Sunday, December 16, 2018

'Keeping Romance Real\r'

'In seeking to disc of all timeywhere if the important fathers of poetry mass prove beneficial to the marketing of teen romance films, the songs of Shakespe atomic number 18, Donne and Dryden should be revisited.  After all, William Shakespeare wrote over one hundred do it sonnets, so for sure something should provide a link from the 1600 to the present.  What insight can these poets provide modern teens into this thing margin called romance?In answering this question, readers must first attempt to describe what each of these authors means by romance.  Defining this bourne is difficult enough with come out of the closet having to pore over obsolete volumes of poetry that seems to be written in a different language, blush if it claims to be modern position!   However, when these tomes are dusted off and sifted finished, definitions of romance do ripple to the surface.  For example, â€Å" get laidmaking’s Alchemy” by dissimulation tri ck Donne, â€Å"Ah, How Sweet it is to sleep with,” by John Dryden, and â€Å"Sonnets 116 and 130” by William Shakespeare, all soak up something to feel out about this nearly ambiguous term.First of all, John Donne expresses through his poem â€Å" hunch forward’s Alchemy” the very mesmerizing disposition of spot.  His loudspeaker unit is what modern people might call a naysayer (or teens call a buzz kill).  He is certain that his life is vertical a fulfilling as the lives of other men who are in love.  He proclaims love to be an â€Å"imposture, all!” (Donne, line 6).He points out that â€Å"no chemic yet th’elixer got” (line 7), heart nobody has a recipe for love that he knows about and that those in love are and dreaming.  The speaker questions the loss of â€Å"our ease, our thrift, our honour, and our day” to this â€Å"vain let the cat out of the bag’s shadow” of love (lines14-15).   He seems befuddle at his colleagues finding the music of the spheres in the voices and minds of the women the say they love and ultimately concludes that women are possessed and and then bewitch the men into loving them.This poem seems to request that love is a farce, black magic even which serves to intoxicate and brainwash the lover.  How square(a) it is!  What teenager (or adult) would ever deny that he or she has done something entirely insane, completely out of character, even completely discompose all in the name of love?  Donne’s speaker, though clearly lonely, has illuminated the very essence of love †magic.  Although this speaker’s sardonic sermon of romance is evident, the magic that seems to project beset his colleague appears to be stronger than all of the speaker’s denial.  He is jealous and empty.John Dryden’s poem â€Å"Ah, how sweet it is to love!” takes a completely different tone from the pessimism of Donne’s.  This poem moves swiftly, like a song, without the drudgery of Donne’s lyric.  Of short letter some of the content is similar.  The speaker, though euphoric, nones the â€Å"pleasing assiduity we prove/When we first approach applaud’s fire!”(Dryden, lines 3-4).  Even if this love produces tears, these tears are the â€Å"trickling balm” (line10) to the one in love.  The contrasts between offend and soothing pleasure in this poem in a way reinforces Donne’s theme that love is magic †however not black magic as Donne’s speaker might intimate.Here, the speaker praises the romantic experience as being an oxymoronic trip through emotion †pleasure and pain, joy and sadness, renegade and fall.  The movement of this poem mimics the ups and downs of true romance †the implausible highs and the devastating lows.  Both are important part of true love.  Nobody knows this better than a te enager who has gone on a wizard(prenominal) envision with his or her true love only to have that bubble burst even a few days later.  Of course the bubble resurfaces with another invitation and the calendar method continues, as Dryden’s speaker celebrates.Finally, the tried and true lover of all, William Shakespeare, actually focuses his reader on the authorizedities of love and romance in two sonnets, numbers 116 and 130.  In these sonnets, Shakespeare takes a look at what a material romance actually is by examining what love is not.  In Sonnet 116, the speaker cautions that love will not change as time goes by.  He notes that â€Å"Love is not love/which alters when it alteration finds” (Shakespeare, Sonnet 116, lines 2-3) and that â€Å"Love is not Time’s fool” (line 9).These lines suggest that changes in people’s looks will not change the nature of the romance.  In Sonnet 130, the speaker notes again the magical quality tha t love has on a person.  The speaker sets out by noting that his â€Å" prostitute’ eyes are nothing like the insolate”(Shakespeare, Sonnet 130, line 1) and that her voice is far from musical.  He illuminates her physical faults only to argue that she is a real person and that her faults do not have every impact on their relationship.  He loves her regardless and would not belittle that romance by offering the loaded comparisons of other people (and poets).Here Shakespeare grounds the readers.  After exercise many poems which compare lovers to goddesses, teens might note a correlation with fashion magazines that compare women with 6 plunk tall, size-zero models.   Love and romance is a real concomitant in life, so real faults and real effort will be involved.  Dryden and Shakespeare express these realities in their poems.  Donne expresses this magical quality about love that his speaker tries to denounce, but that has clearly caught his fr iends in its intoxicating web.Oddly, we see through these poems that love and romance are characterized as both reality-driven and magical.  The feelings are like none that people have ever felt, but these feelings are grounded in real appearances and real situations.  Most teens today pronounce that they just want to â€Å"Keep it Real!”  These poets, though eld ago, can certainly help them in that capacity.Works CitedDonne, John.  â€Å"Love’s Alchemy.”  Luminarium.  Retrieved 8 February 2007 from             http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/alchemy.phpDryden, John. â€Å"Ah How Sweet it is to Love.” Bartleby.com.  Retrieved 8 February 2007 from             http://www.bartelby.org/ one hundred one/400.htmlShakespeare, William.  â€Å"Sonnet 116.”  Poets.org.  Retrieved 8 February 2007 from             http://ww w.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19398— . â€Å"Sonnet 130.”  Poets.org.  Retrieved 8 February 2007 from                                                                http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15557\r\n'

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