Poem Comparison Of "To His Coy Mistress" And "I Wanna Be Yours"

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To His Coy Mistress and I Wanna Be YoursI am comparing the two poems 'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell in 1621-1678 and 'I wanna be yours.' By John Cooper Clark. There are many similarities in these two poems, the main one is the fact that both the writers are writing to a woman describing his love for her. The topics within the poems I shall cover are; the content and ideas, Voice tone and mood, the imagery, the vocabulary and words, finally the structure.The first section of the poems I'm going to cover is about the content and ideas and the voice tone and mood. In 'To His Coy Mistress' the ideas are put to the woman much more forcefully, you can see this especially well towards the ...view middle of the document...

"Is a fairly ridiculous idea but it could be seen that this was intentionally done and he's trying to say in his own words that he would spend his life looking after her, The 2nd section is about how there not going to live forever and it's going to end soon and just telling her that her life shall be wasted if she didn't sleep with him, he's kind of trying to scare him in to sleeping with him.."Then worms shall try that long preserved virginity"Is telling her that all she will be left to is the worms. The 3rd section is about movement and life, it's kind of a finale to his poem basically summing up what he has said all the way though and backing it up. In 'I Wanna Be Yours' the structure is much more simple, in each stanza there is subtle differences, stanza 1 is about things your likely to use every day, like:"Let me be your coffee pot"- Coffee pot is a every day item. Stanza 2 seams to be about travelling"Let me be your raincoat"And"Take me with you anywhere"Are both about travelling, but this stanza could also be seen to be about something that isn't used every day and isn't a essential item. Stanza 3 seems to be about the sea, and about huge stuff, like his love and devotion to her………….The 3rd section I shall talk about is about the imagery, in 'to his coy mistress' there is a large variety in imagery, at the start of the poem it has a kind of romantic imagery, I think this because of the way he's saying if they had the time he would do what ever she wanted and take things at her pace."Had we but world enough, and time,This coyness, lady, were no crime."This is a good example of a romantic comment, telling her he would spend time with her if there was time. Also he says"My vegetable love shall growVaster than empires and more slow."This is telling her that his love for her will be forever growing, but he wouldn't rush things. In the middle of the poem the imagery changes completely,"Thy beauty shall no more be found"This is telling her that there lives will be over soon and then they will never see each other again."Then worms shall tryThat long-persevered virginity:"Is basically telling her that if she doesn't sleep with him she will die a lonely death and her life shall have been wasted."Marble vault"Gives a very cold and hard place to be, perhaps some where she can get away from. By marble vault I think he means her grave as we come to the end of the poem the imagery changes again to more vigorous images"Like amorous birds of prey"This is a very vigorous image of the bird of prey...

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