Herrick and Marvell Qs Select Term Paper

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" The rest of the poem deals with the seeming artificiality of life in light of the spiritual death that led man out of the Garden and into the world of Nature to begin with.

4) How does "To His Coy Mistress" compare to Herrick's "Upon Julia's Clothes"? What theme(s) and images do the two poems share? How is the treatment of women similar? Both of these poems use contrast to show the true beauty of the subject -- or at least to convince the subject that the speaker sees such beauty. They both share images of men (in both instances the speaker) being fascinated to the point of distraction by women (the subject of Herrick's and addressee of Marvell's). The hyperbole employed by both poets serves to hyper-objectify women.

5) What is the lesson of "The Garden"? How is this lesson a matter of ethics or morality? The lesson of "The Garden" is that the way we measure and spend our time in the world of man is unnatural, at least insofar as it is distinctly not how Nature measures time. Basically, the speaker suggests that we need to "stop and smell the roses." This becomes an ethical argument because, if we accept that it is the purpose of ethical and moral systems to produce good, then the inefficient and detrimental hurrying and worrying of the human concept of time is immoral and unethical, and should be…

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