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“to the virgins, to make much of time” Key quotes or lines:“And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying.” “For having lost but once your prime, You may forever tarry.”Type: Carpe DiemSummary or notes: He is writing to young girls that they should make use of their youth and beautifulness while they still can because when they are older they will not be wanted in the same way. He wants them to not be coy about having sex and just do it because they are youngand should make the most of their time. “Upon Julias clothes”Key quotes or lines: “Whenas in silks my Julia goes” “That brave vibration each way free, O how that glittering taketh me!”Type:Summary or notes: He finds her clothes to be sensual and beautiful. He admires what she is wearing and loves what he sees.Andrew Marvell:was an English metaphysicalpoet and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1659 and 1678. As a metaphysical poet, he is associated with John Donne and George Herbert. He was a colleague and friend of John Milton.“To his coy mistress” Key quotes or lines:“Thy beauty shall no more be found; Nor, in thy marble vault, shall sound”“Thus, though we cannot make our sun Stand still, yet we will make him run.”Type: Carpe diem
Summary or notes: He wants his lover to give up her virginity to him because they don’t have the time to waste being coy. He talks about how time is creeping forward and death is nearer and nearer and they must make use of time while there are beautiful because they won’t be beautiful forever or youthful. “An horatian ode upon cromwell’s return from ireland”Key quotes or lines:“Nor in the shadows sing His numbers languishing. ’Tis time to leave the books in dust, And oil th’ unused armour’s rust,” “And for the last effect Still keep thy sword erect; Besides the force it has to fright The spirits of the shady night, The same arts that did gainA pow’r, must it maintain”Type:Summary or notes: Marvell praises Oliver Cromwell’s victories and Oliver Cromwell’s return to England after a military expedition to Ireland. Cromwell defeated the Irish Catholic and English Royalist Alliance in a series of battles, thereby eliminating a major threat to the newly formed English Republican government.John Milton:was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), written in blank verse.PARADISE LOSTBook 1“The Argument”This first Book proposes, first in brief, the whole Subject, Mans disobedience, and the loss thereupon of Paradise wherein he was plac't: Then touches the prime cause of his fall, the Serpent, or rather Satan in the Serpent; who revolting from God, and drawing to his side many Legions of Angels, was by the command of God driven out of Heaven with all his Crew into the great Deep. Which action past over, the Poem hasts into the midst of things, presenting Satan