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Comparison Poems
Carol Ann Duffy: Hour

In Paris with you

­ newly forming love

James Fenton: In Paris with You and Carol Ann Duffy: Quickdraw

Quick draw ­ The pain of love
In Paris with you ­ Use of imagery and emotional pain

Mimi Khalvati: Ghazal

To His Coy Mistress…

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Charlotte Mew: The Farmer's Bride and To His Coy mistress

To His Coy Mistress

As in To His Coy Mistress, the female perspective is considered less important or
unfathomable in The Farmer's Bride. The desires of men are given voice at the
expense of the woman's point of view.


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Phillip Larkin: Born Yesterday

To His Coy Mistress

To His Coy Mistress offers a good contrast to Larkin's poem as Marvell presents the idea
that life is short and so people should aim for as much excitement and pleasure as
possible regardless of the consequences; whereas in Born Yesterday, Larkin…


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