The Flea

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  • The Flea
    • Structure
      • Alternating iambic pentameter and tetrameter (always ending with 2 pentameter.
      • AABBCCDD= strong logical argument that is easy to follow- accessable for reader
        • Also internal rhyme which sounds lyrical- playful and song like- rushing her to bed?
    • AO3/4
      • Metaphysical- turning an insignificant image into an elaborate symbol (conceit)
      • Religion
        • 'marriage' 'sacrilege' 'sin' are all serious issues - serious overtone. Mocked by Putting on level with base 'that thou denys't me
          • 'Mark but this flea' connotationsof a sermon- must be obeyed
      • Equality 'we' 'mingled be' -puts her on same level as him - flattering at time.
      • Untitled
    • Imagery
      • Sexual Connotations
        • Maidenhead 'purpled thy nail in blood of innocence (loss of..)
        • 'killing' 'death' sexual connotation    s(orgasm)
        • 'pampered swells with one blood made of two' (male genetalia?)
      • 'jet' 'purpled' dark, passionate, intriguing
    • Devices
      • Direct address - persuasive/ foreceful
      • Triple rhyme- persuasion
      • hyperbole 'o stay' 'kill me'
  • Structure
    • Alternating iambic pentameter and tetrameter (always ending with 2 pentameter.
    • AABBCCDD= strong logical argument that is easy to follow- accessable for reader
      • Also internal rhyme which sounds lyrical- playful and song like- rushing her to bed?

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