Analysis Of Poem "Friendship" English Analysis/Essay

444 words - 2 pages

Friendship
Friendship, for most people, is a combination of affection, loyalty, love,
respect, and trust. The poem, “Friendship,” by Henry David Thoreau, is an
amazing poem giving insight onto how friends are some of the most important
people in life. Not only does Thoreau explain how love is the basis for
friendship, but he also tries to show how love is everywhere around us, and it’s
a beautiful thing. Throughout his poem he expresses how love is powerful
thing; when two people love each other, they are strong together, no matter
how weak they are apart.
Thoreau starts off this poem by expressing his views on love, comparing
it to what he thinks are the most delicious food items. In the first stanza he
says, “Love is to me a world, sole meat and sweetest drink.” In the next two
stanzas, he shows how love is something that is unexplainable and it’s just
something that fills you with joy and happiness. He says, “I only know it is, not
how or why, my greatest happiness.” Love isn’t something that can be
explained; it’s only something that can be experienced; it isn’t words, but it’s a
feeling. In the fourth stanza of his poem, Thoreau tries to show this, saying that
love only, “thinks and does.”
He then talks about how the truth, beauty, and...

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