• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Poetry "to his coy mistress" and "the seduction".

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Ceri Davies Poetry "to his coy mistress" and "the seduction" Andrew Marvell was born in 1621 and dies in 1678 he was born in Yorkshire and educated in Cambridge. He travelled for four years which explains some of the language used in his poem such as "the Ganges" and he also must of learnt a lot about cultures to learn about Jews. In the poem it seems that he is an older man who tries to seduce a younger woman. In section one of the poem Marvell tries to seduce her by making her feel guilty. He makes her feel guilty by telling her that it is "a crime". The crime is that she won't have sex with here and that they are not having sex. He also makes her feel valued again by using words for instants "lady". This will make her feel special and make her feel valued. He also uses rhyming couplets, which are related with romance to perhaps sway her. "We would sit down, and think which way To walk, and pass out Long Loves Day." He puts her on a pedestal, "Thou by the Indian Ganges." The Ganges was once considered sacred. ...read more.

Middle

He is saying that if she doesn't have sex with him know that when she dies the worms will have sex with her and they will crawl inside her as he wanted to and eat away at her virginity. This is a powerful quote from the poem but is also a frightful one. It works well because his intention was to make the reader squirm and it did just that. It is very gruesome but it would make you think twice about dying a virgin. I think that in section two when he relates to the ashes, "And into ashes all my lust." He is saying that when she's he will no longer want her. So she should have sex with him know and enjoy it whilst it last other wise she will die a virgin and then the worms will have her as he wanted her and they will eat away at her virginity. Also ashes relates to burning out of his love which when something burns out there will be no attraction. So when she is older he won't want her and time is running out. Also ashes relate to death because when you die instead of the worms getting her she might get cremated but he says that is she does get cremated his lust will die and her ashes will be all that is left of his attraction to her. ...read more.

Conclusion

The poem of seduction was written by Eileen Mcauley it is about a young boy and an adolescent girl who meet at a party and get talking. It's an average party with drink and dancing. After getting to know each other they begin to kiss and before she knows it she's three months pregnant. She's upset about it and takes her anger out on things in her room. She was frightened and what was worse was that she knew it and admitted it to herself. The young girl is in her own world in her prime, she was living in a magazine or comic strips were nothing was real. She was only going on 16. She's thinking of all she will miss because she's pregnant. She's trying to say or reassure herself that she's not "a little slag." Just by reading the title of the second poem "the seduction" you know that it is going to be a cold poem because the title relates to what the poem is going to be about seduction. If you thought this you would be right it's about, as I said above, a young boy who seduces a young girl in a night of drunkenness. It was set in an extremely rough part of Liverpool were the people went about their business ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Love Poetry section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Love Poetry essays

  1. 'Why would someone wait until marriage to have sex? What benefit is there? Why ...

    Now you may have an argument for sex between animals, for theirs is strictly instinct. We choose WHY we have sex. Whether to give to a person, or take from them. Whether to please them, or please ourselves. Or somewhere in between.

  2. Compare and Contrast the poems "The Seduction" by Eileen McAuley and "Cousin Kate" by ...

    Both the girls were betrayed, not just by the man, but also by others. In "Cousin Kate" she was betrayed by her cousin; and in "The Seduction" she was betrayed by her "My Guy" and "Jackie photo-comics" as they described an inaccurate account of love, and by the "promise of it all."

  1. A comparison of The Seduction written by Eileen McAuley and Cousin Kate written ...

    chose a bird as they are beautiful animals maybe meaning towards Kate and also the last line of the 4th stanza says "wing" I feel that that also points to "Cousin Kate" being a bird. Both poems at this stage have told about the settings the characters and are just about to continue to the regret of what happened.

  2. Love Poetry - "To His Coy Mistress" and "Sonnets from the Portuguese (XLIII)"

    The poem is split into three separate sections; the first, a flattering and subtle introduction to the argument that has an insincere tone in which he tells her of all the possibilities they would have if there were time for them to take their relationship at a slower pace.

  1. Compare and contrast the attempts at seduction in To His Coy Mistress and The ...

    To His Coy Mistress and The Flea each present differing arguments as to why the speaker and the woman to whom the poem is written should have sex - To His Coy Mistress uses lack of time as the main reason, and The Flea uses the analogy of liquids being

  2. Comparing 'To His Coy Mistress' and 'One Flesh

    he would have loved her since then and would continue to do so forever. He talks about how he loves her and how she should do it with someone who is in love with her, although I don't actually think he is in love with her.

  1. Compare the different approaches to love in 'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell ...

    The persona tells his mistress that time is now taking over and will soon be beyond them ' Times winged chariot hurrying near' then there be no time for him or anyone to enjoy her beauty. However in line 23 he emphasises that their time is finite, it will run out.

  2. Whitman's Masculinity and Femininity in Song of Myself.

    of Myself, "And I say there is nothing greater than the mother of men." This veneration for motherhood is understandable, because Whitman owns warm feelings for his own mother and motherhood is the visible evidence of procreation----the force that is vital to life and to his poetry.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work