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Andrew Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress

Marvell’s ‘To His Coy Mistress’ is related to the constraints of time and how it will affect the relationship with his partner, in particular love and physical passion. In contrast Lovelace’s ‘To Althea, From Prison’ shows a different kind of love, he is talking about many types of love: the love he has for his…

A comparison and contrast of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and Ending by Gavin Ewart

‘To His Coy Mistress’ was written by a poet called Andrew Marvell who was born on the 31st March 1621. He was a Cambridge-educated priest, poet and a Member of Parliament. The poem was written in the year 1652. The theme of the poem is love and its passionate beginnings. The genre of the poem…

Sonnet CXXX by William Shakespeare and To his coy mistress by Andrew Marvell

Firstly I will be analysing “Sonnet CXXX” by William Shakespeare. The poem has been written to send a message to poets, telling them that sonnets do not have to be unrealistic; Shakespeare also mocks traditional Elizabethan sonnets. The occasion is that Shakespeare believes in real love not falsely comparing women to god-like creatures. The sonnet…

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Discuss the meaning of the term metaphysical with regard to three poems in the book

Metaphysical poetry is poetry that explores a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of existence and of knowledge. There are a number of trademark characteristics that feature in these poems that technically define them as metaphysical. Some of these features include the use of intellectual and reasoned persuasion, conceits, confrontational arguments and personification….

Metaphysical Poetry

Metaphysical poetry to a full sense expresses the simplest experiences from the surface of life such as love, joy, hate, anger, sex, politics, religion and peace through a philosophical and logical perspective. This certainly adds extra depth and complexity to each of these life experiences. Metaphysical poetry almost takes these simple elements of life which…

Comparison: ‘To his coy mistress’ and ‘Lay your sleeping head my love’

This is a comparison between ‘To His Coy Mistress’ written by Andrew Marvell in the seventeenth century, and ‘Lay Your Sleeping Head My Love’ written by W.H Auden in 1937 ‘Lay your sleeping head’ my love and ‘To his coy mistress’ are very similar in many respects, yet are also fairly different. On a basic…

The Majority or poetry is written about love, relationships and lust and this is simply because it’s such an important factor of life

Attitudes towards love, relationships and lust have changed dramatically over the last few centuries in a way that men aren’t always the “controllers” when this would have been the case at the times these poems were written. Love, relationships and lust when featured in a poem can be expressed in very different ways but mostly…

Poetry Assignment

There are 2 Poems about Seduction that we can compare. One is called ‘The Seduction’ written by Eileen McAuley. It is about the seduction of a fifteen year old girl by a teenage boy, he has sex with her but ends the romance there leaving the girl pregnant and without help. It uses the scene…

Compare and Contrast the Poems ‘To His Coy Mistress’  by Andrew Marvell and ‘The Seduction’ by Eileen McAuley

In the two poems there were similarities I found whilst analysing them. I found that they were both about love, they were split into sections and they are both about seduction. There are also differences in the poems; ‘To His Coy Mistress’ was set over three hundred years ago, whereas ‘The Seduction’ was set thirty…

Beggar Woman and To His Coy Mistress

The first thing that strikes when you read these 17th Century poems is the theme of pre 19th century gentlemen’s attitudes towards sex and personal relationships, where women are the ones who are held responsible for sexual morality. The “Beggar Woman” and “To His Coy Mistress”, are both poems which deal with relationships between men…

‘The Sun Rising’ by John Donne and Andrew Marvell’s ‘To His Coy Mistress’ are both poems concerned with love

‘The Sun Rising’ by John Donne and ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell are both love poems written in the 17th Century, although they have both been written in contrasting formats. In this essay I will be discussing how John Donne and Andrew Marvell have approached the topic of the love and decide which…

Poetry comparison and examination coursework

The obvious difference is that both poems are based from two different perspectives. One is written from a man’s point of view and the other from a woman’s. Both poets structure their poems on various diverse purposes and they both achieve their goals using many techniques. Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” has the clear…

A Critical Analysis and Comparison ‘Between Come, My Celia’ and ‘To His Coy Mistress’

