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Amarilis Ramos 10/8/12 Ms. Persad Gateway Senior English Time in Poetry An addict’s growing need for drugs and alcoholism is similar to the speaker’s need, in “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell, of love from the women he addresses to. Time has an important role in both “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and “To His Coy Mistress”. Both speakers use time in a way which best makes them feel comfortable with. "The Love song of J. Alfred Prufrock," by T.S. Eliot, is considered a dramatic monologue. Some call the poem the "first Modernist poem". Andrew Marvell, an English poet, politician, and satirist. Marvell is commonly known as a "Metaphysical Poet". His poems are famous for surprising the reader with the use of language to…show more content…
Of course, if you keep insisting there is plenty of time forever and he fails at getting to the point: In a minute there is time
/For decisions and revisions, which a minute will reverse” (Line 47-48). Prufrock wasted so much time that his opportunity to talk to the women he likes has passed and that now the only thing he waits for is death just like what Andrew Marvell was telling his women, not to wait for, death: “I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker, 
/And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, 
/And in short, I was afraid.” (Lines 84-86) These two poems show different types of love. Prufrock shows a love at a distance while Marvell’s love is that of a teenager. Marvell’s poem shows that of a teenager that hasn’t fully discovered what love truly is and only loves by being sexually active with their partner. Both these kinds of types of love are both extreme and shouldn’t be followed. Nothing good can come from different types of extremes of love and it is what these poems

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