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To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time". VirginsYoung and nave Theme of Carpe DiemTime is fleeting, take advantage of it MetaphoricalLive life to the fullest, it will fade . To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time". GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may, Old time is still a-flying : And this

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1. Robert Herrick “To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time”

2. “To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time” Virgins Young and naïve Theme of Carpe Diem Time is fleeting, take advantage of it Metaphorical Live life to the fullest, it will fade

3. “To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time” “GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may,     Old time is still a-flying : And this same flower that smiles to-day     To-morrow will be dying.” (1-4) Enjoy rosebuds (joys of youth) The days are short Opportunities missed may be lost forever

4. “To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time” “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.” (5-8) Youth like the sun comes and goes quickly Take advantage of your present youth

5. “To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time” “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.” (9-12) Youth is best because we are energetic Aging is bad but will come regardless

6. “To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time” “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.” (13-16) Don’t waste time being coy You will always wait for the opportunity to come again If you wait to long, you’ll regret your missed opportunity

7. “To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time” Poetic devices Imagery and metaphor Presents time as short, live in the moment “And this same flower that smiles to-day, To-morrow will be a dying (3-4) 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.” (5-8) Roses and sun will eventually fade Compared to life and love

8. “To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time” Poetic devices Theme Carpe diem Love and live in the moment

9. “To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time” Poetic devices Tone/ mood Urgent

10. “To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time” Poetic devices Rhyme scheme abab, cdcd, efef, ghgh 4 quatrains

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