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
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2007 for the course ENGL 2010 taught by Professor Fried, d during the Fall '05 term at Cornell.

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