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1 by: Ben Jonson Liz Schuler, Ja’von Langley, Maria Miller, and Brigitte Swartwood

2 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

3 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.

4 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.

5  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.

6  Known for his play writes  “To Celia” was published in a collection entitled The Forest. It was in  It is a lyric love poem.  One of the most frequently quoted poems in English literature.

7  "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  McDougal Littell Literature: British Literature. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2009.


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