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
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was much more persuasive than Marvell’s. It would be interesting to know how long he has known his lover for, because he is leading her up to a huge commitment.
“Sonnet 116”, by Shakespeare is an altogether different approach and gives the ideal meaning of true love. Its examples are well compared to true happenings, and the distances used to show its importance. He almost contemptuously ends it by saying that he is absolutely correct.