Write a Comparison of "To His Coy Mistress" and " The passionate Shepherd to his Love". What similarities and differences are there in the writers approach to love? How effective are there poems as expressions of love?
Write a Comparison of "To His Coy Mistress" and " The passionate Shepherd to his Love". What similarities and differences are there in the writers approach to love? How effective are there poems as expressions of love? Writing and reading love poetry is a way to get in touch with your inner feelings about the emotions of loving and being loved. Love poetry spans emotions from hate and despair to admiration and adulation. Love poetry is not only for "lovers" it is enjoyed by anybody and can also be used to persuade as it does in the two poems that I have been studying. The poems "To his Coy Mistress" written by Andrew Marvell and "The Passionate Shepherd" by Christopher Marlowe can be compared with each other because they are both addressed to a particular women about love and they both have attempts of persuasion in them, but they both have different forms and techniques to achieve this. The first poem that I studied was "To His Coy Mistress" It is a well known to seduce a woman but to women it's saying that it's showing women are just there for sex and have no personality. It is quite a long poem that isn't in verses, but is split into three paragraphs that are three separate sections. The first section being what would ideally happen, then in reality this would happen and the last section what he hopes to happen. When he wrote this poem he was writing a syllogism writing a
To His Coy Mistress: This Seventeenth Century poem by Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) is a
To His Coy Mistress: This Seventeenth Century poem by Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) is a "carpe diem" ("Seize the day") poem. Its theme is that life is short and time is passing. The persona takes the loved one to task for not yielding to his persuasions to make love to him. It is another poem about power. The woman is holding power over the man by refusing his entreaties. This kind of poem was very popular in Marvel's time. It does not necessarily describe a real situation. In the first part of the poem, the persona complains that if time were in plentiful supply, the woman's modest shyness would not be wrong. She could go to the River Ganges in India, a very exotic place, and celebrate her virginity ("rubies" are symbols of preserved virginity), while he would lament her loss beside the Humber, a far less attractive place. Marvell came from Hull, which stands on the Humber, so would know it well. In Hull, outside the Church of the Holy Trinity, is a statue of Marvell with these lines from the poem written on its plinth. It was believed that "the flood" would never happen again, because, after Noah's Flood, God promised that there would be no more and put a rainbow in the sky as a reminder of this (See Genesis c. 9, v. 12) and the Conversion of the Jews was expected to happen at the end of the world, so in saying that he would love her and she would refuse before these things
A comparison of two poems about love.
Samantha Petrook A comparison of two poems about love When I was given the assignment of analyzing love poems, I expected to be reading slushy love rhymes about how much someone loves someone else; love at first sight, young love, marriage, the list is endless. However the poems I was given to read were very different to most people's ideas of love poetry. They were about pain and breakups, accidental outcomes of a relationship, use and abuse, these things are not usually related with love. The poems I chose were 'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell a pre 1900 poem and 'Our Love Now' by Martyn Lowery which is a modern poem. 'To His Coy Mistress' is a long, personal and flattering poem all at once. The layout is like a love letter, and makes the reader think that this man is trying to persuade his lover and has really taken time to think of something meaningful to say. He uses imagery to charm her, believing her to be coy- shy modest. He uses the image of skin as sexy. He also makes crude but flattering remarks and shows her that she is, in a way, in control of the situation. 'Our Love Now' is made up of alternate statements made by two people about their failing relationship. The man has a rather more hopeful attitude towards their relationship, looking to the future to find healing for whatever has happened, whilst the woman is less hopeful, focusing on the
Both the "Ruined Maid" and "To His Coy Mistress" provide us with disturbing images / pictures of love and relationships. Explain.
