Using the literary and linguistic concepts and approaches of I Syng

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Using the literary and linguistic concepts and approaches of I Syng of a Mayden, this essay will be focusing on how the anonymous poet conveys religious ideas throughout the poem. The poem was written by an anonymous poet in the 15th Centaury

How does the poet convey religious ideas in the poem 'I Syng of a
Mayden'?

Using the literary and linguistic concepts and approaches of 'I Syng of a Mayden', this essay will be focusing on how the anonymous poet conveys religious ideas throughout the poem. The poem was written by an anonymous poet in the 15th Centaury. As it was by an anonymous poet the poem was probably passed round by mouth and song meaning that it could be a ballad or hymn. As well as that, I also feel that due to
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I think he did this because he wanted to portray Christs' appearance as pure as nature.

The structure of the poem develops along with the foetus as it uses an extended metaphor of organic growth ' that fallyt on the gras...flour...spray' which suggests that the foetus is at first a piece of grass, then it develops into a flower and then a 'spray' which shows the three stages of pregnancy. The rhyme scheme of the poem follows a abcb structure in verses one and five;
'mayden...makeles...Kynges...ches', 'mayden...she...lady...be', but uses a rhyme scheme of abab in verses two, three and four;
'stylle...was...Aprylle...gras', 'stylle...bowr...Aprylle...flour',
'stylle...lay...Aprylle...spray'. It has four to six beats per line and is 1st person address in the first verse and 3rd in the second, third and forth verses as he changes from 'I' to 'He'. It has four verses in all which makes it a quatrain and this makes it add to the songlike feel.

The declarative mood of this poem is positive as it's about the creation of Christ; it uses nature and lullaby tones as a softening effect. It uses a lot of repetition in the three middle verses emphasising the three stages of pregnancy and the three stages of flower growth. It also uses parallelism as it repeats the second and third sentences during the same three verses, with exception of the last words of each line. It uses syntax inversion on the phrase 'to her son she

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