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Seduction Techniques Illustrated in Donne's The Flea and Marvell's To His Coy Mistress - Men of the 16th and 17th century were the largest contributors of literature of that time. This led to misogynistic views, and subhuman treatment of women. Although it was socially forbidden for a woman to have sex outside of marriage, this did not stop men from trying to convince her. John Donne, a poet of the 16th century, wrote misogynistic pieces in his early works. Andrew Marvell, a contemporary of Donne, who also wrote seduction poems. Donne’s “The Flea” and Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” both have seduction techniques, yet the degree of success is different....   [tags: The flea, to his coy mistress] 870 words
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An Analysis of To His Coy Mistress - The poem, To His Coy Mistress, by Andrew Marvell brings out some actions that some of us have experienced or even thought about in this concise poem.  This poem is very appealing to the male senses and what some make are like.  Some women could be thought of when this is read. Andrew Marvell puts it in words that make it seem as if it was very acceptable.  The first twenty lines of the poem start to talk about how much this girl means to this perticular man.  The main character in the poem talks about how he will wait forever to be with her.  He mentions that “We would sit down and think which way To walk and pass our long love’s day.” (st....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell] 677 words
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Analysis of To His Coy Mistress - To his coy mistress is about sexual feelings and infatuation, based on the Italian tradition of courtly love - it is filled with compliments and references to sexual activity and deviancy but is generally a one sided love, the whole poem is about the man wooing the woman and persuading her that she should have sex with him. Throughout the first stanza the poet writes how he would love the woman, had they had all the time in the world. The love is much exaggerated. "I would love you ten years before the flood" This is clearly an exaggerated statement because the flood happened before Christ, before the poet or the woman even existed....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell] 1067 words
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Analysis of To His Coy Mistress - "To His Coy Mistress" is a very interesting poem. The main plot of the poem is about this guy that tries to pick up a girl for the night. The poem does not tell about the setting. I assumed that it was in a bar, because of the way he talked to her and that is where most guys go to pick up a girl for the evening. We see this poem through the eyes of the guy, by doing this Marvell gives a look into his mind and what he is thinking. This helps to bring the reader into the poem. It allows the reader to get into his mind as the poem goes along....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell] 798 words
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Powerful Imagery in To His Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvel's "To His Coy Mistress" has the persuasiveness of a late night informercial. But in this instance the narrator does not want money for his "product": he wants a girl's virginity. Informercials have an advantage over Marvel. They not only persuade consumers with words but images pf their products as well. Marvell overcomes this obstacle in his use of descriptive imagery. He utilizes if not maximizes imagery to magnify his persuasiveness. . The first stanza opens the poem "Had we but world enough, and time,/ This coyness, Lady, were no crime"(1-2) as though he were a victim of her reserved nature....   [tags: Andrew Marvel, To His Coy Mistress] 616 words
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To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell It is a metaphysical poem, which means its lyric contains many striking images, is very intense and uses strong metaphors. It is concerned with a young man who is trying to persuade a young woman to have sex with him by charming and rushing her into it because he only has one thing on his mind. In the poem he uses three different arguments, flattery, fear and passion to persuade her to his point of view. In the first section Andrew Marvell uses flattery, he does this by telling her that if he had all the time in the world he would use it by telling her how beautiful she is and stare into her eyes but he doesn't have this time and he knows this so he's...   [tags: Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell Essays] 1642 words
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The Essence of Time in Marvell's To His Coy Mistress -         The male species has a very creative mind.  The creative mind becomes particularly active when the case involves the female species.  In Andrew Marvell's  "To His Coy Mistress,"  the author shows how his creative mind is put to use.  Marvell, uses time in an  attempt to manipulate his coy mistress.           Time is depicted in three different manners.  First, Marvell uses "ideal time."  In ideal time, he tells how many years he would spend loving her if they were given the opportunity.  He explains to his mistress that if time allowed, he would spend hundreds of years just to  admire her physical being.  Next, he implicates  "real time,"  to persuade her to become access...   [tags: His Coy Mistress Essays] 375 words
