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1. What is the speaker trying to convince his mistress to do?
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To His Coy Mistress Questions A Poem by Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) 1. What is the speaker trying to convince his mistress to do? 2.Why is she being "coy"? 3.Outline the author's argument in the form of a syllogism or a logical argument where the conclusion is inferred from the two previous truths. Use If, but, therefore to form your syllogism. 4.Explain why the poet uses the term "vegetable love." 5.What simile in section 3 contrasts with "vegetable love"? How so? 6.What image in section 3 contrasts with the image of the distance between the Ganges and the Humber? 7.Explain what the poet means by line 24 "Deserts of vast eternity." 8.For what is sun a metonymy? 9.What philosophy is the poet advancing with this poem? 10. What might acting on physical desire symbolize for the author?

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