Robert Herrick 1591-1674

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1. Robert Herrick 1591-1674 “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” Geschke/British Literature Herrick's "To the Virgins..."

2. Theme Carpe Diem Latin for “seize the day” Geschke/British Literature Herrick's "To the Virgins..."

3. Vocabulary Virgins Young women Geschke/British Literature Herrick's "To the Virgins..."

4. Stanza 1 Gather ye rosebuds while ye may Old Time is still a-flying And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying. Geschke/British Literature Herrick's "To the Virgins..."

5. Stanza 1 How does the first stanza support the theme of carpe diem? Gather the flowers now because they will start dying tomorrow Carpe diem Geschke/British Literature Herrick's "To the Virgins..."

6. Stanza 2 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. Geschke/British Literature Herrick's "To the Virgins..."

7. Stanza 2 How does the second stanza support the theme of carpe diem? The sun is now at its high point but will soon start to fade Carpe diem Geschke/British Literature Herrick's "To the Virgins..."

8. Stanza 3 That age is best which is the first, When youth and blood are warmer; But being spent, the worse, and worst Times still succeed the former. Geschke/British Literature Herrick's "To the Virgins..."

9. Stanza 3 How does the third stanza support the theme of carpe diem? The best part of our lives (our youth) quickly fades into old age. Carpe diem Geschke/British Literature Herrick's "To the Virgins..."

10. Stanza 4 Then be not coy, but use your time; And while ye may, go marry: For having lost but once your prime You may forever tarry. Geschke/British Literature Herrick's "To the Virgins..."

11. Stanza 4 How does the fourth stanza support the theme of carpe diem? Change in format The speaker is talking directly to the virgins and giving them a command Geschke/British Literature Herrick's "To the Virgins..."

12. Stanza 4 Do not be coy Coy=cold; inaccessible; aloof Marry now If the virgins wait too long to marry, they may lose their chance Carpe diem Geschke/British Literature Herrick's "To the Virgins..."

13. Significant Poetic Devices Which poetic devices help most to establish the theme? Geschke/British Literature Herrick's "To the Virgins..."

14. Significant Poetic Devices Imagery Youth Rosebuds The sun Geschke/British Literature Herrick's "To the Virgins..."

15. Significant Poetic Devices Metaphor Comparing youth and old age to objects in nature Geschke/British Literature Herrick's "To the Virgins..."

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