10-18, Hero and Leander, Venus and Adonis

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10-18, Hero and Leander, Venus and Adonis English Notes Literary Craze: Reality TV in print form. Fad poems have different meaning in own time, obviously; requires one to know Ovid, for example. Venus and Adonis: Erotic mythological narrative derived from Ovid V&A displays general principles of genre: comedy, bawdiness, but with romantic sentiments Flowery and clearly constructs. Audience is narrow, story is already set, so it’s really a twist exercise Generally not a meaningful genre. Feel-good movie. V&A is an etiological poem: tells how things originated (how leopard got its spots). Stage plays are not works of literature in his day; similar to the way we (foolishly, in my opinion) might see a TV show, screenplay, etc. V&A is first heir of my invention: this is the first serious piece of poetry I’ve published. Oh, by the way, I need money, so I’ma gonna dedicate this to an Aristocrat. We believe the response went quite well, because next poem is also dedicated to same guy, and with much more intimacy.
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  • Summer '05
  • FRIED, D
  • English, Greek Mythology, Christopher Marlowe, Hero and Leander, Ovid V&A displays, Adonis English Notes

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