trailing clouds remain in a growing child as intimations of

Trailing clouds remain in a growing child as

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lines 64-65: “trailing clouds” remain in a growing child as “intimations of immortality”-Wordsworth wrote parts 1-4 in 1802 and 2 years later came back to it-Between stanza 4 and 5 the tone changesoDistress -> assuranceALEXANDER POPE – “THE RAPE OF THE LOCK”-mock epic Pope writes is clear in the ways in which his poem parodies and burlesques the epic conventions we talked about in relation to Milton’s “Paradise Lost”odescent to underworldoepic battles at game of cards and battle over Belinda’s then ravished lock ofhairogrand speeches such as that of Pholsestrous, who urges Belinda not to forgive but to take violent actionoClarrisa’s speech about wisdom and calmoOpening invocation tells us he was asked to write this poem by a friend who cut Belinda’s hair > John Carol mentioned as museoEpic question begins at line 7oMortal affairs -> the machinery; directed or affected by the supernaturalImplicit, firmer criticism of lady already laid out by epic question“Name for epic convention that Pope mocks”How do Pope’s rhetorical figures interact with his goals?
-Pope has been asked to help through wit, these families to get through their disagreements -Issue is not quite as epic or grave as it might seem to them now-As we read mock epic we always experience dissonanceoOver-inflated epic treatmentoSee through claims how basic the argument isoWhy is Pope so sure that Belinda’s reaction, Arabella Farmers, is overblown –a little dramaticWhat is his claim about the real situation between these two people?As Baron approaches the scissors at end of Canto 3, he looks at ideas rising in her mind and finds an earthly loverWhy does it weaken Ariel and take away her power?There is desire; full of sexual innuendo between the twoAlready desirous, negotiations towards a marriage so the logic goes, reduce your outrage, calm yourself downPoem urges towards Baron’s perspectiveoHow do Pope’s techniques help bring an education of reader and implicitly ofBelinda?he implies strong relationship between them-Pope uses English verse form most applied to heroic subjects; heroic couplets-He uses rhetorical figuresoSentence paralleled on “hang” and “hover” – strengthened by the alliteration of letter “h”(an aspirate sound)oWithout parallelism, you cannot understand antithesisoContrast between 2 things that is affirmedoLine 126 in canto 2: parallelismoAntithesis: parallelism to create contrastowe can’t understand chiasmus without parallelismouses zeugmaCanto 4, line 126: Barons irony mocks foolish aristocrat who cannot speak wellCanto 2, line 105Canto 3, lines 3-5-Pathos is for bad writing from high seriousness to something trivial-Anticlimax we use when we are sure author is being funny and creating irony-Voice is raised, subject elevated, but always so trivial-The poem is didactic – has educative purpose-World of Belinda, people lost understanding of what is serious and what is trivial.

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