Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Comparing Shakespeares Sonnet 18 with To his Coy Mistress by Andrew Ma
Comparing Shakespeares Sonnet 18 with To his demure prostitute by Andrew MarvellI will be comparing both metrical compositions, Shall I Compare Thee? with To HisCoy Mistress, I will fancy the economic consumptions of each poetry and thetechniques used by the two poets to convey ideas and to givepurposes. Sonnet 18 was written by Williams Shakespeare between 1564and 1616. The numbers To his Coy Mistress was written by AndrewMarvell.The Purposes of the two poems are different, the purpose of Sonnet 18is for Shakespeare to write this poem for a girl or woman he likes, topraise her by comparing her to wonderful things in life, such aSummer, also to grant her immortality through occupancys of the poem subject matter as long as the poem will exist and be read, the girl (who thepoem is to) will continue to exist. Shakespeare therefore does not indirect request anything from the girl in the poem. The purpose and centralmessage of To His Coy Mistress is about a man wanting to submi t sexwith a woman he likes and trying to persuade the woman to loose hervirginity to him because succession is running out. therefore we recognisethat Marvell wants something from the woman in the poem this makes thepoem more argumentative.The titles of the two poems, gives an insight of what the poem isabout, Shall I Compare Thee?, this tells the ref that the poemis turn to to someone, this may make the poem more raise toread and To His Coy Mistress meaning To His Girl, this tells usthat Marvell has addressed the poem to a specific girl or woman.Throughout the poem To His Coy Mistress, Marvell uses time and spaceto persuade the girl to have sex with him. Marvell also relates deathto having sex, he uses words such as Grave, ashes, du... ...he poem To his Coy Mistress there are create verbally couplets, butthere are few syllable Patterns, for example the first iv railwaysline one has eight syllables line two has seven syllables line threehas eight syllables and line four has seven syllables.The sound and bout of the two poems contrast. Sonnet 18 sound andrhythm is slow, calm, and soothing, whilst THCM is speedy, aggressiveand frantic. There is repetition used in Sonnet 18 in line twoThou art more lovely and more restrained, the repetition emphasises on how much better a Summers day is.I think that Sonnet 18, has many persuasive techniques and maneuver toadd effect to the purpose of the poem, however I think that the poemTo his Coy Mistress has more techniques, tactics, themes, Imagery,Symbolism and better Structure, it was therefore easier to strainits purposes.