can no longer serve as warriors for the next king in line. The warriors take a vow as if they was signing an unwritten contract, that they would fight anyone or anything in order to protect the king, and the people. These vows/ unwritten contract demonstrated courageousness and loyalty between the king...
is on my brow;
Satin and jewels grand
Are all at my command,
And I am happy now.
And my lord he loves me well;
But, when first he breathed his vow,
I felt my bosom swell-
For the words rang as a knell,
And the voice seemed his who fell
In the battle down the dell,
And who is happy now.
After reading various poems that were written by David Whyte, I found that most of his poetry, if not all, reflects a “living spirituality and a deep connection to the natural world.” This course, ICS 392 – Challenging the Real World, is designed to apply our learning to our experiences in and expectations...
parental love is depicted as being extremely strong in both Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Jon Stallworthy’s poem The Almond Tree. In the play, Prospero assures his daughter that he has "done nothing but in care of thee": her well-being is his entire motivation for all his actions in the play, including...
Marriage Vow” by John Dryden
As a female I enjoy reading poems about love or marriage. In “Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds” Shakespeare is optimistic about marriage and believes that love will not become any less throughout time. “Why Should a Foolish Marriage Vow” by John...
Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”
One hundred fifty years ago, Walt Whitman published the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a collection of twelve poems that shattered existing notions of poetry and broke all existing conventions in terms of subject matter, language, and style. During Victorian times...
fall in love with her, despite never having met her. They value what men of their time would have valued in a woman, which was grace and beauty. They vow their love for her based solely on her appearance, as they would most likely not expect more than a superficial relationship upon marriage, as a woman’s...
There’s No Help” (Idea 61)
There are many different ways to approach the structure of a poem, a piece of fiction, a play. In what follows I’m going to make some suggestions about the structure of Michael Drayton’s poem beginning “Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part,” a sonnet from his collection...
The poem that I will study is entitled the Land Of Cokaygne and it belongs to the “Kildare poems”. The Kildare poems are a group of sixteen poems written in an Irish dialect of Middle English and dated to the mid-14th century. Together with a second, shorter set of poems in the so-called Loscombe Manuscript...
life and writings, and it its these two that are most often suspected of being her lovers, and the subjects of her many love poems.
Emily Dickinson has written hundreds of poems and letters about love, both romantic and erotic, many of them quite explicit, but as far as anyone knows she never physically...
to love and marriage in “First Love” by John Clair, “When We Two Parted” by Lord Byron and “A Woman to Her Lover” by Christian Walsh?
All three poems have something to do with love and how they feel to the other person. In “When We Two Parted” the narrator looks back on a secret relationship and tells...
Alice Walker wrote of Phillis Wheatley’s poem, “In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens”. Although she found the work to be flawed and written in discomfited language, Walker understood Wheatley’s ultimate...
the entire universe. An example of the infinite compassion that the Bodhisattva’s had for the world is seen when the author stated, “I have made the vow to save all beings. All beings I must set free. The whole world of living beings I must rescue, from the terrors of birth, of old age, of sickness, of...
outset through hyperbolic language and personification through Giovanni; ‘It were more easy to stop the ocean from floats and ebbs than to dissuade my vows.’ Arguably, this intensity and ferocious love between Annabella and Giovanni is what ultimately led to their grim deaths, as Annabella made no efforts...
Ralph Waldo Emerson – The Amulet
Your picture smiles as first it smiled,
The ring you gave is still the same,
Your letter tells, O changing child,
No tidings since it came.
Give me an amulet
That keeps intelligence with you,
Red when you love, and rosier red,
And when you...
his own works, creating many fabulous Ekphrasis pieces. Rossetti painted A Sea-Spell in 1877, and quite peculiarly, the poem was written in 1870, seven years earlier. In both the poem and painting “A Sea-Spell”, Rossetti utilizes root word connections and symbols to present the idea of the femme fatale...
weaker sex. Similarly in the poem ‘When we Two Parted’ written by Byron versus are shortened to show his anger ‘sorrow to this’ illustrates that he doesn’t care what she wants and he doesn’t want to care. The poet uses rhetorical questions to put across his point in the poem ‘First Love’ written by John...
to be born into poverty. This is a poem which grew from an incident that he probably witnessed in the Dorchester Magistrate's Court but Hardy's sincerity and compassion for the plight of human beings makes the incident of concern to us all.
The poem begins startlingly with an opening...
other misery, yet age !
Rest in soft peace, and, asked, say, Here doth lie
Ben Jonson his best piece of poetry.
For whose sake henceforth all his vows be such
As what he loves may never like too much.
My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke
The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy...
One of Robert Herrick's earliest works "A Country Life" really helped him start off on the right foot. The poem talked about him moving from London to farm life in Leicesterishire. Herrick joined up with a group of Cavalier poets who idolized Ben Johnson, mixing...
infinite. In the poem "A Red, Red Rose" by Robert Burns, there is many connotations about love. Throughout the poem the speaker symbolizes his love for someone. He uses various metaphors to get his point across about how he feels about this particular person. However, what makes this poem differ from other...
relationship within ‘Manhunt’?
Simon Armitage displays the impact that war can have upon a relationship by using a large range of methods to make the poem interesting. The first technique that he uses is ambiguity. He uses this in the title ‘Manhunt’. Its metaphoric meaning is about the relationship between...
relationships. This poem “When we two parted” could have been based on a personal experience of an affair that he had. The poem is written in a strict format like, “First love” which was written by John Clare. Each stanza has eight lines and there is an alternate - line rhyme scheme. This gives the poem a strong...
Explore the themes of love and loss in at least two if the poems studied, showing how the poets have used language and form to express their ideas.
The poem “First Love” was written by John Clare, it was based upon his first love that he eventually became obsessed with. “When We Two Parted” written...
demoralised by society’s practices that reduce her to a lesser being. A common worldwide value that Harwood rejects as the normality in life with her poems. Harwood battles against the traditions that she believes support this downgrading by continually returning to the issue. Due to Harwood’s existence...
their own cities.
So runs Armstrong's persuasive reading of a Victorian "children's"
classic known to as many adults as children. Christina Rossetti's poem,
Goblin Market, first published in 1 862, suggests its location in the same intersection
of imperialist culture and consumer capitalism that Armstrong
notion that verse forms were products of society and that traditional forms of poetry were too ordered for the chaos of modern times. Auden would write poems on modern themes in archaic forms yet at the same time he also experimented, later in his career, with different modern verse forms. 
For richer or for poorer, / In sickness and in health / To love and to cherish / From this day forward, until death do us part”. (Traditional wedding vows) Words so commonly exchanged without much thought of what they truly mean. So many promises are made in that one simple phrase, so many commitments...
The Battle of Maldon is a poem that emphasizes the pride of the battle field. The warriors in the poem display a strong need to uphold their honor. Such admiration is expressed several times all through the poem as in the instance when a peace treaty was offered by the Vikings for the lord to surrender...
To Althea, From Prison
By Richard Lovelace
Text of the Poem | Summaries and Notes |
When Love with unconfind wings | Although in prison, the poet is freer than the birds that fly about at |
Hovers within my gates, | will. Why? Because his mind is free. He can imagine his love, |