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Comparing Message and To his coy mistress.

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Comparing Message and To his coy mistress Message by Wendy Cope It is about a woman who is waiting for a man to ring her. She is getting very anxious. She gives the impression she hasn't had much luck with men in her life and wants to meet someone special before it's too late. She wants the man to ring her up because she thinks it will be hard to find anyone else like him "Good, old-fashioned men like you are rare". She thinks she has found love this time; she suggests that she has had other relationships that weren't successful. She exaggerates a lot and uses irony to make a serious point. "Well, wouldn't it be nice to consummate our friendship while we've still got teeth and hair?" ...read more.


They are both showing anxiety with members of the opposite sex. The author of message shows this when she says, "While we've still got teeth and hair". The author of to his coy mistress shows this when he says, "Had we but world enough". In Coy mistress he has a more sensitive attitude to the girls problem than the woman does to the man in message; but towards the end he lets out all his feelings, which isn't very sensitive to his girlfriend. In message the woman is acting more desperate and isn't very sensitive. Both poets address their poems to their lovers even though neither is present; this has a more heartfelt attitude and a more dramatic atmosphere. ...read more.


Marvell uses rhyme as well but the ending of the last word on the line rhymes with the ending of the last word of the line below it. The pace of the poem gets faster towards the end from where it says, "But at my back" I think Message is good because once you've started reading it you want to carry on; it grabs the reader's attention within the first two paragraphs. It has a good sense of rhythm and many people can relate to it in everyday life. To his coy mistress is good as he writes the first part in a romantic way, saying about all the things he wouldn't mind her doing if they had all the time in the world. It has a good sence of rhythm and when it goes faster towards the end it makes it more exciting and keeps the reader hooked to the very end. ...read more.

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