Archetypal Elements in Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”

Ali Abduljalil Mahdi


The present paper is concerned with examining Andrew Marvell’s Seductive Cavalier Lyric poem “To His Coy Mistress” with an eye to its archetypal contents. Marvell employed images and motifs that, intentionally or not, function as archetypes. The poem contains universal elements like the images of sun, garden and desert and motif of time and immortality which are manipulated by Marvell in his poem.

Key words: Archetype; Time and Immortality; Desert


Archetype; Time and Immortality; Desert



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