or older in the eyes of others. This is ironic as they are simply forgotten by the people they wanted to impress, be they the girls with the “slim waists” or the anonymous
Robert Browning is a well known English poet known for his success using dramatic monologue during the Victorian Era. He grows up in England with his parents and shows an interest in poetry at a young age. His first published poems help to jump start his early career. Robert Browning, master of dramatic monologue, shows his world beliefs through characters in the two poems, "Porphyria's lover" and "My Last Duchess”.
The poems, La Bell Dame sans Merci by John Keats and My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the Sun by William Shakespeare are similar since they both are about being in love with someone regardless of beauty or size. In the first line in each of the poems is positive and suddenly contrasted with something negative. The differences between the poems is the message theme and tone which is conveyed through the use of literary devices and techniques. The love in the Shakespeare poem is stronger in the end admitting he loves his mistress, no matter what she looks like with emotions he says “I think my love is rare”. The name of the poem is the first indicator of the tone of the poem. In the first line, “mistresses eyes are nothing like the sun” begins