May 7 2013
1. D'Avanzo, Mario L. "Marvell's to His Coy Mistress." Explicator 36.2 (1978): 18-19. Print. The article analyzes the use of irony and Biblical allusion in the poem To His Coy Mistress to argue that sexual intensity is the righteous way to triumph over mortality. Marvell used different examples to portray his love towards the mistress (such as the flood and the judgment day). The author give details why and what Marvell thinks when he decided to choose these but not anything else, in his opinion. As well, he talks about the poet's belief that sexual intensity obliterates one's awareness of time and reason's self-consciousness. Furthermore, D’Avanzo clarifies the equation of sexual pleasure to earthly salvation expressed in the poem. He concludes that these allusions built a strong bond with the theme of the poem, which also increases probability to convince the mistress. I’m always curious about the Biblical allusions referred in the poem. Maybe because I’m not a catholic, this makes the poem hard for me to understand when I analyze poem’s meaning. I found this helpful and can strengthen my essay body a lot when I write about the use of To His Coy Mistress’s Biblical allusion in specific. These allusions help to increase the value and the strength of the poem. Besides that, these connect to the time and theme in the poem by describing a(n) (assumed specific) period of time. I’d use and define it as the measurement lengthwise of time beside the measurement lengthwise of space (the distance between the speaker and mistress). 2. Duyfhuizen, Bernard. "Textual Harassment of Marvell's Coy Mistress: The Institutionalization of Masculine Criticism." College English 50.4 (1988): 411-23. Print. In this article, Bernard Duyfhuizen writes about the Feminist Criticism in general, and gives many specific examples, such as Feminist Criticism in Hamlet and To His Coy Mistress. He explains in detail how the result of...