Essay on Andrew Marvell

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Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 is a typical Shakespearian sonnet. It was written in the sixteenth century love poem, which presents the poets view of true love in three quatrains and an affirmation of his belief in a concluding rhyming couplet. This poem depicts the unwavering nature of true love. The speaker tells us that real love […]

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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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How have the Poets you have studied explored different aspects of Love

Before I answer the question, I need to look at what love is. Love can be defined in many ways. The Oxford English dictionary defines love as: ‘an intense feeling of deep affection’ or ‘a deep romantic or sexual attachment to someone’. However love means something different to different people. To some people love can […]

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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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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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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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To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell

As we are all mortal, the only things in life that really matter, are our sexual desires. The mortality of human beings has always been an outstanding topic in metaphysical poetry (Negri: 56). Life fades away after a certain period of time and constrains everyone’s life to a definite period. Nevertheless, this topic does also […]

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