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Incessant Desire -Symbolism of a poem, painting and song
When I was younger, I lost my boyfriend in a terrible car accident that could not
be avoided. I tried to convince myself that I was only dreaming ; but the truth was he was
gone and id never, ever see him again. Dante Gabriel Rossetties,”Beata Beatrix”, brings
back awful memories I would rather leave in the past. The woman takes up the majority
of the painting .A vision of beauty , but also of death, love but most of all despair.
Christina Rossetties,”Echo” relats to Dantes painting because they both deal with
the same feelings of hope and despair. Toni Braxtons “Unbreak My Heart “ can be
described as a combination of Rossetties “Echo” and Dantes “Beata Beatrix” because all
three works show the same feelings of despair.
Poetry is a way a poet expresses his or her feelings and beliefs. Christina Rossetti
wants him to come back any way possible. She starts her poem with “Come to me in the
silence of the night” followed by “...in the silence of a dream” . She needs him, she misses
him. She wants to feel him next to her , so she can hold him and stare into his eyes. One
critics opinion is that,” Christina Rossetties songs of love are nearly always of loves loss.”
The character is so devastated that she would rather die than be without her
beloved,.”...Pulse for pulse, breath for breath.”She would give her own life again though
cold in death than live with all the pain. A critc says that,
As [Rossetti] she sinks her poetry rises , and gushes pu out of ehr
heart to heaven . It stains sad, sweet, tender and musical that a saint
Paintings are art that is used to express lost feelings for lost loves. By using
conspicous objects, a painter can forshadow what is to come without actually showing it.
Dante uses a bird as a symbol for a messanger of death, as if it has come to take her away
forever. He uses a poppy-flower that is used to induce sleep. The woman looks as if she’s
finally at peace; she can finally rest. She does not have a care in the world. Dante Gabriel
Rossetti painted this intensley spiritual portrait as a memorial to his wife (Lizzie) who died
the year of 1862. Her death left the Italian poet and painter griefstricken.
Many artists perfer to use music to make their feelings and expressions come to
life. Toni Braxton feels helpless, she thinks the world is unkind , that life is so cruel
without her companion next to her. Braxton is heart-brocken because hes gone. She feels
like dying . The only thing she does is keep crying. She needs him beside her , to hold her,
to make her happy. She says she needs him to ,”take back the sad word goodbye -to bring
back the joy to her life”.
The poem , song , and painting come together in a special way . That is wanting
lost lovers to come back , but knowing it is not possible. Even now , not a day goes by
that I dont think of John , and what happened and if somehow I could have stopped it, but
life goes on and time may pass maybe even years, but you never forget your first love,
ever. You just keep thinking its only a dream adn when you die , you will have actually
woken up from this nightmare that we call life , and he will be there once again , this time
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