"Then worms shall try That long-preserved virginity" - Alyssa Botelho's Poetry Blog - poem virgin death and worm

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poem virgin death and worm


Sex and Worms Don't Go Together. What stood out the most to me in this poem is the huge juxtaposition between life and death. Marvell.

My echoing song: then worms shall try. That long preserved virginity, This particular poem was first published after Marvell's death, by his housekeeper.

Thy beauty shall no more be found; Nor, in thy marble vault, shall sound My echoing song; then worms shall try That long-preserved virginity, And your quaint .