Poetry has been around now for many decades, it is a form of writing
that can be expressed in many different forms of style, context and
language. The majority of poetry is love or war poetry, this is
because love and war have many different view points form every
individual person therefore no love or war poem can be the same due to
this emotion involved. I.e., in a love poem you are writing your own
personal feelings about or for a loved one, no other person can have
these exact feelings, it is a way of opening out your heart. In a war
poem you may write about a loved and lost one or you could write about
your own emotion towards the death and destruction of the war. Even
the buildup and aftermath of the war has been expressed in poems.
The two poems I am going to compare and contrast in this essay are,
'Our Love Now' and 'To His Coy Mistress'.
The two poems are both about love, a man trying to get a woman to love
The poem 'Our Love Now' gives the impression that a couple have been
together for some time now and that a series of long term problems in
the relationship has caused the permanent break up of this couple, its
apparent that all these problems were caused by the male, as it seems
he is trying to win her back with his positive attitude, he's trying
to make her love him again.
Observe the scab of the scald,
The red burnt flesh is ugly,
But it can be hidden.
In time it will disappear,
Such is our love, such is our love"
The line "The red burnt flesh is ugly" shows the pain caused by the
break up of this couple or maybe it could be the pain caused by an
argument or such a thing.
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...stanza, his point of view changes, he is telling the
woman to rush into the relationship because they don't have forever,
where as before in the first stanza he was telling her that they had
forever, he would wait for her for eternity, she could taker her time.
But now in the second stanza he gives the impression,
'Take me now or go without.'
'Thy beauty shall no more be found'
This is another example of the fact the man wants her to rush into the
relationship, he is forwarding the impression that she is going to
grow old and her looks shall be lost, they must therefore act now or
But on the last stanza the poet leaves on a positive note to try and
keep the woman seduced and overwhelmed,
'Let us roll al our strength and all
Our sweetness up into one ball,
And tear our pleasures with rough strife
Through the iron gates of life'.
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