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"That Long Love that in my thought doth harbor"
Wyatt--translation of Petrarch's same poem as Surrey translated ("Love that doth reign and live within my thought")about unrequited love for Laura "For good is the life, ending faithfully"; "Wills that my trust and lusts's negligence/be reined by reason, shame and reverence"
"My Galley Charged with forgetfulness"
Wyatt, also translation of Petrarch, unrequited love, ship that's been there before, despair, lord of love steering the ship,
"Eke my enemy, alas/That is my lord, steereth with cruelness"
"Love that doth reign and live within my thought"
Surrey--same Petrarchan poem translated by Wyatt; more militaristic; "And coward Love, then, to the heart apace/Taketh his flight, where he doth lurk and plain,/His purpose lost, and dare not show his face."
"Sonnet 1 from Astrophil and Stella"
inspiration for writing; "Thus, great with child to speak, and helpless in my throes/Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: "Fool" said my muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write."
Sonnet 18
Shakespeare; comparison to a summer day--conclusion that the speaker is fairer, longevity of writing; "But thy eternal sunshine shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st" "So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this and this gives life to thee."
Sonnet 73
Shakespeare--season of fall to speaker who is growing old--yet his lover still loves him stronger, "In me thou see'st the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west", "In me though see'st the glowinfg of such fire...Consumed with that which it was nourished by"
Sonnet 129
Shakespeare--definition poem of lust, shouldn't worry about lustful mistakes--"waste of shame" "Past reason hunted; and no sooner had, Past reason hated, as a swallowed bait, on purpose laid to make the taker mad" "all this the world well knows; yet none knows well to shun the heaven that leads men to this hell"
Sonnet 130
Shakespeare comparison of mistress to all things she is expected to be--mistress fails, but speaker's love is still special; "If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun/If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head." "My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground." "And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare/As any she belied with false compare."
Sonnet 138
Shakespeare, relationship based on lies--she has an affair, he acts like he doesn't know anything to seem young, "Simply I credit her false-speaking tounge: On both sides thus is simple truth suppressed" "Oh, loves best habit is in seeming trust, And age in love loves not to have years old."
A Valediction Forbidding Mourning
John Donne--letter sent to lover as he is about to leave--point being, that quiet is better than making a big deal out of everything--not everyone should know about their love--also strengthens their relationship, comparison to virtuous men dying & ice melting & movement of the earth & compass; "So let us melt, and make no noise, No tear-floods, nor sigh-tempests move, 'Twere profanation of our joys To tell the laity of our love" "Our two souls therefore, which are one, Though I must go, endure not yet A breach, but an expansion, like gold to airy thinness beat."
The Canonization
John Donne--Defense of speaker's love for a woman--shut up, who am i hurting?, we're a mystery, sonnet will hold our history even if the grave can't, mirror imagery, we should be a pattern---macrocosm vs. microcosm, "Soldiers find wars, and lawyers find out still litigious men, which quarrels move, though she and I do love." "The phoenix riddle hath more with By us: we two being one, are it./So, to one neutral thing both sexes fit." "And if unfit for tombs and hearse/Our legend be, it will be fit for verse"
The Relic
shakespeare---speaker, presumbably dead, wonders what will happen when they dig him up; interestingly, lovers are virgins, distrust of organized religion, instead love is holy "If this fall in a time, or a land where misdevotion doth command, then he that digs us up, will bring Us to the Bishop and the King to make us Relics" "Difference of sex no more we knew Than our guardian angels do"
Holy Sonnet 10
Donne, death should not be proud because it has little power, because of eternal life, use of sleep several times "thou'art slave to fate, chance, kings and desperate men" "One short sleep we wake eternally, And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die."; apostrophe
The Flea
Donne; speaker tries to woo woman with comparison with the flea, woman crushes flea in the middle of poem "Oh stay, three lives in one flea spare,/Where we almost, yea more than married are." "Though use make you apt to kill me,/Let not to that, self murder added be,/And sacrilege, three sins in killing three." "Cruel and sudden hast thou since/Purpled thy nail, in blood of innocence?"
Easter Wings
Herbert, in shape of wings, carmen figuratum, first stanza about man in general, second about speaker, "Lord, who createst man in wealth and store, Though foolishly he lost the same" "For if I imp my wing on thine, Affliction shall advance the flight me."
The Vine
Herrick--dream of pleasure, wakes up with erection, "Such fleeting pleasures there I took/That with the fancy I awoke:/And found (ah me!) this flesh of mine/More like a stock than like a vine."
Delight in Disorder
Herrrick--Small wrong things are far more attractive than complete perfection, the way Herrick cleverly plays with the rhyme scheme (sprezzatura); "Do more bewitch me than when art/Is too precise in every part."
Upon Julia's Clothes
Herrick--repition of certain consonants, fascination with Julia's clothes "Then, then, methinks, how sweetly flows/That liquefaction of her clothes."