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1 Vu Nguyen Enl-003-015 18 February 2011 Essay #2 Caught in a “strange labyrinth,” Wroth’s speaker asks, “How should I turn?” In Sonnet 77 by Mary Wroth, one can better understand and guide oneself through the sonnet by viewing it through a different perspective. In order to develop a greater understanding for the sonnet’s settings and central ideas, dilemma concerning with the speaker’s indecisiveness in the direction to take, Wroth’s complex syntax of punctuation, one must consider its repetitive and ambiguous structure and syntax complexities of punctuation and misleading rhyme scheme through the lens of the myth about Theseus and the Minotaur. To capture and understand the sonnet’s perspective, Wroth’s description of the setting can be analyzed with the myth’s setting . For example , in line one of the sonnet, Wroth paints a revealing setting of a “strange labyrinth” Using tautology to needlessly describe the labyrinth as “strange,” Wroth questions the audience about the setting of the sonnet and implies that the labyrinth has a hidden definition. When connecting the similarities of the two settings, the reader can construct a guide to interpret and understand the difficulties in the sonnet’s ambiguous syntax. In order to accentuate the pauses and stops when traveling through a labyrinth, Wroth utilizes punctuation. Commas, questions marks, semi-colons, periods, and colons achieve a pausing rhythm. For example, the question mark that ends line one delivers an effect of a complete stop to emphasize both the stressful question “…how shall I turn?” and the sonnet’s most central idea: the speaker’s internal battles against the labyrinth. In John Garrison 2/23/11 9:23 PM John Garrison 2/23/11 9:24 PM John Garrison 2/23/11 9:24 PM John Garrison 2/23/11 9:25 PM John Garrison 2/23/11 9:27 PM Comment: Review requirements for paper header, as described on syllabus. Comment: Omit this sentence. The next one says this in more detail. Comment: Please proofread the paper for punctuation and other details before submitting. Comment: This just restates a line from the introduction. Omit. Comment: Review rules for commas.
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2 addition to the use of the question mark, Wroth ends line two with a colon delivering momentary pause rather than a complete stop and emphasizing the start of the speaker’s series of important thoughts and struggles while facing the labyrinth. When expressing the speaker’s thoughts in lines three to seven concerning which direction to take through the labyrinth, Wroth ends each line with a semi-colon. The semi-colon , which establishes
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