Biography of Andrew Marvell

Andrew Marvell was born at Winestead-in-Holderness, Yorkshire, on March 31, 1621 to the Rev. Andrew Marvell, and his wife Anne. When Marvell was but three years of age, the family moved to Hull, where Rev. Marvell became lecturer in Holy Trinity Church. He was educated at the Hull Grammar School, and in 1633 he matriculated Read More

Marvell as a love poet.

Answer: Marvell’s love-poems constitute an important division of lyric poetry, the other two important divisions being poems dealing with the theme of religion and those dealing with the theme nature. His love-poems include The Fair Singer, The Definition of e, To His Coy Mistress, Young Love, The Unfortunate Lover, The Picture of Little T.C., The Read More

To His Coy Mistress

Analyze the poem, “To His Coy Mistress”.

Answer: Marvell’s love-poems constitute an important division of poetry.  To His Coy Mistress is a metaphysical poem written by the English author and politician Andrew Marvell either during or just before the Interregnum. “To His Coy Mistress” is divided into three stanzas or poetic paragraphs. It’s spoken by a nameless man, who doesn’t reveal any physical Read More