Analysis Of `` My Letters ! All Dead Paper `` And Andrew Marvell 's ``

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Love has always been a controversial topic between men and women. Analyzing Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem, “My Letters! All Dead Paper” and Andrew Marvell’s, “To His Coy Mistress,” men and women vary in some expectations about love. Marvell’s character focuses on convincing the mistress to make love with him; Browning’s character is reviewing the letters from her lover and having reactions on the paper’s words. It is also important to pay close attention to the words used in Marvell’s poem because there are words that are no longer used in modern times, like “mistress” who refers to a young, pretty lady and “coy” which means shy. Although both poems talk about love as the main theme, Marvell’s poem has more seductive tone compared to Browning’s poem, which is more romantic. However, both poets use dramatic monologue in their poems. They also express a passionate mood about love, but Marvell’s and Browning’s techniques differ when they express their interpretation of love.
When the poets talk about love, the passionate tone change in both poems; Marvell’s became more seductive and desperate than Browning’s. In the first stanza of “To His Coy Mistress,” Marvell uses a seductive tone to express his love towards the mistress, “We would sit down, and think which way/To walk, and pass our long love’s day” (lines 3-4). Here, the speaker is flirting with the mistress and trying to seduce her by picturing vivid images of them enjoying nature. The speaker is saying that they could…

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