****** Love (Paper 1 Section C)

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The Awakening (Kate Chopin)

  • 'glances or smiles which indicated a certain advanced stage of intimacy and camaraderie' (V)
  • 'consuming flames till the very sea sizzled when he took his daily plunge.' (V)
  • 'the breeze soft and languorous that came up from the south, charged with the seductive odor of the sea' (V)
  • 'A certain light was beginning to dawn dimly within her, - the light which, showing the way, forbids it.' (VI)
  • 'How few of us ever emerge from such beginning! How many souls perish in its tumult!' (VI)
  • 'The moon was coming up; and its mystic shimmer was casting a million lights across the distant, restless water.' (IX)
  • 'She wanted to swim far out, where no woman had swum before.' (X)
  • 'meeting and meltin with the moonlit sky' (X)
  • 'He was childishly gratified to discover her appetite' (XIII)
  • 'his being, his existence, which dominated her thought' (XVIII)
  • 'It was the first kiss of her life to which her nature had really responded. It was a flaming torch that kindled desire.' (XXVII)
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The Flea (John Donne)

  • 'It sucked me first, and now sucks thee' (3)
  • 'our two bloods mingled' (4)
  • 'pampered swells with one blood made of two' (8)
  • 'three lives in one flea spare' (10)
  • Stanza Structure: In total it is the union of the protagonists
    Stanza 1= Flea
    Stanza 2= Man
    Stanza 3= Woman 
  • Double conceit of the Flea- body is hard and polished which assists movements onto host. Common ****** image in classic literature.
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The Scrutiny (Richard Lovelace)

  • 'That fond impossibility' (5)
  • 'rob thee of a new embrace' (9)
  • 'all joy in thy brown hair' (11)
  • 'Like skilful mineralists that sound For treasure in un-plowed-up ground.' (14+15)
  • 'With spoils of meaner Beauties crowned' (18)
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She Walks in Beauty (Lord Byron)

  • 'She walks in beauty, like the night.' (1)
  • 'cloudless climes and starry skies' (2)
  • 'Meet in her aspect and her eyes.' (4)
  • 'So soft, so calm, yet eloquent' (14)
  • 'The smiles that win, the tints that glow' (15)
  • 'A heart whose love is innocent!' (18)
  • Simplistic rhyme scheme: ABAB, mirrors simplicity of love, reinforces effects of imagery used for ****** presentation of woman.
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At An Inn (Thomas Hardy)

  • 'Us more than friends' (6)
  • 'And that swift sympathy With living love' (9+10)
  • 'As Love's own pair' (18)
  • 'Love lingered numb' (28)
  • 'A bloom not ours' (30)
  • 'We aching are' (36)
  • Frequent use of religious allusions: idea that Henniker and Hardy should have attained one another.
  • Consistent use of alliteration: longing for one another.
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La Belle Dame sans Merci (John Keats)

  • 'La Belle Dame sans Merci'= The Beautiful Lady Without Mercy
  • 'Her hair was long, her foot was light, And her eyes were wild.' (15+16)
  • 'fragrant zone' (18)
  • 'She looked at me as she did love, And made sweet moan.' (19+20)
  • 'I set her on my pacing steed' (21)
  • Imagery of 'faery'= represents a real person (poem used as warning for falling in love too quickly or becoming too infatuated).
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Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonde sub Regno Cynarae (Ernes

  • 'betwixt her lips and mine' (1)
  • 'between the kisses and the wine' (3)
  • 'All night upon mine heart I felt her warm heart beat' (7)
  • 'bought red mouth' (9)
  • 'Flung roses, roses riotously with the throng' (14)
  • 'lost lilies out of mind' (15)
  • 'I cried for madder music and for stronger wine' (19)
  • 'Yea hungry for the lips of my desire' (23)
  • Imagery of 'Cynara'= comes from the story of Cynara and Zeus (she rejected him and was turned into an artichoke) represents hope and love.
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