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Interpretation

 “Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part”

Michael Drayton


Table of contents:

Introduction. 2

Lyrical speech situation. 2

Theme. 2

General Structure. 3

Rhetorical Figures on the Syntactical Level 3

Semantic Structure. 4

Argumentative structure. 5

Conclusion. 5

Work Cited: 5


Introduction

The poem “Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part” by Michael Drayton is an English sonnet and was written during the Elizabethan Era, which is often considered to be golden age in English history . The poem describes the thin line between love and hate and it discusses the end of a relationship and its possible recovery.

Lyrical speech situation

In Michael Drayton’s poem “Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part” the lyric I is characterized by an explicit subjectivity, who is almost certainly a man who just breaks up with a relationship and who is confident that he is ready for this end. Drayton uses a different voice in each part of the poem.

In the first part of the poem, which includes lines 1 to 8, the author leads the reader in and the speaker directly addresses a lyrical thou, who is obviously the ex-partner of the relationship.

In the next section, line 9 to 12, a third person voice is used which personifies Love and the three aspects of it: Passion, Faith and Innocence.

And in the last part of the poem, the poet is now the narrator, which is shown through the use of the 2nd person voice.

Theme

The theme of this poem is the breaking-up with a relationship and it shows the thin line between love and hate. It also illustrates the death of Love and the lost of Passion, Faith and Innocence which draw out the feelings that are related with the end.....[read full text]

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The speaker starts to use the third person to talk about Love as a Person who is dying and his friends Passion, Faith and Innocence who are with him in his last hours, from line 9-12.

Then the couplet follows, which often means a change, as it is in this poem. Until line 12 it seems as there is no chance that Love will survive but Drayton brings in a new idea in the couplet. It is written in the second person singular and the speaker becomes the narrator.

Rhetorical Figures on the Syntactical Level

According to Ludwig (1981/1994:135) “The main function of syntactic figures is “to establish relationships of correspondence and opposition”.

This poem do not include so many rhetorical figures. Line 3 “And I am glad, yea glad with all my heart” includes a Geminatio, which means that one word is repeated within the verse line. With the repeated “glad” the speaker wants to show how happy he is with the end of his relationship and he tries to highlight this fact.

An Anaphora is “a repetition of a word or group of words at the beginning of successive clauses or lines of verse”.

Handout “Introduction to Literary Studies I – Maria Löschnigg [handout 4] Basic Stanzaic Forms”

Nünning, Vera and Ansgar (2009). An Introduction to the Study of English and American Literature. Stuttgart:Klett. 68.

Nünning, Vera and Ansgar (2009). An Introduction to the Study of English and American Literature. Stuttgart:Klett. 66.

 “When, his pulse failing, Passion speechless lies, When Faith is kneeling by his bed of death” (10. 11). The author maybe wants to show the process of Love’s death because both lines beg.....

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The couplet directly addresses the woman and says that even if Passion, Faith and Innocence have given Love up, there is still a chance that Love can be saved by her.



Nünning, Vera and Ansgar (2009). An Introduction to the Study of English and American Literature. Stuttgart:Klett. 74.


Argumentative structure

Drayton’s poem shows primarily the confusion and insecurity which the ending of a relationship can bring about. At the beginning of the poem the speaker seems as he is in control of his feelings and he is satisfied with the

situation but towards the end of the poem it becomes clear that this is not true. There is a slight sign that the speaker does not mean to part forever because he says “And when we meet at any time again” (6) indicates that he is not so sure.  

It’s really interesting that Love and his fellows Passion, Faith and Innocence are personified and at the end it turns out that only the woman can save the relationship.

The poem can also be seen as ironically parody of the end of a relationship. The speaker pretends he does not care; but, with one word, the woman can have the man back, which .....

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