• The Other Lover Compares Death To A Woman
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    The Other Lover In the Shakespearean sonnet, "The Sonnet-Ballad" by Gwendolyn Brooks, the speaker uses such techniques as: repetition, metaphors and personification to show how her relationship is doomed because of war. The poem shows how war can change a man who was once confident and unaffected by pain, into one who accepts death without a struggle. In this sonnet, death is personified and shown as the speaker's opponent in a struggle for her lover. Death is described as being coquettish and p...
  • The Lady Not The Tiger
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    And just as the princess had imagined, inside the door was a beautiful young woman, the most wonderful lady in the entire kingdom. But for the man, the lady wasn't so beautiful. For him there was only one beautiful woman in the kingdom, or in the entire world for that matter. And that lady was the princess. So as soon as he opened the door, the love that he felt attacked him like a stampede of raging buffalo. The man felt a strong guilt, because by opening the door on the right he would have to...
  • Unrequited Love In Porphyrias Lover
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    Unrequited Love in 'Porphyria's Lover' In Robert Browning's dramatic monologue 'Porphyria's Lover,' he introduces the persona, a twisted and abnormally possessive lover whose dealings are influenced by the perceived deliberation of others actions. As the monologue begins, a terrible, almost intentional storm sets upon the persona, who awaits his love, Porphyria. His lover 'glide[s] in' (l 6) from a 'gay feast' (l 27) and attempts to calm her angry love. This leads to a disastrous end, either for...
  • The Demon Lover Mrs Dover
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    Natural Events: 'The Demon Lover'; The events in Elisabeth Bower's 'The Demon Lover'; can be explained naturally. The story being as vague as it is leads most to concur with the title of the story and imagine that there is a supernatural aspect in the story. In the short story, Kathleen has returned to her home in London that has been abandoned during the bombing of World War II. She is not expected, yet she finds a letter addressed to her on a table in the hallway. Twenty-five years has past si...
  • Love And Rhetoric In Plato's Phaedrus
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    In Phaedrus, Plato discusses different aspects and degrees of love and rhetoric. The work is centered on three speeches and a final discussion of truth. Phaedrus reads the first speech, written by Lysias, to Socrates. It suggests that a person should not fall in love, or give favors to those that love them. Lysias defends his position by proclaiming that the lover is mad. He also says that by falling in love, one loses all sense of logic and reason. Socrates takes the position of Lysias in the ...
  • Shakespeare's Sonnet 19 Swift Footed
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    Shakespeare's Sonnet 19 In his Sonnet 19, Shakespeare presents the timeless theme of Time's mutability. As the lover apostrophizes Time, one might expect him to address 'old Time' as inconstant, for such an epithet implies time's changeability. But inconstant also suggests capricious, and the lover finds time more grave than whimsical init's alterations. With the epithet 'devouring' he addresses a greedy, ravenous hunger, a Time that is wastefully destructive. Conceding to Time its wrongs, the l...
  • The Point Of View In Porphyria's Lover
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    The Point of View in "Porphyria's Lover"Porphyria's Lover" is an exhilarating love story given from a lunatic's point of view. It is the story of a man who is so obsessed with Porphyria that he decides to keep her for himself. The only way he feels he can keep her, though, is by killing her. Robert Browning's poem depicts the separation of social classes and describes the "triumph" of one man over an unjust society. As is often the case in fiction, the speaker of "Porphyria's Lover" does not giv...
  • Analysis Of Amy Lowells Poem A
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    Analysis of Amy Lowell's Poem 'A Decade'; In 'A Decade,' ; a poem by Amy Lowell, the reader is shown how a lover's attitude can go from infatuation at first to just predictability and love. In this poem Lowell uses imagery and similes to elaborate on the feelings of the speaker towards his / her lover. In the beginning of the relationship the speaker is infatuated with the lover, and Lowell expresses this infatuation through the use of a simile in line one when comparing the lover to 'red wine a...
  • Chatterley's Love Lover Lady Lawrence
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    The greatness of Lady Chatterley's Lover lies in a paradox: it is simultaneously progressive and reactionary, modern and Victorian. It looks backwards towards a Victorian stylistic formality, and it seems to anticipate the social morality of the late 20 th century in its frank engagement with explicit subject matter and profanity. One might say of the novel that it is formally and thematically conservative, but methodologically radical. The easiest of these assertions to prove is that Lady Chatt...
  • Petcharchen Love In Romeo And
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    The Petrachan lover has many characteristics. The Petrachan lover is attracted to beauty, and list physical characteristics. He idealizes his mate. He is normally infatuated with his lover. The Petrachan lover uses many metaphors and similes. He is smooth, fancy, and very flowery. Finally, he is blazon. All of the previous describe the main character in William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." Romeo is an ideal Petrachan lover. And at times, being a Petrachan lover causes him more pain than jo...
