Sex in Poetry
Although Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” and Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” share many similarities and differences, both men have one basic purpose for their poems, to talk the women into being their loves using promises of beautiful and mostly unattainable things.
Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” is one of the era’s most famous expressions of the carpe diem motif. The speaker attempts to persuade
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they are very different. While Christopher Marlowe’s poem is a more heart felt poem expressing love to a woman, and trying to win her over, Andrew Marvell most likely does not love this woman that much. He tells her he loves her but at the same time speaks as though he only is interested in sex. However, both men give a noteworthy effort to win over the women using bribes, and trickery of sorts.