To His Coy Mistress. Andrew Marvell. Presented by: Sarah Beaty & Fidela Gutierrez . Title. To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell. Coy: (carpe diem) meaning “seize the day”.
Sarah Beaty & Fidela Gutierrez
Coy: (carpe diem) meaning “seize the day”
“His”-author perhaps looked over the shoulder of the young man who is declaring his love for the lady. This might be a letter or he is thoughts and feelings displayed on paper. The author is talking about one man and one lady.
Just another name for “sweetheart” or “lover”.
Young man who is trying to convince the young lady to stop playing hard to get and accept his love. He is impatient, selfish, and immature.
The flirtatious woman
Northeastern England near the River Humber .
Line7: “Of Humber would complain, I would”
--he would love her since ever
--tells her that he would love and praise her during a very long time before getting into any kind of sexually intercourse with her.
--appears the most dramatic shift. Sexually speaking , he is committed to the conquest, a conquest that can only come about as a result of him fully satisfying her; and, no doubt it is his goal to satisfy her.
--they should enjoy the pleasure of each other while they are young.
--The sun represents time.
--The last line states that they can make whatever they want out of life.
Line 11: “My vegetable love should grow”
--compares love to a vegetable. A vegetable take time to grow and so does love.
Line 38-39: “And now, like amorous birds of prey,
Rather at once our time devour,”
--the author uses this metaphor, so the young man can attempt to get laid. (Their pouncing on each other.)
“Now therefore, while the youthful hue
Sits on thy skin like morning dew,”
--This simile is meant to make the situation clear to the reader.
And you quaint honor turn to dust,And into ashes all my lust :The grave's a fine and private place,But none, I think, do there embrace.
--let us make love.
--This alliteration adds to the speaker’s playfulness. He is trying to woo his lover.
--meant to impress the listener.
“Thus though we cannot make our sun
Stand still, yet we will make him run.”