To His Coy Mistress Analysis

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  • To His Coy Mistress
    • Theme of sex and time
      • Slight theme of death
        • Suggests she is going to die a virgin
      • Time is passing
    • Suggests that they should have a more intimate relationship and live life to the full now
    • Love wasn't important in the 17th century
      • Sex before marriage was acceptable for men but not for women
    • "Tear our pleasures with rough strife" Rough pleasure, pleasure with trouble. Oxymoron
    • Refers to the Greek sun god Apollo/Helios
    • Refers to the start of the world
    • "Vast eternity" miles and miles of emptyness
    • Uses hyperbole, extreme exaggeration
    • She is just going to get older


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