The Broken Heart Essay

565 words - 2 pages

Imagery in "The Broken Heart" John Donnes' poem "The Broken Heart" is full of imagery, used to portray his broken heart. Donne uses the imagery so we can get a visual picture of what love means to him. He uses the imagery because it's necessary to see a picture of the pain he lives with. Donne uses several aspects of imagery, including death to show his grief and Donne also does uses despair to display his pain.The image of death was used throughout the poem. "…Love so soon decays," meaning that love so quickly dies. If you cut a flower and do not put it in water it will quickly wither and die. Another image of death would be the plague. A plague is a widespread disease that causes thousands of people to die. The plague is also synonymous with suffering. Donne writes that he has "had the plague a year," by writing this Donne has been deathly ill for what he thinks is a year. Love, to Donne is something that you think about for a long time so, therefore, it seems that you have loved someone for that long but in reality it is only a short period of time. According to Donne, love is very powerful and causes the widespread destruction to thousands.Donne also uses the image of despair and depression. In the second stanza, he says "Ah, what a trifle is a heart, if once into love's hands it come!" In these lines Donne gives us the image of a hand of love and a big heart touching it. Once the heart touches the hand, it begins to shrink because love has devoured...

Find Another Essay On The Broken Heart

He died, of a broken heart

532 words - 2 pages suicide right before Adam's very eyes by blowing a 46mm Caliber right through his head spreads fats in the school. Rachel fainted upon hearing the news last Saturday. Adam suffered from the trauma of the tragedy. It seems that he cannot forget the time when Zachary took his chest and said "You know what this is...? This is my heart... and it's broken..." For Zachary, with his heart smashed into pieced by love sledgehammer... died hearted...

How to Men a Broken Heart

808 words - 4 pages go away on its own. You have to work for it. Here, I will show you a sure-fire way to get rid of that lingering “Broken Heart”. Step 1 – The Wallowing period Bring out the tissue! Better yet, bring out the bucket and a towel. It's going to rain! Cry, sweet, sweet child. Cry like you never cry before. Well, you haven't cried like this before. Bring out the memorabilia of those good day. Think about all the time you spent together, all you

Revenge from a women's broken heart

795 words - 4 pages Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned a quote about a women's anger by William Congreve. Their is no higher form of anger from a women than a betrayal of love a perfect example, Medea. Well some can argue what she did was wrong, but when you break it down it was not her fault that led her anger down that path. Medea is not the only person to have her heart broken and seek revenge. Their have been other's. I am going to compare and contrast

The onslaught of love - the br

802 words - 3 pages THE ONSLAUGHT OF LOVE During the eighteenth century, many poets explored the concepts of love. Many of these poems discussed lost loves, or unreturned love. John Donne discussed his feelings towards love in his poem "The Broken Heart." Donne personifies love in this poem by saying how once grasped by love, it is impossible to recover from it.In the first stanza of "The Broken Heart" Donne opens by saying that love is not something that is

This book is about the Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. The question was to describe the symbolism of the glass unicorn

926 words - 4 pages being loved. It also symbolizes the change to a more ordinary person Laura makes after her heart is broken. Giving the Unicorn to Jim symbolizes Laura's broken heart that will leave with him. In The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, the unicorn has significant symbolism.The glass unicorn has many of the same properties as Laura. Laura's character is distinctly glasslike. Glass is very delicate. Laura herself admits about glass "...if you

The Altar a Poem by George Hebert

854 words - 4 pages understanding of the metaphysical conceit of The Altar. The Altar is a prayer set within a metaphysical poem. The speaker of the poem offers himself to the Lord, presumably at an altar, as signified by the title and shape of the poem. The first couplet of the poem states, “A broken ALTAR, Lord thy servant rears / Made of a heart, and cemented with tears” (1-2). The poem states that the altar is broken, however, because this poem is metaphysical it is safe

Write an essay on the following topic: Saying Goodbye

515 words - 2 pages SAYING GOODBYEDreams disillusioned; promises broken. Dreams of giving birth to a new life- a completely different individual who will be a part of me. Promises were broken- a promise of a devoted wife to her husband, the only way to revive his unrequited love for her: promise of a daughter made to her husband's parents to acquire a position in their heart: promise of a mother made to her unborn child for its security. Guilt engulfed me. My heart

Kokoro: The Heart, the Mind, the Essence

2141 words - 9 pages words are practically the same. When one of the two disintegrates, they both suffer, like one and the same. After K’s death, Sensei tried to get back into his studies, but with his broken heart, his mind became broken as well. He explained in this passage, “A year passed, and I still I could not forget. My heart was in a constant state of agitation. To escape it, I plunged into my books. I began to study with ferocious energy. One day, I

Essay on Imagery in King Lear

800 words - 3 pages .  We see a better use of the veracity of he word (heart) when Lear goes to visit Regan and she will not come out to greet him.                                       Lear: O, me, my heart, my rising heart!                                     but down!                                                                                     (4.4.56-58)               I am wondering if in this passage Lear is talking of his broken

You Changed My World - A poem for someone special

557 words - 2 pages eyes and heart just enough and let me live,You've changed my world with magic and the kindness that you give.My heart was broken, and I thought love was so far away,But you came into my life and showed me a better day.Like crystal clear blue waters or a magical sunset,That moment speaks a thousand words to which no price can be met.I wish I could just stop time and spend the whole night in your eyes,For when I'm with you there's a feeling even I

Coronary Heart Disease

1045 words - 4 pages heart disease. A particular part of the heart muscle dies because the blood flow has been blocked by an atheroma. If the damage to the muscle is too severe the result will be fatal, however, the body can recover if the damage is limited to a small area of muscle (Myocardium). Heart attacks occur because an atheroma blocks the coronary arteries or because a blood clot has broken off from somewhere else in the circulation system.ConclusionThe saying

Similar Essays

The Broken Heart Of Sylvia Plath

2204 words - 9 pages The Broken Heart of Sylvia Plath "Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well." Sylvia Plath has long been recognized as a poetic icon. After committing suicide in her thirties, many of her previously unrecognized works gained notoriety and praise. Throughout her life, she struggled to be accepted into the literary world. After writing many poems, short stories and "The Bell Jar," she remained unsatisfied with

The Broken Heart A Poem By John Donne

902 words - 4 pages Being a human being comes with several feelings and experiences that shape who we are, some favourable and beneficial some shattering and distressing, one of the most common is that of love, Love is the single most celebrated human emotion, though nevertheless love can end in heartbreak. A broken heart can be considered a painful empty feeling or the writhing of the soul. The Urban Dictionary defines a broken heart as ‘the feeling of complete

"The Broken Heart", By John Donne

731 words - 3 pages pardon white American slave owners for what they have been doing to their slaves. In document F, Fredrick Douglass speaks about how shameful Americans should be for thinking that creating a slave of a fellow man is in anyway right. He says, " I will not equivocate, I will not excuse'; I will use the severest of language I can command; and yet no one word shall escape that any man, whose judgment is not blinded by prejudice, or who is not at heart a

Broken Heart Essay

969 words - 4 pages Running Head: BROKEN HEART SYNDROME 1Broken Heart Syndrome 2Broken Heart SyndromeGuadalupe GallardoSanford Brown CollegeBroken heart syndrome is a temporary heart condition brought on by stressful situations, such as death of a loved one. People with broken heart syndrome may have sudden chest pain or think they are having a heart attack. These broken heart syndrome symptoms may be brought on by the heart's reaction to a surge of stress hormones