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ENG220 Rape of Lucrece 2

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Department
English
Course
ENG220Y1
Professor
Elizabeth Harvey
Semester
Fall

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ENG220 Monday, September 19, 2011 Rape of Lucrece Argument prose narrative poem: 7-line stanzas of iambic pentameter prose vs poetry: rhythm and pulse intertext: presence of literary, artistic, or musical reference system that dynamically interacts with the work i.e. story of Troy as background for nation allusion: symptom deeper underline structure, larger dynamic intertext at work network of references and allusions reading as archaeological process opening sets story in motion with a journey (Tarquin going to visit Lucrece) layered with metaphors trustless wings of false desire, lust-breathed Tarquin inhibited by lightless fire.... virginity and chastity physical status vs mental sexual status of body in relation to mind linkage of waist and chaste in opening, rhyme, pun
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