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Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) and Christina Walsh (1750-1800?) Poetry comparison
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Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)
And Christina Walsh (1750-1800?)
Poetry comparison and examination coursework
The obvious difference is that both poems are based from two different perspectives. One is written from a man's point of view and the other from a woman's. Both poets structure their poems on various diverse purposes and they both achieve their goals using many techniques. Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" has the clear objective of winning over the woman he apparently deeply desires, his mistress. To accomplish this aim it is clear he uses persuasion strongly and effectively in cooperation with his writing skills. However the sincerity of his poem is arguable. In a certain light he could be compared with Walsh's lover, in that they both appear in their own way to be selfish. In Walsh's poem she says,
"To make of me a bondslave
To bear you children, wearing out my life
In drudgery and silence"
This implies that her lover wanted her this way, like a typical woman of those times. With Marvell he seems to only be stating what he desires and doesn't seem to be taking into account his mistress' thoughts and feelings, for
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