Here is the essay that I did on the second Term Test.
Explore how the writer of Passion treats with love and nature.
Kathleen Raine tackles love and nature in her poem Passion. In the following essay, this idea will be explained.
First, I am going to talk about how Kathleen Raine handles love. In the first three stanzas, there is a voice desperate for being loved back by her beloved. “Possessing what my soul lacked, tranquility´´ with this quote, we understand how nervous she was because of unrequited love, she was getting crazy. “With the well-known and mortal death, heartbreak“ meaning that she was broken in pieces for not being love back. In the third stanza, we read that, she couldn’t even talk or write. We realize how horrible loneliness is.
Secondly, I’m going to talk about how the writer handles nature. When the main voice is already devastated, the sky spoke to her, being a personification of nature. The sky told her that nature is so much important than being in love with some human beings. ´´Lift your heart again with no fear´´ meaning that she didn’t have to be afraid for being devastated again because now she had nature, and nature will never leave her side. By saying this, the main voice started seeing the word in a different way, in a good way. Seeing that the real passion is in nature.
In conclusion, Kathleen Raine deals with love and nature in her poem Passion.
The poem “Love (III)” by George Herbert and the poem “The Clod and the Pebble” by William Blake deal with love. In these two poems love is expressed in two different ways. In the following essay this ideas will be discussed.
“The Clod and the Pebble” handle earthly love, and show two different points of view about it. On one hand, the Clod talks about his experience of love. For the Clod, “Love Seeketh not itself to please” meaning that love is not selfish, love is generous. Moreover, the Clod mentions “And builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair”. This metaphor shows that for the Clod love is happy and help you to take worries out.
On the other hand, the Pebble gives a completely different point of view: “Love seeketh only itself to please” By saying this, he shows that love is selfish, a horrible thing that doesn’t give you pleasure. In addition, the metaphor “And builds a Hell in Heaven’s despite” meaning that love is an awful thing and make you suffer all the time.
The poem Love (III) by George Herbert tackles secular love. This poem is also a conversation, but in this case, between a man and Love, a personification of God. This man believes that he doesn’t deserve God’s love because he is a sinner. “Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back” God is trying to explain to him that everybody deserves his love, even sinners. “Who bore the blame” With this quote God shows that everybody is worthy of his love, that everyone commit sins so who’s to blame? In the end, the man accepts God’s love and through this metaphor “So I did sit and eat” this man finally accept to be forgiven.
In conclusion, these two poems handle love, but with different points of view about it.