Dialectical Arguement in Peotry

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Andrew Marvell’s poem “To His Coy Mistress” is a prime example of dialectical argument. In a dialectical argument the author includes three main parts; the thesis, the antithesis, and the synthesis. The thesis states the preposition, no matter how obscure it seems. The thesis is the “If” statement. After the thesis the antithesis gives the “but” statement, the antithesis contradicts the thesis. When the author makes his two arguments he comes to the conclusion of his preposition, known as the synthesis. This ends up being the “Therefore” statement. In Marvell’s poem he follows this structure to, at the time, suggest that he and his love interest to take the next level of their relationship and become sexually involved with each other. Even though this poem took a preposition asking the intended reader to advance in her and the narrator’s relationship, the poem has developed a more philosophical meaning about life that remains true into the modern world. The first stanza of “To His Coy Mistress,” is Marvell’s “If” statement to his lover. He states that if and only if he had all the time in the world he would and could properly admire her beauty and successfully woe her . He sets aside nearly 30,500 years, in the poem, he says he needs to admire her and her assets properly as he sees fit. In this stanza Marvell makes his preposition and argues that he, and his mistress, can only love each other properly if he was given the 30,500 years this time to admire her to the level her beauty deserves. The thesis in this particular poem brings to light the reality of the situation; nothing is going to be perfect. In order to strive for the perfect status hundreds of thousands of years would have to be dedicated to the cause. Following the thesis is the antithesis in the second stanza. In Marvell’s poem he makes the simple statement of life is not eternity. He does this by telling his beloved that she will not be able to remain pure forever into death as her dead body rots...
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