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An Analysis of the Theme of Unconditional Love in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 and Christopher Marlowe's Poem The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
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English 12 Mr February 24 2000 Unconditional Love I Grant I never saw a goddess go walk Line In these lines from William Shakespeares Sonnet 130 and Christopher Marlowes ThePassionate Shepherd To His Love the themes of unconditional love material treasures and vivid imagery are all used throughout the poems through different points of view to describe their unconditional love The theme of unconditional love is expressed through the two poems The poet Christopher Marlowe in the poem The Passionate Shepherd to His Love displays his affection for his love by telling her that he will give her anything in the world if she would just be with him and love him And if these pleasures may thee move come live with me and be my love Lines 19-20 His words show that he is willing to do anything for her to Live with himand be my his love Line 24 However the poet knows that he cannot give her these offerings because the gifts that he is willing to give her are merely IOUs from witch he wishes he could give her and is written only to show to the fullest extent how much he loves her Where as in Sonnet 130 the poet William Shakespeare is sincere and truthful in his writings about his love I Love to hear her speak yet well I know that music hath a far more pleasing soundLines 9-10 yet I think he also gets the point across that his love is unconditional same as the fellow poet Marlowe but he used a surplus of material things to describe his emotions Even though the two poems have the theme for unconditional love their portrayals of it are described through different methods Treasures are also used within both poems whether it be treasures of physical attributes or treasures of tangible gifts to express their love for the women in
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