Analysis Of The Poem ' Browning And Ginsberg ' Essay

1253 Words Jan 20th, 2016 6 Pages
Browning and Ginsberg are two poets whose poems cited, despite obvious differences, share very similar concepts and hold a value of love which overlap one another. It could be said by some of the less observant critics that these poems may perhaps show a fanciful depiction of the true nature of love. Yet, this is clearly untrue, for when both poems are comparatively assessed in accordance with the question. The abstract details which one notices so vividly at first become elements of familiarity for any reader whom has felt love.

Ginsberg shows that love is something we hold dear throughout the troubles in ones life, “Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction”.Through the repetition of the word, burden, Ginsberg shows that the troubles one endures in life are always mounting and many yet love offers a reprise from these struggles. Furthermore, one could argue that ‘the weight, the weight we carry is love.’ shows that one only endures these troubles because love offers a comfort to people. Ginsberg’s use of assonance of the W sounds imbues a sense of familiarity with love which provides the idea of love being a source of comfort. This shows that it could be argued Ginsberg views the nature of love to be a ‘Haven’ of sorts from the humdrum tribulations of day to day life.

Similarly Browning shows how love, although manifested in the form of porphyria, offers a comfort to the speaker’s troubles which are personified by the weather; ‘I listened with…

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