Analysis - Journal #2

Analysis - Journal #2 - Perry 1 C3C Jason S H Perry English...

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Perry 1 C3C Jason S H Perry English 211, Section T2A Capt Dandeles 11 Feb 2008 Analysis Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” skillfully utilizes metaphors and imagery to create juxtaposed images within the mind of the reader. The poem can be superficially interpreted as one man’s quest to persuade his mistress into having sex with him. However, when the poem is analyzed in its entirety, the preservation of passion clearly manifests itself as the author’s central argument. In the poem’s first stanza, the speaker attempts to convince his mistress of how devout his love for her would be. In wooing his mistress, he makes religious references to the Bible in explaining the great amount of time that he would love her. In Lines 8-9, the speaker states to his mistress “I would Love you ten years before the Flood,” which alludes to Noah and the Great Flood from the book of Genesis, the first book in the Bible. This allusion establishes that his love began almost with the beginning of time. The speaker then contrasts his religious reference
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