Allusion in On Monsieur's Departure

Allusion Examples in On Monsieur's Departure:

On Monsieur's Departure 1

"Love..."   (On Monsieur's Departure)

Here, the speaker personifies love as Cupid, the god of desire, erotic love, and attraction. In Roman mythology, Cupid wielded magic arrows that could cause uncontrollable desire in whomever they struck. Passion and lust were conceptualized as external influences that caused an internal emotion. In this allusion, the speaker once again characterizes her own feelings as an external entity. She has no control over these feelings and must plead with Love to remove them.