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Alejandra Dominguez

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Transcript of LOVE

By: Alejandra Dominguez
Elianys Perez
Alejandro Acosta

Love is embedded into poetry in a myriad of forms. In the following poems love varies from being unrequited, to motherly, to adoration.

Sonnet 54
Edmund Spenser

Of this worlds theatre in which we stay,
My love like the spectator idly sits
Beholding me that all the pageants play,
Disguising diversely my troubled wits.
Sometimes I joy when glad occasion fits,
And mask in mirth like to a comedy:
Soon after when my joy to sorrow flits,
I wail and make my woes a tragedy.
Yet she, beholding me with constant eye,
Delights not in my mirth nor rues my smart:
But when I laugh she mocks, and when I cry
She laughs and hardens evermore her heart.
What then can move her? If nor mirth nor moan,
She is no woman, but a senseless stone.

By comparing his love to a theatre the speaker reveals how he's the actor trying to please the director in his life. As readers we see his internal struggle to cope with his theatrical relationship.
The line shifts where it shouldn't to represent the speakers desperation to be loved, it also unveils the internal conflict the lover has practically with himself due to the lack of commitment from his significant other.
A desperate and mocked lover depicts his tragic relationship through a "world's theatre in which [he] stays." Unloved and longing for his significant other to see everything he attempts in order to please her the speaker realizes that she is "no woman, but a senseless stone." Overall, the speaker relays a feeling of frustration towards an unachievable goal within the lines of this poem.
Throughout his struggle, the speaker alters between a tone of hope while unacknowledged to that of discontent and frustration. He directs these feelings towards his unattainable love interest, while knowing that every effort is futile. The shift in tone is parallel to the rollercoaster relationship he endures.
Unrequited Love
Unrequited Love
Unrequited Love
Unrequited Love
The senseless stone symbolizes someone who idly sits, does nothing, and cannot be moved no matter what he does or how he does it. The speaker labels his other half as a stone to paint a picture of how hard it is to deal with such an individual and also to reveal the invisible roughness of her heart.
Unrequited Love

"Sonnet 18"
William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimmed.
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose posession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal line to time thou grow'st:
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
Romantic Love (Admiration)
Found on pg. 1
Found on pg. 1
Found on pg. 1
Romantic Love (Admiration)
Throughout this poem, the
speaker wishes to demonstrate his undying
love to his sweetheart. He wishes to relay his
feelings towards her within every word written.
The author is able to achieve this with
the addition of sentences such as, "thou
are more lovely and more temperate,"
and those that compare the
speaker's lover to the
seasons; "a summer's
"Golden Slumbers"
Thomas Dekker
Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles awake you when you rise.
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby:
Rock them, rock them, lullaby.

Care is heavy, therefore sleep you;
You are care, and care must keep you.
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby:
Rock them, rock them, lullaby.
Motherly Love
Motherly Love
Found on pg. 11
"Song: Why So Pale and Wan, Fond Lover?"
Sir John Suckling
Why so pale and wan, fond lover?
Prithee, why so pale?
Will, when looking well can't move her,
Looking ill prevail?
Prithee, why so pale?

Why so dull and mute, young sinner?
Prithee, why so mute?
Will, when speaking well can't win her,
Saying nothing do't?
Prithee, why so mute?

Quit, quit, for shame; this will not move,
This cannot take her.
If of herself she will not lover,
Nothing can make her:
The devil take her!
Found on pg. 5
Romantic Love (Admiration)
Extended Metaphor: William Shakespeare is able to enhance the beauty of the woman the speaker loves through an endless comparison of her to the seasons. Primarily she is compared to the summer to demonstrate how everlasting she seems due to her vibrancy as opposed to the other seasons. Their relationship is hot like summer and romance is prevalent over all other emotions. A man in love paints a picture of his admiration for his significant other through a comparison "to a summer's day." The speaker makes it clear that his lover brings the light of the sun to his life.

