Final Couplet: Shows a contrast between their immortal love and other things that will die with the passage of time. Thus, it is useless to write her name because she, as the words in the sand, will eventually disappear. From Sonnet 63 through Sonnet 85, the speaker revisits many of his earlier motifs, changing them to suit the new relationship between himself and his beloved. There is besides repeat of certain words. It is written in the pursuit of a woman whom he loves. The main themes in Sonnet 75 are immortality and love.
He uses a variety of motifs to explicate his feelings and thoughts toward the subject of his ardor: predator and prey, wartime victor and captive, fire and ice, and hard substances that eventually soften over long periods of time. Spenser and Boyle were married in 1594. He reaches out to her nervously because she has been running from him all this time and now she seems to be encouraging and wanting his affections. The speaker in the sonnet then replies that he will make her immortal by writing about her in his poetry. Spenser includes a dialogue in his poem as the woman confronts him on what she calls a vain act, pointing out that he cannot immortalize a mortal thing like love.
Sometimes it's just those images which seem to have the shock of familiarity that we need to look at twice. Up to this moment, both the lyrical voice and his loved one emphasized on the mortal nature of them and their creations. If you want to win a chick's heart, tell her you'll make her immortal. That the speaker chooses fire as a metaphor to describe his beloved is an interesting paradox throughout Amoretti. Or is she just telling the truth? They describe an incident in which Cupid comes across the speaker's beloved, but mistakes her for his own mother, Venus, goddess of love and beauty. The second quatrain describes a dialogue that the lyrical voice has with his loved one.
If we look more closely though, we begin to see differences. Alliteration throughout is assisting organize the images. She wanted him to know that his actions were only futile and that there is nothing he could do to control the immortality of their love because immortality itself does not exist. Normally, nature is associated with the female entity because both are responsible for giving and sustaining life. Despite the fact of the poet's beloved discouraging him, he never did give up but instead he proved his point by immortalising his love towards his wife through his words and writing elements. Spenser was a learned guy who knew a whole lot about his country's literature and culture, and whole lot about classical Greek and Roman literature and culture, too. He decides to stop and rest for a bit because chasing after this woman is so exhausting emotionally and mentally.
Here we learn that time is the destroyer of all things but even so, the poet perseveres with determination to engrave his love on the walls of time itself. She is remembering the place from which she came, even as she returns her gaze to heaven, the place where she belongs. It is also worth noting that in times when nature got attention it has. She believes every mortal thing will be perished. The Faerie Queene is one of the longest poems in the English language and it originated the Spenserian sonnet form. This poem is a Spenserian sonnet, formed by three interlocked quatrains and a couplet. Edmund Spenser, a famous English poet best known f.
Spenser's love for the Irish countryside is clear through his vivid descriptions of the natural world surrounding the couple, while his political views regarding English supremacy is hinted at in the relationship between the bride and groom themselves. Where whenas Death shall all the universe subdue. So he sat down and wrote and wrote and wrote the epic poem , which is one of the most important poems of the Renaissance. I remained on the waiting-room couch while my grandfather met with his doctor. Also, the eyes would be a more safe feature to dwell upon than, for example, her lips which he had not yet kissed, and which would imply a more carnal love or other body parts with which--in the interests of chastity--the speaker should not be thinking on too extensively.
She says that she, too, will decay and disappear, just as her name has disappeared from the beach. The final set of stanzas focus almost entirely on an incident involving Cupid and Venus. The sonnet is written in the pursuit of a woman whom he loves. Yet, the very next moment, the waves swallow them up and the letters vanish away. The man has been chasing after and longing for this woman and she keeps getting away from him. In Sonnet 75 by Edmund Spenser, the speaker tells a brief tale about himself and his mistress, debating about mortality one day at the beach.
We know from the title that it's a sonnet what's up, 14-line poem but we're not so sure about the yet. Only through the passing of time can the intimate connection of love be established, developed and prosperous. The image of writing a name in the sand doesn't have any absolute meaning of its own, certainly not one that transcends time. Just as he promised, to use his verse as a tool to immortalize her virtue for as long as it will be. We've got a smart chick on our hands in this poem. The poet then turns his attention to the beloved by first noting the change in seasons brought on by the new year.
Rather than describe her beauty as superior to earthly riches, he makes each aspect of her charm a direct comparison to a particular item of value. Then the lady speaks that his attempt is in vain he can non alter the intrinsic nature of the mortality. Theme : When he writes her name on the sand, her name is washed away by the waves. What is most striking in Sonnet 35 is not that the poet forgives the youth but that the poet actually blames himself for the youth's betrayal more than he does the young man. Spenser turns this piece around from the original Petrarch piece here. Most other sonnets end in tragedy with the suitor unable to attain his love.
At times he is almost condescending, changing his previous images of the woman as hostile predator to himself as a hunter and she as his willing prey. The erasing of the name by H2O signifies the transeunt nature of human life. Sonnet 86 marks a moment of wrath on the part of the fiancee, a result of some lie told to her by an individual whom the speaker curses in no uncertain terms. He may die emotionally if his words fail to convince the beloved to return his affections; he will die physically if he fails to support himself through his writing. The beloved's constancy, often a trait admired by the suitor, is a barrier to their living together in harmony.