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Robert Herrick and Andrew Marvell are both well know seventeenth century poets Herrick s to the Virgins to Make Much of Time and Marvell s To his Coy Mistress have basically the same themes which are that one should not waste time one should not be coy and one should not yearn for a different age We should appreciate every moment we have because we only live once In the poem To the Virgins to Make much of time Herrick expresses how we must not put off the things we want to do because time doesnt stop Gather all ye rose-budsstill a flying is an example of this thought In Andrew Marvells poem To his Coy Mistress he also expresses the similar idea that they must not put off their love because time doesnt last forever The quote But at my back I always herhurry near expresses this ideaBoth poems also speak of how you should look not so much at the future or the past but to enjoy the present Youth doesnt last forever and it is the prime of ones lifeIn Herricks poem he says The age is best when it is first when youth and blood are warmerforever tarry which means that ones younger years are the best ones and they never return after they are gone In Marvells poem he says While the youthful hue sits on the morning dewslow chapt powers means that they should enjoy their young love because it wont last forever In Marvell and Herricks poems the word coy is in both of them Then do not be coy go merry which is a quote from Herricks poem expresses how we must not hold back in our lives because a chance not taken may forever torment us In Marvells poem the would coy is uses in the description of the lady this coyness Lady loves day which means that she must not waste time being
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