3.Presentation of relationships in 'To His Coy Mistress' and 'Ghazal' Both 'Ghazal' and 'To His Coy Mistress' present relationships as self-seeking and manipulative, as the narrators in both poems desire the sexual fulfilment of their lover. In 'To His Coy Mistress' Andrew Marvell uses form for effect. The narrator in the poem is trying to convince his love to have sex with him, and his whole argument can be seen as humorous and playful. One way we see this is through the use of rhyming couplets which are employed throughout the poem: 'Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, Lady, were no crime'. The extended use of rhyming couplets has a comic effect in this poem as the fast paced rhymes read like a collection of little jokes with fast punch lines.
Compare how feelings towards another person are presented in “Hour” and “To His Coy Mistress” “Hour” by Carol Ann Duffy and “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvel, deal with feelings and emotions towards another person in different ways. In “Hour” the narrator describes an hour spent between her and her lover, and how the feeling of love they share between them is so strong it nearly manages to stop time. Whereas in “To His Coy Mistress” the narrator is telling the woman who he loves that she shouldn’t play hard to get because there isn’t enough time in the world. His feelings of physical passion grow throughout the poem as he tries to persuade her to have sex with him while they are still young and attractive. Form and structure are used effectively in both poems to show feelings and emotions to their lovers.
She goes through all the reasons why love is better than riches and provides true happiness even if the time you have is short. As she steals away her hour of lovers bliss, she tells the reader how she would choose each small moment with her lover over any amount of money or comfort. In the end, she concludes that “love spins gold, gold, gold from straw.” Each poem makes reference to love and danger, restriction, the physical body and sensation, and time. The depth of emotion around these topics is intense but handled very differently in each poem. In ‘Hour’, the love is passionate and sexual.
She certainly did not “pass in silence without matching wits”(292) with Swift. She gives him a taste of his own medicine. While Montagu’s retort was humorous and insulting, she seemed to miss the point that Swift was trying to portray. She merely counterattacked him for writing such a disgraceful poem. It went right over her head that Swift was trying to say that everyone has at least a few less-than-winsome qualities or that the reason he used a female character was only to emphasize this fact, to show that, while men may put women on pedestals, that does not
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. And as a result, her response throughout the poem to his attempts to take her virginity stem from that fact. In the first stanza, from “Had we but world enough…Nor would I love at lower rate,” Marvell employs a flattering tone to convince the lady to have sex with him. He begins his attempts by comparing her to the Ganges River while himself to the Humber River. Any informed reader would know that the Ganges River in northern India was named after the very beautiful Indian goddess Ganga, and that the Humber was a river that flowed through Marvell’s hometown in England suggesting that this poem possible resembled a real life experience for Marvell.
Go slow, my soul, to feed thyself Upon his rare approach Go rapid, lest Competing Death Prevail upon the Coach Go timid, should his final eye Determine thee amiss Go boldly, for thou paid'st his price Redemption, for a Kiss -Emily Dickinson She is portraying romanticism by saying the happy hopeful thoughts as she says here Go rapid, lest Competing Death” its meaning to go slow and enjoy what you have and live now. Instead of being stupid and crave death. Hope” is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all - These are all happy words, and romanticism is full of “hope” She says “hope is the thing with the feathers – “hope” being the key word portrays romanticism. God gave a loaf to every bird, But just a crumb to me; I dare not eat it, though I starve, -- My poignant luxury To own it, touch it, prove the feat That made the pellet mine, -- Too happy in my sparrow chance For ampler coveting. It
The speaker explains that, “This last will justify my soft complaint/While that may serve to lessen my constraint.” (l.5-6), implying that it is Clarinda’s masculinity that the speaker is in love with, which justifies her sexual attraction. The use of the word complaint here refers to a poem about unhappy love; a lament. Unlike with an individual who is anatomically male, the speaker seems to feel free to give into her desires with Clarinda. In fact, the theme of desire is prominent in this poem. Behn explores the question of desire, who wants what and why and what keeps them from it, and she explores this from feminine point of view.
“Romeo and Juliet” is considered by many one of the greatest love stories to have ever been written. However, the tale is not one of love but a story of a young girl whose whims led her to be manipulated by a boy who was seeking out sex. The scene where Romeo and Juliet first meet demonstrates how fickle their infatuation is. The story begins with Romeo wailing over his lost love Rosaline, saying “And, in strong proof of chastity well-armed, from love’s weak childish bow, she lives uncharmed.” He continues his outburst by saying how useless Rosaline is if she is not willing to sleep with him. Benvoilo feels sympathy for the young brokenhearted man and encourages him to go to the Capulet’s party so he will forget the girl.
Romeo is praising Juliet directly while persona in Sonnet 18is praising his love to his lover. From this to bring the message of how much love towards his lover. For me, as a teenage girl, the direct praise will make me feel like a fish out of water, also the worst enemy of beauty is time, especially for girls. Therefor, persona of Sonnet 18 expressions of love touches me more as beauty may fade but the perfect beautiful sides can still live on through a persona’s memory or words of poem. This love is not only for himself, but the eyes of
A Lesson in Mastering Loss Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “One Art” is about loss. In it she mentions many of the small losses in life that we may experience but she is clearly talking about losing a love. Who she is speaking to in this poem is unclear but there is evidence to show that she and she alone is her own audience for this poem. She expresses denial, anger, blame, regret, humor and in the end she exclaims “Write it!”, which looks to be directed from the speaker to herself, either way it can be construed as acceptance. In the poem she goes through increasingly bigger losses that she quickly dismisses in a sarcastic manner until she reaches the loss of her lover.