Essay on To His Coy Mistress by Marvell and The Sun Rising by Donne

Essay on To His Coy Mistress by Marvell and The Sun Rising by Donne

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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. "Now let us sport us while we may; And now, like am'rous
birds of prey, Rather at once our Time devour." While his lover is
still ripe for breaking her virginity, now is the best time for love.
In "TSR" the man is arguing at the Sun for disturbing him and his
lover in the morning. He complains, telling the Sun to go elsewhere
and disturb other that need to be disturbed. " Saucy pendantic wretch,
go chide." Overall both poems argue for love, against a factor with is
threatening them having it, and the argument carries on through both
poems until the end.

The opening stanza of 'To His Coy Mistress' is the thesis of the poem.
In this the man is telling his lover how beautiful she is and if they
had all the time in the world, he would love her for all this time.
"An hundred years should go to praise." This line is the beginning of
a part of the poem that builds up a picture of his lover in the
readers mind. He starts at her eyes and goes down the lower body.
"Thine Eyes, and on thy Forehead Gaze. Two Hundred to adore each
Breast: But thirty thousand to the rest. An Age at least to every
part, And...


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...p for his lover's sake, but the man in
'To His Coy Mistress' also takes the path he feels is best for his
lover, so both poems are about the men's lovers being the most
important thing. In 'To His Coy Mistress' Marvell uses capital letters
well to express important words like: "Vaster than Empires and more
slow." But in 'The Sun Rising' Donne doesn't use capital letters but
they both use pauses well throughout their poems to let the reader
think about what is being said.

'To His Coy Mistress' and 'The Sun Rising' are similar but are also
different, as one has a continuous mood and the other one's mood
changes. 'The Sun Rising' is continuous, and 'To His Coy Mistress'
changes. But they both concentrate on the lover and the man. Both have
the man speaking throughout the poem with mentions of their lovers,
but nobody else has a say throughout both poems.

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