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"To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell




A METAPHYSICAL POET
· Early 1600's
· Concerned with what makes us human and what sets us aside from other animals
· Usually focus on "love" and "relationship with God"
· Poems structured as arguments
· Wit, irony, wordplay, often comic with serious…

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"To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell




That long preserv'd virginity,
And your quaint honour turn to dust,
And into ashes all my lust.
The grave's a fine and private place,
But none I think do there embrace.

[C]
Now therefore, while the youthful hue
Sits on thy skin like…

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"To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell




Helios- Ancient god of the sun; drove his chariot across the sky each day, to mark the beginning and
end of a day, sunrise and sunset.

To His Coy Mistress is not just a poem of seduction; the underlying message is that we…

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