Exploring Love Attitudes in Poetry Essay
The poems that I have chosen are: 'To his coy mistress' by Andrew Marvell. 'Sonnets 18 by William Shakespeare, and 'To the virgins, to make much of time' by Robert Herrick.
All the above poems are poems about the subject of love. Each poem is very passionate and complex in nature when you initially read it for the first time and consequently they have stood the test of time and lasted hundreds of years. This portrays a conclusion to what some poets say because they express how the poems will last forever. There are many various themes used throughout the poems. Time, beauty, praise for the beloved and how love can be confused by lust are …show more content…
In 'To the virgins" Herrick also strongly emphasis on the theme of 'Carpe diem' However, he is unconcerned with having sex, he wants the subjects of his poem to Marry and have children. He is anxious that when the youth pass their "prime" they will "forever tarry," but instead they should utilise their time wisely and "while ye may go marry". In the second line of the first stanza he writes "old time is still flying". This can be compared with the line in 'His coy mistress' "times winged chariot hurry near" Both use the analogy of flying. Flying portrays the