The Good Morrow

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  • The Good Morrow
    • Structure
      • Form: aubade- celebrates sun rise
      • triple rhyme + strong arguement- ABABCCC. Playful, bounces along, reflects 'childish' theme at start. But also structures, stong arguement
      • First lines looking at past use monosyllables 'were we not weaned til then'. Become more flowing and unified ;better hemispheres
    • Imagery
      • Renaissance discovery; 'let sea-discoveries to new worlds have gone' disinterest in new world, dismissive and demeans modern ideas . 'Let us possess one world, for each hath one and is one.'- each others world
      • 'Without sharp north, without declining west'. Perfect world, no cold, no darkness of sunset
      • 'weaning' 'snorting' 'childishly' - reflects world they've left together. takes their love to a higher plane.
    • Techniques
      • Microcosm: two lovers represent whole physical world. Microcosmic body mirrors macrocosmic world ' one little room an everywhere
      • Direct address 'what thou and, and I'. Becomes more personal
      • Gender equality 'one world' 'face in thine eye, thine in mine appears'
    • AO4
      • Renaissance imagery or voyages and discovery. Very current topic
      • 'seven sleepers den'  Catholic tale (dig at catholics? childish). However, represents them escaping persecution of emperor (or other lovers) and have become braver- love has changed them
      • 'Whatever dies was not mixed equally' Elizabethan and medieval idea of body's liquids being in proportion - implying their balance is perfect
      • Neoplatonism 'face in thine eye' ... eye window to soul 'good morrow to our waking souls '
  • 'seven sleepers den'  Catholic tale (dig at catholics? childish). However, represents them escaping persecution of emperor (or other lovers) and have become braver- love has changed them

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