Comparing To his Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and To his Mistress Going to Bed by John Donne

Comparing To his Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and To his Mistress Going to Bed by John Donne

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Comparing To his Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and To his Mistress Going to Bed by John Donne

In recent times I have compared and contrasted two pieces of love
poetry, both of which are exceptionally lyrical and full of
intellectual language that bring the poems alive with elaborated
metaphors that compare dissimilar things, as they Inare equally, yet
somehow individually both metaphysical poems. The first of these poems
that I comprehended was 'To his Coy Mistress;' (written by Andrew
Marvell during the 17th century), it reflects the epic of a man who is
striving to entice a unadulterated woman into going to bed with him;
he does this by using a lot of romantic flattery and surreal imagery,
positive as well as negative. The second of the two is 'To his
Mistress going to bed;' (written in the 16th century by one of the
best known metaphysical writers, John Donne), this poem also beholds
an abundance of imagery and adulation, however it differs from 'To his
coy Mistress' for the reason that, it has more reference to sex
throughout the poem, and it is a lot more explicit all round.

Andrew Marvell was born on March 31, 1621, at Winestead-in-Holderness,
Yorkshire. Though in poems written between 1645 and 1649 he had
evinced royalist sympathies, Marvell seems to have been attracted by
the strong personality of Oliver Cromwell, and in 1650 he wrote "An
Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland." Commonly
acknowledged a masterful piece of political poetry, this ode has
occasioned some controversy as to the degree of unqualified admiration
with which the poet regards the military harshness of the Puritan
general. Most of the finest ...


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... you should do the same; so it's
easy to say that really, he was always in charge of what was
happening.

In conclusion I found both Donne's and Marvell's poetry quite amusing
and in some ways comical, I say this for the reason that, you wouldn't
find many men writing love letters and poems to the girl they may
adore or even love nowadays, because over time or even five centuries,
people change, peoples' habits change and so do the way of their love
life. However, as a female, I still find a love letter or even a poem,
is far more affectionate than a box of chocolates ever could be, and I
also believe that behind every successful man is a woman, as Donne and
Marvell have marked their places in history by writing about the
mysterious mistress that they fell in love with, and we're reading
about in the 21st century.

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