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One must analyze tone metaphor diction imagery and alliteration to understand the meaning of To His Coy Mistress Andrew Marvell uses all five tools to convey just how much passion the speaker has for his mistress Marvell uses all five tools in very tactful ways to convey his meaning To fully understand To his Coy Mistress one must understand what the tone of the poem is Yet to be clear there is no overlaying tone there are three within the poem Starting with the first section of the poem the speaker begins to flatter his mistress he flatters her to an almost outrageous extent An hundred years should go to praise Thine eyes and on thy forehead gaze Two hundred to adore each breast But thirty thousand to the rest Lines 13-16 His tone seems to coax and cajole his mistress One can find that he may be overdoing it when he promises to adore each part of her for an outrageous amount of time Not to mention he promises to adore each breast twice as long as her eyes The tone found in the second section is in sharp contrast to section one His tone becomes sincere he speaks of death and limited time And your quaint honor turn to dust And into ashes all my lust Lines 29-30 He admits in this section that they will both inevitably die his point may be that they must live in the moment because soon it may be over In the final section his tone is again livelier And tear our pleasures with rough strife Line 43 but this time his tone is absolutely passionate over his mistress He is not being just playful any longer Metaphor shines through in each section of this
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