The Interpretation Of Love In Sonnet 116 By Shakespeare And Carol Ann Duffy

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Love is said to be the strongest feeling in the world. It has broken the hearts of some and made the life of others a better place. Love links most things in this world. It almost has no conditions or boundaries. We don’t know exactly what love is and where it comes from, but one thing is sure; we are nothing without love. There are times when we feel shy and timid, when we are afraid of expressing the love we feel. Some people can speak about love through the use of poems. Some poems tell a story; some illustrate what love should or shouldn’t be; some poems express the separation of two loved ones. There is no limit to explaining what love really is. The poems ‘Sonnet 116’ by William Shakespeare and ‘Valentine’ by Carol Ann Duffy both try…show more content…
This woman has rejected his love and the man cannot get over it. It is otherwise known as unrequited love. All stanzas of the poem are eight lines, showing the repetition of his future loves and explaining that it will always be the same thing. In addition to that, the further you go down the poem, the more full stops there are showing that there are a lot of pauses as he gets affected by this woman. The first stanza of the monologue shows all about how he felt towards the woman and all the negative impact she had on him. The other two stanzas are about what happened to him and explaining how beautiful and lovely she looked. The poem ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’ is a poem written by John Keats and has a very similar story to ‘First love’. Moreover ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’ is a ballad, it is a story with the theme of love during medieval times. Each stanza is four lines long and the repeated pattern goes on for two stanzas. It is a story of a person asking a knight why he looks pale. The knight explains he met a beautiful lady and offered her gifts to seduce her but she refused. He then explains he saw a lot of men in the same situation and realised all the women were fooling the men. This poem also shows unrequited love and the destructive side of

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