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Sexual Empowerment of Women in Behn's The Willing Mistress and The Disappointment - Sexual Empowerment of Women in Behn's The Willing Mistress and The Disappointment     "All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn, . . . for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds." (Woolf 91) Born in 1640, Aphra Behn broke gender stereotypes when she undertook a thrilling (if unrewarded) life as a spy for the Crown, but it was her scandalous career as an author which truly achieved many firsts for women. She was the first woman to support hereself financially by solely relying on the profession of writing, and many readers argue that Oroonoko--her passionate tale about the institution of slavery--was the first English novel....   [tags: Willing Mistress Essays]
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The Willing Mistress, by Aphra Behn - Aphra Behn shattered walls for sexual freedom of women in literature in the seventeenth century. She was called the first professional woman writer in English. Many of her works all have strong female roles holding sexual power. In Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, she states, “All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn, which is, most scandalously but rather appropriately, in Westminster Abbey, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.” She was one of the first female authors to speak candidly about the sexual passion felt by women, which was deemed ill-suited in her time....   [tags: Analysis, Sexual Freedom]
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Comparison of the Presentation of Seduction in the Poems To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and The Willing Mistress by Aphra Behn - Comparison of the Presentation of Seduction in the Poems To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and The Willing Mistress by Aphra Behn Both Marvell and Behn wrote during the Renaissance period and had different styles. However, they explored similar themes. In 'To His Coy Mistress', Marvell uses a cleverly structured argument called 'syllogism' to persuade his lover to 'seize the day' and make love before their passion fades. In the first section, Marvell speculates how he would adore his mistress....   [tags: Papers] 1327 words
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Seduction Techniques Illustrated in Donne's The Flea and Marvell's To His Coy Mistress - Men of the 16th and 17th century were the largest contributors of literature of that time. This led to misogynistic views, and subhuman treatment of women. Although it was socially forbidden for a woman to have sex outside of marriage, this did not stop men from trying to convince her. John Donne, a poet of the 16th century, wrote misogynistic pieces in his early works. Andrew Marvell, a contemporary of Donne, who also wrote seduction poems. Donne’s “The Flea” and Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” both have seduction techniques, yet the degree of success is different....   [tags: The flea, to his coy mistress] 870 words
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To His Coy Mistress - In the poem “To His Coy Mistress”, the speaker is trying to seduce his wife. In the assumption the mistress is his wife; she is being bashful towards losing her virginity. The speaker, which is the mistress’s husband, develops a carefully constructed argument where the speaker seeks to persuade his lady to surrender her virginity to him. In the poem “To His Coy Mistress”, the speaker says, “Had we but world enough, and time…I would love you ten years before the Flood, and you should if you please refuse till the conversion of the Jews” (lines 1 and 7-10)....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 832 words
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The Flea by John Donne and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - The Flea by John Donne and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell "The Flea" by John Donne is written in the 17th century as is "To his coy mistress" by Andrew Marvell. This we can see by the language used which was typical of that period in time "apt to kill me" and "yea" which are taken from the flea. Both poems also speak of virginity being very important, especially before marriage because if a woman had lost her "maidenhead" before, the husband would have the right to leave her without the need for a divorce....   [tags: Flea donne Marvell Mistress Essays] 6628 words
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To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - ... The insignificance of time at the moment is further emphasized when the speaker tells his mistress that they “would sit down, and think which way, To walk, and pass [their] long love’s day” (lines 3-4). The use of alliteration creates a carefree tone, as if the speaker was daydreaming and sighing as he was trying to woo his mistress. Marvell uses delicate and sublime imagery to flatter the mistress with a seemingly disingenuous exaggeration of her physical beauty. Because of the unrealistic use of time and space, the imagery used to flatter the mistress comes off as insincere....   [tags: poem analysis] 730 words
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Analysis of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and Sonnet by Elizabeth B. Browning - Analysis of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and Sonnet by Elizabeth B. Browning This assignment will examine two poems that were written before 1914. The two poems I will be focussing on are 'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell and 'Sonnet' by Elizabeth B. Browning. In the essay I will be looking at how both poems emphasise love but yet have very different approaches as in the coy mistress the persona is trapping his mistress into falling in love with him and uses tactics to try and have a sexual relationship with her....   [tags: Papers] 3344 words
