ENG220 Rape of Lucrece 3

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Published on 26 Sep 2011
School
UTSG
Department
English
Course
ENG220H1
ENG220
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
perspective
visibility and invisibility
Tarquin: what is not visible to the eye interests him
“save something too much wonder of his eye, which, having all, all could not
satisfy” 92-112
repetition of word “all”
rhetorical figure and effect: epizeuxis, repetition of two words with no other in
between
all, which cannot satisfy
repetition of word, opposite meaning
projects what seen in structure of poem itself
perlexis: jump ahead to place not yet arrived; foreshadowing
rhetorical representation of idea of lust
Lucrece doesn’t see evil hidden in Tarquin, unable to understand meaning from
“parling looks” <- looks that speak
Collatine published Lucrece’s stories, Tarquin publish stories of Collatine’s fame
references to theme of chivalry, patriarchy, coats of arm, lineage, legitimacy
120-133
extended description of happening
journey into Tarquin’s mind
inhabit thoughts and minds of Lucrece and Tarquin
unresolved psychomachia
ongoing desires
feminine rhyme: final unstressed syllable rhymes
“revolving, obtaining, resolving, abstaining, gaining”
present participle: durative action
emotional and soft, consumed with desire, passive, not decisive -> feminine
belief that men spending too much time with lust become feminine, weak, enslaved by
desire
Tarquin becomes a figuration of weakness and femininity
155-68
Tarquin worries about dangers of his lust
pure thoughts dead and still, lust and murder wake to stain and kill
world gain kind of animosity (life)
vagina & sheath (sheath his sword -> imagining rape)
190-210
apostrophe
address to torch (Fair torch, burn out they light, and lend it not...)
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