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The way that this well crafted poem relates to the current ages is how time is very important now even more so than at the time of writing as now most things are based on time even though this is people still find ways of squandering time by taking part in unfruitful pastimes such as watching television or using the computer those are to name but two of the many ways to waste time The message of this poem is to tell us that life is precious This is an extremely interesting and enticing poem about love Marvell does an excellent job of making his thoughts unique and original The poem divides up into three main parts each with a slightly different tonemain idea The emotion and passion conveyed is ambiguous and the overall tone is closer to melancholy than joy He praises and plans but the overarching reminder is of the temporality of our lives The final part of the poem represents how the author and his mistress plan to spend this fleeting time and is the most interesting philosophical presentation of the poem A few words about the poems structure this poem is in iambic tetrameter It also consists of rhyming couplets The poem contains many lines which deal with seemingly happy and hopeful ideas but several lines placed at intervals throughout the poem crush any chance of a joyful light pervading the poem The mood of the poem is set with the very first couplet Had we but world enough and time This coyness lady were no crime The first line is really the key It will set the stage for the rest of the poem no matter what the subsequent lines have to say Marvell quickly establishes a mood of pessimistic realization of reality In his apostrophe he states that his mistresss coyness would be fine if life and their time together was not going
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