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?