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English Literature

Andrew Marvell: To His Coy Mistress

Context

Andrew Marvell is often described as being a metaphysical poet (using images and word play to express complex ideas and feelings) as so much of his poetry deals with ideas of existence and truth. His poetry is also humorous, often using satire to attack or mock others.

His poems are often centred on wealthier people, that is, those at court - high up enough in society to be around the monarch and those in power.

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