Who is Andrew Marvell?

  • (noun): English poet (1621-1678).
    Synonyms: Marvell

Andrew Marvell

Andrew Marvell (31 March 1621 – 16 August 1678) was an English metaphysical poet and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1659 and 1678. As a metaphysical poet, he is associated with John Donne and George Herbert. He was a colleague and friend of John Milton. His poems include To His Coy Mistress, The Garden, An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland, The Mower's Song and the country house poem Upon Appleton House.

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John Milton's Relationships - Friendship - Andrew Marvell
... On 21 February 1653, Milton recommended Andrew Marvell for a position with the Commonwealth's Council of State as his assistant after his previous assistant died ... It is uncertain when the two first met, but Marvell knew Milton's works and included similar themes within his own poetry a few years prior ... Milton liked Marvell, and in his recommendation describes Marvell as The Council did not accept Marvell, and they instead made Philip Meadows, a ...
Andrew Marvell - Marvell's Poetic Style
... Eliot wrote of Marvell's style that 'It is more than a technical accomplishment, or the vocabulary and syntax of an epoch it is, what we have designated ... He also identified Marvell and the metaphysical school with the 'dissociation of sensibility' that occurred in 17th-century English literature Eliot described this trend as 'somet ... Marvell's most famous lyric, "To His Coy Mistress", combines an old poetic conceit (the persuasion of the speaker's lover by means of a carpe diem philosophy) with Marvell's typically vibrant imagery ...

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    Annihilating all that’s made
    To a green thought in a green shade.
    Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)

    Or shatter too with him my curious frame:
    And let these wither, so that he may die,
    Though set with Skill and chosen out with Care.
    That they, while Thou on both their Spoils dost tread,
    May crown thy Feet, that could not crown thy Head.
    —Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)