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To His Coy Mistress Essay: The Carpe Diem Motif - The Carpe Diem Motif in To His Coy Mistress "Seize the day." For cavalier poets, there seemed to be little else they found nearly as interesting write about than the carpe diem concept. The form of carpe diem poetry is generally consistent, almost to the point of being predictable. Though Andrew Marvell worked with the same concepts, his modifications to them were well-considered. In "To His Coy Mistress," Marvell makes use of allusion, metaphor, and grand imagery in order to convey a mood of majestic endurance and innovatively explicate the carpe diem motif....   [tags: His Coy Mistress Essays] 832 words
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To His Coy Mistress Essay: An Act of Persuasion - To His Coy Mistress: An Act of Persuasion In the poem by Andrew Marvell, he tries to persuade a lady of his love, that she should do as he wishes, and give herself up for him. In order to do so, he expresses his arguments in the poem being discussed. In the second line he starts off trying to persuade her, by telling her that she really does want to give herself up to him, but is too shy. He reassures her, and tells her that this does not matter, and there is nothing wrong with it, however she must look beneath her coyness....   [tags: His Coy Mistress Essays] 1056 words
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To His Coy Mistress Essay: Use of Sound - Use of Sound in To His Coy Mistress At first glance, Andrew Marvel's poem "To His Coy Mistress" is a fairly typical carpe diem poem, in which the speaker tells his beloved that they should "seize the day" and have sex now instead of waiting until they are married. Today, the speaker's speech may seem sexist in its attitude toward women and irresponsible in its attitude toward the coy mistress (the speaker doesn't explain how he would seize the day if the woman became pregnant, for example)....   [tags: His Coy Mistress Essays] 1057 words
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Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell writes an elaborate poem that not only speaks to his coy mistress but also to the reader. He suggests to his coy mistress that time is inevitably ticking and that he (the speaker) wishes for her to act upon his wish and have a sexual relationship. Marvell simultaneously suggest to the reader that he/she must act upon their desires, to hesitate no longer and ³seize the moment?before time expires. Marvell uses a dramatic sense of imagery and exaggeration in order to relay his message to the reader and to his coy mistress....   [tags: Poem Poet Coy Mistress Marvell Essays] 759 words
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Analysis of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - Analysis of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell Andrew Marvell's elaborate sixteenth century carpe diem poem, 'To His Coy Mistress', not only speaks to his coy mistress, but also to the reader. Marvell's suggests to his coy mistress that time is inevitably rapidly progressing and for this he wishes for her to reciprocate his desires and to initiate a sexual relationship. Marvell simultaneously suggests to the reader that he or she should act upon their desires as well, to hesitate no longer and seize the moment before time, and ultimately life, expires....   [tags: Papers Coy Mistress Marvell Essays]
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Formalistic Approach To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - The formalistic approach to an open text allows the reader to devour the poem or story and break down all the characteristics that make it unique. The reader is able to hear the text rather than read it, and can eventually derive a general understanding or gist of the text. "According to the Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature "when all the words, phrases, metaphors, images, and symbols are examined in terms of each other and of the whole, any literary text worth our efforts will display its own internal logic" (Geurin 75)." When utilizing the formalistic approach, the reader must search in and out of the lines for point of view, form, imagery, structure, symbolism, style, texture...   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell] 983 words
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Anaylsis of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - This poem has been written in the form of a request to the poet's coy (or shy) mistress, the grant his desire for them to make love. He argues that for to delay makes no sense because 'at my back I always hear/time's winged chariot hurrying along near'. Much of his argument is made through a series of hyperbole (h-p rb-l) A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in I could sleep for a year or This book weighs a ton. Here he is describing how slow they could move to consummate their love if there were no pressure of time....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell] 1099 words
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Analysis of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” is in my opinion an excellent poem about a subject matter we can all understand and most of us can relate to: a love just beyond reach. This is the primary reason I believe it is most suited to be in a college textbook. One of the hardest things to accomplish in a poem written for uninterested college students is making it understandable and enjoyable by the audience, but this poem does it very well. In doing so, however, it also includes several important elements of poetic language that will educate the reader while at the same time keeping him or her interested....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell]