  • Demon Lover Ghost Story Signalmen
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    The Demon Lover & The Signalmen Ghost stories are a special and enjoyable type of literature in which a reader creates a feeling of suspense. The reason for this being is that the writer chooses to end the story without a resolution. By doing this, it makes a reader look into their imagination and make their own resolution. Two ghost stories that do this are The Demon Lover, written by Elizabeth Bowen, and The Signalmen, written by Charles Dickens. In these two ghost stories there are many dist...
  • Chivalric Songs Love Song Lover
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    Micro theme Topic: Courtly songs off differing views of Chivalry, especially of Chivalric love. Contrast as specifically as possible, the views on chivalry in one of these pairs: #s 2 & 4, #s 6 & 7. Courtly songs, both 2 and 4, contain specific views on chivalric love though their views differ greatly. From reading both songs it is obvious that song # 2 centers chivalric love around the adored (female) and song # 4 centers chivalric love on the lover (male). From song 2 it is clear that to the ...
  • My Dying Porphyria Lover Poem Actions
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    Robert Browning paints a grim picture, for his reader in the poem, Porphyria s Lover. Porphyria s lover is a killer, who ultimately destroys the love of Porphyria. His actions are murderous, and his conscience is free of sinful guilt. This poem is about two lovers. Porphyria comes to her lover through a storm and enters his chambers with a loving heart and open arms. However, the meeting between the two people does not end in harmony, but in murder. The first six lines of Porphyria s Lover illu...
  • Porphyria's Love Duke Lover Duchess
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    Both these poems were written in the mid-1800 s, by Robert Browning, and are examples of his earlier works. He was one of the pioneers of the dramatic monologue form, which is used in both the poems. Browning described the dramatic monologue form as "Action in character, rather than character in action." He means that the personality and thoughts of the character are revealed in the poem, and it is not centered on their actions. The form allows the poet to hide behind a fictitious first person s...
  • Courtly Love Thou Shalt
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    relationship is modelled on the feudal relationship between a knight and his liege lord. The knight serves his courtly lady (love service) with the same obedience and loyalty which he owes to his liege lord. She is in complete control of the love relationship, while he owes her obedience and submission (a literary convention that did not correspond to actual practice! ) The knight's love for the lady inspires him to do great deeds, in order to be worthy of her love or to win her favor. Thus "cou...
  • John Donne's The Sunne Rising
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    Essay Re: John Donne's The Sunne Rising Donne's iconoclastic aubade The Sunne Rising, is one of the greatest works produced by this poet and stands as a benchmark for the quality of works created by the well known metaphysical poets of his era. An understanding of the metaphysical standpoint Donne takes in his writings is essential to grasp the themes and ideas conveyed through his poems. Further, the tone mood and structure are crucial techniques Donne utilises to create a message powerful in i...
  • Porphyria's Love Poem Lover Mood
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    Compare the different ways in which the idea of love has been treated and presented in any 2 poems you have studied. A popular medium to use in the 16 th-19 th century was love poetry. People used poetry to express their feelings and emotions to other people. For example: In the 16 th and 17 th centuries, sonnets a common form of romantic poetry, were written in that time to express their feeling of love towards their partner or lover. However love has many different emotions, positive and negat...
  • Symbols In Janus Bowl Andrea Lover
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    The bowl in "Janus" symbolizes many thoughts and feelings that Andrea has about her life. The bowl seems to be the main character in some senses in this story. The reader is told in the opening sentence "The bowl was perfect" (205). This is a good beginning to the story because Andrea believes this to be true because it represents feelings she has about many things. Andrea, a real estate agent, uses her bowl to help sell houses by placing it on a table for potential buyers to look at. She believ...
  • Patterns Lover Woman Dead
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    After receiving the message that her lover is dead, the woman begins to think back to her words her lover spoke to her while they were still together. He had a whim That the sunlight carried blessing And I answered, "It shall be as you have said.' Now he is dead. (lines 87-90) She believed all that her lover had told her and now how can she trust what is dead? All the patterns she followed while her lover was away. Where they all a waste? "Christ! What are patterns for?' (line 107). Lowell captu...
  • Sonnet 130 130 Speaker Lover Love
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    This Sonnet 130 Sonnet 130 This Shakespeare sonnet talks about the contrasts of the speaker? s lover and the beauties of the world. Unfortunately the lover is never on the winning side. The speaker tells us his lover? s physical appearance, or lack thereof. His lover? s eyes are? nothing like the sun. ? As for her lips, ? coral is far more red than? hers. Unlike the white snow, her breasts are dun-colored. Her hair was not smooth; it was like? black wires grow on her head. ? In the second quatr...