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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 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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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 - 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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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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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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False Love in The Lottery and To His Coy Mistress - False Love in The Lottery and To His Coy Mistress What is love. The age-old question arises once more. In truth, a universal definition has not been agreed upon, but generally one can define love as “an indication of adoration” or an “an ineffable feeling of intense attraction shared in interpersonal and sexual relationships.” Love can be directed towards kin, a lover, oneself, nature, or humanity- but regardless that love in an emotional sense is eternal. Some fall into love, and some claim they fall out....   [tags: Love Literature Analysis] 1328 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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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 To His Coy Mistress and One Flesh - Comparing To His Coy Mistress and One Flesh These are two poems wrote at very different times, and have some very different views about love and what is contained in love. Andrew Marvell wrote 'To His Coy Mistress,' in the 17th century has views are of a man thinking about his sex life. 'One Flesh,' written by Elizabeth Jennings in the 20th century has views from a daughter looking at her parents with a sympathetic view. In 'To His Coy Mistress,' the language within this poem is much like the style of language used in Shakespeare's work, and it would seem they had similar interests and motives on writing their pieces....   [tags: Papers] 1326 words
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Comparison of To His Coy Mistress and An Answer to a Love Letter - Comparison of To His Coy Mistress and An Answer to a Love Letter These two poems are meant to be a love letters written by a man to a lady of higher disposition and an answer to that love letter, written by that lady. The first, written by Marvell is written is telling her 'Carpe Dieum' - or 'Seize the Day' this phrase sums up his poem, as that is what he is telling her to do all the time. This is shown by the way he has structured his piece he starts of explaining what they could do if they had all of the time in the world "We would sit and think which way to Pass our long loves day." This means that they would just spend the whole time talking and planning their life because he says o...   [tags: Love Letters Poetry Poems Essays] 1097 words
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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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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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To His Coy Mistress - Andrew and Marvell The Flea - Richard Donne - To His Coy Mistress - AndrewMarvell The Flea - RichardDonne Which of the two poets is more likely to succeed in the seduction of the two women. At first glance it seemed to me obvious that Marvell would unquestionably be more successful in seducing the woman. Marvell because he shows more emotion and sincerity (baring the second stanza) towards the woman who he is talking to, however after considering Donne's unorthodox approach I was into rethinking my decision. I do believe however that both men are not as genuine as they look in their attempts to show their 'love' for the women....   [tags: English Literature] 1235 words
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Types of Love in One Flesh, To His Coy Mistress and Our Love Now - Types of Love in One Flesh, To His Coy Mistress and Our Love Now One of the poems I have chosen is 'One Flesh'. It is written in the first person but describes the parent's of the writer so all but the last line is in the third person. In stanza 1 he holds a book as they lie in two separate beds, reading with the light on, this is an unromantic activity. There is a feeling of waiting as if what happened before has gone away and they need something new. Stanza 2 shows something left over from a past explosion, they do not need physical contact....   [tags: Papers] 1074 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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Exploration of Different Kinds of Love in Poems To His Coy Mistress, First Love and Porpyria's Lover - Exploration of Different Kinds of Love in Poems To His Coy Mistress, First Love and Porpyria's Lover The three poems talk about different kinds of love. First love is about Shy love; To His Coy Mistress is about Sexual love and Porpyrias Lover is about obsessive love. First love is about Shy love. The woman in his poem affects the narrator physically and emotionally. Words such as 'Struck' show his physical love for her, and words such as 'Sweet' and 'Sudden' show his emotional love for her....   [tags: Papers] 907 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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Andrew Marvells To His Coy Mis - The Non-Discriminatory Nature of Time in Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress'; Time passes. Its journey is oblivious to power, weakness, beauty, or mercy. The nature of time itself lies in its unrelenting progression through life, until we are removed from it’s favor and then wither and die. The purpose of most carpe diem poetry is to draw a character’s attention (usually the female) to the pressing nature of time’s progress, as well as illustrating the bountiful rewards of seizing the moment and giving into the momentary passions of life....   [tags: essays research papers] 1080 words
