Andrew Marvell writes an elaborate poem that not only speaks to his coy mistress but also to the reader. He suggests to his coy mistress that time is inevitably ticking and that he (the speaker) wishes for her to act upon his wish and have a sexual relationship. Marvell simultaneously suggest to the reader that he/she must act upon their desires, to hesitate no longer and 連eize the moment?before time expires. Marvell uses
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act upon their wishes immediately before time expires. Marvell never informs the reader that the speaker in the poem is dying of old age or illness, but he [the speaker] is growing impatient because he believes that death may just sneak up unexpectedly. By ignoring the reasons for death and stressing the reasons to take action, the reader should receive the message and take action, because time could just stop ticking (according to Andrew Marvell).