Love Through The Ages Part 1

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  • Love through the ages
    • Thomas Wyatt 'Whoso list to hount'
      • Renaissance
      • 'ABBA' enclosed rhyme scheme
      • About a man chasing after a woman
        • Deer chase is a metaphor for the man chasing him
        • He is at the back, not going to get her
        • Volta- he warns other man to not go for her as it's a waste of time
      • Petrarchan sonnet
    • William Shakespeare 'Sonnet 116'
      • Shakespearean sonnet
      • Inconsistent iambic pentameter
      • About perfect love
        • Talks about all the good things in a relationship.
        • Even if bad things happen, lovers get through it
      • 'ABAB' Alternate rhyme scheme
      • Renaissance
    • John Donne 'The Flea'
      • Carpe diem poem
      • Metaphysical poet
      • Conceit - extended metaphor
      • About a man arguing with a woman over the fact she won't have sex with him
        • She hasn't lost any honour from killing the fly so won't lose any from being with him
      • AABB rhyming  couplets
      • iambic pentameter and tetrameter
    • Andrew Marvell 'To His Coy Mistress'
      • One sided argument of a man wanting sex.
        • Not likely to be shared to women as 'she' never talks. May be for other man to read.
      • AABB rhyming couplets
        • Became more popular after Marvell
      • Untitled
      • Mocks the blazon
    • Richard Lovelace 'The Scrutiny'
      • Carpe Diem poem
      • The morning after the night before
      • He promised he would stay, but breaks it
        • Won't stay with her because she's boring
          • 'A tedious twelve hours' spent'
        • Wants to be with other women and not just her
      • Begins in medias res
      • ABABB Cinquain rhyme
      • Iambic tetrameter
    • Rochester 'Absent From Thee' (A Song)
      • Iambic tetrameter
      • ABAB alternate rhyme scheme
      • About a man who seems unable to stay in a relationship with one woman
        • Promises he will return, but never does
        • Presented as a self centred cheater.
      • This would have been shocking for a cavalier poet if his work wasn't usually like this
    • William Blake 'The Garden of Love'
      • ABCB envelope rhyme
      • Wants to be with a woman but can't due to barriers eg the church
      • Variety of religious language used.
      • Extended metaphor of a dying garden
        • 'graves' 'tomb-stones' 'priests in black gowns'
      • Iambic tetrameter

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