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For this oral presentation, I will firstly be explaining the three poems I have analysed .My target audience I am directing at is for a more mature, sophisticated audience as the poems are difficult to understand. I will be analysing the techniques and forms of these poems and will mention about the personal connections, choosing a theme that ties with me. Two poems I have chosen to deconstruct are written by the famous writer, Williams Shakespeare is called sonnet 42,138 and the last poem, Why is the Rose so Pale by Heinrich Heine. The theme of these poems is Love and betrayal; love can be sweet but also revenging, it could betray us. This theme personally connects to me as I have encountered these situations in the past.
The first poem, sonnet 42 by
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The subject matter is about relationships, affair and age. This poem refers to the understanding of the speaker, as he knows his mistress’s unfaithful dishonesty. The mood of this tone is somehow humorous and confusion, Shakespeare clearly knows the mistress is unfaithful yet maintains their love affair alive. The poem refers to white lies, outlining infidelity as it connects to my theme. The tone is reflective but again shifts in the last quatrain when Shakespeare This poem mentions about the age of the love affair. The speaker questions why his mistress cannot admit that he is old, but rather the two lovers let the truth be concealed.
The form once again is a sonnet with a 14 line- iambic pentameter. The structure is the same with three sets of quatrains and a couplet. Each second line rhymes along with a rhyming couplet at the end of the poem. This poem is more direct so therefore not much hidden meaning was involved. Literary techniques in this poem include rhyme in lines AB AB CD CD EF EF GG. There are not many literary techniques used in this poem as you could see, because Shakespeare wanted to direct it more

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