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Use of Allusions in Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress - The speaker in Andrew Marvell's 'To His Coy Mistress'; is a man who is addressing a silent listener, who happens to be his mistress. In this dramatic monologue the speaker tries to explain his feelings to his mistress. The speaker uses many allusions to empires and other objects, events and ideas that are not directly related to his feelings, in order to explain how he feels. He uses these allusions to exaggerate his feelings in order to clearly show them. After reading over the poem once, you get a sense of what the speaker is feeling....   [tags: Andrew Marvell To His Coy Mistress] 545 words
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Style and Tone in Two Poems: “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell and “The Ruined Maid” by Thomas Hardy - In this essay I will compare two poems: “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell and “The Ruined Maid” by Thomas Hardy. I will look at the style and the tones that are used in both of these poems in order to compare them. “To His Coy Mistress” is one-way argumentative conversation featuring one horny young man trying to convince his reluctant mistress to give up her virginity to him before she gets old. He uses the argument that she needs to have sex now because her youth and beauty will fade as she ages....   [tags: To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell, Ruined Maid, ] 1070 words
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To His Coy Mistress by Marvell and The Sun Rising by Donne - To His Coy Mistress by Marvell and The Sun Rising by Donne In both of these poems, language is used to a very good effect. In "To His Coy Mistress" the language is used to try and win his lovers heart, so that they can make love before the time has passed where it is impossible to do so. In "The Sun Rising" the language is used to depreciate the Sun and to express the feelings the man has for his lover. Both poems seem to argue with something within the poem. In 'To His Coy Mistress' the man is arguing against time, saying there isn't enough, and therefore he and his lover should make love while they still can....   [tags: Coy Mistress Sun Rising Poetry Essays] 2044 words
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Persuading their Mistresses in The Flea and To His Coy Mistress - Persuading their Mistresses in The Flea and To His Coy Mistress Examine the ways in which the poets in The Flea and To His Coy Mistress try to persuade their mistresses. Both "The Flea" by John Donne and "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell are seduction poems, written by the poets to seduce their mistresses. Both have three stanzas and a basic couplet rhyming structure. Donne and Marvell are metaphysical poets from the 17th century. They have taken simple ideas and stretched them far - for example, using a flea as a symbol of union....   [tags: The Flea To His Coy Mistress Literature Essays] 4806 words
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"To His Coy Mistress" - "To His Coy Mistress" Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress is a sieze the moment kind of poem in which an anonomyous young man tries to woo the hand of his mistress. This kind of poem gives the reader the idea that time is not only precious, but scarce. The speaker uses many smooth tatics to persuade the young girl, starting with compliments and ending with a more forceful, morbid appraoch. "To His Coy Mistress" is not only witty but imgagistic, full of wordplay, and percieved differently by both males and females....   [tags: Andrew Marvell, Poet, Poetic Analysis]
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To His Coy Mistress - The speaker of “To His Coy Mistress” is a man with a high libido addressing an unwilling woman who is guarding her virginity. Marvell uses figures of speech to unify his theme of Carpe Diem, to seize the day, in order for the speaker to seduce the woman. The first Stanza of the poem signifies that his love is as everlasting as time. Whereas, in the second Stanza he realizes that time is of the essence and the woman must give in to his desires. The third Stanza the speaker brings the woman back from the imaginative dead, and explains to her that she must seize the opportunity since she is youthful....   [tags: Carpe Diem, Virginity]
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To His Coy Mistress - In the poem “To His Coy Mistress”, the speaker is trying to seduce his wife. In the assumption the mistress is his wife; she is being bashful towards losing her virginity. The speaker, which is the mistress’s husband, develops a carefully constructed argument where the speaker seeks to persuade his lady to surrender her virginity to him. In the poem “To His Coy Mistress”, the speaker says, “Had we but world enough, and time…I would love you ten years before the Flood, and you should if you please refuse till the conversion of the Jews” (lines 1 and 7-10)....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 832 words
