Different Aspects of Love in Poetry Essays
WHAT DO WE LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF LOVE FROM POETRY SPANNING
A PERIOD OF SEVEREAL HUNDRED YEARS?
We have studied the greatest love poems ever written by men and women.
These poets have used poems to emphasise their feelings and experiences of love and relationship.
From these love poems written by famous poets, we find out that love is a complex subject matter and different poets intend to illustrate the aspects of love in their poems.
These aspects are categorised into three different sections: firstly we see the joy of love; secondly the sexual desires of love and finally the pain of love.
All of these aspects of love come from different periods of time. This
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“Sonnet 18” is categorised in the joy of love section. The main theme of this poem is summer and happiness, “shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” This quote demonstrates that his lover is like a
“summer’s day.” The reader can immediately identify that this poem is very positive and this question also attracts the reader’s attention.
On the second line Shakespeare uses the repetition of “more.” “Thou art more lovely and more temperature.” This quote emphasises that the girl is better than summer. Shakespeare argues that the wind impairs the beauty of summer, and summer is too brief, “too short a date” and
“too windy.” The splendour of summer is affected by the intensity of the sunlight, and, as the seasons change, summer becomes less beautiful. Due to all these shortcomings of summer, Shakespeare says that comparing his lover to this season fails to do her justice. While
“often is his gold complexion dimmed,” her “eternal summer shall not fade,” this quote demonstrates that, she, unlike summer, will never deteriorate. Shakespeare further asserts that his beloved will never die. “Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade.”