in WOB tale, why is the knight called to the court of king arthur?
he raped a maiden
he must go find what women must desire
why does the WOB digress to the story of midas?
she explained how women cannot keep a secret and to elaborate on a common sterotype
what choice is the knight given by his new wife in the WOB tale?
the woman can stay old and faithful or young and unfaithful- he chooses the right thing
how does the pardoner achieve personal gain from his tale?
people believe he is against all of the sin he speaks of and buy his relics
it instills fear into the pilgrims regarding their salvation.
how did the feudal system lead to conflict between church and state
king believed he was above the pope, but pope has been on top for a long time and believed he should stay in rule.
why does milton think that his poetry will surpass others
his muse is truly divine
his subject is divine
which fallen angel raises the flag after the rebels reassemble and is often depicted as a goat?
why does satan feel that being in hell is better than heaven
because he can rule in hell, and he only serves in heaven
why is the serpent the "most fit vessel" for satan?
snakes are very subtle and sneaky, he also uses it as an excuse to how he could reach the fruit of the tree.
milton initially studied to become a ___________ but felt that __________
clergyman; tyranny had invaded the church
Whoso List to Hunt
-speaker is a man in love
-literally: having an affair
-figuratively: a hunter trying to catch a female deer
-fire is the speaker
-he grows hotter as she grows colder
-overcomes and alters the course of nature
-a man in love with a woman
-tries to immortalize their love by writing her name in the sand, but the sea washes it away, so he writes about her in poetry
-desires 4 things (friends, hope, literary ability, power)
-3 metaphors: autumn, twilight, dying embers
-he is older
-breathes life into his love
-statements about love
-idealistic (disney love)
-true love = no flaws
-if this is all true, no one has ever been in love
-statements about love
-atypical of a love sonnet
-not sensual or beautiful
-he loves her anyway
sir walter raleigh
convicted of treason under king james, and spend 15 yrs. in prison at the tower of london. he is a very powerful writer.
went to cambridge, successful spy for queen elizabeth, playwright, died in a bar fight.
the passionate shepherd to his love
-wants to come live with his love
-promises her things that he cannot afford
to his coy mistress
-urgency, carpe diem
-he will love her forever
-its a waste to take virginity to the grave
-his desire will burn up
-time is eating him up, sex is the cure
to the virgins, to make much of time
-herrick (ironic b/c he was a priest)
-telling women they should get married
-if you don't marry while you're young, you'll be forever alone
death be not proud
-death is personified as something that can beaten
-death shouldn't be proud because sleep gives us pleasure
-death has little power
-shouldn't be proud because its not eternal
why so pale and wan, fond lover?
-asking a friend why he looks sick
-why he is quiet and not talking to her
-he should forget her if she won't love him
to althea, from prison
-freedom of love
-freedom of alcohol
-freedom of speech
-even though he is imprisoned he can still think and dream
on my fist son
-wrote the poem after the death of his oldest son (7)
-the child has escaped aging
-he will be more careful with those he loves so much
-his son is the best creation (piece of poetry)
song to celia
-he is thirsty for this woman
-she returned his wreath (unrequited love), but her breathing on it gave it eternal life.
-poems written after experiencing harshness in life
-central question: what immortal being could create this form?
-did God make this evil thing?
-he is a travler and has gone to a land where there once was ancient civilizations