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Comparing and contrasting the two poems.

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Introduction

Comparing and contrasting the two poems. The poem To His Coy Mistress is about a man embarking on a new, exciting relationship, whereas "Silver Wedding" is about a man finishing his relationship which has continued for twenty-five years. Both of the titles are relevant to the rest of the poems. To His Coy Mistress is all about a man trying to persuade his sexually shy mistress into having sex with him. Throughout this poem, Andrew Marvell uses many different linguistic techniques to reinforce his arguments. ...read more.

Middle

To His Coy Mistress shows us the positive aspects of being in a relationship. It explains to us the intense, pleasurable feelings of passion and love that are present when a relationship is going well. Silver Wedding, however, shows us the negative aspects of a relationship. It shows us that not all relationships run smoothly and that not every moment with your partner is enjoyable. These poems are quite different in the way that they both hold opposite views and arguments. ...read more.

Conclusion

He is telling us that he is getting older and more tedious, and also he feels that his future looks very bleak. In my opinion, I feel that To His Coy Mistress is a more pleasant poem to read as it is a more happier poem to Silver Wedding. I feel that Silver Wedding is a depressing poem to read. In contrary, To His Coy Mistress does have some depressing parts to it, but it far outdoes the unhappy, gloomy vibes which we get in Silver Wedding. Throughout both of these poems, the use of metaphors, hyperbole's and personifications are quite constant. Both poems also use imagery. ...read more.

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