AQA Love through the ages Poetry wider reading

I have included quotes, book titles and author names and detailed analysis as well as splitting the different quotes in the different themes of love

You have the main theme of love, link the given extract to your wider reading through themes of love (eg. Passion) this makes it easier t understand the extracts. I did this and recieved a B in the exam

Make sure to practice within the time limit (2hrs 30min) as time is very tight so you need to get used to it

Good luck

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Poetry wider reading
Unrequited love
Amoretti ­ Edmund Spenser
Amoretti is a sonnet tracing the suitor's courtship and wooing of his beloved
Elizabeth
His reactions range from despairing self ­ depreciation to an angry tirade against her
stubbornness for not accepting his advances
Most often the speaker dwells upon her beauty, and the overpowering effects that
her beauty has upon him
The motifs he commonly uses to describe his ardour (passion) are: predator ­ prey,
wartime victor/captive, hard substances which eventually suffer over time.
Subtle humour is used to mock the speaker's Petrarchan behaviour - a profound
fixation on a single woman
"My love is like to ice and I to fire"
The extended metaphor through likening his burning sentiments to the most extreme
natural elements, embroils the reader in the heat of the young man's emotions
additionally revealing his cold sorrows through the use of the metaphor
Obsessive love
Amoretti ­ Edmund Spenser
"My love is like to ice and I to fire"
The extended metaphor through likening his burning sentiments to the most extreme natural
elements, embroils the reader in the heat of the young man's obsession with the woman, which
threatens to melt any affection she could have for him
Friendship
Sonnet 18 ­ Shakespeare
The beauty of a young man is compared to a summer's day
Shakespeare then states the weaknesses of nature's beauty overall
The young man's beauty is said to be everlasting, living through this v poem
Rough winds do shake the darling buds
The personification of the "darling buds" could be symbolic of their (Shakespeare
and the young man's )relationship growing with the passage of time just as the
buds of May come to reveal the beauty of their flowers revealing the hope for
brotherly love

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Poetry wider reading
Death of a loved one
Sonnet 18 ­ Shakespeare
Rough winds do shake the darling buds
The use of flowers to signify their relationship builds upon the theme of time for much like
the flowers wither and die a similar fate awaits the friends, so this poem gives their love a
way to live on long after they have both perished
Robbing myself ­ Ted Hughes
Quick summary
Traces his relationship with Sylvia Plath from their courtship, marriage, birth of two
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Poetry wider reading
Familial Love
My sweet old etcetera ­ E.…read more

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