Leonie Fitzgerald Miss Collis. Both the "Ruined Maid" and "To His Coy Mistress" provide us with disturbing images / pictures of love and relationships. Explain. Both the "Ruined Maid" and "To His Coy Mistress" provide us with disturbing images / pictures of love, sex and relationships as I am about to explain. The "Ruined Maid" was written by Thomas Hardy in 1866, during the time when women didn't have sex before marriage and they were thrown out of their village for being "ruined". The public at that point in history had a very strict view of sex and marriage. They thought that women in particular should never have sex before marriage and they should have everything taken off them for being "ruined". They were looked upon as a disgrace to society. The "Ruined Maid" provides us with disturbing images and pictures of love and relationships because the poem is about a woman who has become "ruined" which means that she's had sex before marriage. She's turned the meaning of this into a good thing while most people thought that it was a bad thing because it meant that the woman had no self-respect and that they were looked upon as prostitutes in a sense. The poem starts with Melia and a woman talking about Melia's life and how she's been because the woman hadn't seen her in a while, only to her surprise
Comparing Message and To his coy mistress.
Comparing Message and To his coy mistress Message by Wendy Cope It is about a woman who is waiting for a man to ring her. She is getting very anxious. She gives the impression she hasn't had much luck with men in her life and wants to meet someone special before it's too late. She wants the man to ring her up because she thinks it will be hard to find anyone else like him "Good, old-fashioned men like you are rare". She thinks she has found love this time; she suggests that she has had other relationships that weren't successful. She exaggerates a lot and uses irony to make a serious point. "Well, wouldn't it be nice to consummate our friendship while we've still got teeth and hair?" To his coy mistress by Andrew Marvell The poem is about a man whose girlfriend is very shy; he wants to sleep with her but she is too shy. He is saying that if he had all the time in the world then he wouldn't mind her being shy. "Had we but world enough, and time, this coyness Lady were no crime". Near to the end he gets more serious and says that if he doesn't take her virginity then when she is dead worms will take it. Both poets are adopting a persona of someone else, as does the comedian Victoria Wood. They both show similarity to one of her sketches where she wanted to have sex with her husband before they grew too old and frail. They are both showing anxiety with members of the
'To His Coy Mistress' - Andrew Marvell, 'The Flea' - Richard Donne. Which of the two poets is more likely to succeed in the seduction of the two women?
'To His Coy Mistress' - Andrew Marvell 'The Flea' - Richard Donne Which of the two poets is more likely to succeed in the seduction of the two women? At first glance it seemed to me obvious that Marvell would unquestionably be more successful in seducing the woman. Marvell because he shows more emotion and sincerity (baring the second stanza) towards the woman who he is talking to, however after considering Donne's unorthodox approach I was into rethinking my decision. I do believe however that both men are not as genuine as they look in their attempts to show their 'love' for the women. Donne starts off well in his poem well the tone is bright humorous and intimate. He praises the girl and says that if they had all the time in the world then he wouldn't mind waiting until she loved him. ('Had we but world enough and time, This Coyness lady would be no crime'). This to me is a good way to start, he Marvell keeps the tone light ant affectionate and emotional ('For, Lady you deserve this state, and nor would I love at lower rate.') On the other hand he mentions only her physical beauties and there is no mention of her personality ('Two hundred to adore each breast but thirty thousand to the rest'). Although it keeps an intimate mood it gives a hint that he only wants her for her body i.e. to have sex, and he does not really love her and this could be a vital mistake.
