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How is Love written about in three of the poems you have studied?

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How is Love written about in three of the poems you have studied? Love is many things, it can be bliss. It is about caring for people and showing them how you feel. Not all love is sexual, Love for your friends for instance. Love can also be jealousy and hate as in you love to hate someone. This leads me on to describe how three poems that I have been studying write about love. In 'To his coy mistress' it is the sexual love that Andrew Marvell is writing about. He is trying to seduce a young lady by paying her compliments. It is quite similar to some of John Donne's poems. Throughout the poem the gentleman trys to win his mistresses virginity. It is more than a seduction poem. The first two lines are very important because it suggests that love is shy and he craves it. He then goes to mention "Thou by the Indian Ganges' side should'st rubies find; I by the tide of the Humber would complain." This means that she is beautiful enough to walk along the river Ganges and pick up rubies while he is stuck in Hull by the river Humber. ...read more.

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the third verse Marvell writes about how they should make love now and it will be bliss and they will treasure it forever Andrew Marvell writes with astonishing good wit and the poem has a twist about it. He writes about love as if it's a seduction but he loves her really deep down inside. He defines love like no other person does; he uses similes and metaphors to exaggerate his lust. 'Porphyrias Lover' is a very shocking monologue because it is an example of the possessive type of love. Love poems often have a recurring theme of wanting time to stand still as in to make that intense moment last forever. Porphyrias lover is jealous of her because she has the best of both worlds. In the beginning there is a storm which suggests that a sense of mystery about it, because no one knows that they are there. It also implies that Porphyria is so beautiful that the storm stops straight away. 'Porphyrias Lover' is about jealousy. Her lover is secret and nobody knows about them. She has come from a 'Gay feast' to see her lover. When he realises that she loves him more than anything he kills her to make her love and that moment last forever. ...read more.

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Clare can relate to this because he couldn't marry a wealthy farmers daughter. So he probably wrote poems to get his feelings onto paper about the girl he loved. The last line 'My heart has left its dwelling place and can no longer come back' which means he will never love anyone ever again and things can never be the same again. In the second verse he talks about how he was rooted to the ground and how love basically stuns you and leaves you feeling all warm inside. Everything goes dark and he focuses in on her. In the third verse he asks rhetorical questions such as 'Are the flowers the winter's choice?' and 'Is loves bed always snow?' The answer to both of these is No because flowers bloom in summer and love isn't always cold, this suggests that she might return to him someday or he is hoping that she will return to him. He certainly thinks that she understands how he feels. This poem is a great representation of how first love and love at first site is. Clare is truly an excellent love poet. All of these poems have one thing in common, they all talk about love. James Havis English Poetry Essay Mrs Rudd 11:3 ...read more.

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