True Love By Wislawa Szymborska

876 Words Apr 1st, 2016 4 Pages
What would you imagine when hearing the words true love, many may think of the joy and happiness of two humans falling for each other in ways only they would know. An exiguous amount of people want what they see in other couples, a connection, a true love. However, with the poem “True Love” by Wislawa Szymborska, the speaker despises what she witnesses when surrounded by couples. The speaker conveys that she is having a mental argument whether or not true love is possible or even if she can obtain true love. Readers of the poem might wonder why the speaker has strong feelings with the thought of love; however, with further analysis of the diction, tone and word choice we can see her aspiration and fight for true love.
Reading through “True Love,” he speaker has evident and bleak feelings towards love by stating, ”Look at the happy couple./ Couldn’t they at least try to hide it,” or “it’s obviously a plot behind the human race’s back!” With further analysis on Szymborska, she had complications with her relationships and true love as well. Her first marriage only lasted for six years until divorce and in her next relationship she neither lived with her partner nor got married (“Wislawa Szymborsa…”). Due to her troubles with love before the writing of this poem, the speaker sounds quite offended by the thought of many around her in love and showing affection because of the struggle to find true love herself. Even though the narrator asseverates bitter feelings towards ones in…

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