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Love in To His Coy Mistress and The Flea - Love in To His Coy Mistress and The Flea Both 'To His Coy Mistress', by Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) and 'The Flea', by John Donne (1572-1631) present different attitudes to love. Both are also structured very differently and occasionally use contrasting imagery. Each poem was written in the 17th century, just after the Renaissance. The poets were metaphysical poets. Although the 'metaphysic' was originally a derogatory term, metaphysical poetry used intellectual and theological concepts in an ingenious way....   [tags: Papers] 1858 words
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To His Coy Mistress, by Andrew Marvell and The Rights of Woman, by Anna Letitia Barbauld - Throughout the poems “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell and “The Rights of Woman” by Anna Letitia Barbauld, violence is used in contrasting ways. Marvell uses violence to manipulate his mistress into a powerless position, while Barbauld uses it to incite rebellion against just such a power structure.Though violence is not the primary thematic concern within the majority of both works, it plays an essential role in developing the storyline and helps to convey the messages of the authors. Within Marvell’s piece, the speaker describes a timeless love that is not reciprocated....   [tags: Comparison: Use of Violence]
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Theme of Carpe Diem in A Fine, a Private Place by Ackerman and To His Coy Mistress by Marvell - The words carpe diem mean “seize the day” in Latin. It is a theme that has been used throughout the history of literature and has been a popular philosophy in teaching from the times of Socrates and Plato up to the modern English classroom. Carpe diem says to us that life isn’t something we have forever, and every passing moment is another opportunity to make the most out of the few precious years that we have left. In the poems “A Fine, a Private Place” by Diane Ackerman and “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell, carpe diem is the underlying theme that ties them together, yet there are still a few key differences throughout each of these two poems that shows two very different perspectiv...   [tags: Diane Ackerman Andrew Marvell poetry poems]
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A Comparison between To His Coy Mistress and Sonnet 116 - A Comparison between To His Coy Mistress and Sonnet 116 The poem "To His Coy Mistress" was written in the mid 17th century by Andrew Marvell, being written in this time Marvell's poem was unable to be published as its taboo content was unfavoured by the puritans in power at the time. Whereas "Sonnet 116" by William Shakespeare was written in the late 16th century, a time of liberation and freedom for the stage and literature. Both poems are similar in theme and yet different in approach, they both pursue the theme of love although Marvell in a satirical Carpe Diem love style whereas Shakespeare in a traditional sonnet style....   [tags: Andrew Marvell William Shakespeare Essays] 1542 words
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Analyzing To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - Analyzing To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell To His Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, Lady, were no crime. We would sit down and think which way To walk and pass our long love's day. Thou by the Indian Ganges' side Shouldst rubies find: I by the tide Of Humber would complain. I would Love you ten years before the Flood, And you should, if you please, refuse Till the conversion of the Jews. My vegetable love should grow Vaster than empires, and more slow; An hundred years should go to praise Thine eyes and on thy forehead gaze; Two hundred to adore each breast; But thirty thousand to the rest...   [tags: Papers] 826 words
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A Comparison of ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell and ‘To His Mistress Going to Bed’ by John Donne - A Comparison of ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell and ‘To His Mistress Going to Bed’ by John Donne ‘To His Coy Mistress’ and ‘To His Mistress Going to Bed’ are both poems about men seducing women. They centre around sex rather than love or romance. Sixteenth and seventeenth century attitudes to love and relationships were much stricter going as far as wealthy people asking their perspective lovers to court them via love poem or letter. Though this has changed from the sixteenth and seventeenth century to today, little else has....   [tags: Papers] 2057 words
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Comparing To his Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and To his Mistress Going to Bed by John Donne - Comparing To his Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and To his Mistress Going to Bed by John Donne In recent times I have compared and contrasted two pieces of love poetry, both of which are exceptionally lyrical and full of intellectual language that bring the poems alive with elaborated metaphors that compare dissimilar things, as they Inare equally, yet somehow individually both metaphysical poems. The first of these poems that I comprehended was 'To his Coy Mistress;' (written by Andrew Marvell during the 17th century), it reflects the epic of a man who is striving to entice a unadulterated woman into going to bed with him; he does this by using a lot of romantic...   [tags: Papers] 1503 words
