In Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress," what kind of love or qualities of love is the speaker trying to express in the first section of the poem (lines 1-20)?  

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In the first half of the poem, the speaker is trying to convince the addressee, the "lady," that he would allow their love to grow slowly, naturally, and organically ("My vegetable love") if only they had the time for that. He says he would gladly spend a hundred years praising her eyes, and "an age at least to (praise) every part" of her. He says that she deserves to have all this time ("you deserve this state") and that he would happily dedicate all this time to her, if only they had the time.

However, the speaker's protestations that he would love his lady slowly are really nothing more than a crude trick to convince her to have sex with him. The conditional phrase ("Had we") that begins the poem is very telling, as is the reference to the lady's "coyness." The implication is that she is refusing to have sex with him, that she is being coy. She wants to wait, to get to know him better, and to let their love grown naturally, to a point where she feels...

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