12 March 2018
Throughout Queen Elizabeth’s life time she transforms the idea of love for different purposes such as expressing her heartache, proving her commitment to her empire, and encouraging her people. This goes to show that the Queen was full of love and used it to transform many of her pieces of work. Throughout these pieces of work the queen feels both personal and professional love and uses it as way to transform people.
Queen Elizabeth’s poem “On Monsieur’s Departure” deals with the power of love within the Queen and one of her relationships. Queen Elizabeth talks a lot about her own personal feelings of love throughout this poem, which shows that she is a very emotional person. “I love and yet am forced to seem to hate” (2). The Queen also reveals feelings of transformation throughout this poem, although she is frustrated and emotional about her break up, it all is stemming from her feelings of love towards Duke of Anjou. At the beginning of this poem Elizabeth is clearly frustrated, and unhappy but throughout the poem her feelings transform. By the second stanza she mentions her unhappiness and wish for death because of the feeling of heartache she has. At the end of this poem Queen Elizabeth has yet again a transformation because of her feelings of love when she is talking about how she would rather die than have feelings of love with anyone else “Or die and so forget what love e’er meant” (18). It is clear throughout this poem that the Queens feelings of love transformed due to her relationship. Although this poem is not a typical loving poem, but rather one that shows love in the way of heartache and pain it still shows the Queens transformation. Throughout this poem the Queen depicts how she feels transformed by love, and that is because of Duke of Anjou.
Another remarkable piece of poetry by Queen Elizabeth is “The doubt of future foes”. Although this text is meant to be more of a motivational and informative speech, the Queen shows a lot of love through her word choice. From this text the Queen uses her love for her country to try to evoke love out of all her troops. By saying that she is willing to help and protect her country in a loving way, she seems to be hoping that the troops will show love towards their fellow citizens, as well as her, in return. Queen Elizabeth wrote this poem to both warn others not to “anchor in this port” (15), or in other words try to over throw her, but also to tell her people that she would protect them and her thrown. This displays how she loves and cares for her people immensely. She is also saying that she would kill someone if needed in order to protect her throne and the citizens within her kingdom. “My rusty sword through rest shall first his edge employ” (15). By the...