To The Coy Mistress Analysis

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Quashallia Potter
June 12, 2015
English 1102
Professor Duke

“To The Coy Mistress” In the poem “To the Coy Mistress” Andrew Marvell uses a creative mind, time, and manipulation in the poem toward a woman for a physical relationship between the two of them. First, Andrew Marvell uses time; in the first stanza Andrew states “Had we but world enough, and time, this coyness, Lady, were no crime. He tells the mistress how many years he would spend loving her if he ever had the opportunity to do so. “Thou by the Indian Ganges' side
Should’st rubies find: I by the tide Of Humber would complain I think he uses these different locations because those are places he would be at. Andrew explains to his mistress if time was allowed, “I would love you
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This stanza say the speaker starting to have less patience to keep waiting for the Coy Mistress he goes from loving her unconditionally and spending their entire life together, to time is coming to an end fast so we need to go ahead and have sexual by stating “My vegetable love should grow Vaster than empires, and more slow. As we know a vegetable grow quickly and Andrew Marvin has full confidences that his love will grow the same way for his Coy Mistress as a vegetable grow. Furthermore, Andrew Marvin use his creative mind to sexualize the mistress by telling her “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 referring to her body. However, Andrew is implying with this stanza that he would adore her body and love the Coy Mistress unconditionally, and he do not mind waiting many years until she is ready to give it but, should show your heart meaning he would examine her heart, mind, and emotions and love them how a lover should

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