Addresses death as a person and criticizes it Deaths power is merely an

Addresses death as a person and criticizes it deaths

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Addresses death as a person and criticizes it - Death’s power is merely an illusion - The end death brings is a break from the world o Saves the victims from earthly suffering - Donne criticizes death as slave to other forces o Fate, chance, kind and desperate men - Death not in control because variety of powers exercise power of taking lives o Drugs provided better rest than death - Donne predicts end of death itself #14 - Donne is speaking to God and is submissive to his plan and way - Asks God to restore his soul and overflow him - Metaphorically indicating he wants God to use force to assault his heart - Words bend break burn shows that speaker considers his soul to badly damaged to repair o Needs to be recreated - Paradox of faith is speaker can only be free if he is enthralled by God “Hamlet”- Shakespeare - Drama and tragedy o Revenge tragedy genre - Renaissance play - Soliloquies show hamlet trying to figure situations out “Easter Wings”- George Herbert - Built on back and forth between despair and hope - First half of each stanza Hebert describes downward spiral of human life o Started with Adam who stated us off bad o Shame for sins whittled away at speaker - Second half of stanzas is more positive o Ask to rise up with Christ and celebrate victory over death o Acknowledges sin but looks forward to better days - Hopeful tone and full faith in God o Humble and confident “Jordan (1)- Herbert - Poem about poetry o Why fiction for poetry o Tired of cliché poetry types - Winding stairs suggest poets always express in obscure ways and not plain speech - Why does poetry which is a construction itself have to refer to other false constructions rather than depicting life itself
- Shames pastoral poetry and idealized versions - Why does reader have to work so hard to read - In 3 stanza he stops questioning and states - Jordon will wash away mediocre pastoral platitudes by the poets Herbert wants to be distant form - Plain language and straightforward Love (3)- Herbert - Personifies love dialogue between worshiper and God - Lyrical voice feel guilty and unworthy o Yet love doesn’t blame or criticize but asks lyrical voice if it needs anything - Love wins the argument - Love keeps inviting him in and he keeps rejecting - In last tine lyrical voice’s tone shifts and overcomes guilt and lets god compensate for human weakness “Delight Upon Disorder”- Robert Herrick - Little things noticed to be going astray o Subtle things like clothes that have flaws - See flaws on women’s clothes as unique and beautiful - Sees amusement in messes - Sees true art as slight disorder he sees in every day - Clothes more interesting when not straight and perfect o Speak a kind of humanness o Art that is out of order - Carpe deim poem - Urges listen to live and enjoy Corinna’s Going a Maying- Herrick - Trying to get love out of bed for calibration - Tries to shame her into hurrying up o Morning is in full bloom an cake be ate - This kind of pleasure wont be around forever o Their prime is right now - Seize the day o Carpe diem - Song poem o

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