To His Coy Mistress

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  • Andrew Marvell
    • held office in Cromwell's government during the Restoration
      • critical of both court and government
    • During English Civil wars, travelled extensively
      • Renaissance passion for travel
      • "Thou by the Indian Ganges"
    • his father died by drowning in the Hull estuary in 1641
      • "I by the tide of Humber would complain"
    • 1621-1878
    • Metaphyiscal
      • highly intellectual and complex
      • thought and feeling
      • love
      • romance
      • religion
      • strange things
        • conceits
    • To His Coy Mistress
      • structure
        • AABB rhyme scheme
        • 3 parts
          • age of adoration
          • seduction
          • ideal world with conceits
        • not divided into 3 stanzas
          • constant stream of persuasion
          • intelligent and logical
      • Part 1
        • "had we but world enough and time"
          • takes her stance but tries to rush he
          • romantic and idealised
        • "love you ten years before the flood"
          • biblical
            • 10 plagues
            • Noah's Ark
          • his love is eternal
        • "till the conversion of the Jews"
          • 100 years
          • still waiting
          • stretching out time
        • "the last age should show your heart"
      • Part 2
        • tempo change
        • carpe diem gives a sense of urgency
        • "worms shal; try at that long preserved virginity"
          • threatens her with images of death
          • mocking
          • derisive
      • Part 3
        • "while the youthful hue"
          • living whilst young
          • passionate, enthusiastic and energetic
        • tempo change
          • builds in anticipation
        • "amorous birsds of prey
          • violent, intense
        • "and tear our pleasures with rpugh strife"
          • melodrama
          • archaism
            • "through the iron gates of life
              • eternal
        • though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run
          • can't stop time
          • underlying lightness
          • extended sentence
            • adamant
            • dramatic conclusion
            • carpe diem
      • monologue
        • no chance for interjection
          • male chauvinism as assumptions are made on her behalf
        • gives important wprds a capital letter German technique
      • other poems
        • The Flea
          • metaphysical
          • persuasive argument
        • She walks in beauty
        • Ae fond kiss
        • At an inn
          • passion
    • worked for John Milton
      • freed him from prison
      • wrote a poem in Paradise Lost
    • after his death, his housekeeper, Mary Palmer claimed to be his wife but this was proved to be untrue

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