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- Created on: 22-04-18 13:51
Sonnet 43 – Elizabeth Barret Browning
C) Offering the perception that love is eternal and everlasting from a historical point of view. The poet intends to continue loving even after death. She depicts love as being one on omnipotence.
“breathe and depth”, this hyperbole emphasis the extent of love.
A) Love is sensual almost her spiritual saviour. “my lost saint”
Love, “how I do I love thee”(anaphora repeated phrase) dramatizes her love.
M=E) pure enveloping love, “angel”symbolic of a spiritual realm.
Happiness is derived from love, “childhood faith”, showing a childhood innocence.
L) The poem is in regular sonnet form in length but has a different rhyming scheme, perhaps this reflects a relationship unconventional bit close in unity.
Repetition of “love thee”sounds similar to a prayer structure thus she prays for the couple to remain together.
S) The eccentrics of this poems draws me into the exciting prospect of love and the joy enveloped from this.
Links: Valentine and Cozy Apologia (Opposite), She walks in beauty (similarity)
Valentine – Carol Anne Duffy
C) This poem offers an alternative perception on love based on a modern perspective. The use of negative connotations depicts the self-endorsed darker side of love.
Three stages; “moon wrapped”the difficulties within love are concealed, darkness will slowly reveal. “possessive and faithful”and “lethal”the dangers of love.
A) Exploration of love as an overarching negative burden but approached in a truthful manner. “for as long as we are”shows this.
M+E) commanding and abrupt, “not a cute card or a kissogram”, warning possible younger generations against the absurdity of love.
Sexual, “********** of love”interpreted both as a reference to the sexual aspect of their relationship, and also the growth of their emotional bond
L) lack of structure reflects the uncertainty of love.
“clings to your fingers”, love stays with you.
S) The aggressive tone throughout this poem opposes…