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To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - The argument that is presented throughout this poem, like many other poems, is one that involves love. The narrator is an older man who has found love with a much younger mistress. Because of his old age, he tries to act on his love quickly. The narrator makes an attempt to encourage his lover to act on their love, and give up her virginity. The narrator begins the poem stating that if he had enough time, perhaps an eternity, he would spend his time praising and loving his mistress. He would be able to take his time to express his love for her....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 241 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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Marvells "to His Coy Mistress": The Essence Of Time - Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress": The Essence of Time 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....   [tags: essays research papers] 384 words
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Ananlysis Of Andrew Marvell Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvell attempts to win his “Coy Mistress” over and ultimately convince her into unleashing her passion and turning over her virginity. He is playing on a women’s vulnerability of love and admiration, fear of the loss of beauty and youthfulness and ultimately he clinches his argument by appealing to passion and lust. He is displaying a sense of urgency, to further his persuasion and has placed limitations on the availability of time in order to increase pressure. In Marvell’s first stanza, he appeals to his mistress by painting a vivid picture of love and courting that would take place if time where available....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Ways The Theme of Love is Presented and Portrayed in Pre-1914 Poetry - The Ways The Theme of Love is Presented and Portrayed in Pre-1914 Poetry Introduction ============ Love has been a popular theme for poetry for many centuries, love poems come in many different forms and contexts for instance they could come in the form of a song or ballad or a stanza or sonnet in which they use rhyming in the form of rhyming couplets and similes and repetition. There were many different types of love portrayed in the poems we read for example possessive love, true love, jealous love, greed can also be a type of love....   [tags: Free Essays] 427 words
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Analysis of the Sonnet, "My Mistress' Eyes are Nothing like the Sun" - At the time of its writing, Shakespeare's one hundred thirtieth sonnet, a highly candid, simple work, introduced a new era of poems. Shakespeare's expression of love was far different from traditional sonnets in the early 1600s, in which poets highly praised their loved ones with sweet words. Instead, Shakespeare satirizes the tradition of comparing one's beloved to the beauties of the sun. From its opening phrase "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun", shocks the audience because it does not portray a soft, beautiful woman....   [tags: Poetry] 431 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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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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Theme of Love in Porhyria's Lover and My Last Duchess both Written by Robert Browning, First Love by John Clare and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marv - Theme of Love in Porhyria's Lover and My Last Duchess both Written by Robert Browning, First Love by John Clare and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvel Introduction The theme of love can be expresses in many different ways. Each poem that I have studied represents a different aspect of love. The four poems I have studied are Porhyria's Lover and My Last Duchess both written by Robert Browning, First Love by John Clare and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvel. N.B make comparisons between the poems as you go along such as both characters in the two Browning poems show possessive love....   [tags: Papers] 518 words
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poems - Poems In Andrew Marvell’s poem, “To His Coy Mistress,” Marvell starts out by saying how much he loves this girl that even time is not a matter, but halfway through he switches and starts to say that time is nearing and that basically if we do not do the deed now, then, “And your quaint honor turn to dust, And into ashes all my lust:” (29-30) In Ben Jonson’s poem, “To Celia,” Jonson begins by laying his game on thick and saying that we need to make love, but halfway through he changes his ways and starts saying that you should not care what others say lets do it, who cares if the maids find out or even your husband, lets just do it....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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Themes of To His Coy MIstress by Andrew Marvell - Response: To His Coy Mistress To His Coy Mistress is an argument poem about a man trying to persuade his shy mistress to give into his physical desires. He starts off by saying that if he had all the money and time in the world he would spend it all on dating and impressing her. As the poem progresses, he becomes more and more urgent and forceful with his words. The man begins to tell her that she will be old and ?dusty. soon so she should just give into him at that moment. He essentially tells her now or never....   [tags: essays research papers] 540 words
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Comparing Tone in To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time and To His Coy Mistress - Comparing Tone in To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time and To His Coy Mistress “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” by Rober Herrick and Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” have many similarities and differences. The tone of the speakers, the audience each poem is directed to, and the theme make up some of the literary elements that help fit this description. The tone of “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” and “To His Coy Mistress” are different. In Herrick’s poem, his tone is relaxed....   [tags: Robert Herrick Andrew Marvell Literature Essays] 540 words
