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Oh Contriere There are several similarities and differences in William Shakespeares My Mistress Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun and John Donnes A Valediction Forbidding Mourning Theses two poems discuss and dissect relationships on two basic levels one level deals with love and the other level makes strong references to lust Both possess merit in respect for the time they were written and the style of world that we live in today In John Donnes A Valediction Forbidding Mourning it is obvious that the man in this poem is madly in love with his women and feels a strong sexual bond with her when he writes So let us melt and make no noise Kirszner Mandel 816 This line in the poem suggests that the man does not wish to share his women with anyone He wants the two of them to connect or form one body in peace Let nothing be in their way of their love making These two could be married In William Shakespeares My Mistress Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun it could be argued that the speaker in the poem loves his mistress but is not in love with who she is as opposed to Donnes Valediction Shakespeare writes Coral is far more red than her lips red Kirszner Mandel 684 This suggests that the speaker feels nothing more than the physical side of romance for the woman in the poem Coral is very abrasive yet pretty but still has a negative connotation to the reader Coral is only found in saltwater and is mainly used as a source of food or rest for traveling fish scavenging crabs and a meeting ground for reproduction Coral reefs are usually beautifully intricate pieces of bright reddish rockespecially so when close to the surface of the water The sun rays bounce off of and through the reefs as to compare this action as to an underwater party Shakespeare has an luminescent
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