Some people think that "soft sentiments" and "romantic words" are essential ingredients in love poetry. How do three or four poems show different approaches to writing about love?

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Poems to include are The Beggar Women, Our Love Now, and To His Coy Mistress.

Demure = to Coy = to Shy = To His Coy Mistress.

Banal = Common place = conventional = stereotypical = cliché

How is equal to the language used by the poet.

Different kinds of love include:

Two poems are similar that they both in love in the cliché way or have been in love in this way the poems involved include To His Coy Mistress and Our Love Now.

A separate poem that there is no such love involved it is on a matter of sex and sexual morals.

Different ways writing about love include:

Our Love Now: Language and style written from left to right positive to negative the male character having the positive idea about the relationship and the women having the negative idea about the relationship depending on an ambiguous situation before the poem was written.

*To His Coy Mistress: Language and style written using rhyming couplets Which then in turns adds to the humorous tone which makes the women's point of view sound silly that she doesn't wish to lose her virginity before marriage. Its style is one of a well planned out argument by Andrew Marvell. It begins sowing the stereotypical ideas of a love poem that the male character, feel the female character would like to hear. The second section changes tack where the tone is some what spiteful, much more to the point so the women finds out what her lover really wants from her (sex). In the final section the argument comes to a conclusion where the male character sums up his argument hoping the mistress will see his point of view using euphemisms for having sex and giving birth so...