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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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Sieze The Day - Sieze the Day. Andrew Marvell wrote his short poem “To His Coy Mistress” in a persuasive tone to allow the speaker to convince his mistress, the listener, to succumb to his want. Marvell uses meter, imagery, and tone to persuade his lady to further commit in their relationship. This poem has a very strong carpe diem or seize the day theme which Marvell conveys throughout the poem. In general, the meter of the poem is iambic tetrameter. Marvell uses pauses as well as enjambment to break up the neat pattern that the rhyme scheme of the poem imposes....   [tags: essays research papers] 564 words
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Andrew Marvell in To His Coy Mistress and Robert Herrick in “To the Virgin to Make Much Time Embrace Their Sexuality - ... The worse times are the years later in life whereas the best are the young years. In Marvell's poem, he is discussing how his “coy mistress” and himself should seize the day and prevail every time they have together rather than later. When Marvell states, “Now therefore, while the youthful hue/Sits on thy skin like morning dew,” (line 34) he uses simile to compare his mistress's beauty to morning dew. Marvell is explaining how dew is vanishing and should be adored immediately; just as how beauty should be adored quickly....   [tags: pleasures, virgin, carpe diem]
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Serious Humor in To His Importunate Mistress, by Peter de Vries - There are two sides to every story. Where one might see love and passion another sees burden and indifference. Such is the case with Peter de Vries “To His Importunate Mistress”, a comedic parody of the 17th century work by Andrew Marvell, “To His Coy Mistress”. Peter de Vries uses satire and rhyme as a way to present a humorous approach to the reality and consequence of a modern day extra-marital affair. While poetry is a literary art that takes on many somber subjects, some feel that humor and profound thought reside on opposite ends of the spectrum....   [tags: Poetry, Satire, Alternate Versions]
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Summary of a Short Story, Mistress of Maxley by E.F. Benson - The short story “Mistress of Maxley” is a short story by the author, E.F. Benson. The story contains an extremely lengthy exposition that quickly introduces the setting and main protagonist in grave detail. However, each detail is very important to the story. The setting in the story is the village of Maxley, upper Sussex in England. Maxley is described as a rural and peaceful village which is far away from the attention and conflicts of the bigger cities. The setting however, is very ironic because since the village of Maxley is so quiet and calm, vampirism is unexpected to occur....   [tags: protagonist, vampire, climax]
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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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Sexuality in "To His Coy Mistress" and "The Flea" - Be sure to begin each paper with a title. Let's talk about sex; in today's culture one cannot get through the day without viewing billboards, commercials, advertisements, movies, and talk shows which in one way or another are related to sex or the art of seduction. It is believed by many that the current generation is undoubtedly the most sexually explicit generation by far. However, it is not that the current generation is the more occupied with sex than past generations, but, that this generation lacks the finesse that was an essential component in the art of seduction for generations past....   [tags: Poetry] 622 words
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To His Coy Mistress - by Andrew Marvel - To his coy mistress by Andrew Marvel - review. 'To his coy mistress' was written by Andrew Marvel, his exceeding love for his lover, but with closer analysis it is more intimate and is more persuasive. The poem is persuading his mistress to have sex with him, and have children however; it sounds more like he wants the pleasure, not the children. It was written in the 1600s. The poem can be split into 3 stanzas; the first stanza is romantic and flattering, but also persuasive. The implication of the first stanza she is playing hard to get or shy, and the shyness wouldn't matter if they had more time....   [tags: English Literature:] 629 words
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Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress To His Coy Mistress: This Seventeenth Century poem by Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) is a "carpe diem" ("Seize the day") poem. Its theme is that life is short and time is passing. The persona takes the loved one to task for not yielding to his persuasions to make love to him. It is another poem about power....   [tags: Papers] 634 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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Personal Experience: Fate is a Cruel Mistress - ... For me as a writer, I have to learn to look outside of myself and critically apply thought. Is this perfect. Have I stated my points, defended, and defined them. Or Does it truly need one more revision, and if so why. By placing myself in the mindset of my audience I can start to overcome these fears and find the voice that wants to be written down. To work towards my next great source of unease – an audience. I think a fear most people can associate with is that of public speaking and, to me, having another person read what I write has that same trepidation....   [tags: critic and supporter, building confidence] 644 words
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A Psychoanalytic Analysis of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - A satisfactory understanding of a literary work necessitates a multi-level investigation—of the poem’s context, of the text itself, of the poem’s socio-political implications, of the poem’s trans-cultural implications, and of the Christian implications. To see a great work of fiction or a great poem primarily as a psychological case study,it means that we have to miss its real significance,its real meaning.Literary interpretation and psychoanalysis are two different field,though they are closely associated,they can in no sense be regarded as parts of one discipline.The literary cristic who views the masterpiece only through the lens of Freud, sees art only through a...   [tags: essays research papers] 646 words
