The Virtual Period we were tasked for this week was to answer a set of questions and prepare an animation using animoto to illustrate the poem with pictures.
1) What situation is the speaker reflecting on?
The speaker is reflecting the fact that his feelings are still very confused and he can not feel love again. He fears what might happen.
2) What metaphors and similes does he use to express his feelings?
“I burn and freeze like ice.” The poet uses contradictions as a well as simile to talk about what he feels.
“I find no peace, and all my war is done.” He is tired of fighting, he do not want this anymore.
3) How many separate paradoxes are in the poem?
There are 10 paradoxes in the poem. He reflects de fact that he is twisted and confused.
4) What is the cumulative effect of so many paradoxes?
This paradoxes make an effect of love in the speaker, his feelings are mixed up. He has no idea of what to do, or how to react towards this feeling.
5) What is the general topic of the paradoxes in lines 1-4?
The general topic in paradoxes from line 1 to line 4 is love and lust.
I find no peace, and all my war is done.
I fear and hope. I burn and freeze like ice.
I fly above the wind, yet can I not arise;
And nought I have, and all the world I season.
6) What is the general topic of the paradoxes in lines 5-8?
The general topic from line 5 to line 8 is that the speaker’s mind can not scape of what he thought. He is suffering about that.
That loseth nor locketh holdeth me in prison
And holdeth me not—yet can I scape no wise—
Nor letteth me live nor die at my device,
7) Why does the speaker in line 11 declare that hating himself is the consequence of loving another?
In line 11 the speaker declares that hating himself is the consequence of loving another because he considers that when you love someone you will always put them first than yourself.
8) Why is it ironic that his “delight” is the “causer of this strife”?
Is ironic because the effect that delight or pleasure have is enjoyment not strife. But the delight he has for loving another one will hurt him. We can say that the feeling of pleasure for him is mixed up, and what gives him this delight is painful.
9) To what extent do you think the paradoxes are an accurate expression of the feelings of a person in love, particularly in light of the fact that in the 16th century the completely free and unchaperoned meetings of lovers were not easily arranged?
Paradoxes help the poem express this particular person in love.
10) To what extent do the paradoxes capture the agonies of the speaker?
Paradoxes in the poem capture how much this man suffer been in love. In my opinion, I do not think that feeling the way that the speaker did is pleacent. He has a twisted thought about loving, but he is confused and has a big scar because he suffered love. Thats why he has no peace and he is lost. The speaker is depressed and his state of mind is confusing him as the paradoxes show.