Rhetorical Analysis-Love Poems

People all over the world have their own way of expressing their love, be it text, phone call, love letters, face to face confession, love poems. The one that really captivates me the most is love poems. Writing a poem to the one you love is a sweet thing to do, and can show that you really care about that person enough to put words together to convey how you feel. A poem that speaks out to me is by Ernest Hemingway , “empty spaces”, that he wrote for the women he loves. Hemingway writes about empty spaces in your heart, when people you care about leave you, it’s not the end of the world, your heart will just be empty until the right person comes along. Hemingway most likely wrote his love poems in his home and he wrote all his love poems to the women he loves. Hemingway had four wives and wrote all of them love letters/poems to express his love. The rhetorical appeals that the love poem, “empty spaces”, that the author uses is pathos. I say pathos because when it comes to love, it’s based on your emotions. Especially when he says when their empty spaces in your heart, some say you can never be strong, but that means there’s enough space to grow and for people you care about to come along and fill that hole. Hemingway wants his audience to see that the people who leave you just aren’t meant to be in your life, but he won’t and is the right person to make you feel whole again. Just like every guy, he wants the woman he has feelings for to be happy and not empty around them.

This too shall pass and you will be okay again


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