Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley: Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed; And on the pedestal, these words appear: Round the decay Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away. She had A heart—how shall I say?
He was born in and married the privately educated poet, Elizabeth Browning, in They eloped to Florence, Italy, where his wife gave birth to their son, but after the death of Elizabeth, Robert moved back to London and it was here that he died in As a result, the reader becomes more closely involved in the poems.
As this involves us directly we feel very strong emotions for the individuals portrayed and this is more effective. It may also imply that he is looking for his next duchess, which we realise is true when we reach the end of the poem. The Duke describes how people are surprised by her seductive, passionate glance, and he gets very jealous when people admire the painting.
This leads him to hide it behind a curtain. She metaphorically and literally brings warmth to his life; without her it is cold. This also uses the foreshadowing device maybe indicating her throat was slit. The Duke justifies his actions by claiming his wife did not deserve her position as Duchess, or live up to the responsibilities that her noble stance required.
Unlike the Duchess who flirts with everyone and does not show the Duke the respect he craves, Porphyria does worship her lover: This is the reason she is killed, as he does not want her feelings to change and the affair to end because he feels so passionate for her.
I think this is quite disturbing however as he tries to do it in a pleasant way, but ultimately this is still a murder.
The Duke on the Comparison of my last duchess and hand shows no remorse for his actions. This calm casual approach is very cold and calculating and I do not think he ever really loved his wife; if he did, jealousy and respect was more important rather than to try and remedy the situation and put his unease at rest.
This desire for her is not out of love but just another addition to his collection. I think by doing this the Duke is making a sly reference to his own aims in capturing his next wife. I believe he thinks of himself as Neptune; powerful and ruling, and he compares this young woman to a sea-horse, in the way that she could be so easily tamed.
Time has frozen for him and he can capture the moment forever suggested by the use of the expression: The modern reader is given an insight into the way relationships between men and women were viewed in the last century, and earlier, during the time of the Renaissance.
Without doubt, men had the dominant role, and women had little personal freedom. Women were duty-bound to show unquestioning respect for the men in their lives, regardless of how they were treated.
In fact, she is completely the opposite, and as such, she is fulfilling the role of a male fantasy by taking a dominant role. He cannot move on and is tied to Porphyria forever.
It is not until the end the possession comes clear in both poems where the Duke is obsessed be the Duchess because she is a beautiful object and the lover is obsessed because of his eternal love for Porphyria.
Another genre of love is Romantic Love.
Sonnets are poems with 14 lines and a regular rhythm, rhyme scheme and structure. This is not a sonnet but is based upon a celebration. It was written by Christian Rossettiand most of her work was religious in nature, which is reflected in the poem: Love is a guiding light implying it will overcome any difficulties in a relationship.
The use of rhetorical questions involves the reader and I think they are very effective as the reader is made to think about the different ways you can love someone and our first love, which we all remember. She cannot enumerate the different ways she can love her husband for they are innumerable.
This is slightly an idealistic view of love as we never know what will happen in the future and if love does end with someone it may start back up again with someone else. This is a strong claim to make considering he is so famous for his many sonnets.
It does not address love after death. All three poems are very positive and as I have mentioned talk about love in an ideal way but unfortunately love does not always run smoothly and so I think these poems are an exaggerated view of love and cannot be relied upon when querying love itself.
When you love someone and you are in a relationship it will always come to an end due to the death of on person. You can still love someone once they are dead and it can be everlasting which is repeated in many of the poems but the physical aspect of love will come to an end when someone dies.
The next three poems are all related to love and death and have different views on it. The tone of the three poems varies. I think this is because Rossetti wrote this when she was only nineteen and at this time people died at a young age and so we get the impression that she was writing it for later life as her death would come sooner rather than later.
The whole poem therefore has a more personal touch than the others and implies that she wants to be remembered for the right reasons. She puts his happiness first and this idea is highlighted throughout the poem.
The two verses are clearly differentiated by the use of instructions in the first and the benefits of her death in the second.
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