To The Virgins Analysis Essay

If you want to read about love and lust towards a group of young girls, or a single girl in particular, then read To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time or To Coy His Mistress. They are creepy, weird, but yet at the same time, actually leaves somewhat of a decent message. The two poems are very good, and thoughtful poems. The general subject to both of these poems is the fact that they both have to do with love, and sex. Although in the poem To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time the writer is talking about all young girls to lose their virginity.

I know it is directed to all young girls because in line 10 it states, ‘When youth and blood are warmer. ” When he says “youth” he is talking about young girls. The poem To His Coy Mistress is talking about how the writer wants one,a certain girl in particular to have sex with him. He is doing all he by convincing her and trying his best for her to say yes. In lines 15-19 he says, “Two hundred to adore each breast, But thirty thousand to the rest, An age at least to every part, And the last age should show your heart. For lady, you deserve this state. ” These stories are very similar but yet so distant.

The occasion (the time and place) isn’t really anywhere to be found in either of the passages. In the poem To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time he could be anywhere writing the passage, from in his basement at his mom’s house thinking about little girls, or at a park bench (still very creepy). The author isn’t demanding the young girls to lose their virginity but he is strongly suggesting. Like in lines 13-16 it says “Then be not coy, but use your time, And while you may go marry: for having lost but once your prime, you may forever tarry. ” He is saying that the faster you lose your virginity, the more guys will like you in the future.

In To His Coy Mistress the time and place could be similar to the poem above, but in this poem the author is asking and convincing the girl to sleep with him, like in lines 8-10 he says, “Love you ten years before the flood, And if you should, if you please, refuse till the conversation of the Jews. ” He is saying that she has the choice of refusal and that’s why i think she has the option to deny his offer. The Audience is very similar in these two passages. They are both directed to the same sex of human (female), although in To His Coy Mistress it is directed to one girl.

In To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time it is directed to all young girls who read the poem. The purpose of this passage is very clear in both the two poems. You don’t have to read very hard or do a lot of digging to understand what the purposes are. The purpose in To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time is to convince and tell all virgin girls to lose their virginity. The reason(s) varies, but one reason could be the fact that he could be looking out for them, and letting them know that the faster you do lose your virginity the more guys will like you and find you attractive because you are experienced.

Or I could be wrong and he is just saying that so the girl have sex with him. He tries to spark reaction by the constant pressure in every other line. For example in lines 3-4 he says, “And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying. ” As you can see in this one example, there is one good line, and then the other line sinks down into tension and depression. The purpose in To His Coy Mistress is the fact that this guy wants, and is doing everything he can, to get this girl to sleep with him and convince her that he is right.

He uses a lot of metaphors, like in lines 38-42 he says “And now, like amorous birds of prey, Rather at once our time devour Than languish in his slow-chapped power. Let us roll all our strength and all Our sweetness up into one ball. ” He is comparing their love to eagles making love, I know this because he says “birds of prey” and he is also referring to making love because he says “roll our sweetness into a ball. ” The only tricky thing about this poem is the fact that you don’t know who the girl is. The speaker of each of these fine pieces of art are similar in some type of way.

In my opinion, i think the authors are the ones who want the love and sex. For example, the poem To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time the speaker is Robert Herrick and in the poem To his Coy Mistress the speaker is Andrew Marvell. Although in To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time, the speaker is much more creepy and weird. I feel like he is a older man, he is intelligent, and I would guess that his emotional state would be that he is jealous. In the poem To His Coy Mistress i think the author is a reasonable man, he is middle aged, and his emotional state is based around love and desire of wanting a beautiful women.

The two poems are very different in the tone category. In To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time, his tone is very creepy. The emotional sense is very unpleasant and it would be the type of emotion that would make everyone uncomfortable. Every line is weird and every line is makes you re-read and say to yourself, “Did he really just say that? ” like in lines 9-10 he says, “That age is best which is the first, When youth and blood are warmer. ” I know i already used that line for another example on one of the previous pages, but that is the best example of his tone in this poem.

In the poem To His Coy Mistress the author’s tone is very soft and delicate. He is very sentimental and thoughtful in what he writes, and he isn’t writing anything unpleasant. He is writing with a passion like in lines 29-30 he says, “And your quaint honor turn to dust, And into ashes all my lust. ” That line is powerful and has meaning. My opinion on the two poems are very different. In the poem To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time, I don’t like how he almost as if forces and pressures the young female population to lose their virginity.

If they don’t want to, they don’t have to. Then on top of all the force and pressure he throws at all the girls, he says that if you don’t lose your virginity, men will not like you and you will grow old and alone. That makes me very upset and angry, women are soft and vulnerable, but yet still very strong and independent, they should be able to make their own decision by themselves and not let anyone change their mind. In the poem To His Coy Mistress it is much more sentimental and it has more of message on how to treat a women right.

Also how to flatter her and make her have strong feelings for someone. He uses lines that some guys can’t even think of these days or would even consider saying to a female these days because a lot of guys forgot about the whole “hold a door for a women no matter what they look like, or how old they are. ” Women are like flowers, if you don’t water them, someone else will come along and give them a shower. He shows the readers how to properly treat a women, and that is why I like To His Coy Mistress more than To the virgins, to Make Much of Time.