Tuesday September 27th 2011
ENGL 1F95: Lecture 6
To His Coy Mistress (Marvell 677)
Rhetorical structure ---> argument
- Invitation to something
-Blason worked into poem.
Lines 26- 33 is saying: “If you don’t yield to me sexually now, you will yield to the worm
sexually in your grave.”
The Good-Morrow (Donne 603)
Genre --> Aubade is a dawn poem, is a morning after poem (comes from Aube (french),
Alba (italian) means dawn).
Nocturne --> night poem
Serenade --> evening poem
Aubade --> morning poem
Conceit: (metaphysical conceit) a concept
Imagery of exploration, maps, worlds upon worlds.
“You and I, Let us possess one world.”
Paradox: Something beyond ordinary opinion
1 + 1 = 1? <-- this is paradoxical or metaphysical.
two hemispheres (east and west) yet they are one world.
My mistress is a map and I am the explorer.