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Compare and contrast "The Rendezvous" by Stanley J. Thomas, "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell and "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" by William Shakespeare.

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Compare & contrast G.C.S.E Literature Essay This essay will compare and contrast "The Rendezvous" by Stanley J. Thomas and "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell also "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" by William Shakespeare. "The Rendezvous" is about a man who is waiting for his woman but she does not turn up, however he believes she will turn up. "To His Coy Mistress" is about a man who is trying to persuade woman to have sex with him, but she doesn't want to. "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" is about a man who talks about the beauty of his woman using nature to describe her beauty. The theme of love will be explored in this essay. The theme of love is in all three poems because it is saying how much the speaker loves the women who they love. The different type of love is beauty, lust and romantic love. One of the main similarities between the texts is the attitude to love and beauty. This is displayed in "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day". It is showing how much the speaker loves the women. ' Shall I compare thee to a summer's day ' This quote emphasises that a summer's day is bright and beautiful, just like you are perfect. It proves that she is beautiful because the speaker is comparing her to a summer's day. ...read more.

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This shows it is a metaphysical poet. Similarly in "Shall I compare thee to a summers day" also shows lust because he saying our love will never finish. This is shown by ' And summer's lease hath all too short a date' This quote expresses that summer is not going to last it will end one day but my love for you will never end. This proves the point I am making because he is saying he will love her forever. However another significant difference between the two pieces of text is in "To His Coy Mistress" he wants to break the woman's virginity but in "Shall I compare thee to summer's day" he is showing how much he loves her. This is displayed in "To His Coy Mistress" because the speaker is persuading her by saying you will die a virgin. ' Time's winged chariot hurrying near And yonder all before us lie ' This quote is a personification it informs that our time is nearly up, and you will die a virgin. This quote proves he wants to sleep with her. Conversely in "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day" is different because he is showing her how much he loves her. This is shown by, ' Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines ' This quote is a personification it informs that summer is too hot and the sun fades. ...read more.

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It is written in a definite rhyme scheme to highlight his love for his Patron. In "To His Coy Mistress it is written in a series of rhyming couplets it also has a definite rhyme scheme this shows it is a metaphysical poem. The difference is that "To His Coy Mistress" and "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day" both have a definite rhyme scheme. However "The Rendezvous" is written in free verse, it is written in free verse to reflect the certainty of the persona, it reflects uncertainty in his mind weather the persona is going to care or not, it also reflects the personas irregular feelings. "The Rendezvous" has quick and snappy verses to give the feeling of time passing, therefore it links to time. "To His Coy Mistress" is a logical argument how it changes from I to we this shows that they are together. In conclusion the theme of love is displayed in The Rendezvous, Shall I compare thee to a summer's day and to his coy mistress because they are showing how much they care for their women. They are all similar because they all use nature; they all have lust and beauty. They are different because in Rendezvous it is about romantic love, to his coy mistress is about lust and shall I compare thee to a summer's day is about beauty and romance. In my opinion shall I compare thee to a summer's day has the most realistic view of love because William Shakespeare uses nature which is romantic; he also has a good view of women. ISHTIAQ AHMED ...read more.

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