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04.02A To His Coy Mistress 1) What is the speaker trying to convince his mistress to do? The speaker pleads with his mistress to let him touch her and to lose her virginity to him. 2) Why is she being "coy"? She is being coy because they aren't married, and being sexually involved with him would stain her honor as a woman. 3) Outline the author's argument in the form of a syllogism or a logical argument where the conclusion is inferred from the two previous truths. Use if, but, and therefore, to form your syllogism. If they lived for eons, it would be OK for her to put him off. He would use the eons to love her from a distance. But their lives are short. Therefore, she should enjoy physical love with him. 4) Explain why the poet uses the term "vegetable love" Vegetable love wouldn't be physically active like an animal; it would grow in one place instead. 5) What simile in section 3 contrasts with "vegetable love"? How so?

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