Essay on Andrew Marvell

Eileen McAuley’s ‘The Seduction’ and Andrew Marvell’s ‘To His Coy Mistress’

I am going to be comparing and contrasting Eileen McAuley’s ‘The Seduction’ and Andrew Marvell’s ‘To His Coy Mistress’. The reason that I have chosen to compare these two poems is because they both have the theme of passion, love and the lack of respect for women, however they portray the theme from different points […]

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Sonnet CXXX by William Shakespeare and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell compared

“Sonnet CXXX” by William Shakespeare was 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 and not falsely comparing women to god-like creatures. The sonnet was written in the Renaissance era. The […]

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‘To his coy mistress’ and ‘In how do I love thee’

These two poems show very different attitudes to love and relation ships. In the poem ‘To his coy mistress’ the poet is talking about his lust for her. ‘In how do I love thee’ the poet is talking about her love and emotion for him. Section 1 I will firstly look at the poem by […]

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“Our Love Now”, “I wanna be yours” and “To His Coy Mistress”

Each poem displays a different attitude to love: “Our Love Now” explores the end of love; “I wanna be yours” depicts the almost ‘slavish’ side of love; “To His Coy Mistress” is concerned with more sexual side of love. What is most enjoyable about all of these poems is that they depict a variety of […]

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

Although To His Coy Mistress and The Flea are both poems written in attempts to seduce reluctant love objects, they go about the matter in very different ways. In To His Coy Mistress the speaker focuses mainly on time, but also on the physique of his mistress. The Flea’s speaker, however, concentrates more on the […]

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To His Coy Mistress By Andrew

In modern society there are different views on what love means: romantic, platonic, passionate and possessive love. The dictionary definition of love reads “to have great attachment to and affection for” and “to have passionate desire, longing feelings for” although every individual has a different notion of what love means, just as each of the […]

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The Sun Rising, To His Coy Mistress, Sonnet, Sonnet 138, Sonnet

All of the above poems are mainly about love. They are about men and women about loving and caring for each other, but this isn’t always the case. Sometimes they don’t always get along well and could lead to break up in relationships. Love is a key aspect in many of people’s lives today in […]

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‘How do I love Thee’ by Elizabeth Barret Browing and ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvel

Latin used different words for different types of love, for example when talking about sex, and love between a partner, the word they used was eros. They also have words for friendship, love of a family member and even a word for love of pleasure. However English only has one word for all types of […]

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Analyse “To his coy mistress” by Andrew Marvell

The poem is about Marvell’s desire to bed the woman to whom he’s writing the poem. He is talking to the woman and the piece is essentially persuasive writing, the writer is writing to prove a point and to get his on way. He’s breaking into the woman’s emotions and using it against her. He […]

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“The Rendezvous”, “To His Coy Mistress” and “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day”

“The Rendezvous” is about a man who is waiting for his woman but she does not turn up, however he believes she will turn up. “To His Coy Mistress” is about a man who is trying to persuade woman to have sex with him, but she doesn’t want to. “Shall I compare thee to a […]

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To His Coy Mistress and To His Mistress Going To Bed

The poems To His Coy Mistress (1650-1652) and To His Mistress Going To Bed (1635) which was written by Andrew Marvell and John Donne respectively, was written about a man trying to seduce a woman. In To his coy mistress, the speaker uses flattery, he compliments her natural beauty and body. The speaker compares her […]

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To his Coy Mistress vs My Last Duchess

In my essay I’m going to compare two poems, which are ‘To His Coy Mistress’ and ‘My Last Duchess’. I am going to show their similarities and differences, but also the ways they are written and what makes them so powerful.For the first, both poems have something to do with women, in the poem: ‘To […]

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Sonnet Number 18 by William Shakespeare and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell

Both poems were written in the seventeenth century, though their subject matters differ. The Sonnet’s subject matter is intended to be an ode of love to a woman, saying how he will love her even when she is old. Contrastingly, To His Coy Mistress is more about lust. It is quite crude, with the poet […]

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To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and One Flesh by Elizabeth Jennings

The poem ‘To His Coy Mistress’ is about a man who is pressurising his mistress or girlfriend to live for the moment. In other words it means that he wants her to have sex with him. The poem that I have chosen to write about is a ‘Carpe diem’ poem, which is a traditional motive […]

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Love poems

The four seventeenth century “love poems” I will be comparing are “To His Coy Mistress”, “Shall I Compare Thee… ?” and “My Mistress’ Eyes”, along with “The Flea”. All the four poems are based on the subject of “love”. Each poem touches on a different aspect of love although they all have a lot in common. […]

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Compare and contrast To His Coy Mistress and John Donne’s The Flea

To His Coy Mistress, written by Andrew Marvell in 1681 and The Flea, written by John Donne in 1633 are examples of metaphysical poetry. Both of the poems try to convince their partner to have sex with the poet. The poems are also examples of dramatic lyric poetry because the poet addresses another person and […]

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A Woman to Her Lover by Christina Walsh and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvel

In this essay I am going to compare the two poems ‘A Woman to Her Lover’ by Christina Walsh, written in the middle of the nineteenth century and ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell, from the seventeenth century. Each of the two poems show a different gender perspective and the different views on marriage […]

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To His Coy Mistress and A Woman to Her Lover

In To His Coy Mistress and A Woman to Her Lover, different loves are portrayed and the way the poets have shown the attitudes towards love are form, structure, different rhyme schemes, altering tones of voice and punctuation. There are two main types of love in To His Coy Mistress; there is a desire for […]

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The Beggar Woman and To His Coy Mistress

In this essay I am going to be comparing and contrasting the style of which William King and Andrew Marvel present the relationships between the gentlemen and mistresses in the poems ‘The Beggar Woman’ and ‘To His Coy Mistress’ In both poems, the gentlemen are trying to persuade the mistresses to have sex with them; […]

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Memento Mori

It has been said that writer’s use memento mori to represent how the prospect of death serves to emphasise the emptiness and fleetingness of earthly pleasures. Compare and contrast the ways in which authors use momento mori and the extent to which they can be seen as delivering a moral message.In many texts writers use […]

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The poems “To his coy mistress”and “In Paris With You”

In the poems ‘To his coy mistress’ and ‘In Paris With You’, both of the poets are speaking about a relationship with their lover and they present love through the use of language in many different ways. Love is presented in ‘In Paris With You’ through repetition as ‘Paris’ and the mantra ‘In Paris with […]

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