These being A Valediction Forbidding Mourning and To His Coy Mistress. Both poems possess different themes and features that will be compared and contrasted throughout, however, are connected through the discourse of love. The four letter word with so much meaning, but what really is love? Can a definite meaning be placed upon or it, or is it perhaps a matter of opinion? John Donne’s poem, A Valediction Forbidding Mourning is a plea written to Donne’s wife asking her not to mourn his absence.
Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress and John Donne's A Valedictorian: Forbidding Mourning One may define poetry as imaginative and creative writing which uses elements like rhyme, meter, and imagery to express personal thoughts, feelings, or ideas. Certain subjects recur frequently in poetry such as carpe diem, nature, death, and family. Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" and John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbiddmg Mourning," focus on the prevalent topic of love. Although both poems
discussing and analyzing the approach and understanding of love that two specific poets exhibit within their respective work. The first of these poets that will be analyzed is John Donne in his poem “A valediction forbidding Mourning”. Likewise, the second which will be analyzed is Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”. Even though these two points were written in roughly the same timeframe, the key differential which will be analyzed is with regards to the way in which the respective authors understand
argument in a poem. In To His Coy Mistress the explicit argument (Marvell 's request that the coy lady yield to his passion) is a stalking horse for the more serious argument about the transitoriness of pleasure. The outward levity conceals (barely) a deep seriousness of intent. You would be able to show how this theme of carpe diem (“seize the day”) is made clear in the third section of the poem. Characteristics of Metaphysical Poetry Startling comparisons or contrasts of a metaphysical (spiritual
Comparison of How John Donne and Andrew Marvell Present Death in Poems To His Coy Mistress and Holy Sonnet X In the poems To His Coy Mistress and Holy Sonnet X the idea of death plays a strong part in the overall messages of the poems. Both poets use effective but very different methods in order to put forward their views and/or to make a point about society. ====================================================================== John Donne's poem Holy Sonnet X is very
1. G. M. Hopkins, “The Windhover”, “I wake and feel the fell of dark…” 2. William Shakespeare, Sonnets 1-7 3. John Donne, “Valediction Forbidding Mourning”, “The Flea”, “Hymn to God, My God in my Sickness” 4. George Herbert, “The Collar”, “The Altar”, “Love III” 5. Andrew Marvell, “To his Coy Mistress” 6. T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, “Journey of the Magi” 2. Poems for individual reading: 1. William Shakespeare Sonnet 73 (“That time of year…”) 2. John Donne, “Holy