Presentation on theme: "Literature of the 17 th Century. The 17 th Century early modern period of Europe Dutch Golden Age of Art Golden Age of French Civilization (French Grand."— Presentation transcript:
Poetry Cavalier Poets, Caroline Poets Cavalier Poets courtiers/ knights of Charles I Caraoline Poets Carolus Latin name of Charles I
Cavalier Poets Robert Herrick 1,400 poems Counsels to Girls or To the Virgin to Make Much of Time
Robert Herrick Counsels to Girls or To the Virgin to Make Much of Time carpe diem concept/ theme a philosophy that recognizes the brevity of life, we should live for and enjoy the pleasures of life in the present, without concern for the future
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may : Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he’s a-getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he’s to setting That age is best which is the first, When youth and blood are warmer; But being spent, the worse, and worst Times still succeed the former. Then be not coy, but use your time, And while ye may, go marry; For having lost but once your prime, You may forever tarry.
Cavalier Poet Sir John Suckling Why So Pale and Wan Fond Lover
Why so pale and wan, fond lover ? Prithee, why so pale ? Will, when looking well can’t move her, Looking ill prevail ? Prithee, why so pale ? Why so dull and mute, young sinner ? Prithee, why so mute ? Will, when speaking well can’t win her, Saying nothing do’t ? Prithee, why so mute ? Quit, quit, for shame; this will not move, This cannot take her. If of herself she will not love, Nothing can make her: The devil take her!
Cavalier Poet Richard Lovelace To Lucasta, Going to the Wars To Althea from the Prison reflects Lovelace’s loyalty to Charles I
To Lucasta, Going to the Wars Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind To war and arms I fly. True, a new mistress now I chase, The first foe in the field; And with a stronger faith embrace A sword, a horse, a shield. Yet this inconstancy is such As you too shall adore : I could not love thee, dear, so much Loved I not honor more.
Metaphysical Poet witty, complicated style, unconventional language, unconventional images: conceit John Donne A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning a perfect picture of love: love that isn't tied to a person's physical presence, but a spiritual love that can endure even the toughest situations
Metaphysical Poem A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning conceit comparing lovers to a pair of compasses a perfect picture of love
Puritan Poet John Milton greatest English epic Paradise Lost Paradise Regained The Bible
Paradise Lost the fall of Satan and the rebel angels Satan + his followers VS archangels Temptation of Adam and Eve Original Sin Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden