Loves philosophy Anthology
Written by percey shelley
Left wife for mary shelley
-Represents unrequited love
At a time when premarital sex wasnt accepted
Type of poetry point 1
-Could be lyric poetry or dramatic monologue
-Lyric poetry expresses emotions ='heaven''divine'and 'forgiven'
all religious imagery but just one main idea of nature being united so why cant we be?
-Dramatic monologue leaves the poet in this case with no answer
"why not i with thine?"
rhetorical question with'i' first person narrative
point 2 structural repetition
Structural repetition shows hes demanding and an argument that everything in the world is united 'mother and baby'+'flower and bee'
refferences to nature become increasingly bigger and 'river'and 'ocean'convey a more celestial imagery whereas he continues with 'sunlight''earth' and 'moonbeam'widened scope of imagery reflects his desperation!!!!!!
Point 3 semantic field
Semantic field of nature 'river''ocean''sunlight''earth''mountains'
again emphasis the unity between everything in the world
followed by 'clasp'which has a gripping connotation reflecting a sense of urgency and desperation for them to be united
Rhyme scheme point 4
'river'and 'ever' last 3 sylables create a masculing rhyme
whereas 'ocean'and 'emotion' are a female rhyme
this mix of female and masculin rhyme which mingles together reflects want he wishes him and the lady to be
1 stanza point 5
The first stanza ends in a question "why not i with thine?"
'i' first person narrative
suggests she isnt going to do hat he wishes her to and her hesitation stops the flow of the poem
Personification point 6
Personification is portrayed "fountains mingle"
which reflects the speakers desire to draw parellels between nature with the relationship and this force is showing his desperation