The first twenty lines of the poem are Marvell’s attempt to gain the trust of the object of the poem (for it is clearly written for a young lady). He assures her that if he had the time, he would love her as she deserves to be loved (line 19). He assures her that he could spend over thirty-thousand years praising the parts of her body. He would also wait a time of biblical magnitude (lines 8-10) for the young lady to bestow her sexual favors upon him, if he had the time to wait. However, even in this sort of "you can trust me because I love you and fully appreciate you for who you are" set-up to gain the confidence of the girl, it is clear that his intentions are amorous: the fact that he would spend a mere hundred years praising her eyes, yet spend a collective four hundred years on her breasts (lines 13-15) is... ... middle of paper ... ...ither father nor lover").
When it comes to romantic love, “To His Coy Mistress” contains some elements of it. “To His Coy Mistress” also includes aspects of physical love. When it comes to unrequited love, “Porphyria’s Lover” and “To His Coy Mistress” hold a large scale in them. “My Last Duchess” also includes shades of unrequited love. “Porphyria’s Lover” and “My Last Duchess” contain features of obsessive love.
.” 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.
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.
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.
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€¦?"
For example in the last line she says ‘I shall but love thee better after death’ Barrett Browning uses the hyperbole to show romantic love. The love is so strong in this poem it can almost become unrequited love as she almost idolizes this person. Barrett Browning tries to measure her love for this man. The use of repetition of ‘I love thee’ may give a tedious tone to this poem but it really emphasizes her point. As her love in this poem is so large to explain she compares it to situations showing strength or other emotions such as joy, but even sadness is involved from the reference of tears.
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.
In comparison, both sonnets has the equivalent feelings on the reader which is to love a person for a sake of love and that love does not forever come from the physical attractions with whichever person. In contrast both sonneteers have not the same point of view; one is literally describing his mistress and the other telling to love for the sake of love. So my point of view is that both have not the identical effect on the reader, it varies a lot according to the base and their point of view. If to ask for an opinion, I would say I prefer the one that subverts the tradition, is because honesty and truth it tells, besides if someone wants to love a person should not love of thy eyes sparkling like a sun, nevertheless I mean the logic there is none who can be depicted in that way anyway.
On the other hand, Andrew Marvell in "To My Coy Mistress," glorifies and adores the woman's beauty; however there is a sense of urgency in his words and an underlying sexual current as well. Nonetheless, both poets attempt to persuade their sweethearts to "love" them too. Donnes' approach to sway the woman is more romantic and more persuasive than Marvell's method, which is immoderately lustful to be convincing. Donne's approach at alluring the woman is unusual at first glance--it seems as though he is trying too hard to win her over by talking about an insignificant insect such as a flea. A flea is a parasite that spreads infectious diseases in animals.