To his coy mistress by Andrew Marvell
In the poem "To His Coy Mistress", the author Marvell, uses the essence of time to compare a timeless existence with the brutality of running out of time. This contradtion parallels the coy, timid, self-conscious attitude of the mistress, while the coyness of the man is, on the other hand, strategic and intelligent. The author uses the time old theme of seizing the day in combination with a double standard, in which, the mistress's coy behavior, is regarded as shy and prude, while the narrator uses his coy and flirtatious behaviour in an attempt to seduce his mistress. The narrator begins the poem "but world enough, and time, This coyness, Lady would be no crime" implying all the things he would do if time permitted, in a sense, the poet is commenting on all the unnecessary forms of courtship. The poet continues by exclaiming he could spend "An hundred years...(on) Thine eyes and forehead gaze; Two hundred years to adore each breast". The poet is an a sense listing the attributes of her body in a shopping list fashion and then becomes distracted after listing a few things and then decides to devote "thirty thousand years to the rest" of her attributes. The poet, is attempting defend the fact that he does not have enough time to continue the list, which follows his plan of convincing her he would be wasting his time if he were to simply mention more aspects of her body that
To His Coy Mistress - critical review
Academic Reading 1 October 2004 596 words To His Coy Mistress Mutability has often been the subject of poems in the past. Andrew Marvell also uses this subject in his poem "To His Coy Mistress". Marvell's poem speaks of two lovers wanting to waste their time on coyness and courting. However there is haste to their love for there is mutability. Carpe Diem explains the speaker's haste best. Marvell uses certain forms of imagery to underline this motif and his theme. This imagery can be divided into the following three categories: the concept of time, the concept of space and other tenors used. The theme of this poem suits the idea of Carpe Diem: love while you can, for even love is subject to mutability. The concept of time is present throughout the entire poem. In the first part of the poem the speaker longs for immortality and the slow passing of time. He talks of the Flood and the conversion of the Jews. These two events stand ages apart from eachother: the Flood appears not far after the creation of man, yet the conversion of the Jews is supposed to happen right before the Apocalypse. Furthermore "My vegetable love should grow / Vaster than empires, and more slow;" metaphorically implies a long and slow passing of time. The dictionary defines vegetable as "growing or multiplying like plants". Plants are slow growing and so is the speaker's love. Also, empires take ages
A comparison of 'Easy' by Andrew Fusek Peters with Andrew Marvell's 'To his Coy Mistress'.
December 13th Comparison of Poems W.J.E.C. COURSEWORK Pre 20th Century Writing A comparison of 'Easy' by Andrew Fusek Peters with Andrew Marvell's 'To his Coy Mistress'. After reading the two poems in detail and after doing group analysis the following points were brought up for a further evaluation. These were: theme, ideas, language, imagery and personal opinion. Both poems deal with seduction and relationships but vary of how it is done. In the poem 'Easy', SEX seemed to be the biggest issue. The relationship here was more of a 'one time fling' or a 'one night stand' type of relationship where the characters only pursue love of a sexual nature and nothing more. As we have seen later in the poem, one member of this relationship is always left distraught. They are left to feel worthless, with an extremely low self-esteem. Although with 'To his Coy Mistress', there seemed to be love set on a different plateau as admiration and praise had been given before the interaction of the two took place which showed respect and appreciation for their partner, but this second poem only goes up as far as to verbal seduction and the aftermath of it was never seen and so the consequences (if there were any) could not have been seen by the reader. Many speculations in the class were delivered during class about the 'seductor' of the second poem to be just as cruel as the one of 'Easy'.
Comparing two poems about Seduction.
Comparing two poems about Seduction The poem "To His Coy Mistress", by Andrew Marvell written in the seventeenth century describes the attempts of a man to seduce "His Mistress", he does this by complimenting her, by making promises and by generally trying to charm his way into having sex with his "Mistress". The second poem " The Seduction" by Eileen McAuley was written in the mid nineteen eighties. The poem tells the story from the eyes of a young, innocent, naive sixteen-year-old girl. Who after a party, was seduced by a boy who took advantage of her after getting her drunk, the reminder poem tells the story of how the girl dealt with the consequences of her pregnancy. Marvell although writing in a different style at the time of the writing of the poem, portrays the male character in a similar way to Eileen McAuley. Both poets do this by describing the male figure as the one who is trying to cheat the female into having sex with him. In the "Seduction" the male character is successful in doing this but in "To His Coy Mistress" we do not hear if the male character is successful, but by doing this Marvell creates an atmosphere of tension and disappointment. A difference between the two poems is that the poem "To His Coy Mistress" is directed towards his mistress and deals with the seduction as its main point concentrating on before the seduction,