In the poem "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell, a man tries to persuade a woman to have sexual intercourse with him. Through out the entire poem this man describes lots of reason for her to get into bed with him. This man even goes so far to threaten her if she does not sleep with him. These actions show that this man's love is shallow. .
First and foremost Line eleven of the poem stated "My vegetable love should grow Vaster than empires, and more slow;" (line 11-12, Marvel) proves that his love for her is only skin deep and that there could not be anything else but physical love. A vegetable comes from the vegetative part of a plant, as opposed to a fruit, which comes from the reproductive part. Vegetable when grows unlike fruits are shallow and hollow inside which proves that his statement shows that he wants nothing but lust between him and her. On the outside it may seem that he wants her to love and live long together and that their love shall be greater than empires throughout history, but his words contradict with what he truly wants because why would a man say "should" when the word that he quote quote "should" say is would. The only reason for that is because his love for her is not true and that he only wants her as society call it as "one night stand". Society throughout history have proven to us again and again that a person may say things that he or she wants just to get to their lustful, sinful goals. Now in line twenty of the poem stated "Time's winged chariot hurrying near; and yonder all before us lie Deserts of vast eternity. Thy beauty shall no more be found" (line 22-25) also proves that his love for her is only skin deep and that there could not be anything else but physical love. Time's winged chariot hurrying near is a metaphor for time displaying his true motives showing her that time is at an expiration point and that she soon to be turning into an old maid.