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To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell suggests that life should be lived to the fullest through a seductive letter By the use of explicit imagery and particular diction that the idea sounds reasonable and this is supported by clever sequencing By starting the poem with Had we but world enough and time A Marvell approaches the seducement gently explaining how love would be so friend-like if life was eternal Marvell uses loves day love you to show how Marvell would be romantic and coy to his mistress if life was eternal The imagery from By Ganges side Shouldst rubies find suggests if life was eternal Marvell would adventure and waste time with his mistress By raising the question if life was eternal Marvell explains to his mistress he would be romantic dedicated and patient about love But at my back I always hear Times winged chariot hurrying near The introduction of but emphasizes the cold fact that time is not eternal and overthrows all the possibilities of patience in Marvells love towards his mistress Deserts from the sentence Deserts of vast eternity creates an explicit image of life being striped bare and becoming dry Deserts supports the idea as it may suggest that the mistress becoming old wrinkled and infertile which destroys reproduction and the key of life Marvell uses Vault Ashes all my lust turn to dust as it creates the negative mood while talking about what will happen if the mistress would decline to the seducement Worms should try that long-preserved virginity is an explicit image which supports Marvells idea Literally it means if the mistress were to not have sex the necrophiliac worms will rape her in the grave By using So Now Therefore there is a sudden change in the seductive letter to a factual and formal letter in the last stanza This makes Marvells argument of virginity shouldnt be persevered sound more valid Through the sentence
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