"To His Coy Mistress"

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"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. Andrew Marvell was born March 31st, 1621 in yorkshire, England. Becasue he was the son of an Anglican preist, Marvell grew up in an extremely Godly Home. He got his prmary education at Hull Grammar school. At only the age of twelve, he attended Trinity College at Cambridge University. Marvell traveled to Europe, where he was given the role of tutoring the daughter of Sir Thomas Fairfax. Marvell wrote mostly lyrics poems. That helped build careers of other poets that had similar writing ideas. In 1659, he decided to drift away from poetry and ofcus on his political career. From there, he served the consitituency of Hull in Parliment until he died in 1678. During Marvell's lifetime, many historical eents took place. King Charles was over thrown and beheaded all before Marvell was four. In 1660, Charles the Second was made king and under his reign, Oliver Cromwell was dug up and decapatated. The had his severed had placed on a pole and mounted over West Minister hall as caution to all the upcomming rebels("Andrew Marvell" 281). The overall gist of "To His Coy Mistress" is established in the opening stanza of the poem. It describes a sceneario where a girl has the option to either give in to the young persuaders sexua... ... middle of paper ... ...vell." Poetry for Students. Vol. 5. Ed. Marie Rose Napierkowski. NY: Gale, 2007. 275-582. Kelly, David. "Criticism." Poetry for Students. Ed. Mary Ruby. Vol. 5. Detroit: Gale, 2007. 283-285. King, Bruce. "Irony in Marvell's 'To His Coy Mistress"." Southern Review. 5n.s3(July 1969): 689-703. Rpt. in Poetry Criticism. Vol. 86. Detroit: Gae, 2008. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 4 Feb. 2014. Meyer, Bruce. "Critical Essay." Poetry for Students. Ed. Mary Ruby. Vol. 5. Detroit: Gale Group, 1999. 285-288. Pittock, Malcolm. "Virgins All Beware: 'To His Coy Mistress' Revisited." English 47. 189. (Autumn 1998): 215-230. Rpt. in Poetry Criticism. Vol. 86. Detroit: Gale, 2008. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 4 Feb. 2014. Reiff, Raychel Hangurd. "Marvell's 'To His Coy Mistress'." The Explicator. 60.4(2002) :196+ Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 4 Feb. 2014.

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