5. The Magic of Love
By: Helen Farries
Helen Farries poem “The Magic of Love” talks solely about love. She uses a greeting card style, almost a cliché of all the lovely thoughts and emotions that go with love. She uses a rhyme scheme of ABCB and uses the stanzaic form. It does have quite a bit of punctuation so it’s not enjambment.
This poem is quite elaborate with its explanations of how love is like a blessing and like a bright star in the night sky. It shows an allusion of love being “a blessing from heaven above.” The speaker also conveys how the feeling of love is like the warming feeling of the sun. The speaker also states that the feelings of love make difficult times easier. Thus, showing imagery by giving the impression of the speaker being in LOVE. Magic of Love comes across as a song like, greeting card style poem, both poems have the same rhyme scheme, that is, the second and fourth line of every stanza rhyme. Magic of Love is much more detached. It speaks of love as a whole, generalized for everyone. There is no personal information in the poem, Instead it speaks of love bringing happiness and joy and comfort, of love warming your Hands, and of love lighting your way. Magic of Love portrays love as something that is perfect, that fixes everything. It is the light that guides you, it warms you, it makes your dreams come true. It is gentle and kind, and perfect. Farriesʼ poem is one that belong in a greeting card, or perhaps a love song. It makes me think of the beginning of a relationship, when everything is happy and new and you feel like you’re walking on air
The poem "magic of love" by Helen Farries expresses the powers and gifts that love can bring.Showing that it can make all your "all troubles are lighter to bear" in order to allow your heart to fuller absorb love in its entirely. Giving love the ability to completely control you or help show you what love can bestow upon you. Love is something that everyone one needs...
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