ENGL 1F91 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Philip Larkin, The Sun Rising, Theocentricism

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4 Oct 2011
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The sun rising - john donne (606) lovers seasons. 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 link meaning sex, sexual congress, hug raising the word love and then crossing it out. Supposed to be about love given and received. Aubade about the lack of love present. Echos occurring reaching back and pulling tradition forward. Classical period: to the fall of the roman empire (476 ad) Medieval period: from fall to end of 15th century. Three periods in the development of the english language. Gradation sublunary-- subject to time and change eternal and immutable (orbit) Physical properties -- fire, air, water, earth (humours: choleric, sanguine, melancholic, phlegmatic) Body (head- genitals; reason - will - appetite)

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