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"Come live with me and be my love"

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Introduction

Name: Abraham Yeh Grade: 9B Project title: "Come live with me and be my love" Focus: Marlowe's use of words in communicating the meaning of the poem and how his poem is a memorable one. The poem "come live with me and be my love" is a love poem written by Christopher Marlowe, persuading his love to come and spend some time with him. It is a poem full of romantic and passionate words that form natural imagery to convey the poet's feelings and what he means. By the way the poet uses words to persuade his love, makes the poem similar to the poem, "To his coy mistress". In the first stanza, the poet says, "Come live with me and be my love". He just says "come" and does not add "please" to show her a bit of urgency but in a polite or calm tone. He stresses on the fact that he wants her to come and have a romantic time by saying, "and be my love". ...read more.

Middle

Then he says "Melodious birds sing madrigals". Again he uses a natural imagery to create a nice impression in his love's mind. In this stanza, the poet is just beginning to try to capture his love's mind with calm and passionate natural imagery. "And I will make thee beds of roses and a thousand fragrant posies". Although the persona is using natural imagery to capture his love's mind still, over here he uses this allusion to convince his love to come and live with him. He uses this allusion because he knows that roses cannot be made out posies no matter the amount, he wants to show to his love that he loves her so much that he would do something impossible and something that could take forever. In the next two sentences, he says, "A cap of flowers, and a kirtle Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle" to explain to his love that if she comes to live with him, he would make her a kirtle (a skirt made with leaves) ...read more.

Conclusion

Then he says, "And if these pleasures may thee move, come live with me and be my love". In this, persona goes straight to the point telling his love that if all that he has told her is good enough she should just come and stay with him. There is also a feeling of him being desperate when he says in the last line that, "come live with me and be my love" I think that the poem is made memorable by the way the persona uses natural imagery to relate to his feelings and by the way he uses a very convincing and gentle tone to persuade his love to come and be his love . This twenty line poem is also made memorable by the way the poet uses rhymes to catch the attention of the reader and the way he uses some old fashioned English to draw attention to the reader such as, "flocks". That is how the poem, "come live with me and be my love" written by Christopher Marlowe is made memorable. ...read more.

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