the use of personification connotes a lack of choice in the pursuit of the speaker's desires against the looming force of time. the speaker's attempt to shift the blame only makes him seem more untrustworthy and driven by his own sexual desires. the chase personification of time puts pressure on his partner and reveals that in fact, sex is all he wants from the relationship considering he said he had no time to dote on his partner but has enough time to argue and blame time for the execution of his needs.
the use of a simile equates their possible sexual relationship as natural: religiously birds accompany pivotal moments within the bible and are considered wise. of course there are no real birds in this situation but the speaker uses the simile to connote that there relationship would be holy, when really it would be looked down upon.
throughout the hole poem apostrophe is used : some argue that the speaker is alluding to time , but I argue that he's alluding to sexual desire. this is the speakers attempt to persuade the lover that his intentions are purely innocent hence the unlimited amount of double meanings. this allows the speaker to control the narrative. before they sleep together, one interpretation of the poem is that he genuinely thinks that time is going to catch up to him soon , but on the other that its evident on thorough analysis of his words that his sexual intentions were evident from the beginning and that the lover was naïve to not notice . time, on top of all this is innate and ever present so alluding to it is pointless ; however again we can also interpret that he is really alluding to sexual desire throughout because this is his actual goal, and the excuse of time is just a convenient and more sympathy evoking argument.