Analysis Of The Poem ' Love At First Sight ' Essay

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“Love at First Sight” “Is Love at first sight realistic” and “are soulmates real,” are questions that are not fully answered and are still questioned by science. Imagine that your soul mate, or if you don’t believe in them, the person you’re “destined” to be with has crossed paths with you manifold times before finally, formally meeting them. Ironic is it not? Fate is supposed to bring the two individuals together, yet the first time you informally meet, if it ever comes into being, you may not remember at all. This is how Wislawa Szymborska perceives love at first sight. In the poem “Love at First Sight,” Wislawa Szymborska uses multiple examples of irony, a thought-provoking interpretation of chance and fate to bring a humorous tone to the poem, and a theme about how love at first sight is related to soul mates, or two people destined to be together in her poem “Love at First Sight.” Wislawa Szymborska uses several examples of situational irony in her poem “Love at First Sight.” For instance, “Since they’d never met before, they’re sure that there’d been nothing between them. But what’s the word from the streets, staircases, hallways-- perhaps they’ve passed by each other a million times?” (Szymborska 5-8). This is ironic because even though they are supposed to be together by destiny, they may have passed each other before a million times, but they never noticed each other until the perfect moment. Fate may not have thought that it was the right time.“I want to ask…

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