Whoso list to hount I knowe where is an hynde

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  • Whoso list to hount...
    • AO2
      • Extended hunting metaphor: love as a chase, love as futile, love as exciting, love as a sport
      • Petrarchan Sonnet form
      • Predicament expressed in Octave (speaker is tired of chasing the deer), solution in sestet (the deer is caesar's)
      • Regular rhyme scheme: speaker does not give up the hunt
      • "sithens in a net i seke to holde the wynde" - powerful metaphor expresses futility of love
      • latin words - christ-like overtones, it is ordained by god, or maybe that the hind is divine in beauty
      • "graven... in letters plain" - female ownership, patriarchal values
      • Mary Magdelane - is Boleyn a fallen woman?
      • Soft word play mimics the 'joy of the hunt'
      • personal tone - Wyatt's own experiences
    • AO3
      • Wyatt was in love with Anne Boleyn and was imprisoned for it
      • The deer represents Boleyn
      • Probably written in the mid-1530s
      • Published in 1550s after his death
      • Role of women at the time - women were objects to be chased by men. Boleyn is owned by the King
      • Hunting was a popular pastime in tudor court
    • AO4
      • Untypical presentation of a woman as dangerous and wild - Wyatt values Boleyn for who she is rather than her money
      • Typical dehumanisation of a woman
      • Chasing a woman is a typical theme in 16th century literature
      • Typical use of latin and roman symbolism
      • Untypical use of a petrarchan sonnet form - expresses fatigue and sorrow rather than love
      • use of enjambment is untypical of Tudor poetry
    • AO5
      • Feminist critics:a woman is typically presented as something to be chased - unhealthy patriarchal idea
      • Marxists - women used as tools for power and money
      • Freudian: is this power greed?
    • Linking poems
      • Futility of love - Non sum Qualis
      • Social expectations - At an Inn
      • Passion - The Flea
      • Elusive women - La Bella Dame Sans Merci
    • Key Themes
      • Elusive women
      • Passion
      • Futility of love
      • Longevity of love
      • Men owning women
      • Chasing women
      • Destructive love
    • Key Quotes
      • "The vain travail hath wearied me so sore"
      • "I am of them that farthest cometh behind"
      • "faynting I followe"
      • "sithens in a net I seke to holde the wynde"
      • "Noli me tangere, for Caesar's I am"


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