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    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 demanding and pragmatic. Andrew Marvell starts of with compliments, admiration and appreciation towards the female he dedicates this poem to. His descriptive love for her…

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    His Coy Mistress Mood

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    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…

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    Letters! All Dead Paper” and Andrew Marvell’s, “To His Coy Mistress,” men and women vary in some expectations about love. Marvell’s character focuses on convincing the mistress to make love with him; Browning’s character is reviewing the letters from her lover and having reactions on the paper’s words. It is also important to pay close attention to the words used in Marvell’s poem because there are words that are no longer used in modern times, like “mistress” who refers to a young, pretty lady…

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    The piece, "To His Coy Mistress," by Andrew Marvell demonstrates his passion for a beauty he sees in a woman, although through use of allusions and references to geographical locations, objects, and even possession of power. For example, he states, "Love you ten years before the Flood, / And you should, if you please, refuse / Till the conversation of the Jews (8-10)." This I think really emphasizes the theme of the piece as statements are exaggerated and relative to significant events. Beyond…

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    To His Coy Mistress is a classic poem that follows the three act structure about a man trying to convince a woman to make love to him if they had energy and time. There are many themes in this short three stanzas, time, lust, death, freedom and confinement, these are all told through basic figurative language. In the poem there are many forms of speech condensed in there, simile is the most basic of figurative language as defined by “a figure of speech to compare a thing to a different thing” in…

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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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    “To his Coy Mistress” demonstrates a lot of drawbacks to living by the motto carpe diem. The title alone implies that the poem was dated back many years ago. The term “mistress” was a way of saying miss, a common use of courtesy, when referencing to a lady. A lady values her virtue and her standing in society, especially one that is very judgmental. The con of society pressure of how strong of an influence of religion and social standard, created a perspective of what women should be doing.…

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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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    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 of time and love. In this dramatic poem metaphors are used in the speaker’s efforts to convince the Mistress to…

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