My Last Wedding Poem Analysis

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While marriage to many is seen as a joint union between two people who are in love, many are not in that position. Rather these three poems, “ Sorting Laundry”, “My Last Duchess”, and “ Let me not to the marriage of true minds” have similar concepts it is expressed in different ways. These poets took the image of marriage and really gave it a deeper, different view on what the usual marriage view is looked upon. “Sorting Laundry” by Elisavietta Ritchie says that marriage is an everyday occurrence that comes up in the simplest things. In Robert Browning’s poem “ My last Duchess” approaches marriage as a convenience, rather than truly being in love with their spouse. It also depicts how one person may have more control than the other when it comes to being in full control. While in, “ Let me not to the marriage of true minds” by William Shakespeare ends with marriage being.

Ritchie describes marriage as a constant remembrance and up-hill battle; she also understands that everything happens for a reason. The speaker in the poem is remembering certain times when she was with her loved one, she happens to reminisce these memories as she is doing her laundry. She recalls the time they both spent together, both good and bad. This poem also contains metaphors and similes throughout specific pieces of clothing; through every-day occurrences which makes the speaker in the poem remember certain times she spent with her loved one. “ pillowcases, despite so many/ washings, seems still/ holding our dreams” (Lines 7-9) which seem to indicate that no matter how difficult times may appear to be that her and her loved one will still be together. Many times people will dream to achieve their goal in life and they do whatever it takes to make sure it is achieved. “ Our king-sized sheets/ like tablecloths/ for the banquet of giants” (Lines 4-6) It also explains in metaphors how working together is what will make their dreams come true, a relationship needs two people to make it work. The speaker also mentions how certain things went awry but thinking about them now were like stepping stones into their future. As the speaker is going through her laundry there are still pieces of clothing that are worn-out but still have a
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