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An Interpetation of Edmund’s Sonnet 75

        To His Love is a fourteen-line sonnet written by Edmund Spenser. The sonnet is written about a woman that the poet loves and tries to immortalize, so that she would live forever. The language is plain and philosophical unlike that of other sonnets where the patriarchal style dominates. In the sonnet, there is a development of thought, yet few conceptual images illustrated.

Sonnet 75 by Edmund Spenser

In each of first three stanzas, the poet develops new ideas. He starts off his poem with a visual image of the poet lying with his beloved on the shore and tying to write her name on the sand, an abortive attempt to internalize her. However, the name is constantly washed by the tides. The image enhances the sense of futility in the poet’s trials. Zooming further into the image, the tide is metaphorized as an animal, a savage of power, who hunts for preys. He personifies them to portray their cruelty. The poet’s efforts in immortalizing his beloved, on the other hand, are impliedly compared to Preys, which reflect Spenser’s frustration. Moreover, the use of ‘pains’ conveys a sense of bitterness whereas ‘second’ reflects the poet’s persistence. Next, the poet quotes his beloved’s comment on his attempts. Using a pun, she says that he is too arrogant to foolishly try to immortalize her on sand when death is inevitable. The beloved’s reply highlights the difference between the poet’s perception of time and hers. While the poet is obsessed with the effect of time, she is not. The tone, also, becomes cynical. ‘vain’ is repeated two time: first indicating the vanity of man and the second meaning useless.

Dante_Gabriel_Rossetti_-_Writing_on_the_Sand.jpg In the third stanza, replying to his beloved, the poet disagrees with his beloved saying that his verses will eternalize her in a graphic materialistic manner, as they will always be read, and in heaven. Spenser uses the conceptual image of verses writing the beloved’s name in heaven, which is an abstract matter, because writing in heaven could withstand the destructive effect of time. He personifies the verses in the image to show their astounding ability to immortalize. The usage of ‘baser’ convey the superiority of the beloved over other things. There is a contrast in ‘die’ and ‘live’, nonetheless. The poet ends his poem with an ambiguous ending, however. He says that when death takes all lives, their love will live and give birth to new lives. Spenser personifies death as an authoritative person who takes people away and controls them. As to the ending, some might interpret it as either their love will inspire generation to come or will live forever. The diction also enhances the meaning, furthermore. The antithesis in ‘live’ and ‘subdue’ allows readers to clarify the poet’s inner conflict with time.

There are several sound devices throughout the sonnet. The rhyme scheme goes as ABABCDCDEFEFGG, which makes it not monotonous. There is an alliteration of ‘w’ in ‘washed’ and ‘waves’ that echoes the sound moments of waves. Another alliteration is ‘d’ in ‘die’ and ‘dust’ which evokes a sense of repulsion in the reader’s ear.

Spenser is widely known for his immense obsession with the effect of time. Throughout the poem, we tackle how he is looking for immortality. His tone throughout the poem is a serious, which makes evokes fear in the hearts of readers. What’s most interesting in the sonnet is the philosophical depth it demonstrates.

Love in a Scene





The scene above from episode 3 of the Turkish Drama Ezel is inspiring. With much affrontrey, Aysha goes to visit Omar in prison for the first time after she betrayed him with the calumny she and his other friends charged him with. Some percieved Aysha’s visit to be anomalous while other percieved to be impudent. What cought my attention, however, was Omar’s reply to her when she tried to unravel a story or inform him of a matter that conspicuously seems vitally related to him. He told her to stop whatever she would say, for he would unfortunately readily believe her despite her fedilty. If he tries to to falsify her, he would not resist believeing her because he truely loves her. His reply gives us insight into a germane quality of love, which is faith. When someone loves, he does not only like certain characteristics, but also has an unwavering faith in the good side found in the other being. He has faith in the beloved’s will to do good, despite of the darkness he sees inside. The faith in the goodness of the other comes undoubtedly from God. On has no control over your heart. The hearts wants what God decides. Omar confessess that his actions will always belie what is inside his heart. He will forever have faith in the goodness inside her despite any malice he sees of her .

Analysis of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Conclusion

         
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is poem written by Sir Walter Raleigh.  Resisting the Italian Renaissance influence of dense classical reference and elaborated poetic devices, Raleigh writes this poem in a relatively straightforward, unornamented mood. Consisting only of one stanza, the poem discusses the destructive effect of time. Raleigh represents several visual images in the poem.Continue reading “Analysis of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Conclusion”

Ask The Moon

     Ask the moon, he will know where to find me,

For years, he has known the deepest of tears and agonies,

For years, he endured the longest of nights,

Among all people, he could comprehend my sentences and their implied meanings,

He deciphered the metaphors and the ambigious expressions,

He is the legend of all stories and senarios,

   52f0012185e57cc4572ece736533112a They all searched and wondered where have I been all this time,

But I told them,  Ask the moon,

For he has known what they have missed in their service hours,

He was there when they had their luckiest of days,

He could locate me even if I was on my corps,

Maybe that is the fascinating point about him,

He is a place anyone could call home,

You  canrun the hottest of tears with him,

You san smile the brightest of smiles when you are with him,

Has there been any other choice for me than him?

       I always tried to visgualize how my life would be without him but I couldn’t,

I would have known them, those who never showed unless at bed times,

I  tried to imgained our reunion at a table but I failed,

I couldn’t beleive such imagination myself to dream it,

If you ever to wonder inside your lost dreams and onerous perceptions,

Ask the moon, he will guid you wherever your destination is,

He will lend a hand when all hand are busy drinking for the life the party.

 

 

Pain

Sick.

 The word itself is so heavy. It doesn’t have to be physical pain. It can be mental pain like, overthinking. A tear is a form of pain. Everybody is in pain. Everybody is fighting a battle within himself that he is trying to win. But some of us see some light that spread hope in them and give them some faith. While, some, in an indirect way ,live in the atmosphere of pain, and start reasoning. If you could always consider that people are in pain as you are, life wouldn’t that hard to conquer. You could by then reason people when they are angry. We can choose to let the pain destroy us or make us stronger than before for a better promising future. Pain is demanded to be felt. Pain never came for no reason. There is always a reason. Look for it. We can either make the pain’s effect temporary or everlasting which will then ruin our now on which our past will be based upon and our future will be decided. Hope. Satisfaction. Always seek them. If we become wise enough to understand that pain came to make us strong and to let us appreciate and value peace, we will have a shot at a silver ligning. If you captulate to pain, it will eat you alive and you loose the very pupose you were created for. As the whole world always says, what does not kill you, makes you stronger. Stay strong and hit the hardest.  

Guts Over Fear

 

 I have never meant to hurt you. But this is the painful truth, that nobody had the courage to face you with. May be I am not happy to be the one who faced you with it, but I would not be happy if I was one of those who never showed you the real you. You may not forgive me now, neither tomorrow, nor in the future, but I know that you won’t forget what I have done for you and why I did it. Won’t blame you because now nobody cares or dares to hear the blurry truth that he should know about himself.