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Differences in The Attitudes To Love Expressed in the Poems To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell, The Good Morrow by John Donne and Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare
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How Do The Attitudes To Love Expressed In The Following Poems Differ From One Another The following three poems To His Coy Mistress by Marvell The Good Morrow by Donne and Sonnet 116 by Shakespeare all tackle the theme of love Although they are all written about the same subject they show remarkably different approaches Two are written from the narrator to his lover to persuade her into commitment into a sexual or loving relationship The third gives a neutral definition of true love Marvells is concerned with seizing the moment and living life to the full and satisfying his need for sexual intercourse in his relationship The narrator is more concerned about lust than love Donnes point of view comes after sex and he discusses the love between him and his lover and puts lust in his past Shakespeares Sonnet 116 is slightly different as it provides the reader with a definition of ideal and true love which gives the effect of a conclusion to Donnes and Marvells poems In To His Coy Mistress the speaker created by Marvell is trying to get his girlfriend into bed by saying that if they had all the time in the world they could spend a lot of time together and he would really take his time over her worshipping her as if she were sacred An hundred years should go to praise thine eyes and on thy forehead gaze Two hundred to adore each Breast
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