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    "To His Coy Mistress" Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress is a sieze the moment kind of poem in which an anonomyous young man tries to woo the hand of his mistress. This kind of poem gives the reader the idea that time is not only precious, but scarce. The speaker uses many smooth tatics to persuade the young girl, starting with compliments and ending with a more forceful, morbid appraoch. "To His Coy Mistress" is not only witty but imgagistic, full of wordplay, and percieved differently by both

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    To His Coy Mistress is a dramatic monologue consisting of three parts of which all three sections are pointed arguments by the speaker in an attempt to get this “coy mistress” into bed. In the first section, the speaker laments that there is not enough time for his mistress’ attempts at shyness and virtue, and that such pretenses should be abandoned. However, the speaker continues, that if there were enough time, his love would transcend time and grow “vaster than empires” (599). He concludes this

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    Historical approach of “To his Coy Mistress” Andrew Marvell is a well-known poetic writer of 17th century. He has written hundreds of poem in his time. When he was in Yorkshire seat of the Fairfax family, he was supported to write his noble poems. One of those is “Upon Appleton House”. Thus poem was dedicated by Marvell to the Fairfax family. It is about public service and the search for personal sight. Most of the poems of Marvell is a quest to his development as a man and as a poet. On the same

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    Upon first glance, Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” presents a simple seduction, as the speaker uses the passage of time in a straightforward attempt to get his mistress to sleep with him. Using the threat of inevitable death as a way of urging his mistress to seize the day and have sex with him, the speaker makes time appear all-powerful and controlling for much of the poem. Marvell explores the theme of time differently in “An Horatian Ode Upon Cromwell’s Return from Ireland,” as the speaker

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    live to their fullest. In both “To His Coy Mistress” and “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” the author mentions how they should live like it’s their last day and to make the best out of it. Also beauty takes a big role in both poems and how one day it will fade, so for them to take advantage of it now before it fades. In “To His Coy Mistress” it’s about a guy trying to conquer the love of a mistress. He tells her how much time he will wait for her and his love will endure forever as long as

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    To His Coy Mistress Compare and Contrast “To His Coy Mistress” By John Donne. “To His Coy Mistress” and “ To His Mistress Going to bed” are two poems that feature “carpe diem”; they are also written by two of the most well known metaphysical poets. Andrew Marvell, the author of “To His Coy Mistress” and John Donne, the writer of “To His Mistress Going To Bed”. Both poems were written through the 16th and 17th Century, where love and sex were describe as two different things. 16th and 17th

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    "To His Coy Mistress"      Either you have sex with me or you die. This is a very strong statement which, when said, has to get someone's attention; and that is exactly what Andrew Marvell intends for the reader in this poem. He wants the undivided attention of this mistress so that he can scare her and rush her into making a decision the way he wants and in due time. Filled with time flavored symbolism, this carpe diem poem, "To His Coy Mistress"

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    Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress,” written in the year 1681, gives readers the implication that he was a man with progressive ideas about sex that lack concern for the common ideals and moral standards of his lifetime. Marvell’s ideas and phrases in this poem have an honest and realistic basis. He does not sugarcoat what he is trying to say, yet he is able to poetically and coercively make his point known to his potential mate. Opposing styles of appeal in parts one and two blossoms into an

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    Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress,” written in the year 1681, gives readers the implication that he was a man with progressive ideas about sex that lack concern for the common ideals and moral standards of his lifetime. Marvell’s ideas and phrases in this poem have an honest and realistic basis. He does not sugarcoat what he is trying to say, yet he is able to poetically and coercively make his point known to his potential mate. The speaker’s opposing styles of appeal in parts one and two blossom

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    Love, Sex, Drugs It starts out as a love poem of sorts and by the end, morphs into a different entity altogether. “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell, is a carpe diem poem in the vaguest sense of the words. In it, Marvell discusses various overarching themes including time, sex, and mortality. Using various rhetorical devices such as changes in pace and tone, as well as varied use of imagery, Marvell implies the carpe diem nature of the poem and alludes to the themes as well. The poem itself

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