To His Coy Mistress - by Andrew Marvel Essay

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To his coy mistress by Andrew Marvel - review.

'To his coy mistress' was written by Andrew Marvel, his exceeding love for his lover, but with closer analysis it is more intimate and is more persuasive. The poem is persuading his mistress to have sex with him, and have children however; it sounds more like he wants the pleasure, not the children. It was written in the 1600s.

The poem can be split into 3 stanzas; the first stanza is romantic and flattering, but also persuasive. The implication of the first stanza she is playing hard to get or shy, and the shyness wouldn't matter if they had more time.

He is saying he would love her forever and is trying to be romantic, but persuasive. He mentions 'my vegetable love should
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He is putting her under enormous pressure to seduce her, because of his desire for sex; this is shown by him saying they are running out of time.

In the second stanza of the poem he begins talking in a more lustful way, but still trying to seduce and flatter. Also in this section he mentions a 'winged chariot' I think this refers to time flying by. A good comparison in this poem is 'deserts of vast eternity' because he is implying he can't get out or maybe a threat of ending the relationship. One of the things he said which is hinting at sexual activities is 'then worms shall try long preserved virginity', this could mean worms are eating her sexual organs in her coffin, when she is dead. He says the word 'lust' to describe his sexual frustration; he is describing his frustration in connection with his relationship.

Another turning point, is the word 'now' because he is in the 3 stanza of the poem talking in a more sexual manner, he is also more persuasive in the last part of the poem, talking about if something happens to one of them or if one of them dies. He says he wants them to be 'like amorous birds or pray,' in my opinion he is saying he wants them to be physical, not gentle. In the line 'rather at once our time devour,' which follows the simile, refers to 'at once' being time going quickly and soon their time will of run out, they won't be able to produce children. In the last stanza
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