Presentation on theme: ""To My Dear and Loving Husband""— Presentation transcript:
1 "To My Dear and Loving Husband" Repetition of a word or group of words at the beginning of a line.Repetition of if –example of anaphoraIf ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee; If ever wife was happy in a man, Compare with me, ye women, if you can.Consider the audience here?Iambic pentameter-unstressed, stressed, five feet per line
2 By 1650 some still believed there was a shortcut to get to the riches of the Indies in America I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold Or all the riches that the East doth hold. My love is such that rivers cannot quench, Nor ought but love from thee, give recompense.Notice the imagery of physical wealth and ownership to represent emotional love.To put out, suppress, inhibitMeans both nothing and an expression of dutyWhich does she intend?To compensate, to pay for, repay
3 Repay, again her tone is almost apologetic here Repay, again her tone is almost apologetic here. What would she need to repay?Thy love is such I can no way repay, The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray. Then while we live, in love let's so persevere That when we live no more, we may live ever.many timesTo continueThis last line presents a paradox. How should they live now, if they are to live and love forever? How does this connect to the Puritan idea of predestination?
4 Terms to know…PARADOX-a seemingly contradictory statement that may nevertheless be trueANAPHORA-repetition of a word or words at the beginning of successive lines, clauses or sentencesINVERSION/INVERTED SYNTAX-reversal in the expected order of words where the subject and direct object often come before the verbARCHAIC LANGUAGE- words that are out of use--- thee, thou, wilst, ye etc.ALLUSION- an indirect reference to a person, place, event, or literary work (also biblical allusion)