Compare And Contrast Essay
all conveyed throughout the poems but through different point of views.
made of the finest wool" or even "coral clasps and amber studs" just for her to "live with him and
be my (his) love." However, the poet knows that he can not give her these offerings because the gifts that he is willing to give her are merely tokens of exaggerations and are listed to show his
unconditional love that the poet in Marlowe?s poem tries to delineate without using embellishments. The speaker in Sonnet 130 doesn?t hyperbolize about his "rare" love using a plethora of exaggerations to portray his fondness for his "mistress" as the poet in Marlowe?s
poet of The Passionate Shepherd To His Love uses tangible gifts such as " a gown made of the finest wool or far lined slippers with buckles of the purest gold." "And I will make thee beds of
roses and a thousand fragrant posies." This shows that the poet is trying to use riches to persuade his love to "come live with me (him)" by showing her that he will give her all these opulent
treasures if she would just fulfill his one wish. However, in Shakespeare?s poem, the poet expresses the same kind of love but instead uses characteristics and physical attributes of his love
loves her. After listing all her physical attributes, he writes "I think my love is rare as any she belied with false compare." The speaker in Sonnet 130 doesn?t have to use substantial objects to
poem did. Even though the two poems are similar in that they discuss unconditional love, they are expressed with different conditions: one uses opulent treasures while the other uses physical
The use of vivid imagery is prevalent in the two poems. The poet in Marlowe?s poem uses distinct imagery to convey his point of unconditional love, but makes use of imagery through
Nevertheless, in Sonnet 130, the persona uses imagery of her physical appearance to show his love. The poet in Sonnet 130 does not use imagery of riches but uses commonplace substances to reveal his love for her. "My mistress? eyes are nothing like the sun; coral is far more red than her lips? red" and then he discusses how even though she is just an average woman, he loves her with all his heart. Although the two poets uses different elements to express their love, the meaning of their devotion for their loved ones are portrayed eminently.
Even though the two poems express the themes of unconditional love, opulent treasures, and vivid imagery, they have differences within their similarities. These similarities and differences within the poems not only make the themes more lucid, but they also help to show the intent of the poets? writings.