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Response to His Coy Mistress - Response to His Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" is the charming depiction of a man who has seemingly been working very hard at seducing his mistress. Owing to Marvell's use of the word "coy," we have a clear picture of the kind of woman his mistress is. She has been encouraging his advances to a certain point, but then when he gets too close, she backs off, and resists those same advances. Evidently, this has been going on for quite some time, as Marvell now feels it necessary to broach the topic in this poem....   [tags: English Literature] 1071 words
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Analysis of the Poems To his Coy Mistress and Oranges - Love can have many faces in each of these poems we are given a glimpse at these two faces. “To His Coy Mistress “ is a poem about a man trying to persuade a woman into sex as the poem progresses the man becomes more and more desperate. It conveys a face of love that agrees more with lust and carnal desire. While in “Oranges” a poem about a young boy taking out a girl for the first time shows us a different face. This is a face that most of young love, which most of us are familiar with and that is anxious and excited, all wrapped into one....   [tags: virginity, love, carnal desire]
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To His Coy Mistress - To His Coy Mistress Compare and Contrast “To His Coy Mistress” By John Donne. “To His Coy Mistress” and “ To His Mistress Going to bed” are two poems that feature “carpe diem”; they are also written by two of the most well known metaphysical poets. Andrew Marvell, the author of “To His Coy Mistress” and John Donne, the writer of “To His Mistress Going To Bed”. Both poems were written through the 16th and 17th Century, where love and sex were describe as two different things. 16th and 17th century attitudes to love and relationship were much stricter than in the 21st Century, as wealthy men who wished to court a woman, would need to use the convention of writing a letter or a poem to try and...   [tags: English Literature] 1221 words
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To His Coy Mistress - Words on "To His Coy Mistress" Either you have sex with me or you die. This is a very strong statement which, when said, has to get someone's attention; and that is exactly what Andrew Marvell intends for the reader in this poem. He wants the undivided attention of this mistress so that he can scare her and rush her into making a decision the way he wants and in due time. Filled with time flavored symbolism, this carpe diem poem, "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell, exemplifies the seize the day theme....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress and John Donne's A Valedictorian: Forbidding Mourning - Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress and John Donne's A Valedictorian: Forbidding Mourning One may define poetry as imaginative and creative writing which uses elements like rhyme, meter, and imagery to express personal thoughts, feelings, or ideas. Certain subjects recur frequently in poetry such as carpe diem, nature, death, and family. Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" and John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbiddmg Mourning," focus on the prevalent topic of love. Although both poems emphasize the importance and meaning of love, the tone of each poem reveals differences with regard to the conception and magnitude of the love; the diction shows contrasting ways in which each poet in...   [tags: Poem Poetry Mistress Mourning Essays] 1437 words
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The Flea by John Donne and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - The Flea by John Donne and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell "The Flea" by John Donne is written in the 17th century as is "To his coy mistress" by Andrew Marvell. This we can see by the language used which was typical of that period in time "apt to kill me" and "yea" which are taken from the flea. Both poems also speak of virginity being very important, especially before marriage because if a woman had lost her "maidenhead" before, the husband would have the right to leave her without the need for a divorce....   [tags: Flea donne Marvell Mistress Essays] 6628 words
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Comparing Beggar Woman by William King and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - Comparing Beggar Woman by William King and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell 'Beggar Woman'(William King) and 'To His Coy Mistress'(Andrew Marvell) are two poems written in the 17th century when society was very different to how it is today: women had no status, rights, or independence. All aspects of society were male dominated, they ruled, and so all laws and acts were in the favour of males. The poems are great examples of how society was when they were written, they also mirror the roles each gender played in the various aspect of life, the males active and controlling, the women passive, and they had to be compliant....   [tags: King Beggar Marvell Mistress Essays] 1895 words
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Love in To His Coy Mistress and The Flea - Love in To His Coy Mistress and The Flea Both 'To His Coy Mistress', by Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) and 'The Flea', by John Donne (1572-1631) present different attitudes to love. Both are also structured very differently and occasionally use contrasting imagery. Each poem was written in the 17th century, just after the Renaissance. The poets were metaphysical poets. Although the 'metaphysic' was originally a derogatory term, metaphysical poetry used intellectual and theological concepts in an ingenious way....   [tags: Papers] 1858 words
