In the two carpe diem poems, ÃÂThe Passionate shepherd to His LoveÃÂ by Christopher Marlowe and ÃÂTo the Virgins, to make much of timeÃÂ Robert Herrick, the author uses few poetic devices to make there point and portray the theme. ÃÂThe Passionate Shepherd to His LoveÃÂ is about a shepherd asking for a lady to marry him and he will comfort her and give her all the pleasures. ÃÂTo the Virgins, to make much of timeÃÂ is addressing all single women to marry young as before you know it, you will be old.
ÃÂThe Passionate Shepherd to His LoveÃÂ uses images ÃÂThat valleys, groves, hills, and fields, woods, or steepy mountain yieldsÃÂ to show the pleasures the shepherd wants to have and experience with his love. He also uses hyperbole ÃÂAnd I will make thee beds of roses/ and a thousand fragrant posiesÃÂ to show what kind of things the shepherd promises to do for his love.
The tone the author uses also portrays the theme as the shepherd sounds so carefree because he believes everything will work out and will be alright and he will get his woman if he keeps flattering her with his words.
In ÃÂTo the Virgins, to make much of timeÃÂ, the author uses images ÃÂGather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dyingÃÂ to show his point that time flies, today youÃÂre young and before you know it you will be old tomorrow. He also uses allusion of the Greek god ÃÂ The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher heÃÂs a-getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer heÃÂs to settingÃÂ as an example to show that...