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Compare and Contrast Two Poems of Love.

Summary: `To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell and `A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning' by John Donne are two poems which show two poets expressing their love. Marvell thinks of love and relationships in a physical way, and often portrays sex in his poem. In contrast, Donne is more of a romantic, and thinks of love as something rather special that should be treasured.
`To his Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell and `A valediction: forbidding mourning' by John Donne are two poems which show two poets expressing their love. Even though the poems share the same theme, the two poets' views on love differ. Marvell thinks of love and relationships in a physical way, and often portrays sex in his poem. In contrast, Donne is more of a romantic, and thinks of love as something rather special that should be treasured. His view on love is more spiritual.

The word `coy' means to be shy or bashful, so 'To his Coy Mistress,' basically means, `To his shy lady.' This gives the reader the impression that the poem is some sort of letter addressed to his shy lady. Donne's poem also has a title which informs the reader about what the poem's topic is. 'A valediction' means to say goodbye to...

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