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Analysis of Three 18th Century English Lyric Poems

Summary: Three examples of 18th century English lyric Poems are "On Monsieur's Departure" by Queen Elizabeth I, "Sonnet 130" by William Shakespeare and "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell. Each of the three poems have musical-like structure typical of lyric poems.
The three poems of my choice, On Monsieur's Departure, Sonnet 130 and To His Coy Mistress, written in Elizabethan verse, sonnet form and metaphysical style, respectively, can be classified as lyrics by definition. The rhythmical rhyme schemes, musical continuous beat, structure and use of language communicate the poets' own feelings in the three poems. Even though Marvell's choice of words may appear coarse and extreme, it defines the literary style and does not contradict the lyric nature of metaphysical poetry.

The power of words is used to evoke the senses and in a lyrical work in does so by shaping a harmonious sound.

The musical quality of poetry is embedded in the rhyme scheme of the poem. Thus, in `On Monsieur's Departure' Elizabeth I uses ABABCC rhyme to emphasise her feelings through elevated and romantic tone and melodious perfection. The regular rhyme also...

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