Sonnet Project

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Sonnet

One Way Of Love

I cannot measure for thee, drop by drop,

Thy draught of love, my hands, dear, tremble so:

Behold the chalice, how the bright drops glow

And still I pour, although thou bid'st me stop,

Till the rich wine mounts to the goblet's top,

And the dry earth receives the overflow.

Too generous am I? Ah, say not so!

Love that doth count its gifts is a weak prop

Whereon to stay a weary human heart.

Yes, draw me closer, love. Perchance I may,

Clasped in thine arms, forget the dreaded day

When thou, my love, my soul,


my life's best partIn cold satiety wild turn thee round,

And dash the poor cup broken to the ground.

One Way of Love By: Eliza Calvert Hall

Description: This sonnet is talking about love. She is talking about how she can not measure her love and that she will love blindly and deeply.

Speaker's Feeliings

Tone/Mood: The speaker's tone is passionate and relaxed because she is talking very lightly about love.

Attitude: Straightforward and lighthearted. Because she said "I cannot measure by thee, drop by drop, Thy draught of love, my hands, dear, tremble so".

Figurative Language

Metaphor and Imagery:
"I cannot measure for thee, drop by drop, And dash the poor cup broken to the ground.Thy draught of love, my hands, dear, tremble so: Behold the chalice, how the bright drops glow And still I pour, although thou bid'st me stop, Till the rich wine mounts to the goblet's top, And the dry earth receives the overflow. Too generous am I? Ah, say not so! Love that doth count its gifts is a weak prop Whereon to stay a weary human heart. Yes, draw me closer, love. Perchance I may, Clasped in thine arms, forget the dreaded day When thou, my love, my soul, my life's best part In cold satiety wild turn thee round".

This sonnet is a metaphor because throughout the whole poem she is comparing her love to wine filling up a chalice even after it overflows. This also imagery because in the sonnet we can imagine the chalice over flowing.

No Other Figurative Languages Found

Poetic Techniques

Rhyme Scheme: A, BB, CC, BB, A, D, EE, D, FF


Drop

So

Glow

Stop

Top

Overflow

So

Prop

Heart

May

Day

Part

Round

Ground

Theme Statment

The theme statement is follow your heart no matter what anybody tells you. This is the theme statement because it's talking about how even when the person you love tells you not to love them she continues to love them because no matter what she will always love them. "And still I pour although, thou bid'st me stop".