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Compare and contrast Marvel's "to his coy mistress" and Dunne's "the sun rising".

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Guy Mitchell Compare and contrast Marvel's "to his coy mistress" and Dunne's "the sun rising" In both to his coy mistress and the rising sun the male poets use Hyperboles to describe and compliment there lovers " an age at least on every part" to study his lovers body in his coy mistress. Both poets are annoyed at tie passing in to his coy mistress without his lover and in the sun rising with his lover. His coy mistress is a poem about persuasion. The poet is trying to tell his reluctant lover that they do not have all the time in the world so they must act on there love now. The title tells us that she is very shy and dose not want to sleep with him. So the poem is kind of a logical argument set out in 3 stages. ...read more.


had all the time in the world what they would do if they had all the time in the world, to saying that they don't, the poem moves on to say that they must make the most of there love now "now let us sport us" as he elegantly puts it. The time witch he personifies as an old annoying old man is totally in control of its self but marvel urges to seize control of time by making use of what they have. The sun rising is about lovers and time like to his coy mistress but it has a different tonne more light slightly comic as it personifies the sun as "a busy old fool" who goes out of his way to annoy lovers. Witch the poet argues are not governed by the normal rules of normal time "love, all seasons alike, nor clime, nor hours, nor days, nor months, witch are the rags of time." ...read more.


The third stanza is much more about his lover and contains hyperboles about her "she is all states" and tells the sun that the sun is a lonely old man who is "art as happy as we" and tells it is old and should slow down "thine age asks ease" This poem although not as obvious as "to his coy mistress" there seems to be an discreet air of perceptions, perhaps to make her lover stay in bed with him. He fills it with complements to his paramour including many hyperboles. The way that he mocks the sun is unimportant compared to his lover. The poems are fairly similar in many ways they both are written by lovers to lovers. The poets use hyperboles to compliment there kept woman. They say that there lovers are the most important things in the world to them they use compliments to persuade there lovers to stay or get in bed with them. ...read more.

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