ENG303H1 Lecture Notes - Carnivalesque, Lycidas, Dropt

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Lycidas
Weep no more, woful Shepherds weep no more, [ 165 ]
For Lycidas your sorrow is not dead,
Sunk though he be beneath the watry floar,
So sinks the day-star in the Ocean bed,
And yet anon repairs his drooping head,
And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled Ore, [ 170 ]
Flames in the forehead of the morning sky:
So Lycidas sunk low, but mounted high,
Through the dear might of him that walk'd the waves;
Where other groves, and other streams along,
With Nectar pure his oozy Lock's he laves, [ 175 ]
And hears the unexpressive nuptiall Song,
In the blest Kingdoms meek of joy and love.
There entertain him all the Saints above,
In solemn troops, and sweet Societies
That sing, and singing in their glory move, [ 180 ]
And wipe the tears for ever from his eyes.
Now Lycidas the Shepherds weep no more;
Hence forth thou art the Genius of the shore,
In thy large recompense, and shalt be good
To all that wander in that perilous flood. [ 185 ]
Tone change... echoes Revelations, religious consolation
Repetition of lament to repetition of consolation
o For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime,
Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer:
Who would not sing for Lycidas?
Repeating, reprising
Water imagery Christ walking on water Nectar
Day star sun Son
Resurrection idea recurring
Nuptial song -> marriage to Lamb (Christ), bride as church… in Revelations
Lycidas lives on in heaven and in poem, outside of death/absence, greater meaning
consoling people
Orpheus ‘s death -> shredded up and thrown into river because refuse to associate
with other women
o When by the rout that made the hideous roar,
His goary visage down the stream was sent,
Down the swift Hebrus to the Lesbian shore.
Lycidas becomes genius of the shore
Continuous echoes and repetitions
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Weep no more, woful shepherds weep no more, [ 165 ] Sunk though he be beneath the watry floar, So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed, And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled ore, [ 170 ] Flames in the forehead of the morning sky: Through the dear might of him that walk"d the waves; With nectar pure his oozy lock"s he laves, [ 175 ] In the blest kingdoms meek of joy and love. That sing, and singing in their glory move, [ 180 ] And wipe the tears for ever from his eyes. Hence forth thou art the genius of the shore, In thy large recompense, and shalt be good. To all that wander in that perilous flood. Repetition of lament to repetition of consolation: for lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young lycidas, and hath not left his peer: Water imagery christ walking on water nectar.

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