This quote illustrates Marvell’s respect for her body. The poet also describes how he would like to love the woman by cleverly using time to represent love: “Love you ten years before the flood;” (Line 8.) This powerful line shows us how Andrew Marvell would love the lady before the beginning of recorded time, if he could. Andrew Marvell would like to give the lady what she deserves and love her properly. “For, lady, you deserve this state,” (Line 19.)
.” The narrator’s descriptions help the reader describe the situation: he verbalizes, “And I untightened next the tress/ About her neck; her cheek once more/ Blushed bring beneath my burning kiss” Situational irony and description contribu... ... middle of paper ... ...ories depiction of love. The two narrators love their women even though they are of different social classes. One woman is beautiful and one is not, but that does not change the fact that these women are loved by their significant others. Without each other, their lives would be meaningless. Although these poems have the same theme, each man presents his love in a tremendously different way.
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.
He has tried so hard to show her that he has the attitude and love that will make her happy. The poet is basically saying that the persona is in love with this 'coy mistress' and he will try anything for her to fall in love with him. The poet talks about there being not enough time to think about the proposal but to take a risk and run with the feelin... ... middle of paper ... ... end of the poem by its intensity. Marvell is clearly in control - of himself and of the reader, Browning is at the mercy of her emotions. The Coy Mistress is undoubtedly an amazing poem and it seems like whatever you think or feel you can still agree with his way of thinking and his constructive way of using wit, amusement and passion shows how strong he felt about his mistress.
whereas John Clare addresses the issue of unrequited love in "First Love." Contrasting with these ideas of admiration and romantic love is John Donne's "The Flea," where romance is by-passed and seduction and lust clearly the sole motivators. In Robert Browning's "Porphyria's Lover," the tone of the poem is darker, addressing issues of obsessive love and jealousy. The poems all discuss issues that are present today in love and this makes the theme of love universal, indicating everybody can relate to the feelings and experiences. "Shall I Compare Theeâ€¦?"
The first stanza of the poem makes the reader think that it is a love poem, when really it is a lust poem. The narrator uses the images of fear and lost opportunity and time as a threat to the woman. The writers, in the poems that I have compared, bring out love in different ways. There are different tactics involved, which is what I think make all these poems unique and interesting to read. Each poem brings about different types of love.
In the second poem, "Sonnet 130", Shakespeare describes the many imperfections in his mistress. He ends the poem by revealing that he loves her regardless of the flaws. In the final poem, "Sonnet 138", Shakespeare brings to light the faults of two lovers. At the end of the sonnet, Shakespeare describes how their faults are overcome by lies, which are sustained by love. Although the poems appear to be quite different on the surface, underneath they share many common elements.
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. These are indeed both love poems however, they are contrasted as they have different meanings to them, one being love, and one being pure lust. To his Coy Mistress is a pure lust one even though in parts may make us think that he is in fact in love with this woman, however Sonnet 130 is a love poem.
This use of language and focus causes Auden's poem to be very negative, while Browning's remains positive, even in light of death. Both narrators are deeply in love with the men that the poems are about. The narrator in Auden's poem conveys what this man means to her by comparing him to impossible things, such as "my North, my South, my East and West" (line 9). Browning's narrator also expresses this sentiment by saying "I love thee to the depth and breadth and height / My soul can reach" (lines 2-3). Here the authors part in their use of language.
"To His Coy Mistress" has a syllogism structure, the first stanza is the 'if', from the 'if, but, so' syllogism argument. This is shown in the first line 'Had we but world enough, and time'. This stanza also uses many hyperboles to emphasise the writers love for his mistress, such as 'love you ten years before the flood', meaning that he would love her forever, and then ten years. As the main theme of this poem is sex, many physical references are made, such as 'two hundred to adore each breast'. The main purpose of this stanza is to compliment the mistress to show how great it would be if they had enough time, as they could 'walk and pass our long days/by the Indian Ganges side'.