Ben Jonson was born around June 11, 1572, the posthumous son of a clergyman. He was educated at Westminster School by the great classical scholar William Camden and worked in his stepfather’s trade, bricklaying. The trade did not please him in the least, and he joined the army, serving in Flanders. He returned to England…

To his coy mistress and Cousin Kate

Andrew Marvell was a poet he was born in Yorkshire in the 17th century. He was a member of the metaphysical poets. Christina Rosseti was born in London on December 5th 1830. She was labeled a poet in the 19th century and was part of the pre-Raphelite Brotherhood. The tradition that ‘to his coy mistress’…

Compare 3 or 4 poems in which the writers convey feelings in striking and original ways

In this essay, I will look at three poems and how the poet conveys the feelings in them. The first poem I will look at is “To His Coy Mistress” by a 17th century poet, Andrew Marvell. In this poem, unusual, violent imagery is conjured which I found very intriguing in a love poem. For…

Compare and contrast how the women are wooed in A.Marvells ‘To His Coy Mistress’ and J.Doones ‘The Flea’

Andrew Marvell was born in the year sixteen-twenty one, in Yorkshire. He became a lecturer in Hull and was educated at Hull Grammar School, and in sixteen-thirty three he matriculated as a Sizar of Trinity College, Cambridge. Marvell wrote many poems, and ‘To His Coy Mistress’ was one of them. The poem was published in…

A.Q English CourseWork

Over many years poetry was seen to have many different uses. These uses differed by poets. The more imaginative the poet was, the more developed the poetry got. Some poets like to use their poems as a way to convey a message, some use poetry to educate their readers and some even use poems to…

Men and women often think and behave differently in relation to love

Write about three or four poems from the ‘Heart and Partners Section’ to show the poets have presented men’s and women’s attitudes. You should think about: * The attitude of men/women in the poems * The way the poet shows these attitudes * Your responses to the poems Men and women often think and behave…

What do you find interesting about the ways in which love and desire are explored in these three poems?

In ‘The Fair Singer’ Andrew Marvell describes a girl he has seen but has not necessarily met unlike in his other poem ‘To His Coy Mistress’ in which he writes to his lover. Throughout the poem Marvell uses surprising imagery as he portrays his love with military metaphors, for example in the first line, ‘To…

To his Coy Mistress and in Mrs Tilcher�s Class

In both poems the idea of ��time�� is extremly important because they use time in different ways. The poets have really emphasased this topic. It is used as something you have to make the most of it and live as if it was the last minute of life. In ��Mrs Tilcher�s Class�� is a poem…

Compare and contrast the poetry of seduction through the work of Andrew Marvell and Wendy Cope

‘To His coy mistress’ was written in the 17th century by Marvell (a man). In complete contrast ‘Message’ was written in the 20th century by Cope (a woman). It is not just the viewpoints of the two poems which are hugely different, the purpose of each are equally so. The purpose of Marvell’s poem was…

A Comparison of Two Pre-1990 Poems

The two poems that will be analysed are ‘Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvel and ‘Sonnet 130’ by William Shakespeare. Both of these poems are written in the 17th century. This is a period of time when perspectives and attitudes were extremely varied amongst people. This was a time when women were perceived as objects and…

English Literature Love Through The Ages Quote Bank

Family Love Prose “All these young souls were passengers in the Durbeyfield Ship- entirely dependent on the judgement of those two adults for their existence”-Tess, 19th “Tomorrow I will do something that will damage and scar them” “Our last evening as an innocent, complete, ideal family”- Intimacy, Hanish Kureishi, PM “I’m not going to have…

English Literature: Timeline Events

Old English (Anglo-Saxon) Period Express religious faith and give moral instruction through literature; Early English epic poems such as Beowulf, The Wanderer and The Seafarer Elizabethan Age Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”, “Much Ado about Nothing” and “Richard III” Marlowe’s “Tamburlaine the Great”, “Dr. Faustus”, “The Jew of Malta”, and “edward II” Spencer’s “The Faerie Queene” Jacobean…

GRE Literature Supplement 2

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