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Mozarmi 1 Sean Mozarmi Ms. Zwick AP English Literature 18 January 2011 Heath Guide Questions 1. This poem is addressed to the poet’s son, who is presumably dead. This suggests that Jonson believes in God and in the afterlife, probably a Christian afterlife like Heaven. He talks to his son as if he were in Heaven listening to him. 2. In the sense that the young boy is in a more comfortable, less dangerous, and less miserable world. The poet corroborates this when says “Will man lament that state which he should envy.” The poet refers to his son as if he were in a better place, that is, Heaven. While his son is in the haven of Heaven, the poet is still suffering the real world, and he has been for a much longer time. 3. Jonson is a very pride father. He actually refers to his pride and love for his son as his sin. He
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Unformatted text preview: indeed ironically conveys that his obsessive love for his child led to his death; the poet’s sin was the cause of his son’s death. In fact, at the last line in the poem, the poet promises never to love something too much as he once did; the pain of losing so much love is unbearable. 4. The poem is an elegy mostly in iambic pentameter and rhyming couplets. Even though the poem is addressed to his deceased child, the purpose of the poem is for the poet’s comfort. 5. He hopes to love less in the future. He says that “As what he loves may never like too much,” meaning that he will be careful of excessive love lest he lose it and suffer unbearable pain like he did when he lost his son....
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