?To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time? by Rober Herrick and Andrew
of ?To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time? and ?To His Coy Mistress? are
different. In Herrick?s poem, his tone is relaxed. For instance when he
word choice has a very relaxed and casual tone. His attitude reflects the
relaxed tone in his poem. In Marvell?s poem, his tone is serious. Marvell?s
purpose is to persuade his mistress to have sex with him. He tries to lure her
in when saying, ?Had we but World enough, and Time.? He starts out very
seriously, in attempt to convince his mistress. The relaxed tone of ?To the
Virgins, to Make Much of Time? and serious tone of ?To His Coy Mistress?
Both poems are directed to two different audiences. In ?To the Virgins, to
Make Much of Time? Herrick is speaking to all virgins. He never addresses
anybody personally. In ?To His Coy Mistress? Marvell is addressing his
mistress personally. He wrote the poem for his mistress to convince her to
poem affects the reader (depending on if she is female) since it refers to all
virgins. However, Marvell?s poem does not since he is referring to one
particular individual. The them of ?To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time?
is brief, so let us seize the day.? In ?To the Virgins, to Make Much of
Time? Herrick simply states: Then be not coy, but use your time, And, while ye
Herrick is telling all of the your virgins to go out and have sex in their prime
because if they do not, they will regret not having sex when they had the chance
to. In ?To His Coy Mistress? the theme of carpe diem is apparent. ?Now
therefore, while the youthful hew/?/Now let us sport us while we may.?
Marvell is telling his mistress that they need to have sex while they can
because if she waits any longer, they will not be able to be intimate. Both
Herrick and Andrew Marvel use different techniques to make their poems unique.
to Make Much of Time? and ?To His Coy Mistress.? The differences and
similarities between the two poems point out that the poet?s have their own