Literature Study GuidesTo His Coy Mistress

To His Coy Mistress | Study Guide

Andrew Marvell

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Overview

Author

Andrew Marvell

Year Published

1681

Type

Poem

Genre

Argument, Drama, Romance

Perspective and Narrator

In "To His Coy Mistress" a first-person speaker entreats an unnamed lady to join him in making the most of their time together because of the impending inevitability of death.

Tense

"To His Coy Mistress" is written in the present tense.

About the Title

The title "To His Coy Mistress" mimics the title style of various love poems, such as "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe (1564–93), and contains a hint of chastisement that the lady being addressed has not yet returned the speaker's advances.

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