Study Guide

A Dialogue between the Soul and the Body Tough-o-Meter

By Andrew Marvell

Tough-o-Meter

(7) Snow Line

Although the language and imagery are straightforward, the sprinkling of paradox and Marvell's full-on embrace of seventeenth-century body-and-soul philosophy can make the concepts a chilly climb for most readers. Pack a coat, and don't forget to Shmoop before heading out.

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