Essay A Comparison of Love Poetry

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A Comparison of Love Poetry
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Love is one of the most popular poetic themes. It is an intensely personal theme and can be approached in a great variety of ways. It is a theme affected by times. Many people believe that the true definition of love is found in the Bible. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 quotes, "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." Although many people believe this is the true definition of love it is not
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Eventually the 'ice' is broken and they are comfortable being in each other's company. Throughout the poem the two people experience different feelings. At the start there is lack of trust and they stay to the edges of the lake. Trust grows each time they meet, so that they are "less anxious to impress." As each meeting continues they become "less eager than the skater going for gold," meaning, less eager to do it at the best of their ability. The "triple jumps and spins…become old routine." The two of them ignore the danger and don't see that the ice won't hold their weight as they skate nearer to the centre of the lake. Eventually the "ice" breaks between them but they scramble to save themselves. The awkward feelings between them have been 'broken.' They only think of themselves and not each other. There is "hurt by missing out on a medal." They haven't done well enough to deserve a medal.

Throughout the poem the poet has used brackets. In the brackets it shows her secret hopes, tells us of her real feelings and tells us what is going to happen between them. This poem is circular as it begins and ends with friends. It is of a slower pace compared to the other two poems. The poet takes a reflective mood/attitude on this theme and uses good language to portray it. Her implied message is that each person is ultimately alone and selfish. She expects to be emotionally

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