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A Comparison of ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell and ‘Cousin Kate’ by Christina Rossetti - A Comparison of ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell and ‘Cousin Kate’ by Christina Rossetti Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) was a British writer. He was a poet during the Renaissance period. He was one of the metaphysical poets, known for his works like ‘To His Coy Mistress’. He was an assistant to John Milton and a Member of Parliament. Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) was a British writer. She was one of the greatest Victorian poets. She lived a reclusive life and was educated at home....   [tags: Papers] 1291 words
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Look again at the three seventeenth century poems, To His Coy Mistress, - Look again at the three seventeenth century poems, To His Coy Mistress, The Flea, and Shall I compare thee. In what ways have the three poets used, or departed from, the conventions of their time and why do you think they have been successful in ... Look again at the three seventeenth century poems, “To His Coy Mistress”, “The Flea”, and “Shall I compare thee”. In what ways have the three poets used, or departed from, the conventions of their time and why do you think they have been successful in entertaining their readers....   [tags: English Literature:] 1573 words
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Comparison of the Poets' Representation of the Lover in To His Coy Mistress and Porphyria's Lover - Comparison of the Poets' Representation of the Lover in To His Coy Mistress and Porphyria's Lover In "To His Coy Mistress", Andrew Marvell presents a declaration of love to the object of his desire, but at the same time he simultaneously develops a systematic argument of reasoning. As a metaphysical poem, Marvell uses his writing as a tool for sexism; beneath the surface the poem exists to be manipulated by a society domineered by testosterone for the fulfilment of male pleasure....   [tags: Papers] 2103 words
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Comparing Two Love Poems, Our Love Now and To His Coy Mistress - Comparing Two Love Poems, 'Our Love Now' and 'To His Coy Mistress' Poetry has been around now for many decades, it is a form of writing that can be expressed in many different forms of style, context and language. The majority of poetry is love or war poetry, this is because love and war have many different view points form every individual person therefore no love or war poem can be the same due to this emotion involved. I.e., in a love poem you are writing your own personal feelings about or for a loved one, no other person can have these exact feelings, it is a way of opening out your heart....   [tags: Compare and Contrast Comparing] 1001 words
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The Poet's Treatment of Seduction in To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and The Passionate Shepherd To His Love by Christopher Marlowe - The Poet's Treatment of Seduction in To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and The Passionate Shepherd To His Love by Christopher Marlowe Andrew Marvell the writer of 'To His Coy Mistress' was an English poet and satirist. He was born in Winestead, Yorkshire, and went to Hull Grammar School and the University of Cambridge. He was once a member of parliament in 1659. It was possible that he got married to Mary Palmer but it remains in doubt. Other well-known and much-anthologised poems he wrote are: 'The Garden', 'The Definition of Love', and 'Bermudas'....   [tags: Papers] 515 words
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Treatment of Women in Robert Browning's My Last Duchess and Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress - Treatment of Women in Robert Browning's My Last Duchess and Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress Sex, lies and intrigue are just a few of the themes explored in “My Last Duchess” and “To His Coy Mistress”. The control men have over women and the control women have over men are also closely observed in these 16th century poems. The two poems also give us an insight to the treatment and presentation of women in that era. The poets, Robert Browning and Andrew Marvell, have used a narrative style to write their poems, however the eye of the poem appears not to be speaking directly to the audience in either case....   [tags: Papers] 1789 words
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Infidelity - Passionate instincts can overtake us, guilty feelings will wash over us, and paranoia will take control of us. Our body and mind propel us on a lustful, exciting, frightening bender as we take that one risk that could destroy everything. Since the beginning of man, humans have caved in to our polygamous nature through the act of infidelity, and men and woman have cheated on each other throughout history (Zur 2). However, different time periods and cultures have contrasting perceptions on adultery often depending on gender....   [tags: Social Issues, Cheating, Mistress] 1815 words
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Marvell - Is love empty. Is there nothing except the pursuit of lust and no time for courtship or time to love another person emotionally. Physical love provides a quick bond but often has no emotional or lasting value. Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” develops a carefully constructed argument as the speaker seeks to persuade his lady to surrender her virginity to him. The argumentative point made by the speaker in this poem is the importance of time and a man in love not being able to wait another second to express his love for the women he desires....   [tags: Literary Analysis, To His Coy Mistress] 798 words
