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.
The beginning of stanza five is realistic as the shepherd offers to give his love ‘a belt of straw and ivy buds’. However towards the end of the stanza he says that he will give her ‘coral clasps and amber studs’ which is completely unrealistic as he is a shepherd who would not be able to afford such gifts. In the shepherd’s desperation, he resorts to materialism as he believes this is the only way his love will be returned. The second poem ‘The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd’ written by Sir Walter Ralegh is the reply t... ... middle of paper ... ...s beautiful scenery and clothes as a method of persuasion, whilst ‘The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd’ tries to express a sense of realism to the shepherd informing him that things do change like spring to autumn and youth to old age. In my opinion ‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love’ does deserve a reply.
If her shepherd could make these last, she might be moved to be his love. This poem evokes in the reader both feelings of romance (the nymph does seem as though she may care about the eloquent shepherd and want to be his love) and those of sadness (the nymph seems to want something more than what the shepherd may be able to offer her).
"The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe is an invitation to a happy marriage life, while on the other hand, Sir Walter Ralegh's "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" is answer to the proposal given. Although both poems refer to some of the same settings and beautiful images, both poems have very different tones. Starting with “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” the audience will notice how giddy the speakers tone is, he comes off as a hopeless romantic. The shepherd is very much in love with the beautiful nymph, which portrays a romantic theme. His theme plays upon a hopeful spring time love with the nymph.
While “They Flee From Me” portrays men as the victim to women and their deviousness, “Amoretti” takes an opposing turn from how most poetry of that time wrote about love by celebrating it in a positive and joyful way. “Amoretti” was a change and very different from most writings about love which expressed either death or dismay and Spencer talks about it as the most joyful experience . Because of this it’s safe to say no one dies, is severely depressed, overcome with jealousy, or vengeance. The inspiration for “Amoretti” is Spenser’s experiences obtaining his wife and the love tale between the two before their marriage. These poems provide thoughts and visions of love as exciting, joy-filled, and most importantly a pleasure to be in.
By comparing her to a goddess he shows that he thinks of her as the perfect person and wishes to treat her that way with his love. Marlowe uses many other examples of hyperbole to show what he thinks his love deserves. "There will I make thee beds of roses And a thousand fragrant posies" (Marlowe 9) It would be impossible to actually make a bed of thousands of flowers, but the impossible is exactly what Marlowe is offering because he thinks his love is so amazing. This also shows how he promises her incredible things to get her to fall in love with him. These gifts show how madly in love the shepherd is for this woman, “The shepherd is promising the impossible” (Hacht) Although this shepherd would attempt to give his love these gifts it is overall impossible.
By using different methods of appeal, the speaker hopes to win his mistress' love. From the title, one can see that the speaker is a man addressing a female. However, to understand the dramatic situation, one cannot examine the title alone but must scrutinize the entire poem. In the first stanza, the speaker professes his love for his mistress by saying he would love her from time's beginning to time's end (7-10). The speaker's "love should grow vaster than empires"(11-12) and he would adore her for thousands of years (13-18).
Another character is woman who is a mistress. Now the question arises that whether his love towards the young man differ from his love for the dark lady or not. Shakespeare’s sonnets include love, the danger of lust and love, difference between real beauty and clichéd beauty, the significance of time, life and death and other natural symbols such as, star, weather and so on. Among the sonnets, I found two sonnets are more interesting that show Shakespeare’s love for his addressee. The first sonnet is about the handsome young man, where William Shakespeare elucidated about his boundless love for him and that is sonnet 116.
(Shakespeare 1.4.1016).’" However Juliet hesitates towards Romeo’s gestures because she doesn’t know who Romeo is. Then, Romeo continues with his romantic statements and the two kiss. Although Romeo is romantic, he is also very impulsive. After meeting Juliet Romeo was in love after just breaking up with Rosaline. When Romeo talks to Friar Laurence he explains “‘Then plainly know my heart’s dear love is set On the fair daughter of rich Capulet’ As mine on hers, so hers is set on mine, And all combined, save what thou must combine By holy marriage.
Come live with me and be my love" Written in any stanza of a poem would suggest that the poem was about love, but here Marlowe chooses to start and end the poem with the same line. This suggests two things that this indeed was the reason for writing the poem, to woo his love. Or maybe is the line was not meant to be taken literally just really to prove that what he says really does mean something and to emphasize the subject and the romanticism of the poem I intend to discuss the concept if the love poem first. Marlowe paints a picture of the romantic dream of love. The scene is pastoral and idyllic, of the simple shepherd surrounded by his sheep in a b... ... middle of paper ... ...only last a certain amount of time because we know nothing can last forever as life as not eternal.