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The three poems I am going to write about are 'I wanna be yours', 'To His Coy Mistress' and 'Our Love Now'. In my essay, I am going to relate to way in which the poems I have chosen show there attitudes towards love and lovers.

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Introduction

Consider ways in which three different poets present conflicting attitudes to love. The three poems I am going to write about are 'I wanna be yours', 'To His Coy Mistress' and 'Our Love Now'. In my essay, I am going to relate to way in which the poems I have chosen show there attitudes towards love and lovers. I am going to study the way in which the poets use language to create the attitudes towards love and I am going to study the ways in which the poems create the whole idea of love and what its purpose in life is. The layout of 'Our Love Now' is set out as if it was an argument, but when you look at the line numbers it is not an argument because the man says it all first and then the women says it all. The woman in 'Our Love Now' portrays their love as dead, while the man portrays their love as getting stronger: 'The tree is forever dead Such is our love' That is what the woman says about their relationship after they had an argument or something. ...read more.

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This again shows that men have a different outlook on relationships compared to women. The second poem I have chosen is 'I wanna be yours'. This poem makes love sound unique and something very special that only happens once in your life. This is shown in the language that the author has used. The author uses repetition throughout the poem. He repeats: 'I wanna be yours' And 'Let me be' This shows the other side of a mans views on love when compared to the man in 'Our Love Now'. This poem shows the attitude towards love women actually want when the man in 'Our Love Now' is showing the other side, the one women do not want. The poet uses repetition and by making visual images through the way in which he writes the poem. He does this to show that the man and woman is a perfect match: 'Let me be your dreamboat when you wanna sail away' This shows that the characters in the poems attitudes to love are warm and open minded about the whole thing. ...read more.

Conclusion

This shows that the man is after the woman for love but the woman is thinking about his offer. 'To His Coy Mistress' and 'I wanna be yours' have the same outline of the poems. This is shown by both texts having a man in love with a woman. The men are trying everything to persuade the women in the poems to give them a chance. The men in these poems have totally different attitudes to love. 'I wanna be yours' shows the other side of a mans views on love when compared to the man in 'Our Love Now'. The man in 'Our Love Now' is only thinking about himself in the relationship and not the woman while the man in 'I wanna be yours' thinks about both himself and the woman. 'I wanna be yours' and 'To His Coy Mistress' portray love as something special and everlasting while 'Our Love Now' portrays love as a part time thing. However, it concentrates more of the bad side of love rather than the good side of love and this is shown in the layout of the poem, it is layed out as if it was an argument. ...read more.

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