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The Mistress in Death of a Salesman - The Mistress in Death of a Salesman The mistress, sultry yet sophisticated, played a larger part in the play, Death of A Salesman, than most would imagine. While she does not make an appearance in the play, she does appear in Willy’s remembered time. During his daydreams, she is referred to as “the woman”. The woman in Death of A Salesman never appears in the play, but has a noteworthy presence because she affects the action, theme, and the development of other characters. As an outcome of having a mistress, Willy’s fragile ego is boosted....   [tags: Death of a Salesman Mistress Characters Essays] 675 words
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An Analysis of To His Coy Mistress - The poem, To His Coy Mistress, by Andrew Marvell brings out some actions that some of us have experienced or even thought about in this concise poem.  This poem is very appealing to the male senses and what some make are like.  Some women could be thought of when this is read. Andrew Marvell puts it in words that make it seem as if it was very acceptable.  The first twenty lines of the poem start to talk about how much this girl means to this perticular man.  The main character in the poem talks about how he will wait forever to be with her.  He mentions that “We would sit down and think which way To walk and pass our long love’s day.” (st....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell] 677 words
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Analysis of To His Coy Mistress - To his coy mistress is about sexual feelings and infatuation, based on the Italian tradition of courtly love - it is filled with compliments and references to sexual activity and deviancy but is generally a one sided love, the whole poem is about the man wooing the woman and persuading her that she should have sex with him. Throughout the first stanza the poet writes how he would love the woman, had they had all the time in the world. The love is much exaggerated. "I would love you ten years before the flood" This is clearly an exaggerated statement because the flood happened before Christ, before the poet or the woman even existed....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell] 1067 words
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Analysis of To His Coy Mistress - "To His Coy Mistress" is a very interesting poem. The main plot of the poem is about this guy that tries to pick up a girl for the night. The poem does not tell about the setting. I assumed that it was in a bar, because of the way he talked to her and that is where most guys go to pick up a girl for the evening. We see this poem through the eyes of the guy, by doing this Marvell gives a look into his mind and what he is thinking. This helps to bring the reader into the poem. It allows the reader to get into his mind as the poem goes along....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell] 798 words
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Powerful Imagery in To His Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvel's "To His Coy Mistress" has the persuasiveness of a late night informercial. But in this instance the narrator does not want money for his "product": he wants a girl's virginity. Informercials have an advantage over Marvel. They not only persuade consumers with words but images pf their products as well. Marvell overcomes this obstacle in his use of descriptive imagery. He utilizes if not maximizes imagery to magnify his persuasiveness. . The first stanza opens the poem "Had we but world enough, and time,/ This coyness, Lady, were no crime"(1-2) as though he were a victim of her reserved nature....   [tags: Andrew Marvel, To His Coy Mistress] 616 words
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To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell It is a metaphysical poem, which means its lyric contains many striking images, is very intense and uses strong metaphors. It is concerned with a young man who is trying to persuade a young woman to have sex with him by charming and rushing her into it because he only has one thing on his mind. In the poem he uses three different arguments, flattery, fear and passion to persuade her to his point of view. In the first section Andrew Marvell uses flattery, he does this by telling her that if he had all the time in the world he would use it by telling her how beautiful she is and stare into her eyes but he doesn't have this time and he knows this so he's...   [tags: Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell Essays] 1642 words
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The Essence of Time in Marvell's To His Coy Mistress -         The male species has a very creative mind.  The creative mind becomes particularly active when the case involves the female species.  In Andrew Marvell's  "To His Coy Mistress,"  the author shows how his creative mind is put to use.  Marvell, uses time in an  attempt to manipulate his coy mistress.           Time is depicted in three different manners.  First, Marvell uses "ideal time."  In ideal time, he tells how many years he would spend loving her if they were given the opportunity.  He explains to his mistress that if time allowed, he would spend hundreds of years just to  admire her physical being.  Next, he implicates  "real time,"  to persuade her to become access...   [tags: His Coy Mistress Essays] 375 words
