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Lecture 7

Lecture 7

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Tuesday, October 4th 2011 Lecture 7 The Sun Rising - John Donne (606) - lovers seasons - sun’s natural seasons - play refers to imitation - we are not imitating the world, the world out there is imitating us. - metaphysical paradox: this is the centre of the universe and your orbit is no bigger than the walls of this rom Aubade - Philip Larkin (2716) - light around edge of flame becoming closer - supposed to be about love given and received - link meaning sex, sexual congress, hug - raising the word love and then crossing it out - Aubade about the lack of love present - Hamlet is all over this poem - echos occurring - reaching back and pulling tradition forward The Medieval Period Latin medius, middle + aevum, age: The Middle Ages 1.) Classical period: to the Fall of the Roman Empire (476 AD) 2.) Medieval period: from Fall to end of 15th century 3.) Modern period: 15th century to the present Three Periods in the Development of the English Language 1.) Old English (Anglo-Saxon) - 5th century- 1100 AD - e.g., Beowulf 2.) Middle English - 1100-1500 AD - e.g., Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales - e.g., Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 3.) Modern English Tuesday, October 4th 2011 - 1500- present The Medieval World Geocentric View , GOD theocentric Heaven Primum mobile Stellatum
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