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"To His Coy Mistress"

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Matt Kaplan

on 1 December 2015

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Transcript of "To His Coy Mistress"

Basic poem structure
l. 1-20: problem
l. 21-46: solution
Use of hyperbole:

Use of similes and metaphors:
How is this the ultimate dramatic monologue?
Is this poem mostly about love or time?
What makes persona's case effective? Ineffective?
- one speaker
- unknown lover
- circumstances unknown
- dramatic, heavy use of literary devices
- elegant sound
- time
- sex
- mortality
- freedom/confinement
"To His Coy Mistress"
- Andrew Marvell

Consider this:

- sex = writing process
- poet wants time to write and crate something that will last longer than his own life
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