To His Mistress Going to Bed by John Donne

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Find examples of Donne’s "masculine persuasive force" in his Elegy 19, "To His Mistress Going to Bed."   Thank you.

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In "To His Mistress Going to Bed," the speaker is asking his lover to remove her clothes so that they can make love. His propositions are direct but usually followed by praise. "Your gown, going off, such beauteous state reveals, / as when from flowry meads th' hill's shadow steals."

In lines 3-4, the speaker describes himself as a soldier. "The foe oft-times having the foe in...

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