My First Love
The poem “First love”, by John Clare is a poem. The poem is about falling in love for the first time. In the poem he describes how he falls in love for the first time. In this case, we are going to analyze theme, structure and devices. The principal theme in the poem is the love. Love is a powerful feeling that affects everybody. It is an abstract noun. People will have different views on love. They might think love is a bad thing and a good thing. It all depends on your experience about love. It is an experience that your heart will forever remember. It makes you feel invincible to whatever the world throws at you. I was attracted to John Clare’s rendition of First Love because it was fresh and familiar to me. The structure of this poem is composed of 13 stanzas of 8 verses each of them. The rhyming couple is ab ab, it has 12 rhymes. The author uses 2 similes, for example in this verse “her face it bloomed like a sweet flower”, he used it to compare her face with a sweet flower, whit the connector “like”. In the verse “and blood burnt round my heart”, John Clare uses an hyperbole, because he exaggerated the verse that he used it. Also the author uses some oxymoron, how, “she seemed to hear my silent voice”, in this case, silent and voice are the opposite, so we can say that it is an oxymoron. Another type of devices are the auditory images, and a example of this could be “words from my eyes did start. They spoke as chords do from the string”, here, John express his feelings in this moments with an auditory image.
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