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Poetry analysis on "How Do I Love Thee" and "Sonnet XVIII"

structure of a Petrarchan sonnet, and is therefore written in iambic pentameter. It consists of 14 lines, and is divided into an octave and a sestet. The octave has a rhyme scheme of ABBA ABBA. It presents the primary problem facing the author, in this case being the question of her declaration of love. The sestet has a rhyme scheme of CDCDCD. It resolves the problem presented by clarifying the ways in which the author loves her beloved, and claiming that her love would be strengthened in the afterlife...

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What is the difference between shakespearean and petrarchan writing in sonnets

an "Italian") sonnet, is composed of an octave (eight lines) followed by a sestet (six lines). The rhyme scheme of the octave is typically abbaabba (this is easy in Italian because so many words end in suffixes like "-ello" or "-etto"). The octave sets up the problem of the sonnet, which might be something like the brevity of a lifetime or the transience of beauty. The sestet has its own rhyme scheme, and there are several acceptable patterns (cdcdcd, cdecde, to name a couple). The sestet resolves...

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Characteristics of the Sonnet

all wonder what is a sonnet. A sonnet is a short poem that is slightly misunderstood and has fourteen lines in iambic pentameter with a meticulously patterned rhyme scheme. The sonnet has a reputation for being very complex, and hard to understand at times. Contrary to the popular belief, sonnets do not need to fit one specific rhyme scheme. The two most common sonnets are the Italian or Petrarchan sonnet, named after Francesco Petrarch an Italian poet, and the English or Shakespearean sonnet, which...

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Comparison of "The Tiger" and "The Lamb"

who is talking to a lamb, whereas the narrator in The Tyger is (in my opinion) quite an old man/woman who has experienced most of their life. I believe this because The Lamb has a naive, simple sound to it, almost as simple as a children’s nursery rhyme but The Tyger sounds like they have learnt a lot from life and the vocabulary has a broader range than a child. It is said to be themed around God and creation but also Jesus Christ because Jesus Christ is symbolised as a lamb and as a child in the...

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The Importance of Elements in a Poem

many factors are involved when creating a good poem. It cannot be just made up of lines and lines of words with some ideas thrown into some of the sentences, but with an understanding of the poetic theory. Theory like the sonnet, punctuation, rhyme scheme and caesura are one of the few areas in which the poem is based on when writing one. For my essay, I have chosen to write on Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “I Shall Forget You Presently, My Dear”. I find it to be a sad poem, like a little song about...

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Last Look And At Castle Boterel Strong Memories

Gallaher, who we can assume is an old friend that Heaney misses. The title of the poem is ambiguous, it could mean the last time he saw Gallaher or it could suggest that this is one final “look” back at his Old friend. There isn’t a regular rhythm or rhyme scheme as it is a poem revolving around a strong memory and therefore it is more suitable for it to be more of a narrative story. “At Castle Boterel”, written by Thomas Hardy in March 1913, similarly has a mournful tone and in a sense it is also elegiac...

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A Valediction Forbidding Mourning vs. to the Virgins to Make Much of Time

same rhyme scheme in their poems. In To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time, Herrick starts his first stanza with the ABAB rhyme scheme, where the last word in the first and third lines rhyme and the last word in the second and fourth lines rhyme. An example of this is shown in here, “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,/Old time is still a-flying;/And this same flower that smiles today/ Tomorrow will be dying”(1-4). Similarly, in A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning Donne follows the ABAB rhyme scheme...

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Contrasting Sonnets 18 and 116 by William Shakespeare. 'Shall I compare thee...' and 'Let me not.'

'never shaken.' The only thing to break this rhythm is at the end, the rhyming couplet. Shakespeare uses the couplet to reiterate the point he is making in the last two lines. Both sonnets follow the same rhyme scheme. It is also a very simple rhyme scheme A B B A, C D D C, E F F E, G G. This rhyme scheme is in keeping with many of the other sonnets, following the Shakespearean sonnet form. There is plenty of imagery in both of these sonnets. In 'Shall I compare thee...' Shakespeare uses the image of...

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simon lee

natural rhythm of the iambs and the relatively short length of the lines, lend them a sing-song quality. This is partnered with the rhyming scheme to create a sense of simplicity, like a children's song or nursery rhyme. After the pause created by the end of the fourth line, the second section of each stanza seems to have a more solemn and sedate air. The ABCB scheme does not perpetuate the sing song quality of the rhyming couplets, and the missing syllable at the end of the sixth and eighth lines creates...

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Sonnet 18

as long as people are reading the words and breathing the words the love will forever be alive. The metaphors bring the sonnet to life, as well as bringing the life out of summer which in turn allows for us to see life in everlasting love. The rhyme scheme being abab cdcd efef gg allows for three quatrains and a couplet. These move the poem along in a rhythmic way that facilitates the reading of the poem and allows the reader to more likely agree with the sonnet and its final couplet. This structure...

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