To His Coy Mistress

To His Coy Mistress - 3 Such lines reveal his impurities...

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Michael Chenette February 3, 2008 English 102 Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” 1. In Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”, we only know that the speaker in this poem is a man. We do not know of what origin this man is, or what nationality, or age, or lifestyle. Yet, we do know that this man is perverted. 2. He is trying to make love to this woman. He is trying to seduce her. Yet he truthfully admits that once they have made love he will grow tired of her.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Such lines reveal his impurities: “Had we but world enough and time… I would / Love you ten years before the Flood… An hundred years should go to praise / Thine eyes and on they forehead gaze, / Two hundred to adore each breast, / But thirty thousand to the rest.” But later he admits what will happen in the end: “But at my back I always hear / Time’s winged chariot hurrying near; … Thy beauty shall no more be found…...
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