Literature compariso.docx - NAME INSTRUCTOR COURSE DATE A Comparison of Gregory Corso\u2019s \u201cMarriage\u201d to Sharon Olds\u2019 \u201cI Go Back to May\u201d

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NAME: INSTRUCTOR: COURSE: DATE A Comparison of Gregory Corso’s “Marriage” to Sharon Olds’ “I Go Back to May” Olds’ “I Go Back to May” is a poem about how the poetess feel about the marriage of her parents. She presents them as very innocent, and unaware of the trouble, and challenges that are ahead of them. When they finish college they are hopeful, and very happy not knowing what will come as a result of marrying when they are too young. The poetess considers stopping the wedding “I want to go up to them and say Stop” (Line 13). I t shows that the poet can foresee the future of the marriage, and that there is no happy ending of the marriage. “ His arrogant handsome face turning to me” (Line 23) she clearly there after describes how the marriage was a mess. The man later in the poem is described as arrogant this shows that he has already changed from a young innocent man. “Marriage” by Gregory Corso is a comic poem that tackles possibilities of marriage. The speaker engages in deep thought about what he might face in marriage. He tries to figure out if he should get married or not. This essay will discuss the similarities and differences between the poems, in respect to themes, tone, mood, stylistic devices and the structure of the poems. Both poems talk about marriage.

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