to his coy mistress

to his coy mistress - Agnieszka Wynar Mrs. Mancini AP...

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Agnieszka Wynar Mrs. Mancini AP Literature and Composition 5 March 2009 “To His Coy Mistress” – Andrew Marvell 1. The speaker is trying to persuade the mistress to have sex with him. 2. "Had we but world enough, and time, / this coyness, lady, were no crime," This shows that the woman is not willing to do something: have sex. The speaker tries to persuade her without insulting her saying that if they had eternity her coyness would be acceptable but since they don’t have much time they should make the best out of what they have. 3. In the poem To His Coy Mistress the speaker argues that even some morals and Christian believes are important to follow, they should not stop the celebration of love and passion towards another person. 4. This poem greatly differs from other love poems because the speaker is open with his feelings and intentions. Most love poems are written in order to melt the love’s heart. This one instead of melting her heart away is to melt her coyness away. 5. The poem is written in iambic tetrameter and rhymes in couplets. The first part is ten couplets long, the second; six, and the third; seven. This structure helps the speaker’s argument greatly. In the introduction the speaker is excited and sure of
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himself. Then in the second stanza he slowly runs out of arguments and in the last
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2010 for the course CCC 123 taught by Professor Mr.hala during the Spring '10 term at Vermont.

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