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    Andrew Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress is a carpe diem poem, one that focuses on ‘seizing the day,’ because the speaker uses mortality along with religious terminology to justify his reasoning for needing to sleep with his mistress. He uses an antediluvian time frame, a time before the biblical flood, to set a frame of reference regarding his extended love. The speaker appeals to his mistress’s sense of devoutness by exploiting the religious connotations of phrases such as “Flood” (Marvell), “conversion

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    a knight who is in love with a mistress, but are unable to be together as she is forced to marry a wealthy baron. Milun’s and mistress’s uncontrollable lust and love consequently cause them to conceive a child together. The fear of their affair being shown in broad daylight causes them to send their child to live with his aunt. Milun entrusts his son with a ring as a parting gift so that he would be able to recognize him when he gets older. Milun and his mistress are separated from each other in

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    novel The Scarlet Letter proves that society has double standards. These double standards are evident through Mistress Hibbons social rank, Hester’s place in society, and the town's reaction to Dimmesdale’s sin. One of the best examples of a double standard, is a person with a higher social rank is able to avoid the consequences of their sins. This theme is evident in the novel with Mistress Hibbons because she was able to avoid the consequences of her sin. She is the perfect example of a double standard

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    In the poem Milun, Milun’s mistress declares to herself, “Now I rather die than live, but I’m not free to do that…” (Line 143-144). The mistress is like a princess trapped in a tower, in other words, she didn’t have a lot of freedom to do what she desired. Also, she had rules to live by every day. In that day, some women were probably fine with this situation, but other like the mistress longed to discover what could be out waiting for them on the outside the tower. Women were trapped in the ideology

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    for their amorous poems. Donne's The Flea can be seen as a frantic and intense assertion regarding the woman, who the poem is about, and what it would take for the supposed mistress to sleep with him. Marvell's To His Coy Mistress is also, although not too similar to Donne, a 'rational and sensible' assertion regarding his mistress, asking her to take advantage of the opportunity he is presenting her while trying to get her to sleep with him by describing her overall physical attractiveness and refinement

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    Likewise pursued, in "The Disappointment," Behn's young virginal maiden takes her sexual destiny into her own hands (literally), leaving her would-be lover impotent, an outcast from what used to be his realm of power. Thus in "The Willing Mistress" and "The Disappointment," Behn confers power to women by creating an environment of sexual freedom in which female sexuality is natural, strong, comfortable, and driven by pure desire.   In the Middle Ages, if a woman wanted

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    they reach the required age. The second section states that the master or mistress is to protect the interest of their apprentice. This included their safety;

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    The Poet's Treatment of Seduction in To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and The Passionate Shepherd To His Love by Christopher Marlowe Andrew Marvell the writer of 'To His Coy Mistress' was an English poet and satirist. He was born in Winestead, Yorkshire, and went to Hull Grammar School and the University of Cambridge. He was once a member of parliament in 1659. It was possible that he got married to Mary Palmer but it remains in doubt. Other well-known and much-anthologised

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    Andrew Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress are persuasive poem in which the speaker is attempting to establish a sexual union with his significant other. These poems is spoken by a male lover to his female beloved as an attempt to convince her to sleep with him. John Donne and Marvell brings out and shapes this meaning through his collective use of conceit, rhythm, and rhyme scheme. The basic theme of the poems is the speaker’s need to turn his “coy mistress” into a “willing mistress”. Donne uses the flea

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    A Comparison of ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell and ‘To His Mistress Going to Bed’ by John Donne ‘To His Coy Mistress’ and ‘To His Mistress Going to Bed’ are both poems about men seducing women. They centre around sex rather than love or romance. Sixteenth and seventeenth century attitudes to love and relationships were much stricter going as far as wealthy people asking their perspective lovers to court them via love poem or letter. Though this has changed from

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