My love is like to ice, and I to fire Edmund Spenser 1552? The man can not believe that even though she has turned him away, his desire for her only increases. For I myself shall like to this decay, And eek my name be wiped out likewise. My love is like to ice, and I to fire: how comes it then that this her cold so great is not dissolv'd through my so hot desire, but harder grows, the more I her entreat? Thus, it is useless to write her name because she, as the words in the sand, will eventually disappear. Beginning in the third quatrain, Spenser shifts from talking about what his love is like to talking about how the woman he loves mocks him. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988. These symbols and elements are fire and ice; the fire represents the passion, and the ice represents the distance between the two lovers.
In sonnet 75, Edmund Spenser affirms that his love will not be ephemeral and that it will be immortalized through verse. The speaker states that when everybody on. Leaves, lines, and rhymes seek her to please alone, Whom if ye please, I care for other none. This set him on the literary course that he pursued throughout the rest of his life. What more miraculous thing can you find than fire hardening ice and ice kindling fire. GradeSaver, 23 August 2010 Web.
The second section has six lines and is called a sestet. This poem is an allegory of the Tudor monarchy, and it glorifies Queen Elizabeth I. Others could be cited, but here is one example: When to the Sess ions of sweet si lent thought I summ on up remem bran ce of things past. Such is the power of love in gentle mind, that it can alter all the course of kind. Such is the pow'r of love in gentle mind That it can alter all the course of kind. There is a lot of imagery in Sonnet 30. 1599 M Y love is like to ice, and I to fire; How comes it then that this her cold so great Is not dissolvd through my so hot desire, But harder grows the more I her entreat? Upgraded version: My love is like to ice, and I to fire; how comes it then that this her cold so great is not dissolv'd through my so hot desire, but harder grows the more I her intreat? The poet uses irony in describing her giving in to feelings for him as his own surrender, while her constant resistance to his repeated words of love as an act of aggression.
Around that time, Spenser wrote The Shepheardes Calender, his first major poetic work. As expected, a wave comes and washes away her name. There is here a hint of jealousy, as the suitor sees other men receiving loving looks, but not himself. How all occasions do inform against me, And spur my dull revenge! A scene is described in which the lyrical voice has a conversation with his loved one about this particular topic. The man can not believe that even though she has turned him away, his desire for her only increases.
Sonnet 1 reads: Happy ye leaves when as those lily hands, Which hold my life in their dead-doing might, Shall handle you and hold in love's soft bands, Like captives trembling at the victor's sight. Or how comes it that my exceeding heat Is not delayd by her heart-frozen cold; But that I burn much more in boiling sweat, And feel my flames augmented manifold! Leaves, lines, and rhymes, seek her to please alone, Whom if ye please, I care for other none. Sometime after 1612, Shakespeare retired from the stage and returned to his home in Stratford. Sure, he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and god-like reason To fust in us. As his world is moving from death winter to life spring , so too he hopes his beloved's heart will turn from coldness toward him to warmth.
Just as it takes perseverance and strength to obtain oak firewood, so will the precious and abiding love of his beloved be obtained only through toil and patience. Spenser was deeply influenced by Irish faerie mythology. All my losses are compensated for and my sorrow ends. By reading through some of them we can get a clear picture of what was their relationship like and how Spenser could put into verse his deep emotions that he cherished towards his wife. The man has been chasing after and longing for this woman and she keeps getting away from him. He was an English poet.
Up to this moment, both the lyrical voice and his loved one emphasized on the mortal nature of them and their creations. What more miraculous thing may be told that fire which all things melts, should harden ice: and ice which is congeal'd with senseless cold, should kindle fire by wonderful device. More puzzling is the odor of the lady's nipples, but I'm thinking she may have put on a lot of different perfumes, all alluring it would seem. The night the Edmund Fitzgerald sank is a night that many will not easily forget. His impressive expansion of the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, includes such words as: arch-villain, birthplace, bloodsucking, courtship, dewdrop, downstairs, fanged, heartsore, hunchbacked, leapfrog, misquote, pageantry, radiance, schoolboy, stillborn, watchdog, and zany.
The woman he loves doesn't seem to happy when he is nor does she try to make him feel better when he is upset, instead she makes fun of him and mocks his feelings. Sonnet 67 appears to have been inspired by an earlier work by Petrarch, Rima 190, but with a different ending. Thesis Edmund Spenser wrote Sonnet 30 as a poem that shows how love can sometimes be unattainable even if you have everything to offer. However, the ordinary word 'sight' also makes sense in this context; that is, the poet has lost many things that he has seen and loved. What would a rose be without a thorn? Turns out I owe an apology to Edmund for this dig, and also for similar criticisms of William Shakespeare, John Donne, Christopher Marlowe and many others from the era. Structure Imagery Word Choice Tone Theme My love is like to ice, and I to fire: How comes it then that this her cold so great Is not dissolv'd through my so hot desire, But harder grows, the more I her entreat? There seems to be a hint that this separation, unendurable as it is for the speaker, is temporary.
Such is the powre of loue in gentle mind, that it can alter all the course of kynd. Little is known about Shakespeare's activities between 1585 and 1592. Spenser uses Caesura in line 13 of the couplet. Her goodly bosom like a strawberry bed, Her neck like to a bunch of Columbines: Her breast like Lillies, ere their leaves be shed, Her nipples like young blossomed Jasmines. His hope is that she will hold his poems in her 'lily white hands. Where whenas death shall all the world subdue, Our love shall live, and later life renew. And happy rhymes bath'd in the sacred brook, Of Helicon whence she derived is, When ye behold that Angel's blessed look, My soul's long-lacked food, my heaven's bliss.