Presentation on theme: "To the Virgins To Make Much of Time"— Presentation transcript:
1 To the Virgins To Make Much of Time By: Robert HerrickPowerPoint by: Camille Smart
2 To the Virgins to Make Much of Time GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may,Old time is still a-flying:And this same flower that smiles to-dayTo-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 worstTimes still succeed the former.Then be not coy, but use your time,And while ye may go marry;For having lost but once your primeYou may for ever tarry.
3 About the Poem This poem can be viewed in two ways. Such as the man is persuading this woman to express herself sexually before it is to late.It can also be viewed as Herrick trying to persuade girls to marry while they are young, so they can enjoy the whole fullness of life with someone.But the poem is more expressed as being sexually active while you are young, and not waiting to long.
4 Expressing herself GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may, Old time is still a-flying:(1)And this same flower that smiles to-dayTo-morrow will be dying.The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,The higher he’s a-getting,(2)The sooner will his race be run,(3)And nearer he’s to setting.That age is best which is the first,(4)When youth and blood are warmer;But being spent, the worse, and worstTimes still succeed the former.Then be not coy, but use your time,(5)And while ye may go marry;(6)For having lost but once your prime(7)You may for ever tarry.(8)Hurry up, time is flyingThe day is growing oldSun is setting & the day is almost overBetter to do stuff when you are youngGive into your passionDo what you want to doDon’t wait to long or you will be out of your primeIf you wait to long then you will never get to express yourselfCoy- pretending shy, reluctant to make a commitmentTarry- to be tardy
5 Symbols In this poem, the man is speaking to the woman The title emphasizes much by meaning, A virgin takes to muchtimeTarry is a strong word in this story meaning, to be tardy. Thisword makes the poem say not to wait to long or you won’thave any time left. You will never have time to expressyourself afterwards or do what you want.An alliteration is “The higher he’s a-getting”. The “h”emphasizes each otherAnother alliteration is “…But being spent, the worse, and theworst…”. The “w” are expressed togetherOne symbol in the story is in the second paragraph when hestates “…the sun,…..the sooner will his race be run, andnearer he’s to setting.” This symbols that time is almost overand she will be cut short
6 One very important symbol I have gained from this poem is the image of a wilting rose. It is stated directly and indirectly, but it can be gathered from the poem. The wilting rose represents time ending. The rose will eventually die and so will everything else around it. This shows that you want to do anything you can before it is to late.
7 Robert Herrick was born in London in 1591 Robert’s life was torn apart when his father Nicholas killed himself a year after his birthHerrick wrote poems on morality and death, fortune and fate,poverty and riches,flowers, love andmistress, and heeven wrote 63known poemsabout his love Julia.This poem was written based upon JuliaHerrick has written over 1200 poems
8 Personal Views I thought this poem portrayed a negative aspect. People dowant to know theexperience of beingwith someone but thereis also the point that youneed to wait until the right moment and the right time. This is a good poem but it does seem a little negative. Also consider that the way he wrote the poem seems to say that he doesn’t want anything but to sleep with her.
9 Interesting Facts about Robert Herrick Herrick could have been considered an obsessed man about his love for Julia. Some of the poems he written about her consist of:On Julia’s BreathUpon Julia’s BreastsUpon His JuliaHer BedHer LegsUpon the nipples ofJulia’s BreastUpon the Roses inJulia’s BosomHis Last Request to JuliaUpon Julia’s SweatThe Candour of Julia’sTeethUpon Her WeepingAnother Upon Her Weeping