English Literature - Poem 4 - To His Coy Mistress (Andrew Marvell)

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Poem 4 - To His Coy Mistress (Andrew Marvell)

Coy = pretending to be shy or modest

Background information and life of poet Andrew Marvell:

  • he learned from Latin and Greek authors
  • backdrop of the civil war
  • old poem - tudor times

What is the poem about?

Making the most of life


Writes about perfection as an ideal not a reality


Coyness - shy - coquettish (flirtacious)

Crime - suggests wrong doing - is this coyness an act?



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