Federigo's Falcon: The Theme Of Love

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The short story “Federigo's Falcon” by Giovanni Boccaccio and the poem “How Do I Love Thee” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning both develop the theme of love in their own ways. “Federigo's Falcon” develops the theme of love by telling the story of a man who gave up his most prized possessions twice for the woman he loves. “How Do I Love Thee” develops the theme of love by having the narrator detail how much they love their partner and by describing their unconditional love. Both pieces of writing develop the theme of love in different ways, but there are some similarities between the two.

“Federigo’s Falcon” develops the theme of love by detailing the sacrifices Federigo made for the woman he loved, Monna Giovanna. Love develops in the story when Federigo spent his money for
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When the author said “I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach”, they were using metaphors to show how big their love was for their partner because their love was described physically, so the reader can comprehend the author's love. An example of hyperbole in the poem was when the author said: “I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life”. The author describing things related to life means that the author loves their partner with not just all their heart, but with every single aspect of their existence. The poem also includes similes to further help the author express their feelings. The author wrote ” I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise”. This is the author comparing their love for their partner to things that the average person did at that time, showing how the author is trying to display their affection. The poem How Do I Love Thee expresses the author's thoughts about love through extreme exaggeration and through

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