The poem's main point is that if time were infinite, the woman's coyness would be irrelevant. She keeps putting off the poem's narrator, but the narrator claims that her evasion is a waste of time because time is limited. The woman is said to be "coy" because she doesn't want to commit herself until she knows what kind of person he is.
Time is mentioned again at the end of the poem when the woman is told that since they have only "one day," they should use it wisely. She responds by saying that since time is precious, they should just get down to business immediately rather than waiting for him to woo her first.
This argument can be broken down into two parts: first, that time is limited and therefore it makes sense for them to start using it now; second, that since they won't be able to see each other for another day they should make the most of it.
Time is discussed again at the beginning of the next stanza, where it is said that since they have only "one night" left, they should make sure that it's worth spending together. Again, she replies by saying that since time is limited, they should not waste any of it on small talk but instead get straight to the point immediately so they can have more time together later on.
The poem is humorous and sardonic in its treatment of the traditional topic of the battle between love and time. The poet begins by telling his mistress that if he had unlimited time, he would spend hundreds of years admiring every aspect of her body, while she could spend hundreds of years rejecting his advances. He goes on to say that since they have only one lifetime together, they should use it wisely by enjoying themselves now.
Love is portrayed as a powerful force in this poem, but one that can never be fully realized until both parties die. Time therefore becomes the ultimate arbiter of happiness for these two lovers.
This poem was very popular with young people at the time it was written. It may be found in many collections of poetry for children.
"To His Coy Mistress" is a philosophical poetry in which the speaker tries to persuade his obstinate beloved that they should have sexual relations. He says that if they had all the time in the world, he would be OK with their relationship progressing at this rate. However, since they do not have all the time in the world, they should make every moment count.
The poem is by John Donne, who was an English metaphysical poet and priest. It was first published in 1615. Donne was imprisoned in the Tower of London for several months because it was believed that he was responsible for writing "God's Anger Against America". During that time, he wrote most of the poems included in "His Master's Voice". Donne used his experience in prison to develop his own style of metaphysical poetry.
In the poem, the speaker begs his love to trust him so that they can have future moments together. He says that he will always be true to her even though they will never meet again after they break up. He also promises that when they do meet again, they will not be two old people but rather a young man and woman who will still have something to offer one another.
Donne uses various metaphors to describe his love to his coy mistress. For example, he calls her a "wild sweet-pea" and a "purple pearl" that stands for a beautiful girl.
In Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress," the speaker provides three justifications to persuade his lady to frolic with him: he is in love with her, time is short, and her beauty will vanish.
These are the three arguments used by lovers to get their partners to go out with them. They use these arguments because people like to be courted with flowers, gifts, and poems. Using these arguments shows that you are a romantic person who knows how to express his feelings.
The first argument is that the speaker is in love with her. He says this by telling her he loves her very much and that she means a lot to him. Showing your love for someone means that you feel attracted to them and want to be around them most of the time. The more you show your love, the more they will feel the same way about you.
The second argument is that time is short. He tells her that they both know that summer is coming and that one day she will not look at him anymore. If he does not have fun tonight, then when will he have another chance? People often say "time is fleeting" to mean that you should never waste any time because you might never get it back again. In other words, you should always do something with your life.
Andrew Marvell's poem of 46 lines, To His Coy Mistress, was published in 1681. It has been suggested that Marvell based the character of the speaker on Robert Sidney, 3rd Earl of Leicester, but this is uncertain.
The poem begins with the speaker declaring his love for a woman named "Molly". He tells her he will meet her at a certain place at a certain time, but when they do meet, she is not interested in anything other than time - especially since another man may be waiting for her. She says that if he loves her, he will wait for her until midnight.
The speaker waits until midnight, but Molly doesn't come. He then goes to see her the next morning, but she refuses to talk to him because he didn't wait all night. Disappointed, he goes home.
This poem is often cited as an example of epistolary poetry, since it was written in the form of a letter from one poet to another. It is thought that Marvell wrote this poem for Sir Andrew Fountaine, but there is no evidence to support this theory.