I find no peace-Sir Thomas Wyatt

1.Wyatt was not only a poet, but also an ambassador in the service of Henry VIII. He first entered Henry’s service in 1515, and that same year he began studying at St John’s College of the University of Cambridge. This means he was an important man, this could made possible his marriage to Elizabeth Brooke, and his love for Anne Boleyn that started when she came back from France in 1522 and ended with Anne Boleyn’s death in 1536. This poem is all about his prohibited love for Anne do to the fact that the king was also in love with her.
2.War is now done anaphora
I fear and hope oxymoron
‘…loseth nor locketh’: Alliteration
There are 12 paradoxes
3.I found 12 paradoxes
4.The reader ends up with a feeling of gate uneasiness discomfort and sadness, everything feels incomplete unhappy and frustrating.
5.In the opening lines of the poem the author ,Wyatt writes about a war in which he currently is with himself, referred to as a consistent state of conflictive mind. He also explores the idea of love and how there are many ups and downs involved in a love relationship. His feelings are continuously conflicting regardless of his actions, and this could be exactly why he cannot escape his thoughts.No matter what he does, he will always be under the spell of deep love and will never be able to escape from it.
6.He’s trying to very subtly criticise us and our hypocritical nature, where although we wish for one thing in reality we don’t want that and again displays another conflicting idea and contradiction that many of us indeed possess. He says that regardless where he is, he will always and forever be in a constant state of unrest and forever will be unable to find any sort of peace.
7.Line 11 is interesting, Wyatt is perhaps indicating that the relationship is one dictated by the heart rather than the head; though the love feels right, the narrator cannot quiet his mind to the unsettling knowledge that his love is not a practical or logical choice. If he is prepared to put himself in danger for his love, he must not care enough about himself to prevent his own destruction. The narrator makes it clear that he understand that which gives him the most pleasure is that which causes him the most peril.
8.Because he touched upon happiness once he realises that this isn’t actually the case and there is sadness and discontentment hidden deep away inside of him. Alternatively, delight could be seen as love, and therefore ,because of this particular love for another human that has made him feel in constant disagreement or brought out a conflicting side of himself , has made him unable to function properly anymore without consistent disagreement about everything. Although love traditionally is meant to arise happiness in relationships and people, instead, he has become even discontent to the extreme that he now resents love because of it.

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