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Cole 1Paulette ColeENGL200 D007Connie PorterOctober 2, 2016“To His Coy Mistress”“To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvel is known to be one of his two best love poems.The title, depicts a man talking about his “mistress” which can be a lady, lover, or sweetheart. The author talks about the man trying to persuade the lady to sleep with him and that there is not a lot of time in the world. The mistress is however being “coy”. Either she is shy, hesitant, or playing hard to get and just taking her sweet time. The poem, shows a theme that is known in literature as Carpe diem, meaning “seize the day”. It is spoken in terms of a male trying to persuade his mistress lady to be with him and take advantage of the moment, he says, “Had we but world enough, and time, his coyness, lady, were no crime”. He is pleading his case: Seize the day by saying, “Time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near”. (Marvel 241) They don’t have all the time in the world and the lady needs to not be coy.In the poem, there are two characters the male, speaking and the female he is speaking to.The male, is the only one speaking in the poem, as you don’t get any response from the female, only that she is taking her time and there isn’t much of time to be coy. The male or man, is tryingto convince the “mistress” to make love or sleep with him, he says, “Let us roll all our strength

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