“For, lady, you deserve this state,” (Line 19.) However, the opening to ‘To His Coy Mistress’ displays an attitude towards love that is not too serious; despite Marvell going into great depth about how he would love the woman. “Nor would I love at lower rate.” (Line 20.) The poet uses a certain tonality and rhyming couplets which do not help to create a tense and romantic ... ... middle of paper ... ...h has an attitude that is much more serious than that explored in ‘To His Coy Mistress.’ In conclusion, ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell displays a view towards love which is more of a sexual lust… a carpe diem that shows his hunger and interest of sexual intercourse with the woman. It is clear that Marvell does not have enough time to love the lady properly, and the language and structure of the poem creates an overall humorous and fun attitude towards love.
The Presentation of Women in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130 and Griffin’s Sonnet 39 What attitude do their presentations of women reflect? Discuss in detail how the poets’ choice & use of language influences your reading of poems. It is evident in both Griffin’s poem and Shakespeare’s poem that their love for their beloved is matchless; however the presentations and the personal interpretations of the two poets give a totally different message to its readers. It is often in Shakespeare’s sonnet 130 that we realize he ridicules his mistress and praises her in a way that misleads its readers to believe that Shakespeare doesn’t love her. Whereas, in Griffin’s Sonnet 39, he puts his lady as the central motive of the poem and this is obvious as almost every line in his poem begins with the word “her.” Without a doubt, the first line in both poems portrays a direct contrast from each other.
“Porphyria’s Lover” and “My Last Duchess” contain features of obsessive love. In my essay, I would like to pay particular attention to unrequited love because it shows how the women in the poems are seen as a possession, which the men must rightfully have. I will also look at aspects of obsessive love. “To His Coy Mistress” is not generally positioned in this type of love as the poem does not really contain obsessive love, but in my opinion it can be placed in the category as the speaker is pressuring the girl into having sex with him and he wants her to sleep with him now. He is being seen as obsessive and wanting things his way, immediately.
Silvius reflects the behavior of the courtly lover, who is capable of the most foolish actions for the sake of his beloved, and who suffers the pangs of unrequited love and the abrupt separation from his lady. His only concern is love and, although he is uneducated, his language is lofty, poetic, and artificial when he speaks in praise of Phebe. Indeed, both Phebe and Silvius speak in elaborate verse in order to comply with the courtly love conventions. In their courtship, Silvius praises her virtues and begs for the slightest sign of affection, and Phebe scorns and rejects him all along.
The idea of keeping chaste and saving oneself for marriage has been around since the beginning of time and it was an issue that was equally important in the seventeenth-century when writers likes Thomas Carew had ideas that were less than chaste. In fact, in his poem “The Rapture” his mindset is anything but chaste. It is largely seen as a poem that is highly erotic but when looking at it from another perspective the reader sees that it is a poem trying to break down the norm of honor because of natural sexual desires man has. During the seventeenth-century, sexual morality was highly regarded as an issue that was of concern and women were expected to keep chaste as a part of their honor. If these women became unchaste than they would lose their honor which was their reputation and their standing in society which would mean that they were looked down upon.
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 makes the poems have different content as well as the language used. To His Coy Mistress is split into three parts. Each part has its own significant purpose. Part one is about time being of the essence.
We can see that at the beginning, Romeo is lovesick for a girl called Rosaline. Rosaline is a woman that we do not find much about, but before meeting Juliet. Romeo is very much infatuated by her because it was trendy in the Elizabethan Era for young men to pursue unattainable women that were usually older, wealthier, of a higher class, or that had sworn a vow of chastity. With this in mind, it was natural for Romeo to fall for a beautiful woman like Rosaline, who had sworn a vow of chastity, "She'll not be hit/ With Cupid's arrowâ€¦And in strong proof of chastity". His love for her was not returned, which resulted in Romeo becoming the typical lovesick character, which was fashionable in that era.
.” 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 using “you” the speaker portrays and addresses his lover with unusual comparisons and with ordinarily undesirable. He describes himself more attractively and the fact that despite his superior characteristics, he still needs and loves her. Many of his comments are backhanded with double meanings. “Litany” much like Shakespeare’s, “My Mistress’s Eyes Are Nothing Like Sun,” mocks the perfection and romantic idealism of love. Through metaphors, an effective use of syntax, structure, and contrast, Collins effectively conveys humorous satire towards traditional love poems while describing a view of a perfect match.
The poet is too much attracted with the young man’s beauty, though this indicates to something really bad behavior. But in another place, Shakespeare makes fun of the dark lady in sonnet 130. He explains that his lover, the dark lady, has wires for hair, bad breath, dull cleavage, a heavy step, pale lips and so on, but to him, real love is, the sonnet implies, begins when we accept our lovers for what they are as well as what they are not. But other critics may not agree with this and to them, beauty may define to something