Love Through The Ages

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Romantic Love

Prose- 'When one is in love on always begins to deceive one's self' The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


Poem- 'My true love hath my and I have his' My True Love Hath My Heart by Sir Phillip Sydney


Play- 'Let all sweet ladies break their flattering glasses// And dress themselves in her' The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

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Married Love

Prose-  'Am I to get married simply for the sake of the furniture?' Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Poem- 'Our love is old and sure, not new and frantic' Another Valentine by Wendy Cope


Play- 'Can't I look at my most treasured possession?' A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

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Familial Love

Prose- 'A man's hearts is a wretched, wretched thing Mariam. It isn't like a mother's womb. It won't bleed. It won't stretch to make room for you.' A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini


Poem- 'and you slept// with whole moon held im your arms for a night light' The Light Gatherer by Carol Ann Duffy


Play- 'hath bewitched the bosom of my child' A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

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Love Between Siblings

Prose- 'I should not expect her to sacrifice her happiness by becoming his wife from a motive of generosity to me' The Three Sisters by Jane Austen


Play- 'I couldn't believe her story and go on living with Stanley' A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

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Falling in Love

Prose- 'I remember thinking but not satisfy, that it was a precacious form of transport, when the wind rather than the pilot, set the course' Enduring Love by Ian McEwan


Poem- 'The jewelled crowns that kings have hurled// In shadowy pools, when armies fled;// The love-tales wrought with silken thread' He Remembers Forgotten Beauty by William Yeats


Play- 'You're eyes are lodestars! and your tounge's sweet air' A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

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Love At First Sight

Prose- 'I noticed her eyes were a lovely grey, like the cat Next Door' Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson


Poem- 'If no love is, O God, what fele I so? And if love is, what thing and which is he' Canticus Troili by Chaucer


Play- 'It was like you turned a blinding light on something that had always been in shadow' A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

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True Love

Prose- 'And now we shan't be parted no more' Maurice by E.M. Forster


Poem- 'Doe more bewitch me, than when Art// Is to precise in every part' Delight In Disorder by Robert Herrick


Play- 'lay a naked sword between us, keep us chaste' The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

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Unrequited Love

Prose- '"You'll never be still" she said, "not you, and you'll never be still"' Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson


Poem- 'Bring me the wine-cellar key, let the less loving one be me' Mrs Beast by Carol Ann Duffy


Play- 'He said, 'You sound like a cultured person, what say we spend the evening exploring the delights of Lee-on-Solent?' Her Big Chance by Alan Bennnet

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Secret Love

Prose- 'How do you mean? Durham could not wait. People were all around them, but with eyes that had gone intensley blue he whispered. 'I love you' Maurice by E.M.Forster


Poem- 'Give crowns and pounds and guineas. But not your heart away' When I Was One And Twenty by A.E.Housman


Play- 'smiling at Laura with a warmth and charm which lights her inwardly with altar candle' The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

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Obsession In Love

Prose- 'The fact is I am getting a little afraid of John. He seems very queer sometimes' The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilman Perkins


Poem- 'I have said//you would not let me// breathe or move' Coat by Vicki Feaver


Play- 'Use me but as your spaniel; spurn me, strike me// Neglect me' A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

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Jealous Love

Prose- 'I planned it, I paid for it. If you wouldn't return my love, I thought I'd rather have you dead. It was insanity' Enduring Love by Ian McEwan


Poem- 'I'd see him.. watch the pin-up gypsy(...) then turn his discontented, mulish eye on me' Mrs Quasimodo by Carol Ann Duffy


Play- 'With baleful weeds and precious-juiced flowers' Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

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Betrayal

Prose- '... that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a trecherous illusion' A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini


Poem- 'Thy vows are all broken// And light is thy fame// I hear thy name spoken'  When We Two Parted by Lord Byron


Play- 'But nobody sacrifices his honour for the one he loves. Mrs Linde: Hundreds and thousands of women have' A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

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Loss and Grief

Prose- 'When love flies it is remembered not as love, but at somehting else entirley' Maurice by E.M. Forster


Poem- 'Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled' When You Are Old by William Yeats


Play- 'And I am like a broken woman clinging to the wreck of her life' A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

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Love After Death

Prose- 'They sell of Death, they are not Roland, they even seem to deface from his memory and spoil his glamour' Letters From A Lost Generation by Vera Brittain


Poem- 'You tell me of our future that you planned:// Only remember me; you understand' Remember by Christina G Rossetti


Play- 'A guiltless death I die.// O who hath done his deed?// Nobody. I myself. Farewell' Othello by William Shakespeare

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