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Unformatted text preview: ENGL 120 “The Ecstasy” Speaker cares about instruction Instructing voyeur or 3 rd party Society on the brain Returns to instruction at end Doubtful about what kind of 3 rd party he wants Analogy Love takes place in network of correspondences Return to bodies Vehicle – accommodation Love returns to the macrocosm Seduction – speaker trying to persuade the mistress to go to bed with him all along At the end Donne stresses the highest possible motive Bodies seen as a type of Bible that other weaker people can learn about the mystery of true love Speaker hedges at how large his audience is Return to bodies = change is possible = loss, treachery, decay of love is possible For the entire speaker’s desire to separate the lovers from the macrocosm the speaker also resituates the love in a network of correspondences Either the speaker’s goal is seduction all along or the goal is to impress male audience with wit...
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- Spring '08
- Poetry, Jonson, Lyric poetry, Lucius Cary, party Society