My Dear And Loving Husband By ' When I Have Fears ' Essay

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The three poems I chose to analyze are “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet, “Theme for English B” by Langston Hughes, and “When I Have Fears” by John Keats. In all honesty, I flipped thru the book and read different poems until I found ones I liked and were able to understand the basic concept of the poem. In fact, doing research on the authors gave me a better understanding of their poems, for example Anne Bradstreet was a Puritan and her poems were emotions she could not express to others because it was against her beliefs. My favorite poem is “To My Dear and Loving Husband” because it is a sweet and romantic poem discussing Bradstreet’s love for her husband. This poem is not considered a traditional sonnet since it only has twelve lines, as opposed to having fourteen lines. The rhyme scheme in this poem is called rhyming couplets, which means two lines that repeat the same sound at the end. For instance, the rhyme scheme would be AA BB CC DD and so on. The tone of the poem is sweet, romantic, and loving.
Bradstreet uses symbolisms and metaphors for example, she describes love as a thirst that cannot be filled except by the love of her husband. Also, Bradstreet emphasizes how strong her love by comparing it to a prize more than gold. Furthermore, in the first three lines repeats the words “if ever” which is called anaphora. Anaphora is defined as “the repetitions of a certain word or phrase at the beginning of successive lines of writing or speech”…

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