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"The Sorrow of True Love"

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Niven Hegeman

on 13 November 2014

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Transcript of "The Sorrow of True Love"

Speaker
Edward Thomas
Born and raised in England
One of England's most important poets
Attended Lincoln College in Oxford
Wife's name was Helen
"The Sorrow of True Love"
By: Edward Thomas

Occasion
Thomas is going over seas to fight for his country and leaving his wife behind.
He experiences heartbreak
Audience
People who know how it feels to have a broken heart
Men who also had to leave their families to fight in the war
Purpose
How hard it is to leave the ones you love behind
Giving up hope on future happiness with his family
Giving up love
Subject
Disappointment
Failure
Love
Heartache
Main Idea
The main idea of the poem is heartbreak and devastation...
Tone
Gloomy...
"sorrow"
"despair"
"pity"
Reflective...
"mistake"
"blinded"
Didactic
Edward Thomas uses didactic in his poem to teach people a moral lesson about leaving loved ones behind and heartbreak.
Connotation
He uses bad and good connotation of words.
Bad connotation: "frozen" & "sorrow"
Good connotation: "bright" & "sun"
Ethos
The poem appeals to ethos because Edward Thomas is an educated adult who had his heart broke and knows how it feels to leave someone behind.
Logos
The poem appeals to logos because the author uses logic to show that leaving someone you love behind is very pain aching.
Pathos
The poem appeals to pathos because people can connect to the emotion of losing someone .
Rhetorically Effective
Yes, the poem is rhetorically effective because it appeals to ethos, logos, and pathos. Also, it uses other rhetorical devices like didactic and connotation. The poem appeals to pathos the most because it connects with peoples emotion.
The sorrow of true love is a great sorrow
And true love parting blackens a bright morrow:
Yet almost they equal joys, since their despair
Is but hope blinded by its tears, and clear
Above the storm the heavens wait to be seen.
But greater sorrow from less love has been
That can mistake lake of despair for hope
And knows not tempest and the perfect scope
Of summer, but a frozen drizzle perpetual
Of drops that from remorse and pity fall
And cannot ever shine in the sun or thaw,
Removed eternally from the sun's law.


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