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  • Love Through the Ages Poetry
    • Whoso list to hunt
      • Iambic pentameter, petrarchan sonnet, Octane and Sestet as well as a volta
      • Courting Anne Boleyn? Caesura- 'fainting' Sybellence- 'so sore' Conflicting emotions, change in poem at point of realisation
      • Tudor Era, Henry 8th on the throne 'Caesar', lover portrayed as the hunter and the lady as a 'deer'- play on words common at the time.
      • Courtly love, forbidden, unattainable, idealised
    • The Flea
      • Metaphysical Conceit- extended metaphor
      • 3 stanzas, AABBCCDDD rhyme
      • 'Sucked me first', 'maidenhood'- virginity, he wishes to have sex with her- she however squashes the insect
      • Physical love
    • A song (Absent from thee)
      • Restoration rake- libertine, live fast die young
      • similar to the scrutiny although less arrogant
      • wants to live out fantasies, then "to thy safe bosom I retire"
    • To his coy mistress
      • Metaphysical- witty argument- Carpe Diem
      • Hedonism and sexual ******- physical love
      • exaggeration, metaphors "worms shall try that long preserv'd virginity"
    • The Scrutiny
      • Cavalier poet- the time of charles II- civil war, royalist
      • physical desires, arrogant, high up in society
      • wishes to 'play the field' infidelity, "skillful mineralists"
    • Sonnet 116
      • Iambic Pentameter, Sonnet. ABAB rhyme scheme. Rhyming couplet at the end.
      • didactic language- teaching the reader a lesson about what true love is.
      • Elizabethan Era
      • idealised, unconditional, spiritual, romantic, infinite, pure
    • The Garden of Love
      • romantic movement
      • 'thou shalt not'- old testament. Religious- against religion and strict rule.
      • ABAB rhyme, internal rhyme
      • the ideal set against the reality of love, the restriction of free love
    • Song (Ae fond kiss)
      • AABB Quatrains, suits the song form, Scottish accent- personal poem
      • mutual love and respect, platonic love affair, no bitterness, romantic ideas
      • emotive onomatopoeic, repetition 'farewell'- pain of parting with Nancy
    • She walks in beauty
      • dellusioned by love- idealised love, unobtainable
      • Romantic poet- Lord Byron- captivated by her beauty
      • 3 stanzas, regular rhyme scheme. Enjambment- cannot pause for breath
      • Antithesis- 'shade' 'ray' 'more' 'less'- opposites, personal emotion
    • Remember
      • Rhyme Scheme ABBAABBACDDECE- iambic pentameter and sonnet. 5 iambs per line. Petrarchan sonnet.
      • mourning and remembrane, romantic love.
      • Rossetti- religious, precocious family. Self sacrificial or commanding?
    • The Ruined Maid
      • Hardy. Class differences, Realist social satire. Victorian.
      • jealousy- distinct accents- impoverished country dialect vs formal eloquence. The maid is unapologetic, sarcastic.
      • Rhyme scheme resisted by the ruin maid (second speaker)- consists of dialogue.
      • Country bumpkin and formal lady both set up to fail in society. 'Melia' a prostitute? Superficiality.
    • At an Inn
      • Victorian 1900s- social class, religion, strong moral codes- sexual acts saved for marriage
      • inn keepers think they are a married couple. bitterness that nothing happened between them- a facade
      • caesura and alliteration stopping- pessimism, personification of love, focus on the then and now
    • La Belle Dame Sans Merci
      • Ballard, repetition, cyclical, tells a story
      • Seduced by an elf, femme fetale- temptress, speaker in danger, under influence of drug/ seduction
      • pathetic fallacy, volter- 'she' (the elf) now in control 'wild wild eyes'
      • false, dangerous love
    • Non sum Qualis eram bornae sub regno cynarare
      • title from Horace Ode, Dowson fell in love with 11 year old girl, decadent movement
      • Repetition of 'Cynara'- obsessed with her, desperation, 12 syllable beginning each stanza- Alexandrine, carry story line
      • with prostitute but faithful to old lover- 'red' of prostitute, 'lilies' (purity innocence of children)
      • corrupt love, abusing love- getting over loss by indulging more in decadence

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