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Comparing 'To his coy mistress' and 'The Seduction'

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Comparing 'To his coy mistress' and 'The Seduction' In both of the poems 'The Seduction' and 'To his coy mistress' the male seems to be in the position of power. In the poem 'The Seduction' the girl is being taken advantage of and there is no relationship between the girl and the boy but the girl obviously does think that there is a relationship between the two of them because she is still young and na�ve. Another reason is that the boy was giving her vodka attempting to get her drunk which he successfully achieved and he did this so she would agree to have sex with him. There was no relationship but the boy makes the girl have sex with him and then he got her pregnant, she was just seduced to have sex and this is why this poem is called 'The seduction'. In the poem 'To his coy mistress' you can tell the male is in the position of power because the title is' To his coy mistress'. ...read more.


It is clear the boy does not respect the girl and the poet shows this by using the sentence: 'Little slag' In the 1970's if you were pregnant without being married you were very much frowned upon but this is not the case nowadays. The poet shows that she was frowned upon by using the sentence: 'Than to have the neighbors whisper that 'you Always looked the type'. In the poem 'The Seduction' the poet writes 'And the kisses that tasted of nicotine' This gives a very negative effect on the reader because a kiss that tasted of nicotine would not be very pleasant but because she is so drunk she can't taste it. So now the poet is trying to Sabih Sarosh 11.2 show that the male in this poem can now get her to do anything that he wants her to do and in this case he wants sex and she agrees. Whereas on the other hand, in the poem 'To his coy mistress' it is the lady's choice whether she wants sex or not. ...read more.


Sabih Sarosh 11.2 Marvell is a metaphysical poet and uses words that feelings to the reader. In the first two lines Andrew Marvell is saying that we do not have enough time and the only way to convince to have sex as I know later on in the poem is by alarming her. Even though they are both close together they have different criteria and the woman does not want sex and the male does. In conclusion I think Eileen McCauley has written this poem to basically tell young girls not to make this mistake in life. I also think that this was a message to boys as well in a way to try and say don't mess around with girls because it can ruin their life. 'To His Coy Mistress' is a very clear poem but some people think it insults and mocks a woman. Overall I think 'The Seduction' is the better poem as it gives a purpose in writing the poem and gives a message to the reader and the feeling the reader gets from reading this poem is that Eileen McCauley is a good and clever person. Sabih Sarosh 11.2 ...read more.

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