Our literature teacher Pato, gave us an assignment that involves all the poems that we have read threw the year, which are; The Clod and The Pebble, Love lll, Passion and Lovers’ Infiniteness.
1) What is «love» for each of the voices in the poems?
The Clod and The Pebble:
CLOD: generous, happy
PEBBLE: selfish, unhappy
Love lll: religious love, God loves us even if we do the most terrible thong in the world.
Passion: Nature love, since it’s immortal and trustful.
Lovers’ infiniteness: Love is all.
2) Which poems deals with «earthly love»? Explain
The poems that tackles earthy love are The Clod and The Pebble, Passion and Lovers’ Infiniteness because they are or suffering because of his beloved, or in the case of the Clod, enjoying mortal love.
3) Which poems deals with «spiritual love»? Explain
The poems that deals with spiritual love are Love lll and Passion, since they both found something to love that it isn’t mortal, for instance God and Nature.
4) Which is your favorite poem? Why?
My favorite poem is «The Clod and The Pebble» because I think that is very creative to show the to sides of love, since everything in life has to sides, the good and bad things. It leaves you the message, that being in love is wonderful, but you take risk doing it, because you can get hurt.
5) Which is your favorite quotation?
My favorite quotation is «Love seeketh not itself to please» because it describes the goodness of love. Also, because the Pebble, said the same but meaning the contrary.