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Ruined Maid and To His Coy Mistress - Ruined Maid and To His Coy Mistress Both the “Ruined Maid” and “To His Coy Mistress” provide us with disturbing images / pictures of love, sex and relationships as I am about to explain. The “Ruined Maid” was written by Thomas Hardy in 1866, during the time when women didn’t have sex before marriage and they were thrown out of their village for being “ruined”. The public at that point in history had a very strict view of sex and marriage. They thought that women in particular should never have sex before marriage and they should have everything taken off them for being “ruined”....   [tags: Love Relationships Thomas Hardy Essays] 783 words
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Love in The Flea and To his Coy Mistress - Love in The Flea and To his Coy Mistress Compare the ways John Donne in his poem The Flea and Andrew Marvell in his poem To his Coy Mistress present the theme of love. Donne and Marvell’s poems have both similarities and differences, as they both present the theme of love in an unconventional way and dwell on it superficially. This can be seen by the way in which both authors show their views on love, though are clearly just using them as attempts to seduce their mistresses, who are clearly reluctant....   [tags: Andrew Marvell John Donne Poems Essays] 2096 words
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A Comparison Between A Coy Mistress and To The Virgins - A Comparison Between A Coy Mistress and To The Virgins ====================================================== Both Andrew Marvell and Robert Herrick who are writing in the 17th Century which was in the Romantic period and both poems are about love. This comparison ties both poems closely together as well as their identical themes of time running out. Herrick’s poem “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” is essentially a general argument that everyone who has not yet found love should make the most of the short time they have alive and marry someone as soon as possible....   [tags: English Literature] 1117 words
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To His Coy Mistress - by Andrew Marvel - To his coy mistress by Andrew Marvel - review. 'To his coy mistress' was written by Andrew Marvel, his exceeding love for his lover, but with closer analysis it is more intimate and is more persuasive. The poem is persuading his mistress to have sex with him, and have children however; it sounds more like he wants the pleasure, not the children. It was written in the 1600s. The poem can be split into 3 stanzas; the first stanza is romantic and flattering, but also persuasive. The implication of the first stanza she is playing hard to get or shy, and the shyness wouldn't matter if they had more time....   [tags: English Literature:] 629 words
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Love in To His Coy Mistress and Remember - Love in To His Coy Mistress and Remember On first outlook it would that To His Coy Mistress and Remember both share the topic of love. They seem to be of direct relevance to each other, whereas upon closer inspection, To His Coy Mistress does not attempt to express any emotion at all. Instead, THCM is ultimately physical and portrays a man’s desperation and lust, The persona of THCM has written this poem as a persuasion technique, with the addressee being his current girlfriend while the speaker from Remember appears to be leaving a message to her soul-mate....   [tags: Papers] 716 words
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To His Coy Mistress - A Feminist Perspective - A Feminist Perspective of To His Coy Mistress   Andrew Marvell, a 17-century poetry writer, focuses on a subject that still baffles the readers' minds today, sex.  Marvell shows a world where women are seduced.   Women and men have focused on the issue of sex for centuries.  The most ironic thing that reader should notice while reading this poem is that even though they are in two different time settings, the same persuasions are used as an argument in Marvell's time as well as the present.    Although he uses love and time as reasons why should she have sex with him his main focus his her body.  The Marble Vault is a part of her body, the female genital.  Marvell shows the patriotic att...   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism] 700 words
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Sexuality in "To His Coy Mistress" and "The Flea" - Be sure to begin each paper with a title. Let's talk about sex; in today's culture one cannot get through the day without viewing billboards, commercials, advertisements, movies, and talk shows which in one way or another are related to sex or the art of seduction. It is believed by many that the current generation is undoubtedly the most sexually explicit generation by far. However, it is not that the current generation is the more occupied with sex than past generations, but, that this generation lacks the finesse that was an essential component in the art of seduction for generations past....   [tags: Poetry] 622 words
