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In "Ozymandias" the subject of the passing of time is different to "Coy Mistress"

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Compare the ways in which the poems you have studied deal with the passing of time. All the three poems deal with the subject of the passing of time in different ways. In " His Coy Mistress" Marvell uses time to say let us form a sexual relationship together by saying "Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, Lady, were no crime" which means if we had all the time in the world we could do whatever we wanted to do. But we don't have all the time so let us form the relationship now. In "Ozymandias" the subject of the passing of time is different to "Coy Mistress" because the poet is saying no tyranny can beat time. This is symbolised by the statue in the poem. The reason it is different is because it's not saying marry me of have a relationship it is shown by the statue. In " To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time is similar to "Coy Mistress" because the poet is speaking to the women by saying "Then be not coy, but use your time, And while ye may go marry" which means don't be shy use your time and whilst your are young go and marry. ...read more.


We cannot stop time but we will make time last pass quickly in lovemaking and in their relationship. At the beginning the poet uses "you" and "I" if you and I could have all the time we could do what ever we wanted to do and then at the end of the poem he uses "we" and "us" as if they have been together and they are together now. This is a love poem because the poem " To the Virgins" wants the women to marry and enjoy their youth so that is why it's a romantic poem. This is similar to the other poem because the other one is persuading the other to form a relationship together. In the fist paragraph the poet says "Old time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying. Herrick is saying about the passing of time." Like to day we could be alive and tomorrow we might be dead. The stanza paragraph Herrick personifies the sun. "The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he's a-getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he's to setting." What Herrick means is the lamp is the sun in heaven and when he gets there he will be dying. ...read more.


This is inscription ironic because nothing is there now and in his day his was the power fullest man and now his nothing. This is like the era of Sadam Hussain. Shelly makes these words have great impact on the rest of the poem because it makes the whole poem have an importance. This is written in the present tense even thought it was written along time ago. This is also like the statue of Sadam Hussaine the way the pedestal is juxtaposed with the short sentence. "Nothing beside remains" is an effective contrast. The message about of passing of time is being made is that no tyranny can beat time like the statue in the poem. The effects alliteration has are effective because even though it's alliteration he makes sense and it fit's in with the stanza. The 'lone and level sands' relates to the desserts and around. The poem I really like is Ozymandias because it started to get into the poem straight to the point unlike Coy Mistress because I did not get into it and did not enjoy the poem. The reason I liked Ozymandias it because every one said human power is not be defeated but the poem contrast that like the statue. To the Virgins is a good poem because the poet uses good imagery and I found it easy to understand unlike Coy Mistress. By Stuart Birkett ?? ?? ?? ?? Stuart Birkett 10L GCSE English Coursework 1 ...read more.

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