Love, thou art best of Human Joys, Our chiefest Happiness below; All other Pleasures are but Toys, Musick without Thee is but Noise, And Beauty but an empty show. Heav’n , who knew best what Man wou’d move, And raise his Thoughts above the Brute; Said, Let him Be, and Let him Love; That must alone his Soul improve, Howe’er Philosophers dispute. A Song by anne finch

The poem "A Song" by Anne Finch addresses a subject of joy and love. The speaker discusses

how love is a humans best joy. The figurative language of this poem serves to communicate an idea

that is not easily understood. For an example the poem reads, "All other Pleasures are but Toys,

Musick without Thee is but Noise." Overall this particular example server the poem well because

they tell the audience that with love others things don't matter as much u play with things till you

get older and then forget about them.

INVITATION TO LOVE

By Paul Dunbar

Come when the nights are bright with stars

Or come when the moon is mellow;

Come when the sun his golden bars

Drops on the hay-field yellow.

Come in the twilight soft and gray,

Come in the night or come in the day,

Come, O love, whene’er you may,

And you are welcome, welcome.

You are sweet, O Love, dear Love,

You are soft as the nesting dove.

Come to my heart and bring it to rest

As the bird flies home to its welcome nest.

Come when my heart is full of grief

Or when my heart is merry;

Come with the falling of the leaf

Or with the redd’ning cherry.

Come when the year’s first blossom blows,

Come when the summer gleams and glows,

Come with the winter’s drifting snows,

And you are welcome, welcome.

The poem "Invitation To Love" by Paul Dunbar addresses a subject of love. The speaker

describes at length how their love is beautiful and how they want them to be there with them. The

figurative language serves to compare their love to a resting dove. The speaker says "You are soft

as the nesting dove come to my heart and bring it to rest as the bird flies home to its welcome

nest." This example uses simile to show how their love is like a sleeping dove. By comparing

this idea of love the author is able to show readers how they want their love one with them.

A BIRTHDAY

By Christina Rossetti

My heart is like a singing bird

Whose nest is in a water'd shoot;

My heart is like an apple-tree

Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit;

My heart is like a rainbow shell

That paddles in a halcyon sea;

My heart is gladder than all these

Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a dais of silk and down;

Hang it with vair and purple dyes;

Carve it in doves and pomegranates,

And peacocks with a hundred eyes;

Work it in gold and silver grapes,

In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;

Because the birthday of my life

Is come, my love is come to me.

The Poem "A Birthday" by Christina Rossetti addresses a subject of love. The speaker details

at length how their heart is really filled with joy and they're alive. The figurative language serves to

provide a mental image of how she has a big heart today because today is her birthday and it's a

big day. The speaker says "My heart is like an apple-tree Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit;

My heart is like a rainbow shell That paddles in a halcyon sea;" This example uses simile to

show how their heart is being compared to an apple tree with thick fruits meaning that her heart is

big. By providing this mental image the author is able to show readers that their heart is filled with

love, happiness and they have a big heart.

I LOVE YOUR CRAZY BONES

By Barton Sutter

Even your odds and ends.

I love your teeth, crazy bones,

Madcap knees and elbows.

Forearm and backhand

Hair makes you animal.

Rare among things.

The small of your back could pool rain

Into water a main might drink. Perfect,

From the whirlpools your fingers print

On everything you touch

To the moons on the nails of all ten toes

Rising and setting inside your shoes

Wherever you go.

The poem "I Love Your Crazy Bones" by Barton Sutter addresses a subject of love. The

speaker discusses at length how the speaker loves the persons features. The figurative language

serves to communicate an idea not easily understood which is that they love the little things about

the person. For example the poem reads "I love your teeth, crazy bones, Madcap knees and elbows

forearm and backhand Hair makes you animal." This example uses personification to how that her

hair makes her an animal. By communicating this idea of love the author is able to tell readers

that little things are worth loving also.

['JOY OF MY LIFE, FULL OFT FOR LOVING YOU']

By Edmund Spenser

Joy of my life, full oft for loving you

I bless my lot, that was so lucky placed:

But then the more your own mishap I rue,

That are so much by so mean love embased.

For had the equal heavens so much you graced

In this as in the rest, ye might invent

Some heavenly wit, whose verse could have enchased

Your glorious name in golden monument.

But since ye deign’d so goodly to relent

To me your thrall, in whom is little worth,

That little that I am shall all be spent

In setting your immortal praises forth;

Whose lofty argument uplifting me

Shall lift you up unto an high degree.

The poem "JOY OF MY LIFE, FULL OFT FOR LOVING YOU" by Edmund Spenser addresses a

subject of joy and love. The speaker discusses at length about how much they appreciate the

person they love. The figurative language serves to communicate an idea that's not easily

understood which is when someone finds a person the love a lot people feel like they're blessed

and that God has given that certain person to them. The speaker says "Joy of my life, full oft for

loving you I bless my lot, that was so lucky placed." This example uses hyperbole to show that they

are blessed to be loving that person. By communicating this idea of love that comes with all the joy

the author is able to express how they feel for the person they're talking about.

The rain whistled.

A taxi brought me to your apartment building

And there I stood.

I had dreamed a dream

Of us in a bedroom.

The light shining upon us in white sheets.

You were singing me a song of your sailing days

And in the dream

I reached deep in you and pulled out a cardinal

Which in bright red

Flew out the window.

Sometimes when we talk

On the phone, I think to myself

That the deep perfect of your soul

Is what draws me to you.

But still what soul is perfect?

All souls are misshapen and off-colored.

Morning comes within a soul

And makes it obey another law

In which all souls are snowflakes.

Once at a funeral, a man had died

And with the prayers said, his soul flew up in a hurry

Like it had been let out of something awful.

It was strangely colored, that soul.

And it was a funny shape and a funny temperature.

As it blew away, all of us looking felt the cold.

The poem "Love Poem" by By Dorothea Lasky addresses a subject of love. The speaker

details at length about how they had a dream about them. The figurative language of this poem

serves to provide a mental image about what the dream was about. The poem states "I had

dreamed a dream Of us in a bedroom The light shining upon us in white sheets You were singing

me a song of your sailing days I reached deep in you and pulled out a cardinal Which in bright red

Flew out the window." This example uses hyperbole to show that the speaker didn't really reach

into that person they got to know their heart. By providing this mental image the author is able to

show readers how their dream was about that person.

A GIRL

By Michael Field

A Girl,

Her soul a deep-wave pearl

Dim, lucent of all lovely mysteries;

A face flowered for heart’s ease,

A brow’s grace soft as seas

Seen through faint forest-trees:

A mouth, the lips apart,

Like aspen-leaflets trembling in the breeze

From her tempestuous heart.

Such: and our souls so knit,

I leave a page half-writ —

The work begun

Will be to heaven’s conception done,

If she come to it.

The poem "A Girl" by Michael Field addresses a subject of love. The speaker discusses at

length about how they describe this girl. The figurative language of this poem serves to provide a

mental image about of a girl, how they describe her face and soul. The poem states "Her soul a

deep-wave pearl Dim, lucent of all lovely mysteries A face flowered for heart’s ease, A brow’s grace

soft as seas." This example uses simile by comparing her brows to the seas. By comparing the

author is able to describe the girls features by comparing them to other things.

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