The speaker uses many allusions to empires and other objects, events and ideas that are not directly related to his feelings, in order to explain how he feels. He has thousands of angels doing His biddings at all times flying over land and sea. If she refuses to have sex with him, there will be repercussions for him, too. Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar. What is the effect of placing 'I think' in the couplet ll. They have taken simple ideas and stretched them far - for example, using a flea as a symbol of union.
As individuals we are introduced to ideas that test our knowledge of the different concepts of life, with questions such as who are we and why were we brought here. It was possible that he got married to Mary Palmer but it remains in doubt. Reconstructing Aphra: a social biography of Aphra Behn. The speaker uses an appeal to reason as his main tool, but he also appeals to his mistress through emotion and character to garner a response. It describes an encounter between her and her lover, Amyntas. Both poems were written through the 16th and 17th Century, where love and sex were describe as two different things. However, they explored similar themes.
Again, Behn is flirting with the reader here. A lot of pressure has been place on the female gender to attain a level of beauty that has been set by their culture and society. Although it was socially forbidden for a woman to have sex outside of marriage, this did not stop men from trying to convince her. So many versions have been heard and published, that it is hard to tell just which is the original authentic one. In the first section, Marvell speculates how he would adore his mistress. In it, he accepts his fate of death by firing squad andtakes a moment to ponder the beauty of the world around him.
The poem is paradoxically both direct and evasive. He has thousands of others who stand by His throne and sing His praise. The control men have over women and the control women have over men are also closely observed in these 16th century poems. This is not the more commonly used iambic pentameter, which has five iambic feet. But space is also separation: the lovers are apart; the female body parts are separate, discrete entities, each having their own 'Age'.
In the second stanza, however, we discover that love does not afflict all individuals in the same way. Now therefore, while the youthful hue Sits on thy skin like morning dew, And while thy willing soul transpires At every pore with instant fires, Now let us sport us while we may, And now, like amorous birds of prey, Rather at once our time devour Than languish in his slow-chapped power. My choice for these two literary works are based on the titles, the era in which they were written, and an interest in their viewpoint. He reassures her, and tells her that this does not matter, and there is nothing wrong with it, however she must look beneath her coyness. He uses the argument that she needs to have sex now because her youth and beauty will fade as she ages.
Generally, Marvell uses Time symbolic for Death as his archenemy in the poem. How much is expressed in the two lines! Hope, and while their response is wrote in not only a different perspective, but the poems are different as well. The flea has given them a chance of union even though parental consent is unavailable to their match. It seems that Porphyria comes in and makes herself at home taking off her wet clothes and lighting the Fire without saying a word to him. Love affects every individual differently. Although the 'metaphysic' was originally a derogatory term, metaphysical poetry used intellectual and theological concepts in an ingenious way. Her pain is all consuming.
. Stepping out of the car I smelled the crisp fresh air. Which one would you rather know? While there is much speculation about her life, there is little than can be verified outside of her literary output. Because of this, we hear only one point of view. Since women have been given this duty to represent the beauty of their culture, it has become an obligation to fulfill it. The poem also shows a positive relationship between two women, not combative over a man, but unified in their determination to avoid being hurt.
Come to think of it, we probably do, too. The public at that point in history had a very strict view of sex and marriage. Browning This assignment will examine two poems that were written before 1914. Thus, even the Devil can court scripture to suit his purposes. These two authors who wrote the response poem are named Annie Finch and A. The Reflection This is a classic story of betrayal with a cunning twist at the end.