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    His Coy Mistress Mood

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    The concept of love and lust have been echoing throughout the history of literature. This is especially prevalent in Andrew Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress. In this 17th century poem, a male speaker runs his poetic lines to a female to accomplish one goal- convince her to have sexual intercourse with him. Through a transitioning mood, a wide spectrum of imagery, and series of metaphors and similes, Marvell is able to capture and reignite the old Latin elegy of Carpe Diem. Like a majority of love poems, a romantic mood must be established in order for the poem to have its full effect. Although the romantic mood was established in the beginning parts of the poem, it quickly transitioned into “rushed and hurried” (Shen). In line 22, the speaker makes an allusion of “Time’s winged chariot hurrying near” to push this conceptual mood (Marvell). The speaker does so in order to build up on the romantic mood he had establish earlier. Through this, the speaker is pushing the mood into the sense of urgency. Following the theme of carpe diem, this rushed feeling is intended to persuade the female to have sex with him while there’s still time left in her dwindling beauty. This urgent mood is furthermore embellished by the…

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    To His Coy Mistress Tone

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    the most out of it. Andrew Marvell created a three stanza poem in where he expresses his physical and emotional needs to a woman he desperately wants something from. In "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell tones of intimate love and desperate urgency reveals Marvell's argument that in a world where time is limited, life's true meaning is to persuade his coy mistress to lose her virginity to him. Although, Marvell tries to be romantic by expressing his love to the coy mistress he comes of very…

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    Carpe Diem is Latin for “seize the day” Andrew Marvell expresses Carpe Diem in his poem “To His Coy Mistress.” Another poet by the name of Sir John Suckling shows the same idea of Carpe Diem in his poem “Song.” Sir John Suckling was born in the 17th century where life was very different when it came to culture media and hygiene. This is shown when a critic by the name of Michael P. Parker who describes Suckling’s early life when he says “Sir John Suckling was born in February, 1609, into a…

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    Herrick And Marvel

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    In the poems To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and To The Virgin To Make Much of Time by Robert Herrick both poems are formulated around the idea of Carpe Diem. Marvel is using his poem to prove a point that youth and love last as long as there is lust for a woman's beauty. Similarly, Herrick's states the same point that woman's love life is at peak when she's still young and beautiful. Both writers express the point to the reader not to waste time in their youth and accept that love best…

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    Love and Time Are Precious: Let’s Use It Wisely In life, one of the most amazing things we experience is love and that special connection with our significant other. In the poem, “To Coy His Mistress”, Andrew Marvell tells the efforts of a man who is desperately trying to seduce his mistress into making love with him before it’s too late. With this dramatic monologue Marvell express the speaker’s admiration and desire to love the mistress through metaphors and imagery to connect to the themes…

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    The two poems, “The Flea” by John Donne and “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell are example of Carpe Diem and have similar theme. Carpe Diem means to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future. Both poem heeds romantic theme. Both poems show the sign of Carpe Diem very well. In “The Flea” Donne’s speaker says “ A sin, nor shame, nor loss of maidenhead, / Yet this enjoys before it woo” ( Donne 6-7 ). The speaker refers to a flea which has no shame…

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    In the short poems, “The Flea” by John Donne and “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell, the theme of carpe diem, or “seize the day”, is incorporated in these poems. In other words, the theme is about enjoying life in the moment and to make the most of it because life is short. In both of these poems, the writers express that theme by attempting to persuade women to seize the day. In other words, they are poems of seduction. In the poems in Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” and John…

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    “The Flea” by John Donne and “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell are two poems classified as carpe diem. Carpe diem is Latin phrase for “Seize the day”. Both speakers use the ideals of carpe diem to persuade the auditor to live in the moment. They do this by saying that the auditor is young and beautiful and that they are meant to be. Although both speakers try their best to persuade the auditor to have sex with them, the speaker in “To his coy mistress” impresses the auditor the best. In…

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    Andrew Marvell and Description of Garden of Earthy Delights in his Poems Andrew Marvell is a British poet who lived in 17th century. His poems cover a wide variety of themes: from the love to politics and nature’s role in people’s lives. Marvell often used exalted topics/ However, he chooses different approaches compared to other famous poets like William Wordsworth who was born and worked hundred years after Marvell’s death. The last author often covered metaphysical motifs like his experience…

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    she’ll be silver, in 50, gold”, with a constant reference to wealth, tarnishing, and a worthless indication of achievement. Plath also describes the woman as ‘a living doll’, an encumbrance, a statement that strips women of any agency they maintained, reducing femininity to a pretty toy. The woman is described as being able to “sew… cook… [and] talk talk talk” - a continued allusion to the 1950s image of the perfect housewife that can perform ‘wifely duties’ and talks constantly with no…

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