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Carpe Dieme is a style of poetry formulated during the English civil war Literally Carpe Diem means Seize the Day It describes the passion of society and how their mentality on fulfillment of their lives Metaphysical poetry was popularized after this when the people started using science to explain what previous beliefs had based on religion Song Holy Sonnet 10 and To His Coy Mistress all give a different but clear picture of what metaphysical and Carpe Dieme poems are though not all of them depict both elements First of all Holy Sonnet 10 is an excellent presentation of a Carpe Dieme and of the thought process behind the ideas of it Holy Sonnet 10 represents a so-called obsession with death that the people living in the time frame acquired They represented their feelings and suppressed lives with their poetry The lifestyle of a person living during a civil war is an intense day-by-day struggle to live Every second there is a chance that you will not live to see the next day This inspired the authors to fill their poems with passion and a spontaneous attitude Their attitude was not only spontaneous but also fulfilling to their own personal nature Carpe Dieme was the reaction to the general populations life span decreasing Second of all To His Coy Mistress is another Carpe Dieme poem It shows the time diminishing in the populous As most other Carpe Dieme poems To His Coy Mistress deals with the fulfillment of ones dreams and the taking over of ones life This poem relates to a recent movie that was just released American Beauty In the movie the husband gets sick of sitting around and waiting for his own death So he takes control of his life and does what makes him happy and with little dismay he was killed He died happy and fulfilled just like what the man in To His Coy Mistress is trying
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