Both poems, hour and to his coy mistress compare well with each other in the sense that they both have the same theme, making reference to how important love is and the value spending time with one another has and just thinking about the present, rather than thinking ahead.
The poems are based around the same theme, but presented in a different style. Hour shows the side of a more romantic love, whilst to his coy mistress displays the idea of a more physical relationship. Carol Ann Duffy uses a more subtle language style and represents a positive, warm feeling and the tone is sweet, whilst Andrew Marvell talks more about a sexual, intimate relationship, and the tone being very masculine and hostile, as well as it being quite humorous.
Carol Ann Duffy talks about how just spending an …show more content…
The relationship has come and gone in a flash. This is underlining the swiftness of time. “Time hates love” is a personification indicating that time is hateful and greedy. Time is loves enemy. “Wants love poor”. Here it is applying wealth to love. It is not indicating poor as in money like we would think, however it is illustrating a poverty of time. To his coy mistress emphasises on the fact that they shouldn’t waste time and should make the most out of it while their still young and attractive. “Times winged..” this is a metaphor indicating the passing of time and that eventually we will die. “thy beauty… worms shall try” these few line are illustrating the importance of this beauty while your young because you can no longer be beautiful when you’re dead and that worms will eat every part of you so if you don’t make the most of your beauty, it will be a waste once you’re in your grave and also it suggests that whether we live by honour or lust, we will “turn to dust and into ashes’’ anyway. In hour, ‘For thousands of seconds we kiss’ = sibilance makes