Description Of Helen By: Natalie JImenez

Myth:

The main myth is of the Trojan War, the armies are fighting over her (Helen) and the Greeks topple Troy to get to her. Helen was married to the King of Sparta, Menelous.

Helen

Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, in Greek myths, she was considered the most beautiful women in the world

"Description Of Helen"

Was this the face that Launch'd a thousand ships,

And burnt the topless towers of IIium?

Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.

Her lips suck forth my soul: see, where it flies!

Come ,Helen, come, give me my soul again.

Here will I dwell, for heaven is in these lips,

And all is dross that I not Helena

Tone:

The tone of the poem is sad, but loving and in love. It is in the first person, it can be seen as Troy. The poem includes some harsh words, but also very sensitive ones. The poem was suppose to be harmless, kind of like a love note or letter to Helen. It is as he is confessing his love to her once again.

Summary:

The poem has seven stanzas, so its pretty short, but with incredible meaning. The first line talks about how he doesn't believe that Helen could have started such a great and powerful war, the second line expresses how he wants her kisses and affection back once again, then going into the third line, him wanting his heart back and telling us how she hopelessly stole his heart. And it finally ends with probably the most sweetest part, saying that anything with out her is useless ad unlivable.

Allusion

https://youtu.be/Zh3-ykk4Fzg

IN this clip, Mr. Peabody and Sherman go back in time to the Trojan War. Another allusion could be Helen of Troy, because in the poem is never specified, if just said Helen, they both share the same story though, so familiar.

All three texts really helped me understand the meaning of the poem more. At first, I did not understand what the purpose or the meaning of them poem was, but them after looking at the tone and just the myth, my mid clicked and I really enjoyed the thought of it. Even though the story is kind of sad, I honestly loved the affection and joy that was included in the poem. kind of like hopeless love.

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