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Comparing the poems "To his coy mistress", "the beggar woman" and Our love now."

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Comparing the poems "To his coy mistress", "the beggar woman" and Our love now." In this essay I am comparing "To his coy mistress"(written by Andrew Marvell), "The beggar woman"(Written by William King) and " Our love now,"(Written by Martyn Lowery.) The fact that all these out love poems or have something to do with physical love. "To his coy mistress" is about a man trying to seduce a woman into his bed and taking her virginity, He tries to use imagery and disgusting thoughts to change her mind. "Our love now" is about a man and a woman arguing about their relationship and he is trying to say the pros about the relationship and she is saying the cons but she make's her side of the argument like he has done something wrong (but a scar in the relationship.) ...read more.

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The situation is that the man is persuading the woman for another chance to rebuild their damaged relationship and within time, she will stop feeling hurt. The woman disagrees with this and is balancing his positive comments by saying that there is no hope and the relationship is over. The whole conversation is based on contradiction as the woman is contradicting the man. The man's speech is optimistic and hopeful using time as an aid of relieving the pain she is feeling, 'Observe how the wound heals in time,' yet the woman's speech is negative and objectionable as she speaks in a firm and serious yet calm tone, 'Although the wound heals and appears cured, it is not the same.' 'The beggar woman� was written by William King. The poem is pre 20th century. The poem is narrative and tells a story, it is written in heroic couplets. ...read more.

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'A beggar by trade, yet not so mean, But that her cheeks were fresh and linen clean�. She was a respectable woman; archaic language is used when he propositions her. 'Mistress quoth he and if we two should retire a little way into the woods�. The beggar woman agreed. 'She need not courtship to be kind�. It was difficult for her to keep up because she had a baby on her back. This 'hinders� her progress. Again she is favurable described. The gentleman pressurizes her to expose herself but she is afraid and suggests that they retire to a more private place. She makes an excuse when asked to sit 'sitting�s not usually in my trade�. Here the poem takes form of the dialogue. Desperate for satisfaction the gentleman suggests that the woman should untie the child and lay it on the ground. She protests and says the child will cry and draw attention to them; this will stain the gentleman�s honour. ...read more.

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