This paper explains that a comparison of the two poems reveals that the poems' apparently misogynistic tones disguise the poets' true attitudes toward women the writer provides an analysis of the poems' speakers, tone, and figurative language. Andrew marvell's poem to his coy mistress follows an attempt of persuasion by the narrator, yet the woman is slow in responding the speakers' sexual approach. Andrew marvell's poem is about an older man trying persuade a younger women to 'carpe diem' (seize the day), in order to make love to her, by using compliments and flattery, 'vaster than empires, and should go to praise'(stanza 1, line 12.
As well as being a seduction lyric, 'to his coy mistress' is also a carpe diem poem, which argues that we should 'seize the day' because life is short marvell, addressing his sweetheart, says that the woman's reluctance to have sex with him would be fine, if life wasn't so short. To his coy mistress is divided into three stanzas or poetic paragraphs it's spoken by a nameless man, who doesn't reveal any physical or biographical details about himself, to a nameless woman, who is also biography-less during the first stanza, the speaker tells the mistress that if they. The poems to his coy mistress by andrew marvell and the flea by john donne are both written with the same idea in mind, for the authors to get their 'women' or mistresses to be less shy with them.
A comparison of andrew marvell's to his coy mistress and thomas hardy's the ruined maid in this essay i will look at the two poems, explore what the poems are about, look at the language and images used in them by the writers and then compare the two. 1268 words - 6 pages cultural attitudes towards women demonstrated in poetry the role of women in western society has varied across the centuries one way to examine attitudes towards women of a given time period is to read literature from that period. 834: to his coy mistress what details in this poem suggest an ambivalent attitude toward sexual love (base your answer on marvell's elaborate conceits.
The masculine assault upon the reluctance of the coy woman lies at the heart of marvell's best-known love poem—perhaps the most famous persuasion to love or carpe diem poem in english—to his coy mistress. Some of andrew marvell's poems are marked by the presence of powerful and attractive nymphets and threatening adult women they are the manifestation of a disturbance in marvell's thought concerning adult sexuality at times, his speakers read like early versions of humbert humbert, the famous. In this essay i will be writing about two poems, which are based on the themes of women and sex before marriage the first poem is to his coy mistress, which was written by andrew marvell in the 1600's and describes why marvell's girlfriend should sleep with him before they are married. 'to his coy mistress' and 'to his mistress going to bed' are both poems about men seducing women they centre on sex rather than love or romance.
At the end of the poem, the speaker notes that a slight difference exists between the love a woman feels and the love a man feels, a difference comparable to that between ordinary air and the airy aerial form assumed by angels. In this week's poem, to his coy mistress, andrew marvell takes the conventional plea to new heights of imaginative wit had we but world enough, and time had we but world enough, and time. 15 thoughts on andrew marvell and john donne comparison 10/25 cassie moore on october 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm said: in both to his coy mistress and the flea, the lady of the poem is refusing to make love to the narrator. About a boy talking about persimmons which is the main symbol here uses precision at beginning saying he doesn't know the difference but later says takes precision to pick out a persimmon and at the end his blind father says it takes precision to paint persimmons blindly.
Compare to his coy mistress by andrew marvell and one flesh by elizabeth jennings essay comparison of the seduction and to his coy mistress essay lucinda roy, in her poem points of view refers to different points of view of a modernised world essay. 'to his coy mistress' is one of the two best love poems of andrew marvell, a metaphysical poet the poem is written in the form of the style of construction of a poem named 'syllogism' including three sections beginning with 'if', 'but' and 'therefore. Question discuss the relationships between men and women in to his coy mistress and the farmer's bride, and the way in which they are presented.