the argument of the poem

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The Argument of the Poem Andrew Marvell in “To His Coy Mistress,” presents an argument of love to readers. The argument comes from the speaker, a man to a woman, or to we the audience. The first half of the poem is the speaker trying to woo her. Then the speaker says that they are running out of time and death is upon them. Marvell’s argument begins with if we had all the time …

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…uses the word “Now” to make a point that life is now. Ironically, Marvell gave the image of light and the image of brightness, with his use of the sun and the “instant fires,” to give a luster and to show the idea of her giving up her shyness or coyness. This contrasted with the darkness, and essential remorse that life is not eternal, which is the key to getting what he wants from her.