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Compare 'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell to 'Upon Julia's Clothes' by Robert Herrick and their attitudes to love.

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Pre 1914 Poetry I am going to compare 'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell to 'Upon Julia's Clothes' by Robert Herrick and their attitudes to love. These two are very similar because they both describe their love for a woman. Next I will compare 'Remember' by Robert Herrick to 'Since there's no help...'by Michael Drayton and there attitudes to love. Both this poems are about parting with a loved one. They all have different attitudes to love. Upon Julia's Clothes by Robert Herrick is about a woman the author sees from far. The piece is written in first person this makes it easier for the poet to reflect his feeling to the reader. 'Whenas in silks my Julia'. Herrick express to the reader that he thinks she is his. By say 'my Julia. I think this was quite common in those days .Men did see woman and as sexual objects and also they thought woman belonged to them. The rhyme scheme is AAA BBB it reflects how he walks. ...read more.

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I think this is because he says 'when as in silks my Julia goes, Then.then.methinks how sweetly flows.' He describes the way she looks not the way she is. Marvell uses tactics to get Mistress to lose her virginity. In the first section he attempts to woo his mistress but then in the second section he introduces the theme of time. He says 'tempus fugil'. He's showing her time flies, that one day she will die, and if she keeps her virginity until death, she will lose it to the worms. The type of love that is shown is persuading love. In upon Julia's clothes the tone of voice throughout the poem is very dreamy because the writer is captured by Julia's beauty. The tone voice of voice in To His Coy Mistress is very different. It starts off very flattering and turns to threatening. In contrast to the poem mentioned so far (which include strong desires) 'Since there's no help.'By Michael Drayton is about breaking of a relationship. We know this because it is written in the first line that the first person wants to 'kiss and part'. ...read more.

Conclusion

It makes you feel sad because you feel that the writer really feels passionate about her loved one remembering her. The tone of voice in Remember is sad because the woman who is writing the poem is going to die .I know this because she says 'Remember me when I am gone away gone far away into the silent land'. The silent land is a place people believe you go when you have died. The tone of voice in 'Since there's no help.' is less sad because the writer of the poem is only breaking up with a love one. All these poems have a different ideas of love. The more emotional ones are 'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell and 'Remember' by Christina Rossetti. All the poems mentioned have a different purpose of why they have been written. The poem I liked the mot was remember because a lot of people want to be remembered when they die and writing poem is a good way to do it. The poem I least liked was ' Upon Julia's Clothes because I didn't see the purpose of the poem and I don't agree with women been seen as sexual objects. Overall I enjoyed writing about the poems. ...read more.

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