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In Ozymandias the subject of the passing of time is different to - In Ozymandias the subject of the passing of time is different to Coy Mistress Compare the ways in which the poems you have studied deal with the passing of time. All the three poems deal with the subject of the passing of time in different ways. In “ His Coy Mistress” Marvell uses time to say let us form a sexual relationship together by saying “Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, Lady, were no crime” which means if we had all the time in the world we could do whatever we wanted to do....   [tags: English Literature] 1687 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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Compare the way Andrew Marvell and William King present relationships - Compare the way Andrew Marvell and William King present relationships between men and women in To His Coy Mistress and The Beggar Women. If we look at the 2 poems we can see some quite significant similarities between them about the relationships between men and women. We see in both poems the desire for sex from the two men, but both attempt to acquire it through different methods due to the difference in class between the women. First we must look at the difference in forms of the two poems. To His Coy Mistress is a dramatic monologue and so we can therefore see the narrator's attitude towards the lady he is trying to seduce....   [tags: English Literature] 890 words
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Carpe Diem in Poetry - The Latin term carpe diem is a descriptive word for literature that presses readers to "seize the moment." It mainly tries to pursue a woman or women that they have true physical beauty and should take advantage of their good looks now before time will take a toll on them. The word carpe diem puts impact on examples of both poems of, "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" by Robert Herrick, and "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell. Herrick's poem, "To The Virgins, to Make Much of Time," portrays carpe diem by citing the shortness of life and persuading young women to marry and enjoy the life of youth at its advantage before death takes its turn....   [tags: Poem Poetry] 798 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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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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Discuss the use of imagery in the three metaphysical poems we have - Discuss the use of imagery in the three metaphysical poems we have studied as a class. In the three metaphysical poems The Flea, To His Coy Mistress and A Valediction Forbidding Mourning; all have used unusual objects in their imagery, these objects are not usually associated with the subject matter so they get the poets point across in a bizarre style. All of the poems have similar themes and are all trying to persuade the women in them to co-operate with their needs in one way or another. All the poems deal with love, which is where the metaphysical aspect of the poem is portrayed....   [tags: English Literature] 1315 words
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These three poems are all based upon time, they all show time passing - These three poems are all based upon time, they all show time passing and how it effects human life and nature. to his coy These three poems are all based upon time, they all show time passing and how it effects human life and nature. ‘to his coy mistress’ shows time passing as the poet tries to say that time doesn’t last forever , and that you should make the most if youth, because one day it will all be over and you will be getting old. ‘to the virgins make much of time’ also shows a very similar approach of how you should make the most.’Ozymandias’ shows time passing by saying that structures will out do people and that nothing can prevent time stopping, eventually it will catch up on u...   [tags: English Literature] 1279 words
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Name: Abraham Yeh - Title of Presentation: How Marvell has used language to show his concerns in the poem, “To His Coy Mistress” and how it makes it a makes it a memorable one. “To His Coy Mistress” is a love poem written by Andrew Marvell to his mistress to accept his love proposal. Throughout the poem, he shows his concern about how time is running out between the two of them by the use of convincing and persuasive words. I the first two line of the poem, “Had we but world enough and time, This coyness, Lady were no crime” ,He says this to explain to the mistress that if they did have time, he wouldn’t care about her shyness and by the use of words like “had” and “enough” show clearly that they do not have...   [tags: English Literature] 866 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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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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Pre 1900 Poetry - Pre 1900 Poetry Love poems are one of peoples all time favourites. They are read to people of all ages with an enclosed message behind them. However, there is a difference in love as one is pure love rather than the lust. This is the same in poems. The messages behind them can be based on love and affection but on the other hand can be based on lust and betrayal. Recently I have studied two well known poets' works. These are the work of the stunning Shakespeare and the magnificent Andrew Marvell....   [tags: Papers] 1149 words
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Who am I? - Who am I. (1) Throughout the semester in English composition II, the class was asked to explore the question, “Who am I?” and try to seek an answer. The reading assignments that were given to us this semester permitted you to ask ourselves the question, “Who am I?. In the plays, poems, short stories, and novella that we read the characters in them faced some type of conflict. In the play A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, in the poem “ To His Coy Mistress”, by Andrew Marvell, in the short story “ A Devoted Friend“, by Oscar Wilde, and in the novella Metamorphosis , by Franz Kafka, the conflict that they all portrayed was appearance/reality....   [tags: Education Society Essays] 1590 words
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Love in Pre-1914 Poetry - Love in Pre-1914 Poetry Compare and contrast the ways in which writers’ present ideas about love in a selection of pre-1914 poetry Poetry is usually used to convey strong feelings and emotions which may be difficult to express in any other form. Poems are especially good at portraying feelings of love because they have set rhythms which can flow better than ordinary speech; poetry can also be good at expressing anger as the rhythms are capable of being very harsh. From times pre-dating the Tudors, poetry has been used by men to win the affections of their prospective mistresses because, by using verse, they could show emotion without embarrassment....   [tags: Poetry Poems Love Emotions Essays] 2564 words
