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Compare the poem, 'i wanna be yours' written by John Cooper Clarke and 'To His Coy Mistress', written by Andrew Marvell (Pre 1900).

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In this essay I shall be comparing two love poems. I have chosen to compare the poem, 'i wanna be yours' written by John Cooper Clarke and 'To His Coy Mistress', written by Andrew Marvell (Pre 1900). I shall compare the way that the two poems are written and the different techniques used to show the writer's love. Love is an amazing subject. This makes the task of writing a love poem without resorting to difficult situations. I chose to write about the poem 'i wanna be yours' because this poem tries to express ideas about love in a fresh and striking way. To realize and congratulate this approach, I chose to compare the poem with 'To His Coy Mistress', which is more custom. 'To His Coy Mistress' talks clearly about the beauty of his loved one, and gives her compliments on her eyes, forehead, breasts and heart, all of which he says he finds very. ...read more.

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He is making all sorts of promises in the form of images of what the girl might need or want. He gives says that he will be 'coffee pot', 'setting lotion', 'raincoat' and 'vacuum cleaner'. Some of these items are amusing, like him being a vacuum cleaner, and breathing in her dust. His words are similar to those in Elvis Presley's song; Let me be your teddy bear. The writer uses this line. The list of appliances shows the modern setting of the poem. All of the items are familiar to us now and would have not been when the other poem, 'To His Coy Mistress' was written. Both poems have something to say about the nature of love. 'To His Coy Mistress' appears to take love very seriously indeed but we are left wondering if the poet really means what he says. ...read more.

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The most sexual of the two poems is actually the oldest poem. I thought that the younger poem, 'I wanna be yours' would have more sexual content in it, as sex was more private and unspoken of before 1900. I have enjoyed comparing these two poems and I am glad that I chose these two as the have some likenesses and some differences. The modern poetic strong imagery way of 'I wanna be yours' is a contrast to the formal rhyming couplets of 'To His Coy Mistress'. Both of these poems are attempts at persuasion and it was interesting to compare their different techniques. However the most common likeness was that of using imagery, to show there feelings easier and give a better understanding of the writers love. Luke Taylor 10B Comparing Love Poetry ...read more.

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