Scenes & Places:
- Mythical/ Fairy take setting of the opening- links with the idea that the world of the imagination is more attractive/ inspiring than the real world.
- The scene changed to Corinth- represented as an oasis in a barred landscape (lines 181-4)
- Corinth represented as a place of light/ wealth
- The description of the 'secret room' where Lycius takes Lamia is very opulent. But is also isolated, lonely and dull.
- The description of the wedding scene us unusually foreboding/ morose. It is described using images of dedception.
- More description of the wedding scene occurs part II lines 173
Time & Sequence:
- Begins like a fairy tale- 'Upon a time'
- Notice how the panoramic description gives way to focus on Hermes' point of view and the on to Lamias point of view
- Then moves on to describe the relationship between Lycius and Lamia.
- Passage of time occurs between their meeting and their eventual marriage.
- Ends with the public revelation to lycius and audience of…
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