At the finish of a crossroad or transition there is a metaphorical picture painted of who we really are made by the choices based on our values. This shows who we really are. It additionally gives us an understanding of what we may do in a situation because of past experiences and or if we would do it again. This develops who we become later on in our life and shows to people who we really are. In the poem “The Road Not Taken” when the man decides to take the road less taken, “oh, I kept the first for another day!”, the impression that we acquire from this sentence is that he is a very adventurous man who doesn’t want to carry out the same things as other people.
Also we have to take into account that during this period, life was beginning to fall apart and reforms were highly sought after by the populace. After the Black Death, The Crusades and the Hundred Years War, people were soon realizing that their time was short and they needed to live out their short lives in ways that would bring them happiness. ‘To His Coy Mistress’ is a lyrical poem that shows an example of the use of the ‘carpe diem’ theme in poetry. Through this poem, which was written by Andrew Marvell, the author shows traits of carpe diem by trying to woo a woman into having a sexual relationship with him without waiting and wasting the time of dating. He realizes that her coyness is wasting the time they have in this life.
Opportunity isn’t a tangible item that you can pocket and save for later, it comes around once in a lifetime. When the speaker addresses the “virgins” in, “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time,” by Robert Herrick, he uses visual imagery, an extended metaphor, and personification to express his optimistic outlook towards the idea of seizing opportunity, or “Carpe Diem.” In Andrew Marvell’s poem, “To his Coy Mistress,” the speaker describes the same subject, namely that life should be lived to its fullest but through a contrasting perspective of pessimism. that the listener isn’t living their life to the fullest. Through the use of auditory imagery and allusions, Marvell is able to portray his pessimistic attitude that one must seize every opportunity to live life to the fullest because it life can end any minute. Both poems address the idea of seizing opportunity and living life to its fullest, but from different perspectives – one positive and optimistic, one negative through pessimism.
Additionally Marvell sates that he hears ‘times winged chariot hurrying near’. By this he means that he is fearful that his lovers virginity is still there, but for how much longer? He may believe that sooner or later someone else may take such a precious and powerful aspect of his mistress away without any consideration. On top of that he is concerned that if they do not consummate their love now, it may be too late if they were to meet again in the future, (i.e. they may have aged
It took Auden some time to realize that she had been wrong in her misconception of others and it made her more open minded. In continuation, another key theme in Along for the Ride is to never give up and keep trying. Through meeting Eli, Auden has realized that you can’t just automatically give up if you fail on your first try. The title is significant to this theme because it life’s a journey and you have to be willing to get back up and try again. In the book,
Time is clearly the most important issue bothering the speaker of "To His Coy Mistress"; the subject spans the entire length of the piece, from the first line to the forty-sixth. The most obvious relationship to time here is that this work is a traditional carpe diem poem, which means that it encourages the listener to "seize the day" - to make the most of today and not put off action until tomorrow. In this particular case, the speaker is addressing a woman with whom he wants to have sex. He uses the threat of what time will do to her "quaint honour" and "long-preserved virginity" to convince her to give both up to him before they decay. To His Coy Mistress" begins as a declaration of the speaker's love, but, by its end, it makes the assumption that the woman being addressed is as passionate as the speaker.
Justine Velez “To his Coy Mistress” To his Coy Mistress written by Andrew Marvell, is based on Marvell’s love and desire for his “coy” or shy “mistress” or lady. In this poem Marvell’s sexual tension is announced as he writes a speech explaining to his lady how time is not forever and they should “seize the day.” He does so using romantic and playful tones while also being persuasive. To his Coy Mistress is written in three stanzas using iambic tetrameter. In addition, the rhyme scheme is consistent (a,a,b,b,c,c). Marvell makes certain choices and decisions to explain what would happen if there were more time as well as questioning what will happen in the future.
‘A Woman to her Lover’ is portraying that women should be treated as equals to men, and loved in an equal fashion. ‘First Love’ is describing love at first sight. A darker and more sinister presentation of love is portrayed in ‘Porphyria’s Lover’, as a recluse is in the dark, attempting to heat himself up. Porphyria smoothly enters, bringing warmth to the recluse, only for the recluse to kill Porphyria. John Donne, a seventeenth century metaphysical poet, presents a scenario in ‘The Flea’ where the speaker is trying to get his
The most ironic thing that the reader should notice while analyzing this poem is that even though they are in two different time settings, the same persuasions are used as an argument in Marvell’s time as well as the present. Although he uses love and time as reasons why she should have sex with him, his main focus is her body. Marvell utilizes three distinctly different attitudes in each of the three stanzas to convince the reader that it is okay to make this argument to a woman. The young lady in “To His Coy Mistress” is definitely not to be taken for a mere fool because the narrator, an old man, would not have gone to great lengths to convince her to give her body to him. Marvell’s use of the word “coy” to describe the young lady shows her as bashful, hidden, and ‘a hard-to-get’ woman, in effect showing that she is still a virgin.
I belive that parents should have a great say in who their child marries, because the parents are the ones who have raised up this child, and it seems silly for them to devot themselves to this person and then allow them to just marry and live with this for the rest of their lives whoever they want. I don’t have any expectations for my husband reguarding his job or what he should do around the house, but when we get married, we will discuss it farther about each other. I feel that the most important issue that couples should agree on prior to being married would be to agree to disagree. This will help settle future arguments before they reach an extreme level, because divorce should never be and option. In comparison to my answers, my parents’s answers have many similarities to mine.