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To His Coy Mistress Essay: An Act of Persuasion - To His Coy Mistress: An Act of Persuasion In the poem by Andrew Marvell, he tries to persuade a lady of his love, that she should do as he wishes, and give herself up for him. In order to do so, he expresses his arguments in the poem being discussed. In the second line he starts off trying to persuade her, by telling her that she really does want to give herself up to him, but is too shy. He reassures her, and tells her that this does not matter, and there is nothing wrong with it, however she must look beneath her coyness....   [tags: His Coy Mistress Essays] 1056 words
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To His Coy Mistress Essay: The Carpe Diem Motif - The Carpe Diem Motif in To His Coy Mistress "Seize the day." For cavalier poets, there seemed to be little else they found nearly as interesting write about than the carpe diem concept. The form of carpe diem poetry is generally consistent, almost to the point of being predictable. Though Andrew Marvell worked with the same concepts, his modifications to them were well-considered. In "To His Coy Mistress," Marvell makes use of allusion, metaphor, and grand imagery in order to convey a mood of majestic endurance and innovatively explicate the carpe diem motif....   [tags: His Coy Mistress Essays] 832 words
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To His Coy Mistress Essay: Use of Sound - Use of Sound in To His Coy Mistress At first glance, Andrew Marvel's poem "To His Coy Mistress" is a fairly typical carpe diem poem, in which the speaker tells his beloved that they should "seize the day" and have sex now instead of waiting until they are married. Today, the speaker's speech may seem sexist in its attitude toward women and irresponsible in its attitude toward the coy mistress (the speaker doesn't explain how he would seize the day if the woman became pregnant, for example)....   [tags: His Coy Mistress Essays] 1057 words
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Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell writes an elaborate poem that not only speaks to his coy mistress but also to the reader. He suggests to his coy mistress that time is inevitably ticking and that he (the speaker) wishes for her to act upon his wish and have a sexual relationship. Marvell simultaneously suggest to the reader that he/she must act upon their desires, to hesitate no longer and ³seize the moment?before time expires. Marvell uses a dramatic sense of imagery and exaggeration in order to relay his message to the reader and to his coy mistress....   [tags: Poem Poet Coy Mistress Marvell Essays] 759 words
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Analysis of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - Analysis of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell Andrew Marvell's elaborate sixteenth century carpe diem poem, 'To His Coy Mistress', not only speaks to his coy mistress, but also to the reader. Marvell's suggests to his coy mistress that time is inevitably rapidly progressing and for this he wishes for her to reciprocate his desires and to initiate a sexual relationship. Marvell simultaneously suggests to the reader that he or she should act upon their desires as well, to hesitate no longer and seize the moment before time, and ultimately life, expires....   [tags: Papers Coy Mistress Marvell Essays]
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Use of Allusions in Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress - The speaker in Andrew Marvell's 'To His Coy Mistress'; is a man who is addressing a silent listener, who happens to be his mistress. In this dramatic monologue the speaker tries to explain his feelings to his mistress. The speaker uses many allusions to empires and other objects, events and ideas that are not directly related to his feelings, in order to explain how he feels. He uses these allusions to exaggerate his feelings in order to clearly show them. After reading over the poem once, you get a sense of what the speaker is feeling....   [tags: Andrew Marvell To His Coy Mistress] 545 words
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Formalistic Approach To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - The formalistic approach to an open text allows the reader to devour the poem or story and break down all the characteristics that make it unique. The reader is able to hear the text rather than read it, and can eventually derive a general understanding or gist of the text. "According to the Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature "when all the words, phrases, metaphors, images, and symbols are examined in terms of each other and of the whole, any literary text worth our efforts will display its own internal logic" (Geurin 75)." When utilizing the formalistic approach, the reader must search in and out of the lines for point of view, form, imagery, structure, symbolism, style, texture...   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell] 983 words
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Anaylsis of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - This poem has been written in the form of a request to the poet's coy (or shy) mistress, the grant his desire for them to make love. He argues that for to delay makes no sense because 'at my back I always hear/time's winged chariot hurrying along near'. Much of his argument is made through a series of hyperbole (h-p rb-l) A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in I could sleep for a year or This book weighs a ton. Here he is describing how slow they could move to consummate their love if there were no pressure of time....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell] 1099 words
