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Discuss the way poets express dual perspectives in two poems from your selection?
Oh my god, I read your question and was like uh.. I never thought of the possibility of them asking this, it really made me have to think A LOT.
Yes! I feel the exact same way. Quite an eye- opening question indeed
Compare ways two poems from your selection explore the aspects of mortality.
Compare and contrast the stylistic devices the author utilizes in the poems listed below.
Comment closely on “When I Was Fair And Young,” paying particular attention to the effects of language and structure on the concept of loss.
In “When I Was Fair And Young,” Queen Elizabeth I’s purposefully harsh diction makes the regret and loss she endures tangible. By “scorn[ing]” and dismissing courtiers who “pine in woe,” her arrogance and royal beauty cause “many sighing hearts.” Ironically, however, as she ages and Cupid “pluck[s her] plumes,” the only one left “sighing” is the lonely, aging queen. The vocabulary mirrors the pain she once inflicted on eligible bachelors which boomerangs in the third and fourth stanzas, leaving her alone with “weeping eyes.” Queen Elizabeth's words captivate the reader by detailing the pain and burning of a once-prideful woman whose remorse explains “wherefore she…repent[s].”
Through the repetition of “Go…seek some otherwhere, importune me no more,” at the end of each quatrain, the queen similarly expresses the shame of lost time. While the first two stanzas highlight her youthful “fair[ness],” the last two expose the contrast “in [her] breast” that prevents “any rest.” The reiteration of this line mirrors not only the endless times she rejected lovers, but also the unending guilt of opportunities missed. In this way, Queen Elizabeth I’s closing of each stanza with “no more” leads the reader to virtually hear a fading heartbeat of anguish and self-reproach.
Ultimately, “When I Was Fair And Young” serves as Queen Elizabeth I’s repentance for a lonely life lived after love was lent but lost.
Compare two ways in which two poems comment on betrayal
Compare two poems that utilize nature to emphasize a point. Pay close attention to word choice.
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