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Ananlysis Of Andrew Marvell Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvell attempts to win his “Coy Mistress” over and ultimately convince her into unleashing her passion and turning over her virginity. He is playing on a women’s vulnerability of love and admiration, fear of the loss of beauty and youthfulness and ultimately he clinches his argument by appealing to passion and lust. He is displaying a sense of urgency, to further his persuasion and has placed limitations on the availability of time in order to increase pressure. In Marvell’s first stanza, he appeals to his mistress by painting a vivid picture of love and courting that would take place if time where available....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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To His coy mistress by Andrew Marvell - In "To His Coy Mistress," Andrew Marvell presents a speaker who appeals to his love through persuasion. The speaker uses an appeal to reason as his main tool, but he also appeals to his mistress through emotion and character to garner a response. Each stanza utilizes a different method of appeal that relies on diction and punctuation. In the first stanza, the speaker appeals to character, in the second emotion, and in the third reason. By using different methods of appeal, the speaker hopes to win his mistress' love....   [tags: essays research papers] 1141 words
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To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell - To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell Andrew Marvell is considered a cavalier poet. He writes seduction poems that represent characteristics of cavalier poets through use of clever, witty, and developed lyrics. Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" is a seduction poem that contains these elements along with the use of rhyme, meter, imagery, and tone. Marvell creates a seduction poem that argues the desire for sexual gratification with a distinct aggressive tone. To begin with the speaker in the poem is trying to convince his lover that there is a lack of time and that they should pick up the pace of their relationship before time runs out....   [tags: cavalier poets seduction poems] 893 words
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To His Coy Mistress: Beneath The Romance - Few would argue that on the surface level of Marvel's "To His Coy Mistress" the speaker is a lover advancing a conventional 'carpe diem' line of thought. He systematically reasons with his desired object about the futility of delaying their interlude when the hours available to them are limited, but the lyric may simultaneously function as a metaphor for Marvel's endeavors as a metaphysical poet. Metaphysical writers view poetry as an intellectual exercise, an opportunity to develop ideas in a logical, argumentative structure; for them, the object of poetry is not to serve as an outlet for an effusion of emotional sentiments....   [tags: essays research papers] 1707 words
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Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress To His Coy Mistress: This Seventeenth Century poem by Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) is a "carpe diem" ("Seize the day") poem. Its theme is that life is short and time is passing. The persona takes the loved one to task for not yielding to his persuasions to make love to him. It is another poem about power....   [tags: Papers] 634 words
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To His Coy Mistress, by Andrew Marvell and The Rights of Woman, by Anna Letitia Barbauld - Throughout the poems “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell and “The Rights of Woman” by Anna Letitia Barbauld, violence is used in contrasting ways. Marvell uses violence to manipulate his mistress into a powerless position, while Barbauld uses it to incite rebellion against just such a power structure.Though violence is not the primary thematic concern within the majority of both works, it plays an essential role in developing the storyline and helps to convey the messages of the authors. Within Marvell’s piece, the speaker describes a timeless love that is not reciprocated....   [tags: Comparison: Use of Violence]
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Marvell´s To His Coy Mistress and Donne´s The Flea - Sex, sexuality, and the identity of those taking part in it are compelling in the approaches taken in Andrew Marvell’s ‘To His Coy Mistress’ and John Donne’s ‘The Flea’. Both men come about their intentions with their lovers honestly, making it clear that sex is the ultimate objective. However, both men have their own reasons for feeling the need to express their feelings for their lovers through sex. John Donne ultimately believes that the intermixing of their ‘love fluids’ to make a child will be the ultimate testament of their love....   [tags: John Donne, Andre Marvell, sexuality, identity]
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Love vs. Lust in Andrew Marvell's Poem, To His Coy Mistress - I know that there is a unique difference between love and lust. In the Andrew Marvell poem “To His Coy Mistress,” I would argue over the issue of love versus lust. In this poem, we are introduced to a man who is infatuated with a young woman and wants to become intimate with her. He tries to pursue this young woman, but the woman is playfully hesitant. The man is trying to explain to the young woman if she keeps being resistant to him, they would never get a chance become intimate. Could it be that the man really does have true love for the young woman....   [tags: Poem Analysis, poetry, poems] 747 words
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