Love is one of the most indescribable concepts that exist in one’s life experiences. Some argue that love is one of the most important things to have in life, which can shape and mold one’s interpretation of the world. Others may claim that love is an illusion, which serves as a distraction preventing individuals from being enlightened. The interpretation of love could be ambiguous, but the important thing is that love is very powerful and can severely affect an individual’s behavior, expectations in life, and sole responsibilities. Many writers have written about the power of love. Some of these works include, “The Love Suicides at Amijima”, “Death Constant Beyond Love”, and “Gilgamesh”. The most distinctive and comprehensive story involving
This book report is an analysis of the Egyptian Love Poem [ My god, my Lotus…], from the book, The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Volume A. Egyptian Love Poems date back to 1300-1100 B.C.E., they were written on papyri, potsherd, and flakes of limestone. Papyri are a sheet-like material that was made out of pithy stems from a water plant. Which was used to write or paint on in the ancient Mediterranean world, potsherd is pieces of broken ceramic material. The lovers in Egyptian Love Poems are young and tend to be under parental supervision, half the poem is spoken by the girl and the other half by the boy. [ My god, my Lotus…] uses imagery to describe the desires of love and how different types of love function within modern societies. This poem displays different perspectives of love and the reality of how love is viewed in most civilizations. Readers will learn that love is not exclusive to men and women, and how different forms of love can lead them to overcoming life obstacles.
Throughout the poem, To My Dear and Loving Husband, many lines explain how I feel about love. This poem is written to express a woman's love for her husband. This poem expresses so much emotion and feeling. "My love is such that rivers cannot quench," (page 115) is such an excellently written line that describes how much emotion is put into just one four letter
In the poems “Pamphillia to Amphilanthus” and “I… and Your Eyes,” there are similarities and differences. The poems are both about love. The poems have different perspectives on how they view love. The poems have the same subject, but in contrast have differences of how the subject is viewed. The poems’ styles and theme also have differences and similarities. Love is perceived differently in each poem.
In this essay I will be commenting on the presentation of relationships in two poems. The first poem is ‘Les Grands Seigneurs’, in which the speaker remarks on her life before marriage, where she was adored and worshiped by men, and how it has changed after marriage. ‘My Last Duchess’ is a dramatic monologue in which the speaker comments on his late wife and her character, suggesting that she was unfaithful to him and hinting that he may have murdered her because of this.
During both Tales we also incorporate two statements from the Art of Courtly Love. The Art of Courtly Love, it states “Love is always increasing or decreasing” and “Real jealousy increases the act of love.” This is also used in our modern age of relationships. Through marriages and anniversaries, there is loving increasing. While when two lovers begin to separate it is when love begins to decrease. In a negative view, we can see when a lover previously in a relationship became jealous, they can become jealous-hearted. These statements on love we experience regularly today, is also present in both
Kooser’s theme in this poem is about love can overcome sickness or the strong love inside the family bond nothing can block the love away. Love is one of the element to make human’s relationship strong. Love is unconditional, valuable, and unpayable. Love can only occur sincerely from the bottom of our
In this poem, she expresses her love, through heart smoldering words, which could be felt through her speech act of exhortation. She appeared optimistic, about the continuity of her friendship and love with her lover. Her disposition in this literary act, unveiled her temperament. She favors romance and sexual intrigue. Her style of thought here, is intuitive and realistic because she talks about a tangible subject matter. She touches and holds the love she feels for her man friend with her words. This poem also appeals to the reader’s intellect and emotions because of her soft and emotional tone. Her words are not ambiguous or obfuscating. They have clear meaning, and are written in plain tense, which makes it easy to read and understand. Her poem is also built on comparison; she compares being lovers and friends, to memories shared, love made, tears shared and the significance of her romance with her lover. The poem lacked some rhyme scheme and imagery, however, it is divided into quadrant stanzas and follows a repetition of syntactical structures. Both capitalization and punctuations are present. This is a great poem that expresses the symbolic meaning of love and friendship. She teaches that, love is not based on sexual intercourse or transient things, but upon the love that we have,
Love is a special emotion that most individuals strives for. Part of a human’s nature is to love and long for another individual. This feeling has existed since the beginning and will continue to exist until the end. The term “love,” however, is very broad. To understand more easily what the term means, the Ancient Greeks came up with three terms to symbolize the three main types of love. The three classical types of love are very important to understand, as they will continue to exist until the world ends. The selected poems read reflect three classical types of love.
When one looks to the village of Deir el-Medina one is given a few indications of every day life of Ancient Egyptians. Mainly workmen and their families occupied the village (except when Akhenaten was in power). Evidence from this village gives us insight into the economy of everyday man in ancient Egypt as well as how the workers lived. We are even given evidence of a strike. All of this cuts away the modern misconception of Egyptian workers in the guise of slaves.
The Lais of Marie de France are a collection of poems that tell enchanting stories of handsome knights, kings, queens, and romance. Although the lais varied in content; love is the common theme in each of the lais. Since, love is the center theme of the lais it is important to define the term. According to the article, The Social Psychology of Love and Attraction romantic love is defined as, “a love that is supposed to stand the test of time, enduring all hardship. Romantic love emphasizes being in love with a certain individual” (Braxton-Davis 1). In the lais Marie de France, their a conflict between love, marriage, and moral responsibility.
Compare using literary and linguistic techniques how love is presented in “The Perils Of Intimacy” and “The Passionate Shepherd To His Love”
Love poems talk about the spiritual aspects of the subject and needing to be vulnerable to them. Lust poems seem to focus more on the physical beauty of the subject, recalling the flush of a
A poem is a piece of writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song that is nearly always rhythmical, usually metaphorical, and that often exhibits such formal elements as meter, rhyme, and stanza structure. In her poem, “Variations of the Word ‘“love”’,” Margaret Atwood introduces to her audience the word “love” from many different perspectives. Google defines “love” as “an intense feeling of deep affection”, or “having a deep feeling or sexual attachment to (someone).” But “love” is not something that can easily be described. Atwood goes on to present and portray the word through different illustrations, beginning with cliché examples and ending with her own personal scenarios. The author’s tone and metaphorical language effectively conveys her perspective of “love”.
She then offers and provides examples of wealth and beauty, but in her case she described her husband’s love is more precious than gold and the riches of the East. Also, describes her love as thirst when mentioning that the Rivers cannot quench her yearning. She implied an image of sensuality alluding to sexual desire. In this case, telling her husband she needs his love and cannot live without it; she claims that only his love makes her happy and can only satisfy her desires.