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To His Coy Mistress Essay

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To His Coy Mistress
When I first read “ To His Coy Mistress,” My Perception of the poem of the poem was very foggy. Just by reading the title I was already judging the coy woman. My perception of her was that she was very manipulative and a big tease and the man was just part of her game. Tha man to me was playing a game of cat and mouse; which obviously I was right! Even reading the poem again i still got the same theory, But this time I don't see him as a victim. I find him as a very lonely person who doesn't know how to let go of his lustful thoughts of a women who doesnt feel the same about him and even if she does she does not show any emotion towards him the way he wants her to.

When Andrew wrote, “ Had we but world enough and this time this coy lady, were no crime.” I still truley believe what i worte the first time, “ A normal guy chasing a women he is intrested in.” Especialy when he states, “My vegtable love should grow vaster than empires and more slow; and hundred years should go to praise thine eyes and on thy forehead gaze; two hundered to adore each breast.” He is descibing her; he is talking about how many other grovol over the same woman thhat he adores. How his love is slowly growing over time. The first time I read this I wrote, “ She is not so innocent herself!” but of course she is not. It part if the cat aand mouse game! She has to intise him of he will loose intrested. I realize now that she isnt just some whore that is trying to arouse every man she walks by, or at least not intentionally.

This “game” this coy woman is playing seems to be working. When he mentioned, “ Time’s winged charriot hurrying near.” I do believe that she is dragging on this game a little too far. I had did not realize that the winged charriot was a metaphore for the sexual union unti i read chpter six in, “ A Handbook of Critical Approach to Litature.” My first reaction to this was finally she was going to give in, but as i read futher in i notice she is still dragging hey coyness along. At this point you would this the man would have given up! she is not even showing any emotion for him or even acknowlolging thay he is showing intrest in her.

Towards the end of the poem I notice he is getting angry! “ Thy beauty shall no longer be found.” He is starting to see that he is never going to gety in to her “Marble Vault.”(chp. 6 Crti. App). That she is playing a game, and their is no use.

In “ To His Coy Mistress” Andrew Wrote, “Nor, in thy marble vualt, shall sound/ My echoing song; the worms shall try that long perserved virginiy.” Rebecca west wrote about how violent his words have become when he was talking about how the worms would violate her corpse just because he was not able to open the “Marble Vault.” I agree with Rebecca West; I find it completely disturbing that he would even go as far to have such a disturbing image; to to violate her corpse!I noticed he metions, “Your quaint honor turn to dust and into ashes all my lust” He...

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