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Carpe Diem - The Latin phrase "carpe diem" can be translated into English as "seize the day." Seizing the day means making the most out of one's life. It is a theme that is commonly found in literature, most notably, poetry. Poetry, like most of literature, goes through periods of change. In the seventeenth century, poetry began to move away from humanism and began to explore the everyday man's thoughts and feelings. Robert Herrick and Andrew Marvell were two poets who wrote during this time of change. Their poems "To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time" and "To His Coy Mistress," are examples of the use of the carpe diem theme in poetry....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 663 words
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Close Reading of Shakespeare´s Sonnet 130 - Sonnet 130 is Shakespeare’s harsh yet realistic tribute to his quite ordinary mistress. Conventional love poetry of his time would employ Petrarchan imagery and entertain notions of courtly love. Francis Petrarch, often noted for his perfection of the sonnet form, developed a number of techniques for describing love’s pleasures and torments as well as the beauty of the beloved. While Shakespeare adheres to this form, he undermines it as well. Through the use of deliberately subversive wordplay and exaggerated similes, ambiguous concepts, and adherence to the sonnet form, Shakespeare creates a parody of the traditional love sonnet....   [tags: love, mitress, pleasures, torment]
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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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The Tones The Sun Rising and To His Coy Mistress - The Tones The Sun Rising and To His Coy Mistress The sun rising John Donne (1572-1631) I feel that this poem is written from a perspective that gives the sun power, however it also makes the king sound of great power and importance almost to rival the sun. I am incline to believe that the poet would or might have been commissioned by the king to write poems, so that fact that the king is seen as all powerful in the poem would please him. I believe that the poem and its individual verses give a different aura for each of themselves....   [tags: Papers] 698 words
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To His Coy Mistress - A Feminist Perspective - A Feminist Perspective of To His Coy Mistress   Andrew Marvell, a 17-century poetry writer, focuses on a subject that still baffles the readers' minds today, sex.  Marvell shows a world where women are seduced.   Women and men have focused on the issue of sex for centuries.  The most ironic thing that reader should notice while reading this poem is that even though they are in two different time settings, the same persuasions are used as an argument in Marvell's time as well as the present.    Although he uses love and time as reasons why should she have sex with him his main focus his her body.  The Marble Vault is a part of her body, the female genital.  Marvell shows the patriotic att...   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism] 700 words
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Shakespeare's My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun - Shakespeare's My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun Many authors compose sonnets about women whom they loved. Most of these authors embellish their women's physical characteristics by comparing them to natural wonders that we, as humans, find beautiful. Shakespeare's "My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun" contradicts this idea, by stating that his mistress lacks most of the qualities other men wrongly praise their women for possessing. Shakespeare presents to one that true love recognizes imperfections and feels devotion regardless of flaws, while satirically expressing his personal thoughts on Petrarchan sonnets....   [tags: Papers] 707 words
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Poetry Comparison on The Flea and To His Coy Mistress - Poetry Comparison on The Flea and To His Coy Mistress I would firstly like to begin on 'The Flea'. This poem is about a man that is trying to persuade a woman to have sex with him, by symbolically using a flea. The content of the poem is very much the same throughout the whole of the poem. In the first stanza, the poet is basically talking about how the flea represents their coming together and in the last two stanza's the poet tries to then persuade the woman to have sex by using different tactic's like guilt etc....   [tags: Papers] 711 words
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Love in To His Coy Mistress and Remember - Love in To His Coy Mistress and Remember On first outlook it would that To His Coy Mistress and Remember both share the topic of love. They seem to be of direct relevance to each other, whereas upon closer inspection, To His Coy Mistress does not attempt to express any emotion at all. Instead, THCM is ultimately physical and portrays a man’s desperation and lust, The persona of THCM has written this poem as a persuasion technique, with the addressee being his current girlfriend while the speaker from Remember appears to be leaving a message to her soul-mate....   [tags: Papers] 716 words
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Marvel to His Mistress: Carpe Diem! - Marvell to His Mistress: Carpe Diem. In Andrew Marvell's poem "To His Coy Mistress," he's arguing for affection. The object of the speaker's desire wants to wait and take the relationship slow, while the speaker pushes for instant gratification. This persuasive poem makes the point that time waits for no one and it's foolish for two lovers to postpone a physical relationship. Marvell's piece is structured as a poem but flows as a classical argument. He uses the three stanzas to address the issues of time, love, and sex....   [tags: Poetry] 725 words
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Marvell Vs Herrick - During the 17th century the style of writing was changing from poems about death to ones whose subject was about living life to it’s fullest extent. This kind of writing was also known as carpe diem. Robert Herrick and Andrew Marvell were two of the first carpe diem poets. Although their styles were similar their subjects differed. Both Marvell and Herrick used metaphors in their writing. In To His Coy Mistress, Marvell writes, “Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness lady were no crime,”(414)....   [tags: essays research papers] 737 words
