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How do I love thee? - Elizabeth Barrett Browning (England) How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of everyday's Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. I love thee with a passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints, --- I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.

This poem is an illustration of what love towards another person should be like. It illustrates the authors love towards her husband Robert Browning, who was also a poet of her time. They both have written poems they dedicate to each other all having the same theme, which is love. In total, there are seven ways of how the persona, or the author herself, expresses her love towards her addressee. First, she loves him unconditionally, without limits. Second, she loves him in every day she can. Third, she loves him purely. Fourth, she loves him with passion she had with her old griefs and childhoods faith. Fifth, she loves him with adoration, even if she forgets all other. Sixth, she loves him with all her life. Finally, she loves him eternally, even after death.

Death - Rabindranath Tagore (India) O thou the last fulfilment of life, Death, my death, come and whisper to me! Day after day I have kept watch for thee; for thee have I borne the joys and pangs of life. All that I am, that I have, that I hope and all my love have ever flowed towards thee in depth of secrecy. One final glance from thine eyes and my life will be ever thine own. The flowers have been woven and the garland is ready for the bridegroom. After the wedding the bride shall leave her home and meet her lord alone in the solitude of night.

Death is an abstract noun which means absence of life. But, in the poem, the persona treated death as a human being. This literary technique is called apostrophe, since the persona is talking to an abstract object as if it was conscious. The poem describes death and what happens after it. It was in the poem that, like any other people, the persona is anticipating the coming of death before he fulfils his mission as a living person. He is expecting death to arrive as he lives his life. Death knows nothing about the personas whole being, and if he dies, he will never know about it ever as it is a secret to him. According to the persona, his life will be taken by death once it comes closer to him. After death, the persona meets his Creator, offering Him his borrowed life.

I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You - Pablo Neruda (Chile) I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you Is that I do not see you but love you blindly. Maybe January light will consume My heart with its cruel Ray, stealing my key to true calm. In this part of the story I am the one who Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you, Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.

The title is a paradox. It tells of not loving a person because of loving that person. The act of not loving a person to prove ones love towards another person proves his true love towards the said person. The addressee in the poem is the only love of the persona. His love may be comparable to cold and fire, because at times, he doesnt love, but still love at other times. He also elaborates the personas love, which, according to him is blind. He also stated that he will die because I love you. He also added the words in fire and blood, which signifies his passion towards the addressee.

Fire and Ice - Robert Frost (America) Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.

According to the poem, rumors say that the world may end either in fire or in ice. Both fire and ice have destructive qualities, the former having the ability to burn anything in contact until it disintegrates to ashes, and the latter having the ability to freeze and also kill all living things due to intense cold. The fire in the poem symbolizes desire, as fires heat may be associated to a persons passion or affection towards another person. Meanwhile, ice symbolizes hate, as absence of heat also signifies absence of passion or affection towards a person. This poem signifies that either the excess or lack of love towards another person can be destructive to both parties involved. A persons love, once it becomes excessive or otherwise, could cause either his or her life or of his or her object of affection.

Moonlight on Manila Bay - Fernando Maramag (Philippines) A light serene, ethereal glory, rests Its beams effulgent on each cresting wave; The silver touches of the moonlight lave The deep's bare bosom that the breeze molests; While lingering whispers deepen as the wavy crests Roll with weird rhythm, now gay, now gently grave; And floods of lambent light appear the sea to pave All cast a spell that heeds not time's behests. Not always such the scene: The din of fight Has swelled the murmur of the Peaceful air; Here east and west have oft displayed their might; Dark battle clouds have dimmed this scene so fair; Here bold Olympia, one historic night, Presaging freedom, claimed a people's care.

Manila Bay was once a venue of numerous wars between nations and religions. The war referred to in the poem were mot mentioned, but this made the persona recall scenes that may have happened in Manila Bay years ago. The poem started with a description of the waters of Manila Bay, as seen by the persona. It then shifts to the memory of the wars over the waters of the said bay, which also happened at night. The deafening sounds of the war and the effects of it caused peace and freedom.