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wander’st in his shade” suggests that he believes personifying death gives itmore power. However, as Shakespeare believes that his loved one shall liveon, it is emphasised that they are better and above death, “So long as mencan breathe, or eyes can see”. The use of anaphora in the last two linessymbolises Shakespeare’s pride that he has found a way to deflect death:they are now immortal. Also, the use of the word ‘breathe’ infers that as weread the Shakespearean sonnet, we are breathing life into his lover.In the poem, ‘A woman to Her Lover’, Christina Walsh uses the rhetoricalquestion “Do you come to me to bend me to your will,” in order to considersome of the different views of women in traditional society. The use of theword ‘bend’, suggests that she does not wish to be considered in these ways:it would be necessary to conquer her in order to make her be like that. “Tomake of me a bond slave”, reflects the way in which marriages of the timewere not equal, and that the woman was seen as a slave or servant. Again,the use of the word, “make” suggests that this character is not one that shewould choose to play or that is natural to her.Walsh’s use of imagery, “Whose every deed and word and wish is golden” isjuxtaposed against her powerful feeling of feminism and distaste for this viewof women. Also, the use of hyperbole suggests the dramatic view in whichshe holds degradation of women, “Not for you the hand of any wakenedwomen of our time”. This quotation infers that Walsh is playing a very moderncharacter for her time. Women were normally expected to do as theirhusbands pleased. In addition, the use of the word ‘wakened’ suggests thatshe thinks equality is the future for women and that they should be thinkingabout it already.Furthermore, Walsh’s use of a volta, “But Lover, if you ask of me” suggeststhat she is not rejecting love entirely. Also, the use of the word ‘Lover’ whichhas a capital letter suggests that she is now addressing somebody in the firstthree verses (each of irregular length, which indicates her fight againststereotypes) she is addressing men in general but after the volta, she is nowaddressing her lover, “And to its circling fugue pass on, hand holding hand.”This quotation emphasises her wish for equality, ‘hand holding hand’.’ Also,the use of the romantic imagery suggests that she believes a co-equalrelationship to be more romantic than one where the woman is viewed to belesser than the man.In conclusion, different attitudes to love and relationships are presented inmany different ways. For example, a cynical attitude is shown through anextended metaphor in ‘Who so list to hunt’; whilst a very positive and romanticimage is displayed through hyperbole in ‘Sonnet 18’. Also, the use of thevolta in ‘A woman to her Lover’ emphasises Christina Walsh’s change in tone,and the use of free verse in ‘Valentine’ symbolises Carol Ann Duffy fightingstereotypical romantic opinions.
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In the play, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Shakespeare uses many different techniques

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