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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.