Comparing Easy by Andrew Fusek Peters and Andrew Marvell's To his Coy Mistress

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Comparing Easy by Andrew Fusek Peters and Andrew Marvell's To his Coy Mistress After reading the two poems in detail and after doing group analysis the following points were brought up for a further evaluation. These were: theme, ideas, language, imagery and personal opinion. Both poems deal with seduction and relationships but vary of how it is done. In the poem 'Easy', SEX seemed to be the biggest issue. The relationship here was more of a 'one time fling' or a 'one night stand' type of relationship where the characters only pursue love of a sexual nature and nothing more. As we have seen later in the poem, one member of this relationship is always left distraught. They are left to feel worthless, with an extremely low self-esteem. Although with 'To his Coy Mistress', there seemed to be love set on a different plateau as admiration and praise had been given before the interaction of the two took place which showed respect and appreciation for their partner, but this second poem only goes up as far as to verbal seduction and the aftermath of it was never seen and so the consequences (if there were any) could not have been seen by the reader. Many speculations in the class were delivered during class about the 'seductor' of the second poem to be just as cruel as the one of 'Easy'. We cannot truly say that after they accomplish their liaison that they will still be together. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The ideas of the 'one night stand' in 'Easy' can be expanded to peer pressure, pressure from the main female in poem to conform with the 'guys' and to agree with having sex, and to lose he... ... middle of paper ... ... it on unconditional adoration. 'Giving it a run /run for its money' meaning that they will endeavour to do it with the best of their abilities, and take it to it's full potential. (a little confusing but at least this poem ends on a high note) Both poems are fantastic; they have different styles of writing but still show us an image they were trying to portray with their words. I think both writers are trying to make us aware that we should respect our partners and that we have no control over time. No control meaning we cannot turn it back when we do something we regret, and that we don't have enough of it. I think the message is to use the time we have wisely and not let the pressure of anticipation get to us. Everything will come in the right time, so we shouldn't hurry it but when it does to take it to the full.

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