The third part of the poem starts with line 33 offers a solution to the problem of limited time, the persona finds back to his actual idea, the pleasure of lust. For that reason I want to give a short overview of the 17th century, the main issues of that time and who were leading poets. Since then, it has become one of the most famous poems of its kind. In The Flea exaggeration is also used to persuade and to convey the message that the Flea, as a metaphor, is important due to what it represents. The seventh line is in tetrameter and the eighth line is in pentameter. In these two lines Donne is saying that she is all the countries in the world and he is all the princes and that nothing else matters to him apart from her.
Then as the poem goes Donne becomes more expansive about his love and talks more about his lovers beauty. Metaphysical poems move from one idea to another often making comparisons between things that have little in common, and use imagery and syntax to try to confuse the reader. Jems which you women use. Death has a strong influence on the second stanza and is to be feared because everyone is scared of dying. In both poems, Maravell and Donne present the element of a metaphysical conceit.
He urges her to unite with him physically, to live in the present only, for to them, that only mattered. She cannot change the fact of the lover leaving, but the poem states evidence of the integrity of the love he has professed thus far. The man implies that the flea sucking the blood out of the woman is worse than him having sex with her. I think Marvell would tell us to live life deliberately and intensely and to never settle for what is second best. Upon Julia's Clothes by Robert Herrick is about a woman the author sees from far.
When I first saw these poems I thought that they were basically the same, both with the overall theme of sex. It is also saying that as far as the poet is concerned the sun only needs to shine on them as he feels he and his lover is the most important thing in the world and no-one else matters. These were: theme, ideas, language, imagery and personal opinion. The Flea too was focused on convincing a loved one to have sex but was more obvious and concrete in writing style and language. My reasons are written in my essay, as I found that way easier to explain it as I went along.
Marvell does not want to waste time not having sex because there is not much time left on this earth and they should embrace each day. These are To his coy mistress by Andrew Marvell and The Flea by John Donne. The person that the poem is written about. Both the speakers are lustful, and trying to persuade their girlfriends to have sex. He asks her not to waste any time but start loving right now as long as they are in their prime-age and capable of doing so. Marvell also uses the rhyme scheme of the poem to re-emphasize this union of two parts.
The issues are provocative; most poems deal not with love as a feeling but with physical desires and the premarital act of love-making, some even canonise the sexual intercourse. As previously written, both poems are definitely metaphorical conceit. For all my suppositions I will consult a lot of secondary literature to prove my ideas and results. The language used in these poems is archaic English. Nobody would ever think about a flea if he wants to seduce a woman, but Donne builds up his conceit by the amalgamation of two far-fetched categories: one of the lowest forms of insects and sexuality. They centre around sex rather than love or romance.
Andrew Marvell was a metaphysical poet writing in the Interregnum period. Marvell writes about his thoughts of which he hides inside. They do not both go about this in the same way, but they are both trying to reach the same result. It is much more argumentative. In the third stanza we learn that she has killed the flea and gone against everything he has said. The poems both have a similar ploy; they are both trying to lure a lady into a.
He is urging the ladies not to reject him now because there is only so much time for really good loving. As his argument develops the pace of the poem also increases. He did not write for publication, but showed poems to friends whom he supposed to be well read enough to understand these references. This is quite ironic because he does not even attempt to do any of this. So this is too easy of a question not to ask.
These two are very similar because they both describe their love for a woman. So, where The Flea is a poem specifically dedicated to sex, To His Coy Mistress is a poem that uses sex to emphasize the importance of living a deliberately full life. The poet also uses recurrence in the poem to get across the key words and feelings. Yes, nowadays women can initiate a relationship but it is still more likely for a man to. He suggests to his coy mistress that time is inevitably ticking and that he the speaker wishes for her to act upon his wish and have a sexual relationship. He equals the mixture of blood in the flea with their marriage and the subsequent sexual intercourse. These lines also make the lady rush, which is ironic as the main theme of the poem is about time.
After his diligent study in theology, he ceonverted to Anglicism. To me it seems that the poets toyed with the ideas of life but mainly death. The poems are based around the same theme, but presented in a different style. The piece is written in first person this makes. To His Coy Mistress, written by Andrew Marvell in 1681 and The Flea, written by John Donne in 1633 are examples of metaphysical poetry. However, there are also a number of differences between them.