Romantic Love (Admiration)

The amorous tone displays how pure and
authentic his love is. It's a love that has yet to be
flawed, harmed, or tampered with. The speaker places his lover onto a pedestal as the queen of
all seasons, demonstrating his unwavering
Romantic Love (Admiration)
The rhyme scheme throughout the poem gives off the effect of a flowing song. The speaker's lover is like the song to his heart, which can be another way to describe this poem. It flows as genuinely as their relationship.

Romantic Love (Admiration)
William Shakespeare repetitively infuses the words "so long" in order to emhasize the longevity of the life of the love interest of the speaker. He does this to emphasize how she's everlasting to the speaker, and without doubt will last much longer than summer. To the speaker, his lover will live on forever "so long as men can breathe," and although "in eternal lines to time [she grows]," declining age doesn't terminate her beauty.

Motherly Love
Word Choice:
The positive words that the speaker utilizes within this poem express the love she feels for her child, which in turn emphasizes how tranquil she wishes to come across to her child. The love for her baby is pure and motherly unlike a romantic love. Unconditional emotions run through the speaker and the simple yet very emotional lingo portrayed in her lines are that of how a mother would speak to her young one.
A teen
in love
I got 54
but Edmund ain't one
Fun fact!
Golden slumbers was made into a Beatles song!
Motherly Love
Repetition: The repetitive usage of the word "care" emphasizes the strength of nurture given to the speaker's child and how no one is as capable of protecting her child from the harms of the world like she is.
Motherly Love
A calm and tranquil tone resonates
through the words of this poem to unveil
the speaker's goal to relieve her child from
crying. It also conveys her love to be distinguished and demonstrates her exceedingly strong adoration for her baby.
Motherly Love
The punctuation embedded within this poem is utilized to give voice to the mother's tone. The excessive use of comma's slows the poem down as the speaker pauses to lull her baby to sleep. In that way, the reader feels her voice come off as soothing and soft, enhancing the mellow flow of the poem.
An amorous mother depicts her love for her
child and ultimate goal to calm him by
"sing[ing] a lullaby." Unlike the love and care
for anyone else, a mother's love is presented as
pure and soothing in this poem through the
repetitive use of "rock them," "lullaby,"
soothing words, and tones.
Unrequited Love
A young male unable to win the love of a young female is given advice by a man (the speaker). Questioning why the male is "so pale" and "so mute" the speaker comes to a conclusion that this young man needs to redeem himself and realize that there's "nothing that can make her" and that "she will not love"
Unrequited Love
Answers: The structure and order of sequence is presented as a problem with a solution to conclude the poem with. By starting with a question the reader is able to engage and realize what the problem is, in this case there is a "pale, and wan...lover" seeking to be loved by the women he fancies. In the last stanza the speaker presents the problem to the solution as moving on because nothing will make the unmovable woman love the "pale and wan" young man.
Unrequited Love
The alliteration of the letter "W" and "P" when the speaker says " why, wan" and "pale, prithee" make the tone of the poem sound aggressive and very straightforward. It is noticeable that the speaker is being subliminally sarcastic and although he asks questions you could tell that he is well aware of why the lover is so sick looking and sad. By repeating the same sounds when read out loud sound harsh emphasizing on the sarcasm or how strongly the speaker feels about the lover moving on from the woman he is infatuated with.
Unrequited Love
The repetition used in the poem not only of "Prithee, why so pale" but of "Prithee, why so mute?" unveils the speakers sarcasm although may not be evident. The repetition and persistence is almost a way to shake up the pale lover and make him realize how sick he looks over nothing. It's almost like saying "what's wrong with you? Get over it" multiple times. The sarcasm is clear because the reader can assume that the lover does not respond to the questions for he is "mute" and doesn't speak yet the reader evidently is aware of the situation since his tone shifts from what is thought to be sympathetic to very aggressive and blunt which further unveils that he knew clearly what was happening and simply wanted to get his point across that the lover was dealing with a stubborn woman.
Unrequited Love
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