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Comparing Tone in Two Poems

Summary: Compares the poems, `To His Coy Mistress,' by Marvell and MacNiece's `Prayer Before Birth.' Explores the tone of disappointment used in each poem.
Poetry tends to be a contemplation of ideas and realities, recording thought processes, emotions and experiences. Such sentiments are so involved in man's deepest psyche that their poetry inevitably considers natural disappointment. For, with great joy, anticipation and excitement on one pole, there is disappointment on the other, as no person can relentlessly and indefinitely experience the positive extreme. Poetry is the most effective form of literature to allow the writer to express such disappointments through use of language and personal stylistic features.

Love is perhaps the most clichéd topic of poetry, however in `To His Coy Mistress', Marvell expresses an underlying tone of disappointment through various related emotions. The passion conveyed is ambiguous, overall more melancholic than celebratory of love, where the overarching reminder is of the temporality of one's life. The first section of the poem contains many lines which deal with seemingly romantic and...

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