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Poetry Comparison - Sonnet and In time of war. - Poetry Comparison - Sonnet and In time of war. In the poem "Sonnet" Millay is still in love with someone because it is told to us in the last two lines of the poem. "I only know that summer sang in me" which tells us that she feels full of summer, i.e., nice things, when she is in love. " A little while, that in me sings no more" tells us that she is now sad to have lost the love which she once knew. I think she has mixed feelings about being in love with a person or the idea of just being in love....   [tags: English Literature] 1070 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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How Do The Attitudes To Love E - How Do The Attitudes To Love Expressed In The Following Poems Differ From One Another. The following three poems “To His Coy Mistress';, by Marvell, “The Good Morrow';, by Donne, and “Sonnet 116';, by Shakespeare all tackle the theme of love. Although they are all written about the same subject, they show remarkably different approaches. Two are written from the narrator to his lover to persuade her into commitment into a sexual or loving relationship. The third gives a neutral definition of true love....   [tags: essays research papers] 1316 words
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The main differences between poems are described by Metaphysical and Classical. - The main differences between poems are described by Metaphysical and Classical. The main differences between poems are described by Metaphysical and Classical. The most famous metaphysical poets would be John Dunn and Marvell, and then the most famous classical poets would be Marlowe and Johnson. Metaphysical being the more interesting makes use of arguments to persuade this can also be described as dialectic. Then Classical is more "Carpe Diem" (Seize the Day) being simpler and with all the verses being the same and in a Starvea (irregular) and an example of this is the poem To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time....   [tags: English Literature] 974 words
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The Moods and Faces of Love in pre-1914 Poetry - The Moods and Faces of Love in pre-1914 Poetry There are many facets of love. Illustrate this by discussing the way love is treated in different poems in this selection. There are many facets of love such as lust, jealously and equality. Love is a popular topic for poetry. Margaret Duchess of Newcastle said "O Love thou art tired out with rhyme!" She believes love is a clichéd, worn out with rhyme and poetry but love still has many facets of love to be explored. "To His Coy Mistress" is about superficial love....   [tags: Papers] 1111 words
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Waste Land Essay: Eluding Understanding - The Waste Land: Eluding Understanding The Waste Land is, to begin with, a poem that includes an interpretation as part of the poem, and it is therefore a poem that makes a problem of its meaning precisely by virtue of its apparent (and apparently inadequate) effort to explain itself. We cannot understand the poem without knowing what it meant to its author, but we must also assume that what the poem meant to its author will not be its meaning. The notes to The Waste Land are, by the logic of Eliot's philosophical critique of interpretation, simply another riddle--and not a separate one to be solved....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays] 771 words
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The Love Poems of Rich, Marvell and Campion - The Love Poems of Rich, Marvell and Campion Adrienne Rich’s “Twenty-One Love Poems,” which explore the nature of lesbian love, differ strikingly from classic love poems written by a man to a woman, such as Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” and Thomas Campion’s “There Is a Garden in Her Face.” Rich’s poems focus on the “us” aspect of love, the concept of two strong, yet imperfect women facing all oppositions together, while the love poems written by men are far more reverent, almost worshipful of their subjects....   [tags: Adrienne Rich Andrew Marvell Essays] 1424 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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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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To His Coy Mistress - To His Coy Mistress Compare and Contrast “To His Coy Mistress” By John Donne. “To His Coy Mistress” and “ To His Mistress Going to bed” are two poems that feature “carpe diem”; they are also written by two of the most well known metaphysical poets. Andrew Marvell, the author of “To His Coy Mistress” and John Donne, the writer of “To His Mistress Going To Bed”. Both poems were written through the 16th and 17th Century, where love and sex were describe as two different things. 16th and 17th century attitudes to love and relationship were much stricter than in the 21st Century, as wealthy men who wished to court a woman, would need to use the convention of writing a letter or a poem to try and...   [tags: English Literature] 1221 words
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Response to His Coy Mistress - Response to His Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" is the charming depiction of a man who has seemingly been working very hard at seducing his mistress. Owing to Marvell's use of the word "coy," we have a clear picture of the kind of woman his mistress is. She has been encouraging his advances to a certain point, but then when he gets too close, she backs off, and resists those same advances. Evidently, this has been going on for quite some time, as Marvell now feels it necessary to broach the topic in this poem....   [tags: English Literature] 1071 words
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To His Coy Mistress - Words on "To His Coy Mistress" Either you have sex with me or you die. This is a very strong statement which, when said, has to get someone's attention; and that is exactly what Andrew Marvell intends for the reader in this poem. He wants the undivided attention of this mistress so that he can scare her and rush her into making a decision the way he wants and in due time. Filled with time flavored symbolism, this carpe diem poem, "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell, exemplifies the seize the day theme....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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