To his coy mistress

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  • To his Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvell
    • Metaphysical
    • Syllogism
      • logical and coherent argument
      • 3 stanzas
      • If we had time... we don't have time... lets make the most of time
    • Death imagery - grotesque imagery
    • love vs. time
      • time is more powerful than love
    • Carper Diem poetry
    • published posthumously
    • Cavalier-esque
    • Ganges River imagery - considered holy - pure and pristine
    • Blazon - focusing on her physicality
    • sexual imagery - "vegetable love" BUT it could also be referring to the fertility and nurture
    • Explicitly religious - it would be sacrilege to not sleep together
      • going against the time - sex before marriage sinful
    • renaissance poetry
    • rhyming couplets - togetherness they should be together
    • enjambment - hurried = the time is still passing and passing quickly
    • dramatic uninterrupted monologue

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