Marvell's conception of time is ever changing in "To His Coy Mistress", but this is only to be excepted in a poem that seeks to convince by constructing an ideal and proceeding to demonstrate its utopian nature. In the world of would and should that we are immersed in before the pivotial "BUT" in the second stanza, Marvell presents an idyllc view of lovers engaged in a slow wlatz that stretches on for centuries.
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aims not only to distill its essence, but also to infuse force into th act of acquiring from time all that he can. With what almost seems to be a sexual,frenzy, Marvell wishes to tear his pleasures roughly. This is not the warm love we are accostemed to seeing extolled, it is passion shimmering in its all fury. It is this passion, this revenous bird, that Marvell believes is the fundemantal uniqueness of life.