How is love presented in to his coy mistress and the beggar woman”
In this essay I will be portraying the theme of love in the two poems ‘To his coy mistress’ and ‘The beggar woman’ and I will also be contrasting them with each other to answer how is love presented in to his coy mistress and the beggar woman”
‘To his cot mistress’ was written between the years of 1651 and 1652 by the poet Andrew Marvell. This poem is about Andrew Marvell attempting to convince a lady to lose her long preserved virginity to him, and he is always referring to that time is not long, it flies and that she has to lose her virginity before time ends (when she dies).
On the other hand ‘The beggar woman’ was written in the 17th century by William King who only lived from 1663 for forty nine years. The story is about a gentle man pretending to go out to hunt however he is after a beggar so he could have sec with her, but it all turns out wrong for him, and he had expected some sex, but unfortunately a unexpected event happened which ended him up with things that he did not want.
In the poem ‘To his coy mistress’ the tone differs throughout the poem. At first the poem is slow and very focused,
“ I would love you ten years before the flood”
The flood he is talking about is the flood when Noah collected a female and a male of each animal and put them on the ship, which was a long time ago. He is also saying that if he had time he would spend it admiring each part of her body, because she deserves to be admired. This is focused because the length of persuasion detail of the poem is very persistent.
Then as we move on to the next stanza the tempo increases and he seems more determined because he starts warning her and throwing heartbreaking facts at her,
“…then worms shall try that long preserv’d virginity”
This explains to her that if she dies a virgin and doesn’t give it up to him then the worms will have it, and by saying this he is scaring her and trying to make...