'The Good Morrow'

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  • The Good Morrow
    • stanza 1 - childlike love/ exploration of innocence
      • "were we not weaned till then?"
        • learning/essence/nourishment
        • "we in the'seven sleeper's den?"
          • woke up from persecution 200 years later. the idea that the night can create change. biblical importance - massive change.
            • morning changes everything. new dawn
              • learning/essence/nourishment
          • AO4: religion - christianity triumphed - all consuming religion vs. all consuming love?
      • "But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?"
        • "were we not weaned till then?"
          • "we in the'seven sleeper's den?"
            • woke up from persecution 200 years later. the idea that the night can create change. biblical importance - massive change.
              • morning changes everything. new dawn
              • AO4: religion - christianity triumphed - all consuming religion vs. all consuming love?
          • definitely not innocence - sexual puns
            • their innocence is of what they were missing
              • "what thou and i/ Did
          • does not hide the fact that both have experience
            • "If ever any beauty I did see,/ Which I desired, and got, 'twas but a dream of thee"
              • confident bravado - but returns to her image
                • their innocence is of what they were missing
                  • "what thou and i/ Did
        • happpy to have awoken
          • 'The Sun Rising': "Busy old fool, unruly Sun"
      • stanza 2 - learning, awakening becomes existential and spiritual.
        • "good morrow to our waking souls"
          • "watch not one another out of fear"
            • distinction between their love and normal love.
              • "For love, all love of other sights controls"
                • over-powering of body. senses appear useless
                  • "makes one little room an everywhere"
                    • "Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone"
                      • "Let maps to others, worlds on worlds have shown"
                        • present and future exploration becomes irrelevant
                          • "Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone"
                            • "Let maps to others, worlds on worlds have shown"
                              • present and future exploration becomes irrelevant
                                • "Let us posses one world, each hath one, and is one"
                                  • totality.
                                  • possibility and joy
                                    • nocturnal on st. Lucy's day: Study me then, you who shall lovers be/ At the next world"
                          • "Let us posses one world, each hath one, and is one"
                            • totality.
                            • possibility and joy
                              • nocturnal on st. Lucy's day: Study me then, you who shall lovers be/ At the next world"
        • stanza 3 - they become one.
          • "my face in thine eyes, thine in mine appears"
            • literally reflected - shows it's slightly mocking
            • "where can we find two better hemispheres"
              • self satisfaction
              • idea of the earth, but literally eyes.
              • "Without sharp North, without declining West"
                • unpolarised - smooth purity
              • common belief that earth is centre of the universe
                • self satisfaction
          • "whatever dies was not mixed equally"
            • alchemy - mixing of substances. usually ignored to make gold - strong connection to ideas of magic and power
            • "IF our two loves be one...none can die."
              • alchemy - mixing of substances. usually ignored to make gold - strong connection to ideas of magic and power
              • Nocturnal on St L's day:"I am every dead thing,/ In whom love wrought new alchemy.
            • love can be eternal + everlasting
        • Aubade - 'The Sun Rising'
        • easily contrasted with 'A Nocturnal upon St Lucy's day'

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