Intro to Literary Study (2005)

11 February 2005

Early Modern English

Sundry merrie tales of "Ye Olde Englishe," of the dayes of yore.

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Various Poems 2

We'll spend today on The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock, and preview some older poems with language that may be less familiar to you.

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Coleridge, ''On Donne's Poetry''

With Donne, whose muse on dromedary trots,
Wreathe iron pokers into true-love knots;
Rhyme's sturdy cripple, fancy's maze and clue,
Wit's forge and fire-blast, meaning's press and screw.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

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