Presentation on theme: "By: Ben Jonson Liz Schuler, Ja’von Langley, Maria Miller, and Brigitte Swartwood."— Presentation transcript:
by: Ben Jonson Liz Schuler, Ja’von Langley, Maria Miller, and Brigitte Swartwood
Background -Jonson created a play called Every Man in His Humor - Major success, Shakespeare played a role in the play - Jonson got into a fight with one of the actors and killed the man in a dual. - He became a convicted felon and lost his property
Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup, And I’ll not look for wine. The thirst that from the soul doth rise Doth ask a drink divine; But might I of Jove’s nectar sup, I would not change for thine.
I sent thee late a rosy wreath, Not so much honouring thee As giving it a hope, that there It could not withered be. But thou thereon didst only breathe, And sent’st it back to me; Since when it grows, and smells, I swear, Not of itself, but thee.
Style: Undecided Tone: Love Theme: Transcendent love quenches his thirst. Rhyme: ABCBABCBDEFEDEFE Rhythm: The syllables alternate between 8 syllable and 6 syllable lines. Other literary devices: Metaphor- The first stanza is a metaphor comparing love to an ethereal elixir. Alliteration- Kiss, cup; drink divine; rosy wreath; smell, swear Personification- The thirst…doth ask.
Known for his play writes “To Celia” was published in a collection entitled The Forest. It was in 1616. It is a lyric love poem. One of the most frequently quoted poems in English literature.
"To Celia (Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes)." To Celia (Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes). N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2014. McDougal Littell Literature: British Literature. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2009.