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ROBERT HERRICK (1591-1694). Robert Herrick Entered St. John's College, Cambridge in 1613, graduated w/a BA in 1617 and MA in 1620 Became the eldest of.

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1 ROBERT HERRICK ( )

2 Robert Herrick Entered St. John's College, Cambridge in 1613, graduated w/a BA in 1617 and MA in 1620 Became the eldest of the "Sons of Ben", Cavalier poets who idolized Ben Jonson, mixing in literary circles in London. On April 24, 1623 was ordained an Episcopal minister

3 Robert Herrick Entered St. John's College, Cambridge in 1613, graduated w/a BA in 1617 and MA in 1620 Became the eldest of the "Sons of Ben", Cavalier poets who idolized Ben Jonson, mixing in literary circles in London. On April 24, 1623 was ordained an Episcopal minister

4 Robert Herrick Carpe diem means "seize the day" This Latin term was coined by the Roman poet Horace, and in general it refers to all those works in which one is reminded to eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we may die.

5 Robert Herrick In lyric love poetry, the tradition sometimes becomes a bit of a game, as the lover tries to encourage the woman to enjoy love while they are young and beautiful. ure=related ure=related

6 To the Virgins to Make Much of Time First line has become the cliché for carpe diem Gather ye rosebuds while ye may Line 2: tempus fugit Old Time is still a-flying Line 4: memento mori (remember your own mortality) Tomorrow will be dying

7 To the Virgins to Make Much of Time Stanza 2 Comparison of life span to a day Sun: the higher he a-getting Sooner his race be run nearer hes to setting Stanza 3 Best times are when you are young that age is best which is the first Worse when you are old. being spent, the worse

8 To the Virgins to Make Much of Time Stanza 4 Because he is a minister, he tells them to marry. (instead of telling them to just have sex) use your time/and while ye may, go marry Live while you are young and can marry or you will end up an old maid. for having lost but once your prime/you may forever tarry.


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