Compare the way in which these poets convey their attitudes to love
Marvell. Coy can be translated into modern language as Shy. The whole poem is persuasive and is trying to get the lady to sleep with him, but because she is shy she wont. Marvell lived in the 17th century from 1621-1678. The poem in contrast is 'Sonnet 116' by William
Shakespeare who also wrote this poem in the 17th century and he lived from 1564-1616. This poem is about the strength of love.
Marvell was a metaphysical poet, which means he used extensive metaphors throughout his poems, as if he is playing with language. On …show more content…
Marvell writes her 'quaint honour turns to dust' which means her cute or silly morals of staying virgin, will disappear when she dies. As she dies all his lust for her will go and turn to dust, he says she should lose her virginity to him in a bed rather than the worms in her grave. Shakespeare then again writes complete opposite to Marvell. He says it isn't love if something changes and the love changes, or if something is removed the love is removed. Shakespeare says love is 'an ever-fixed mark' meaning it is always present