COMPARE AND CONTRAST THE POEMS MAGIC OF LOVE BY HELLEN FARRIES AND LOVE POEM BY JOHN NIMS.docx

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Surname 1Name Institution Professor Course Date Compare And Contrast The Poems Magic Of Love By Hellen Farries And Love Poem By JohnNims.When one wants to compare or contrast poems, ethos, pathos, and logos bring out theexpected contrast or comparison. Use of poems is a good way of expressing and delivering anymessage. Both ‘Magic of love’ by Helen Farries and ‘love poem’ by John Farries try to expoundtheir titles. The titles they have been given are not contradicting with the messages beingconveyed by their bodies. Like it is known, the persona can use a title that symbolizes somethingelse apart from what the reader may think the same title means. However, the two poems havebeen given titles that rhyme with the message on their bodies. Therefore, both poems share thesame theme. However, the way these authors express their ideas is different from their poems.They show love from various dimensions in which each one of them takes it through the use ofdifferent styles like rhyme and syntax.Helen Farries tries to capture love as a kind of thing that can also be explained as gentle.She tries to win it as something more valuable beyond a point that humans can fathom. Throughher explanation, a bright tone is created where she says that just by loving each other, all theproblems that may befall a person fade away. She compares love to a blessing which would
Surname 2mean that the individual who loves you is sent by God to bring the best things for you in yourlife. The love poem has twenty-four lines. It has four stanzas that create rhyme at the end of eachfourth line in all its four verses. The stylistic devices that have been used show that this is amodern poem. The persona in the first stanza introduces his lover in a weird way that builds animage of a complicated kind of a person as the character is portrayed in the poem as stated byMeyer (pg. 37).The explanation and descriptions, however, make the reader love the character despite thefaults of her nature that have been brought to light. The heightened tone is then dropped slowlyin the second stanza where the character is said to make the refugee stand uncomfortably in thedoorway and makes the changing world of a drunkard stay still. She is also said to be a taxidriver’s terror creating a sense of humor by awkwardly using an example of traffic.

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