His Coy Mistress

Ryan Schmidt
Ryan Schmidt
Ryan Schmidt English 114 David Upchurch 10/2/96 Words on To His Coy Mistress Either you have sex with me or you die. This is a very strong statement which, when said, has to get someone's attention; and that is exactly what Andrew Marvell intends for the reader in this poem. He wants the undivided attention of this mistress so that he can scare her and rush her into making a decision the way he wants and in due time. Filled with time flavored symbolism, this carpe diem poem, To His Coy Mistr
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Words on To His Coy Mistress
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Words on To His Coy Mistress Ryan Schmidt English 114 David Upchurch 10/2/96 Either you have sex with me or you die. This is a very strong statement which, when said, has to get someone's attention; and that is exactly what Andrew Marvell intends for the reader in this poem. He wants the undivided attention of this mistress so that he can scare her and rush her into making a decision the way he wants and in due time. Filled with time flavored symbolism, this carpe diem poem, To His Coy Mistre
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