'to His Coy Mistress' Analysation

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Alfie Rees-Glinos ‘To His Coy Mistress’ ‘To His Coy Mistress’ is a heritage poem from a male’s perspective of loving a woman. The narrator is male and he is trying to persuade the women that he loves her with a deep and utter passion and to prove this he ‘advises her’ to sleep with him. Throughout the poem, strong feelings of the delicacy of virginity and how the male character will continue to love her, no matter what she decides upon. A significant aspect of the poem where strong feelings are presented is when Marvell writes, ‘till the conversion of the Jews’. By this he means that he loves his lover and will always do so, until the days when the Jews convert to Christianity which even today seems extremely unlikely, so therefore his love for her will never die out. Another notably powerful image is when the narrator says ‘and the last age should show your heart’. Even though he mostly talks to her about the passion that he has in quiet a provocative way, he makes clear that he finds the most important and most attractive aspect of her is not her ‘long preserved’ virginity, but her heart. So he is illustrating that his love for her and the hopefulness of her loving him will keep their relationship going from strength to strength. Additionally Marvell sates that he hears ‘times winged chariot hurrying near’. By this he means that he is fearful that his lovers virginity is still there, but for how much longer? He may believe that sooner or later someone else may take such a precious and powerful aspect of his mistress away without any consideration. On top of that he is concerned that if they do not consummate their love now, it may be too late if they were to meet again in the future, (i.e. they may have aged
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