Compare To The Flea By John Donne

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William Wordsworth once said, "Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility". This quote definitely holds true to Andrew Marvell's poem "To His Coy Mistress" and John Donne's poem "The Flea". The theme of each of these are quite similar, these two metaphysical poets both used poetry as a way to convince their lovers to have sex with them. Being metaphysical poets, their writing styles are indeed similar as well; argument, union of lovers souls, abstruse terminology, and carpe diem. Although both Donne and Marvell used the same theme and writing styles, the way they depict their arguments are extremely different from one another. In the poem "To His Coy Mistress" in three stanzas the speaker is convincing his female beloved to sleep with him, he says that his lover's "coyness" and doubtfulness would be adequate if they had all the time in the world. The speaker convinces his lady by saying that time is fleeting and in the same manner as all other humans their time will end one day so why not make love now. In the poem "The Flea" in three stanzas the speaker is also convincing his female beloved to sleep with him, he uses a flea as a way to convince his lover that their bodily fluids have already came together. The speaker declares that having sexual intercourse will not be that big of a deal being that their bodily fluids have already came together. Towards the end of the poem the speaker claims that
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