Lesson plans for "To His Coy Mistress," others
Biography and related links from Wikipedia.
Biography and links to poems.
Andrew Marvell: His poems, satires and prose works
Criticism from The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, 1907-21.
The Art of Seduction in Poetry
The Roman poet Horace, Andrew Marvell, and Marvin Gaye each contribute to this lesson. It focuses on diction, figurative language, and theme.
Developing a Thesis Statement
A hypertext version of the poem followed by 14 possible thesis statements for an analytical essay.
Ganges River in Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress"
What does the Ganges River look like? What does it represent? Find images and critical commentary here.
The Metaphysical Poets
This study guide includes poetry by Marvell, John Donne, George Herbert, and Henry Vaughan.
Renaissance Poetry Jigsaw Lesson
Students work in small groups. Each group learns about one English poet from this era, and then each group teaches the others.
Selected Poetry of Andrew Marvell
Links to 10 online poems, including "The Mower" poems and "To His Coy Mistress."
The Works of Andrew Marvell
Links to poems, including some written in Latin.
"World enough, and time"-Andrew Marvell's Coy Mistress
Students focus on how Marvell's use of tone and imagery serves to promote his theme of fleeting time.