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Andrew Marvells To His Coy Mistress is an example of carpe diem poem that starts of as lusty and yearning By introducing the concept of death the overall tone of the poem changes creating a sense of urgency and melancholy Marvell tries to persuade the woman to have sexual relations with him by introducing the idea of death age and timeThe idea of death causes an alteration in the tone of the poem The author uses words such as worms turn to dust and ashes to set a shallow and dark mood In the podcast Professor Maddison explains since Marvell lived during the carpe diem movement He is trying to use logic to convince the woman of sleeping with him The author talks about the womans long -preserved virginity basically telling her to enjoy what she has today because tomorrow it may all be gone However with his choice of words he sets an enduring melancholic tone to the poem Professor Maddison explains that he almost made it seem like he is threatening the woman In several lines of the poem the author emphasizes on the womans body aging promptly The idea of the woman aging quickly creates a desperate tone The narrator explains that with time passing quickly thy beauty shall no more be found In my opinion the purpose for this line was to convince the woman that her beauty was not eternal and to persuade her to sleep with him while she was still beautiful and alive In the poem Marvell creates a sense of urgency when he discusses timing In the last two lines of the poem the author writes We cannot make our sun stand still yet we will make him run emphasizing that they must fulfill their lust for each other before they run out of time In the podcast Professor Maddison explains that the last two lines of the poem is an example of the
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