Love And Friendship Poem Analysis

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Emily Bronte published “Love and Friendship” in 1846. Love is a temporary feeling because love is conditioned but friendship is not. Love happens very quickly because when one is in love, it is as beautiful as wild rose briar. However, friendship takes time to build, therefore friendship is strong like holy tree. Emily Bronte used metaphors to compare love with “wild rose-briar” and friendship as the “holy tree” suggested that love can be such as pretty as a rose but does not last long like a holy tree. Bronte also used the tone of the sound to describe the dark side of love when it only last for few moments. Lastly, the poem gives a visual of the bright red rose that does not take too long to grow compare to the holy tree that takes years …show more content…
“The wild-rose briar is sweet in the spring, Its summer blossoms scent the air”. During the summer time, people would feel the warmth and brightness from the sun. The sun can be some one who gives love. However, if there is no sun, those brightness and warmth could not be found anywhere. Even if a rose is very briar and red, but if there is no warmth and light to keep it alive, a pretty rose will die eventually. The tone of this poem toward love is not sweet but bitterly. However, friendship, an ordinary relationship that does not give an extreme feeling, gives reader the other feeling that people tend to forget when they are in love. “Yet wait till winter comes again, And who will call the wild-briar fair?” During the winter, all the flowers are dead. Even the prettiest flower, rose, there isn’t anywhere to be seen. However, the only thing that can be seen during the gloomy and cold weather is the holy tree or friendship. Normally, when there is a problem but there isn’t anyone to talk to, friends are the best people to talk to and share problems with them. Friends wont make one really happy, but friendship is there to share happiness and sadness without any condition unlike …show more content…
Bronte compares love with rose and friendship with a big strong tree. There are two seasons that Bronte uses in this poem, winter and summer. Summer is a bright season where happiness is easily to find and there is no such thing as cold and gloomy in the summer. However, in the winter, the weather is unstable and usually is cold and gloomy. Those two seasons represent the feeling of people when love is happiness when there are no struggles, but for somehow, when there are struggles, it is unstable and complicated like winter. Which is different from friendship, “That when December blights thy brow, He may still leave thy garland green.” It gives a visual that no matter how dark or how cold the weather is, the holy tree will never die and it will stay strong as it is in the summer. It is like love and friendship, when love is happiness when there are no struggles, however, it is hard to find someone that willing to stay during the struggles and survived until happiness comes. Unlike friendship that last for years and even the hardest struggles, true friends will never leave until one became

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