In Maya Angelou’s poem entitled, “Men” she reiterates the fact that men are always, going somewhere, seeking something and she primarily highlights how they are always moving through women. The poem is written in first person and imaginatively explains the speaker’s past experiences with men and how she feels about them. In the poem a reader may interpret two voices, that of a man and a woman. The reader feels the swiftness of a moving man while feeling the agony of a woman at a standstill at the same time. This poem is broken up into three parts; the introduction of the scene, the journey, and the recollection.
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. He declares his love in fantastic, larger-than-life terms in the first twenty lines, because he is describing an admittedly unreal situation: his love would grow to span continents and stretch from the beginning of time to the end, he tells her, if only it could. This poem is describing a man's thoughts about his love and wishes. He wants to take things slow and just "dally" around, but they cannot. Time is of the essence so to speak.
In both the play and the film he is presented as a highly educated character as he shows awareness of the world, especially in his Queen Mab speech where he shows imagination.He frequently speaks in poetry which shows a higher level of intellect and demonstrates furthermore how he is a relative of the Prince. He makes references to methodology throughout 'You are a lover, borrow cupid's wings' which reinforces this statement. Mercutio is famous for his staunch opposition towards love by creating a negative image of it. 'Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down' this is when Mercutio has not long been introduced and immediately familiarises the audience with Mercutios use of Sexual language will making the audience interested in the type of character he is. He doesn't try to empathise with Romeo about his love for Rosaline, 'If love be rough with you, you be rough with love.'
He is a subduer who has taken the poems’ speakers captive. He is in their “thought(s),” “heart(s),” and “face(s)” – controlling their emotions and expressions. Love’s extensive—or rather, complete—control over the speakers in the two poems persists not only in the speakers’ “hearts” and “thoughts” but also outwardly with his “banners” on their faces. He causes the speakers in the poem to act on their desire and show their affection to the lady they fancy. This endurance causes them to suffer under love’s spell because the subject of their affection not only rebuffs love’s advances but also forcing the speakers to desist their lust and desire as well.
“To His Coy Mistress” is a lyrical poem written by Andrew Marvel. In this poem, Marvel uses vivid imagery and explicit allusions to convey the urgency of time and the impending doom that each passing moment presents. The speaker of the poem, a young man, uses the element of time to plead relentlessly with the female object of his desire to seize the day. He urges her to act swiftly, to give him her virginity before time slips away from them both, and the moment is lost forever. In the first stanza of the poem, the young man is attempting to persuade the young woman to stop coyly refuting his advances, desperately explaining that there is not enough time for such an act.
The poem later confirms the fatal tragedies of these men with “anyone who has heard it is dead, and the others can't remember.”(8-9). Thus, it shows the men have the tendency to be arrogant in front of women, and over estimated their ability to survival. In addition, men have the strong and undefeatable self-concept which leads them to become less defensive with woman simply because women are view as weak and harmless to men. On the other hand, the poem also creates a very dominant and intelligent image for the woman which represents by the song bird, Siren. She understands that men are physically attracted to beautiful woman s the poem describes her as “picturesque and mythical” (15).
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.
Marvell’s poem To His Coy Mistress expresses a man’s eagerness towards taking a further step in his relationship with his mistress. In the poem, he clearly addresses his love and desperate wishes to the secret girlfriend, while also implying that they should “carpe diem”, which means to use their limited time wisely. The author uses smiles and metaphors, images, and diction to create a certain tone, and thus contributed to the central theme of this love poem. The poem uses metaphors and similes to make the man’s feeling of love more appealing and understandable. The first stanza introduces the idea of what they could do if time was not limited, and the man writes, “ To walk, and pass our long love’s day” (line 4).
The poem uses a somewhat unusual rhyme scheme: A,B,A,B,B, the final repetition bringing each stanza to a heavy rest. The "Porphyria" persona's romantic egotism leads him into all manner of monstrously selfish assumptions compatible with his own longings. He seems convinced that Porphyria wanted to be murdered, and claims "No pain felt she" while being strangled, adding, as if to convince himself, "I am quite sure she felt no pain." He may even believe she enjoyed the pain, because he, her lover, inflicted it. When she's
This emphasises that even though she does not have the title ‘Mrs.’, she may feel that she has left behind her unmarried identity, and this is all she stands for. The poem starts with a powerful oxymoron ‘beloved sweetheart bastard’. The combination of love and hate is a key theme in the poem, the emotion of the jilted woman a confusing mixture of her passion for her fiancée, and her anger of what he has done. There’s also a juxtaposition of formal language of the period in the ‘beloved sweetheart’ and the more modern use of ‘bastard’. It sounds initially as though this is a direct address to the man, but it soon becomes clear that this is a classic dramatic monologue, the speaker explaining herself to the listening reader.