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Comparison of Andrew Marvells To His Coy Mistress and John Donnes The Sun Rising These poems are both on the view of romance but as you will read they both have very different opinions The poems include an argument within themselves The poem To His Coy Mistress begins with an initial thought then introduces a qualification to the thought and ends with a resolution to the conflict In addition Marvell manages to combine this with a passionate poem of seduction He firstly argues that if the couple had all the time in the world he would woo his lady so slowly her coyness would be irrelevant Had we but world enough and time This coyness lady were no crime He proceeds to outline what he would do out of love for his lady if they were both to live for much longer mentioning such lengths of time as centuries and ages Throughout this initial premise of if he uses prospective imagery to illustrate his argument For example he describes his life as a vegetable love which gives connotations of a slow developing love to grow for his mistress and the image that he must tend to his love just like a gardener does to his vegetables There is also complete devotion displayed in this first stage of the argument namely I would Love you ten years before the flood And you should if you please refuse Till the conversion of the Jews Here this deals with the extremity of his argument He is prepared to love her ten years before the flood presumably Noahs Ark and would not be at all insulted if she refused to love him back until the conversion of the Jews seemingly until the end of time Once his opinions have been established he then continues to the second stage of his argument Beginning with the conjunction of But -
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