Edmund Spenser- "My Love is like to ice, and I to fire" (use this as quotation).
Elizabethan & in sonnet form
Shakespeare- Sonnet 130- "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun" (use this as quotation)
Same era, very different poem from others in terms of how love is presented.
Andrew Marvell- To His Coy Mistress- "And tear our pleasures with rough strife"- sexual
images of "empires" and "rubies"- relevant to new world etc
Wordsworth- Composed upon Westminster Bridge- "Earth has not anything to show more fair"
Typically nature imagery was used but here the city is being adored and made beautiful.
e.e. cummings - "[i carry your heart with me (i carry it in]"
"i carry your heart with me (i carry it in / my heart) i am never without it"
Use of parenthesis to show detail/togetherness - adds sense of intimacy.
A Doll's House- Henrik Ibsen (1879)
- Controlling nature of marriage at the time
- use of derogatory descriptions of Nora as a "sparrow" and "child"
- stage directions- "(following her)"
Translations- Brian Friel- 1980
- love transcends language- stage directions show intimacy- "she holds his face in her hand"
Wuthering Heights (1847) - Emily Bronte
"whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same"
- confusion about types of love; were Heathcliff & Cathy romantic lovers or childhood soulmates?
A Room With a View (1908)- E.M. Forster
"he contemplated her, as one who had fallen out of heaven"
"I have a view!"
- idea that George gives Lucy a view, allows her to see the light etc.
The Great Gatsby (1925) F. Scott Fitzgerald
- "I did love him once- but I loved you too!"
- "Can't repeat the past? Why of course you can!"
- "At his lips touch she blossomed for him like a flower, and the incarnation was complete"