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Analysis of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” is in my opinion an excellent poem about a subject matter we can all understand and most of us can relate to: a love just beyond reach. This is the primary reason I believe it is most suited to be in a college textbook. One of the hardest things to accomplish in a poem written for uninterested college students is making it understandable and enjoyable by the audience, but this poem does it very well. In doing so, however, it also includes several important elements of poetic language that will educate the reader while at the same time keeping him or her interested....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell]
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Style and Tone in Two Poems: “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell and “The Ruined Maid” by Thomas Hardy - In this essay I will compare two poems: “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell and “The Ruined Maid” by Thomas Hardy. I will look at the style and the tones that are used in both of these poems in order to compare them. “To His Coy Mistress” is one-way argumentative conversation featuring one horny young man trying to convince his reluctant mistress to give up her virginity to him before she gets old. He uses the argument that she needs to have sex now because her youth and beauty will fade as she ages....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell, Ruined Maid, ] 1070 words
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To His Coy Mistress by Marvell and The Sun Rising by Donne - To His Coy Mistress by Marvell and The Sun Rising by Donne In both of these poems, language is used to a very good effect. In "To His Coy Mistress" the language is used to try and win his lovers heart, so that they can make love before the time has passed where it is impossible to do so. In "The Sun Rising" the language is used to depreciate the Sun and to express the feelings the man has for his lover. Both poems seem to argue with something within the poem. In 'To His Coy Mistress' the man is arguing against time, saying there isn't enough, and therefore he and his lover should make love while they still can....   [tags: Coy Mistress Sun Rising Poetry Essays] 2044 words
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Persuading their Mistresses in The Flea and To His Coy Mistress - Persuading their Mistresses in The Flea and To His Coy Mistress Examine the ways in which the poets in The Flea and To His Coy Mistress try to persuade their mistresses. Both "The Flea" by John Donne and "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell are seduction poems, written by the poets to seduce their mistresses. Both have three stanzas and a basic couplet rhyming structure. Donne and Marvell are metaphysical poets from the 17th century. They have taken simple ideas and stretched them far - for example, using a flea as a symbol of union....   [tags: The Flea To His Coy Mistress Literature Essays] 4806 words
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Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress and John Donne's A Valedictorian: Forbidding Mourning - Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress and John Donne's A Valedictorian: Forbidding Mourning One may define poetry as imaginative and creative writing which uses elements like rhyme, meter, and imagery to express personal thoughts, feelings, or ideas. Certain subjects recur frequently in poetry such as carpe diem, nature, death, and family. Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" and John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbiddmg Mourning," focus on the prevalent topic of love. Although both poems emphasize the importance and meaning of love, the tone of each poem reveals differences with regard to the conception and magnitude of the love; the diction shows contrasting ways in which each poet in...   [tags: Poem Poetry Mistress Mourning Essays] 1437 words
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William Shakespare's Poem My Mistress Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun - William Shakespare's Poem "My Mistress Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun" 'My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun' is a poem written by William Shakespeare about the love towards an imperfect woman. He explains that although his mistress is imperfect, he finds his love special and 'rare.' If the modern day reader is not careful, he/she might be quick to assume the role of the woman that Shakespeare writes about. Although the word mistress now refers to a sweetheart or a woman who lives with a man without being married to him, in Shakespeare's time, it meant a woman who rules others or has control....   [tags: William Shakespeare Mistress Nothing Essays] 490 words
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Comparing Beggar Woman by William King and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - Comparing Beggar Woman by William King and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell 'Beggar Woman'(William King) and 'To His Coy Mistress'(Andrew Marvell) are two poems written in the 17th century when society was very different to how it is today: women had no status, rights, or independence. All aspects of society were male dominated, they ruled, and so all laws and acts were in the favour of males. The poems are great examples of how society was when they were written, they also mirror the roles each gender played in the various aspect of life, the males active and controlling, the women passive, and they had to be compliant....   [tags: King Beggar Marvell Mistress Essays] 1895 words
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