Unrequited Love; a one sided love (Literary devices (Irony (Context…
Unrequited Love; a one sided love
Desire as a theme
by Emily Brontë
Billy Budd, Sailor
by Herman Melville
Billy Budd and Claggart
The narrator and Billy Budd
The narrator spends a lot of time mentioning Billy's appearance. it is unclear whether Billy knows who the narrator is. This makes the narrators fascination of Billy very one sided.
The two have an unusual relationship with one another. They don't share the same feelings in taking care of their relationship.
Melville's narrative is often read as a queer narrative. The way the story is presented represents the characters in a romantic way.
Repressed sexual desire
Expressed well in Douglas Mitchell's D2L Posting, "The narration is often fanciful regarding the manner in which Budd is described by Claggart and Cpt. Vere."
Heathcliff and Catherine's relationship
Heathcliff wants to be with only Catherine, but Catherine does not feel the same. She loves other men too.
Their relationship is not meant to work for the purpose of the author's narrative. If the two characters lived happily ever after, the narrative would not have the same effect as it does under the category of a romantic tragedy.
A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
Blanche longing for self-love and control over herself
Bernie Anes Paz describes in D2L Posting Blanche's lack of control,"We see Blanche slowly lose herself to her desires over the course of the play, but then at the end, when she is raped, those desires are twisted against her," (Paz).
She is in battle with herself. On one hand she wants to be happy and free, but she does not allow herself the ability or strength to make good choices.
A reflection of Herman Melville's
Billy Budd, Sailor
Useful to compare the differences in media and how they communicate
"you fit into me)" by Margaret Atwood
"Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" by John Donne
"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
"sonnet of the hot flushes" by Antjie Krog
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot
Unrequited love towards world; forces are against the speaker
The speakers connection with unrequited love towards the world is seen within Eliot's use of metaphors.
Does not want what her body is forcing on her
Krog uses both metaphors and similes in addition to irony and graphic imagery to describe the conflict between the speaker and body.
Types of Sonnets
Octave than sestet
Volta, the turn. Found at the end of octave and beginning of sestet.
Three quatrains and couplet
Quatrains 1-2 - the situation
Quatrain 3 - the explanation
Always unsatisfied with the choice he didn't make
Imagery is used here. His descriptions reveal that the speaker is aware he is sharing this with someone else.
Two people with two different understandings/wants
Donne's poem is heavy with figurative language, more so in metaphors.
Give vs. take in a relationship; unreciprocated understanding
Atwood's use of a simile enhances the idea of the two objects being highly unfitting.
Context shapes meaning
Creates more critical approach
Both destabilizing and unifying
Indirection; there is a difference between what is said and what is meant
Sensory experience; mind picture
A comparison without the use of "like" or "as"
A comparison that uses the terms "like" or "as"