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How Marvell has used language to show his concerns in the poem, "To His Coy Mistress" and how it makes it a makes it a memorable one.

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Name: Abraham Yeh Grade: 9B Date: 9th February, 2005 Title of Presentation: How Marvell has used language to show his concerns in the poem, "To His Coy Mistress" and how it makes it a makes it a memorable one. "To His Coy Mistress" is a love poem written by Andrew Marvell to his mistress to accept his love proposal. Throughout the poem, he shows his concern about how time is running out between the two of them by the use of convincing and persuasive words. I the first two line of the poem, "Had we but world enough and time, This coyness, Lady were no crime" ,He says this to explain to the mistress that if they did have time, he wouldn't care about her shyness and by the use of words like "had" and "enough" show clearly that they do not have time. In the next two lines, "We should sit down and think which way to walk, and pass our long love's day" which is related to the first two sentences explains that they would sit down and think where to walk to and have a nice day if they had time. ...read more.


By the tone of the persona in this statement, it shows a bit of confidence and boldness. In the next line, "An hundred years should go to praise thine eyes, and on thy forehead gaze. Two hundred to adore each breast: But thirty thousand to the rest. An age at least to every part." Over here, he uses erotic and passionate words to show to the mistress how much he adores her body. There is a bit of lust and obsession. He also uses the word "gaze" to show her that he would never be tired of looking at her body and he also relates it to time. "And at the last stage, should show your heart" he say this that after he is done with adoring her body, he would go on to check her heart. "For lady, you deserve this state; nor would I love at lower rate". He says this to show the respect he has for her and at the same time flattering her. ...read more.


"Now therefore ,while the youthful hew sits on thy skin like morning dew, And while thy willing soul transpire at every pore with instant fires, now let us sport while we may ;and now like amorous birds of prey". These sentences are addressed to the mistress to tell her that they while in their young age ,they should enjoy the best of times before their time came. "Then he tells her that , "Rather at once our time devour, than languish in his slow-chapped power".He emerges her to sleep and use the best of time before time takes them. "Our sweetness, into one ball: and tear our pleasures with rough strife ,thorough the iron grates of life".He tells her this to tell her to have fun all she can before the time comes.And in the last two lines, he explains to her that if they cant stop time, they can use the best of it . In this poem, I can say that the persona has used erotic and passionate words to show his concern about how time is running out and this is how tit makes it a memorable one. ...read more.

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