Poetry itself often explores love, emphasizing various aspects of the theme. Love is an emotion that everyone feels or experiences at least once in their lifetime. Some say it is the most powerful and supreme force on Earth and it conquers all; while others dismiss it conclusively or let it drive them to a dark place. It is an enduring emotion and is expressed in many forms through: novels, poetry, theatre, films and song lyrics. However, people have different interpretations of love and their own different and personal experiences, which may alter or change their view of love. As a result, it is presented differently through various poems as the poets themselves would have different outlooks on love.
In the poem 'A Woman to her lover' by Christina Walsh portrays about a woman whom only wants true and sincere love instead of a controlled, worshiped and a physical love. Other poems such as 'The clod and The pebble,' by William Blake, 'Valediction of the forbidding mourning,' by John Donne also portray about
In verse 1, she says to her lover that she does not want to be controlled and wants to live her own life; Christina Walsh speaks directly to the listener and asks whether he has come to bend her to his wills. During the Elizabethan era, women were usually expected to be a very supportive mom and a good wife. However, she is saying that she would like to take control of their relationship and would never be his 'bond slave.' Verse 1 has long vowels have rhythms which portrays a very monotonous feeling towards the reader.
' No servant will I be if that be what you ask, O lover, I refuse you,'
This has a very forceful declarative tone. This shows that she is very modern women like and independent.
The poem,' the clod and the pebble,' is similar to the poem 'A Woman to her lover,' by Christina Walsh in a way that some love is about control in a relationship. The poem, 'The clod and The pebble,' is a personification of clod and pebble. Clod portrays a person who sticks and changes themselves to fit into their lover. Pebble portrays a person who controls and is immovable.
"But for another gives its ease, and builds a heaven in hell's despair."
This section, it says that the love it's not there to please just me, but cares about the partner as well. It also says that love is a thing for two people. 'A Woman to her Lover.' The lady in the poem by Christina Walsh said that she would never be the clod.
'My Last Duchess' by Robert Browning is about an extreme controlled love which is the kind of control which the woman from the poem 'A Woman to her Lover' would not want. 'My Last Duchess' suggests about a duke who might have murdered his wife, the duchess, to his guest. The poem was written in the literary from known as dramatic monologue, and narrated by a male speaker. A dramatic monologue shows the reader the narrator's inner thoughts and motives when involved in a particular situation.
The self-absorbed Duke feels disrespect towards his wife because she treats him the same way as she would treat any common man. He clearly expresses her upsetting actions when he states, She thanked men-good! but thanked Somehow-I know not how-as if she ranked My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name With anybody's gift. (31-34).
The duke believes that his wife does not appreciate his royal status enough. Also, the duke detests his wife's love for life and feels that all of her pleasures should come directly from him.
This love is believed to be the opposite of what the woman from the poem by Christina Walsh would want. The woman does not want her lover to control their relationship.
The idea of loving worship- Petrachan convention is represented in the second verse of the poem 'A Woman to her Lover' by Christina Walsh. The woman does not want to be worshiped as ' whose every deed and word and wish is golden.' She does not want to be worshiped as if she is a 'doll to dress and sit for feeble worship.'
In verse 4 of the poem, 'A Woman to her Lover', Christina Walsh talks about the ideal love she would like to have. She would like her lover and herself to have an equal balanced love. Also, she wants him to be her lifelong friend as well as being her husband. This poem is metaphysical and contains many metaphors on how the heaven and everyone would be happy about their marriage. The uses of the figure of speeches are quite similar to the poem 'a valediction of the forbidding mourning' by Donne John. It has nine quatrains. One quatrain is a stanza that consists of four lines. It is written in iambic pentameter, and is one of the most beautiful love poems. This poem is about how he and his lover are separated. Donne John tells her lover not to be heartbroken and asks her to keep this separation as quiet as a man dying naturally.
"When we part, we must not mourn."
The poem then explains that an overemotional would devalue their love, reduce it to the level of the ordinary and dull. Their love, after all, is inspiring, heavenly. Other husbands and wives, who know only physical, material love, weep and sob when they separate for a time because they dread the loss of physical closeness. However, Donne and his lover have a spiritual, as well as physical, dimension to their love, they will never really be apart, he says, for their souls will remain united-even though their bodies are separated.