Essay on Sonnet

Essay: Analysis of Sonnet 33 Sonnet essays

Analysis of Sonnet 33 Full many a glorious morning I have seen Flatter the mountaintops with sovereign eye, Kissing with golden face the meadows green, Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy, Anon permit the basest clouds to ride With ugly rock on his celestial face And from the forlorn world his visage hide, Stealing unseen […]

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Compare Before You Were Mine

Both “Before You Were Mine” by Carol Ann Duffy and “Mother Any Distance” by Simon Armitage focus on the role of being a mother and having to give up something. In “Before You Were Mine” its Carol Ann Duffy’s mother letting go and giving up her carefree lifestyle, to take up the important role of […]

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“Sailing to Byzantium” Prose Commentary

As Leon Battista Alberti once said, “Painting is possessed of divine powered, for not only does it make the absent present, but also makes the dead almost alive”. This seems to summarize the central theme of William Butler Yeats’ poem, “Sailing to Byzantium” that through human imagination, nature and its raw materials are transformed into […]

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Semester Poetry

This unit will attempt to offer an overview of Spender’s well known sonnet sequence, the Alienator sonnets, Slung primarily on formal elements and literary Influences. It will offer analyses of three sonnets boom the Amaretto. The Influence In particular of Italian court poets like Patriarch, and the reworking of the sonnet will be explored. The […]

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Explication of Design

“Design”, by Robert Frost, contemplates fate and the role it plays on the lives of every living thing, regardless of size. By definition, design is the purposeful or inventive arrangement of parts or details ( Webster ). The poem starts with the description of an observation made of a spider that has caught a moth […]

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Duffy and Donne and their portrayal of the loss of identity

Identity and distinctiveness has habitually been subjected to in most of John Donne’s poems, in this case the “Holy Sonnet IV”, as has been questioned in Carol Ann Duffy’s “Originally”. In these poems, which have been written centuries apart, both poets display well the loss of identity suffered by them and the great impact of […]

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Specific Reference Should Be Made

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 is a typical Shakespearian sonnet. It was written in the sixteenth century love poem, which presents the poets view of true love in three quatrains and an affirmation of his belief in a concluding rhyming couplet. This poem depicts the unwavering nature of true love. The speaker tells us that real love […]

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Commentary on Donne’s Valediction: Forbidding Morning

One of the hardest things to do is to leave someone that is dear to us, and convince them its ok. John Donne does so brilliantly in his poem Valediction: Forbidding Morning. The poem’s message is that the relationship between two lovers is greater than anything else to them, and that true love cannot be […]

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Love is a very common theme in poetry

Many people have different views on love. Many of these views throughout the ages are explored through poetry as love has much contemporary relevance in today’s society as it ever did before. Two love poems I read which inspired me were Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 116’ and Carol-Anne Duffy’s ‘Valentine’. Shakespeare’s poem is a traditional sonnet written […]

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Lust or Love

Poetry is used to convey an idea that can not be expressed in words, but rather in thought. The contemplative state of the poet, not the actions, is mimicked in the flowing lines of poetry he/she emit. In “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?” the emotional state of Shakespeare is exemplified in the […]

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Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day, The Flea and Jenny Kissed Me

These three love poems or sonnets were all written pre 1914 but by very different writers. The authors of these poems use different styles of writing love poetry. For instance, John Donny is very clever. His poem, ‘The Flea’ brings out an angle of smart sayings to get people to have sex. William Shakespeare focuses […]

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The themes of love, time and poetry in Shakespeare’s Sonnet XVII and Mary Wroth’s Sonnet VII

The last ten or fifteen years of the sixteenth century was a period of amazing poetic activity: there is nothing like it in the history of our literature. Never in any equal period of our history did so much intellect go to the making of verses. The main form of verse written was the Sonnet- […]

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Shakespeare Sonnet 29

Figurative Language, Imagery. And Sound in “Sonnet 29” Williams Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 29” is Shakespeare starts the first quatrain with himself talking of disgrace in his fortune and in the eyes of others. In the second quatrain, Shakespeare takes the inward thoughts and looks outward with coveting eyes and wishes he could be a different man. […]

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Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Earl of Surrey

Before I compare these sonnets I must understand exactly what a sonnet is. A sonnet is a type of poem, which poets often use to express their feelings. The themes of most sonnets are subjects such as war and death or love and happiness. Sonnets are useful because the poet can tell the reader what […]

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Sonnets 18, 116 and 130

The sonnets have fourteen lines and are structured into three quatrains and an ending couplet. The rhyme pattern is abab, cdcd, efef, gg and the rhythm is iambic pentameter.Sonnet 18 is written to the poets loved one. The voice of the poem seems to be Shakespeare himself as in the beginning line he says ‘shall […]

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Love poems

The four seventeenth century “love poems” I will be comparing are “To His Coy Mistress”, “Shall I Compare Thee… ?” and “My Mistress’ Eyes”, along with “The Flea”. All the four poems are based on the subject of “love”. Each poem touches on a different aspect of love although they all have a lot in common. […]

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Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 30

With Shakespeare’s 30th sonnet, arguably one of his most famous sonnets, the speaker introduces a theme of discontent with life itself brought on by reflection of sad memories, which contrasts the theme of love present in the sonnets preceding it. This exploration of the new theme only lasts for a short while, as the speaker […]

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Figure Of Speech

Simile : A comparison between two distinctly different things, objects or events. It consists in placing two different things side by side and comparing them with regard to some quality common to them. First the two objects must be different in kind. Secondly, the point of resemblance between the two different object or event must […]

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Discuss how two or three writers treat the subject of war

I am going to discuss how Wilfred Owen, Siegfred Sassoon and Isaac Rosenberg treat the subject of war. I have studied Rosenberg’s ‘Break of Day in the Trenches. ‘ This title suggests a calm atmosphere as the break of day is very relaxing and peaceful the beginning of a new day. The whole poem has […]

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Sonnet Eighteen: An Analysis

Sonnet Eighteen is one of the most famous sonnets written by William Shakespeare. The sonnet is about the love that another has for his lover. Many argue that the sonnet is actually written about another man, but either way it is about love. Sonnet eighteen’s theme is that even though the summer and things of […]

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Legal Alien by Pat Mora

A lyrical poem is said to relay the poet’s true feelings and thoughts regarding anything that he chooses to write about. (Campa, AuthorStream. com) The overall tone of the lines of a lyrical poem would depend on the poet’s purpose, mood, and feeling at the time it is written. Thus, while other poems cover academic […]

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