To His Coy Mistress By Andrew Marvell

"To His Coy Mistress"

Work Time

Another carpe diem poem along the lines of Shakespeare’s and Herrick’s is Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress.”

After hearing the poem read a couple of times, work with a partner to make sentence sense of the poem.

  • After each sentence (not line) write a brief paraphrase.
  • Generate questions if you run into problems with understanding.
  • Stop when you reach the break at line 20.