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The Three Poems To His Coy Mistress, First Love and Porpyria's Lover Explore Different Kinds Of Love. How Do The Poets Use Language To Do This?

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Coursework The Three Poems To His Coy Mistress, First Love and Porpyria's Lover Explore Different Kinds Of Love. How Do The Poets Use Language To Do This? The three poems talk about different kinds of love. First love is about Shy love; To His Coy Mistress is about Sexual love and Porpyrias Lover is about obsessive love. First love is about Shy love. The woman in his poem affects the narrator physically and emotionally. Words such as 'Struck' show his physical love for her, and words such as 'Sweet' and 'Sudden' show his emotional love for her. A simile is used to describe the beauty of the person he loves. "Her face it bloomed like a sweet flower." The use of the word flower shows how he views his love. The word 'Heart' is used a lot in the poem. This is to show his love for her through the different stages. "And stole my heart away complete." This shows that she has taken his love and that he is madly in love with her. "Words from my heart did start." Here he is talking about how much he loves her. ...read more.

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In the second stanza, he uses vile images. The tone changes completely. It goes from him being sexually suggestive to being very nasty. He is doing this to show her that time is going to take her away without her ever knowing love. The horrific images he uses are trying to shock her into agreeing to sleep with him. "And into ashes all my lust." The poet tries to make her feel small about her beliefs. "That long preserved virginity." By doing this he is taunting her into making her want to change this. The last stanza changes the tone again. The poem goes from being nasty and vile to more lively and active. "Now let us sport us while we may." Marvell had to change the tone because if he had left it at him being horrible, she would have turned him down, so by changing the tone he is getting his message across about death without sounding too nasty. The third stanza is about taking action. "Rather at once our time devour." The message about time used in the second stanza is the same but he is being nicer about it. ...read more.

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"That moment she was mine, mine fair..." This shows that he believes that he is in control of her to such an extent that he owns her. The killing is described as very matter of fact. No emotional language is used at all. "And strangled her." This tells us that the killer believes that he has done nothing wrong. The simile on lines 42/43 describes the killing as very gentle and delicate. "I am quite sure she felt no pain. Like a shut bud that holds a bee." The image of a shut bud trapping a bee is very delicate and gentle. This is how he views his killing. I think that Porphyrias Lover is about psychotic love. He thinks that he has done nothing wrong. "And yet God has not said a thing." This way of thinking is very similar to a religion called the Antinomians who believe that they cannot sin, as they are children of God. This is the same as how the lover views his killing. The language used in love poetry varies hugely depending on the type of love in the poem. Words that are often associated with love like 'Heart' and 'Flower' are used in softer love poems like First Love. More powerful language is used in poems like To His Coy Mistress for a persuasive argument and in shocking poems like Porphyrias Lover. ...read more.

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