Compare the way in which these poets convey their attitudes to love

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Compare the way in which these poets convey their attitudes to love and relationships. How is this affected by the era in which they lived? The two poems I am comparing are 'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew
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
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Marvell then starts a new stanza where he starts the second part, where he is being realistic and saying but they do not have all the time in the world. He is bringing the theme from the first stanza, which is fantasy, to reality in this stanza. He starts by saying they haven't all the time in the world and death is always around the corner. He says 'Time's winged chariot hurrying near' and we get imagery in our head of a flying chariot, speeding after him to catch and kill him. Marvell then says 'marble vault' which is a grave therefore provoking death and imagery again. Marvell then says if she dies a virgin, she has only preserved her virginity for the worms, as they will creep into every orifice and eat her inside out. The imagery used here is very powerful and provokes sickening sights in our mind.
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

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