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 ... 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 diplomat ...
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 tentatively as wit, a ... 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 'something which.. ... 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 ...

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    For I so truly thee bemoane,
    That I shall weep though I be Stone:
    Until my Tears, still drooping, wear
    My breast, themselves engraving there.
    There at me feet shalt thou be laid,
    Of purest Alabaster made:
    For I would have thine Image be
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    Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)

    My love is of a birth as rare
    As ‘tis for object strange and high:
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    Upon Impossibility.
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