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Love vs. Lust in Andrew Marvell's Poem, To His Coy Mistress - I know that there is a unique difference between love and lust. In the Andrew Marvell poem “To His Coy Mistress,” I would argue over the issue of love versus lust. In this poem, we are introduced to a man who is infatuated with a young woman and wants to become intimate with her. He tries to pursue this young woman, but the woman is playfully hesitant. The man is trying to explain to the young woman if she keeps being resistant to him, they would never get a chance become intimate. Could it be that the man really does have true love for the young woman....   [tags: Poem Analysis, poetry, poems] 747 words
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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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Lust and pleasure as a theme. To His Coy Mistress, The Lover A Ballad, - Lust and pleasure as a theme. To His Coy Mistress, The Lover A Ballad, The Passionate Shepherd How have poets presented women and how are gender issues explained Having studied a range of poems regarding gender issues and how women are treated in society, I have chosen to focus on two main poems To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and The Lover A Ballad by Lady Mary Wortly Montagu. In addition to this I will deal with The Passionate Shepherded to His Love by Christopher Marlowe and The Nymph’s Reply by Sir Walter Raleigh....   [tags: English Literature] 755 words
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Comparing Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress and John Donne's Flea - Andrew Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress and John Donne’s Flea Andrew Marvell and John Donne both wrote “carpe diem” poetry full of vivid imagery and metaphysical conceits. This message can be clearly seen in the poems "To His Coy Mistress" by Marvell and Donne’s "Flea." Though both poems take a similar approach to the topic addressed, it is Marvell that writes more thoughtfully and carefully, coercing instead of Donne’s seemed demanding\begging. The speaker in “Coy Mistress” is trying to convince his woman of choice that it is much better to have sex now than to save her virginity for the future....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 755 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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Exploration of Pre - 1914 Poetry - Exploration of Pre - 1914 Poetry I have chosen to study two poems closely; these are "To His Coy Mistress" and "The Beggar-woman". Both of these poems deal with sexual relationships between and a man and a woman. Andrew Marvell wrote "To His Coy Mistress" in the 17th century. It is a long poem with three verses, which create three different parts of the poem. In section one (verse one) he seduces her saying he would take years to admire her, for example, "A thousand years should go to praise", this is indicating he will take their relationship slowly and love her....   [tags: Papers] 764 words
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The Persuasive Tone of The Flea - The Persuasive Tone of The Flea       John Donne, a member of metaphysical school in the Seventeenth century, exhibited his brilliant talent in poetry. In "The Flea," he showed the passion to his mistress via persuasive attitude. The tone might straightforwardly create playfulness or sinfulness; yet, the poem contains none of either. What impress readers most is situation and device. The situation between the speaker and the audience is persuasion, love or marriage. As to device, the notable parts are diction and rhetoric skills....   [tags: Flea Essays]
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Compare the theme of seduction in To his coy mistress and The - Compare the theme of seduction in To his coy mistress and The seduction The poem “to his coy mistress” was written by Andrew Marvell between 1621 and 1678. However “The seduction” (which was written by Eileen McAuley-a woman) was written much later, in the 1980’s. Both poems are about a man trying to persuade a woman to sleep with him. In “THCM” the man uses flattery and persuasion “For lady you deserve this state.” In this poem however we never actually discover if he was successful in persuading her....   [tags: English Literature] 773 words
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Ruined Maid and To His Coy Mistress - Ruined Maid and To His Coy Mistress Both the “Ruined Maid” and “To His Coy Mistress” provide us with disturbing images / pictures of love, sex and relationships as I am about to explain. The “Ruined Maid” was written by Thomas Hardy in 1866, during the time when women didn’t have sex before marriage and they were thrown out of their village for being “ruined”. The public at that point in history had a very strict view of sex and marriage. They thought that women in particular should never have sex before marriage and they should have everything taken off them for being “ruined”....   [tags: Love Relationships Thomas Hardy Essays] 783 words
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The Influence of Shakespeare's Sonnets - Introduction: The year 1609 has been an important year in the history of English literature, though historically it considers being a year of no great consequence in the World. English literature marked the year with great importance as “Shakespeare’s Sonnet” was first published on that year. Poetry lovers, therefore, consider the year for the inception of an incomparable series of poems that has no equal in world literature. For the last five hundred years or more the sonnet sequence remains as one of the mostly talked and debated sonnets in the Western literature....   [tags: mistress, rhyme, structure] 786 words
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The Presentation of Love in Pre-Twentieth Century Poetry - The Presentation of Love in Pre-Twentieth Century Poetry Introduction In this piece of coursework I am going to compare the presentation of love in three pre-twentieth centaury poems. The three poems I am going to look at are 'A Woman to Her Lover', 'Porphyrias Lover' and 'To His Coy Mistress'. I chose these three poems because they where the ones I have the most knowledge of. Main body The poem 'A Woman to Her Lover' is a poem by "Christina Walsh" who is presenting her views on a relationship....   [tags: Papers] 794 words
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