Mortality, otherwise known as "death," gets a whole stanza in Andrew Marvell’s classic from the 1650s. The speaker presents his vision of the afterlife. While beautiful in terms of the that words the speaker uses to describe it, his vision is miles away from hopeful. He thinks that dying is the ultimate lack of control. It’s not as big of a downer as it sounds like. The speaker is a very witty guy, and his treatment of death makes for some of the most entertaining pick-up lines since John Donne’s "The Flea."
By telling the mistress what it will be like when she’s dead (something she can’t verify), instead of telling her about her actual life (something she can verify), the speaker destroys his argument.
Time and death become synonymous in Andrew Marvell’s "To His Coy Mistress."