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Stage 1:

Poem: To His Coy Mistress
Subject: Trying to persuade a girl to pursue a relationship with himself
Themes: Carpe diem (seize the day)
Messages: Seize the day, take life as it comes

Stage 2:

Poem: To His Coy Mistress
Emotions, Desire-
Moods, The final stanza, in which the…

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to encourage his lover to give her virginity to the speaker rather than foolishly saving herself for
the "worms" when buried.

Animalistic imagery- He suggests that 'like amorous birds of prey' they should 'at once our time
devour'. This imagery is quite animalistic, and hints at his barely-contained desires. They…

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This indicates that their love should grow and flourish if they had the time. However this quote
could also have a hidden undertone that fruit will flourish and grow but soon it will rot away and this
insinuates that their love won't last forever.

Extended metaphor-
The poem is a…

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undertone in their poems: with 'To His Coy Mistress' and 'my vegetable love should grow' this indicates that their
love should grow and flourish if they had the time. However this quote could also have a hidden undertone that fruit
will flourish and grow but soon it will rot away…

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