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Invitation to the Voyage

Andy Quan - Malatack Period 5
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on 5 April 2013

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Timeline Lit Terms 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c Subject Charles Baudelaire Invitation to the Voyage Andy Quan By: Charles Baudelaire
Translated by: Richard Wilbur Invitation to the Voyage My child, my sister, dream
How sweet all things would seem
Were we in that kind land to live together
And there love slow and long,
There love and die among
Those scenes that imagine you, that sumptuous weather.
Drowned suns that glimmer there
Through cloud-disheveled air
Move me with such a mystery as appears
Within those other skies
Of your treacherous eyes
When i behold them shining through their tears.

There, there is nothing else but grace and measure,
Richness, quietness, and pleasure.

Furniture that wears
The luster of the years
Softly would glow within our glowing chamber,
Flowers of rarest bloom
Proffering their perfume
Mixed with the vague fragrances of amber; Gold ceilings there would be,
Mirrors as deep as the sea,
The walls all in an Eastern splendor hung---
Nothing but should address
The soul's loneliness,
Speaking her sweet and secret native tongue.

There, there is nothing else but grace and measure,
Richness, quietness, and pleasure.

See, sheltered from the swells
There in the still canals
Those drowsy ships that dream of sailing forth;
It is to satisfy
Your least desire, they ply
Hither through all the waters of the earth.
The sun at close of day
Clothes the fields of hay,
Then the canals, at last the town entire
In hyacinth and gold:
Slowly the land is rolled
Sleepward under a sea of gentle fire.

There, there is nothing else but grace and measure,
Richness, quietness, and pleasure. Setting The setting is a place that is relaxing, somewhere luxurious, and Baudelaire's imaginary getaway. "Gold ceilings there would be" Literary Terms The meaning of the poem was Baudelaire's yearning to get away from the stress and debt he had. He wanted to express his feelings towards Apollonie Sabatier as well and was probably tired of having to keep their relationship low key. Meaning 1821 Charles grew up in France
His father had died before his seventh birthday
Hated stepfather
Feared loneliness
Sought out for love and care that his mother never could give Imagery: Literary Terms in the Text "Drowned suns that glimmer there through cloud-disheveled air" The first stanza (or paragraph) would have a rhyme scheme of AABCCBDDEFFE. "Those drowsy ships that dream of sailing forth" Rhyme Scheme: Personification The occasion that inspired this poem was the hectic time in Baudelaire's life. He realized what was important (his loved ones) and figured out what he wanted, or would want, through this poem. Occasion "There, there is nothing else but grace and measure,
Richness, quietness, and pleasure." The audience of this poem was his mistress, Apollonie Sabatier
At the time, that was who he was involved with and he talks a lot about love. Audience Baudelaire wrote this poem to express his emotions about his life by imagining a place where he could be free. Purpose The subject of the poem was love.
The poet shows how much he loves his mistress and how much he wants to be with her. Went to Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris
Fell into debt, addictions, and was expelled. 1836-1839 Spent more than half of inheritence Begins to be influenced by Edgar Allen Poe 1860-1866 Largely influenced by Poe
Published over 100 poems
Many were censored 1867 Baudelaire's final days were spent drinking and smoking
The alcohol and opium caused brain damage
semi vegetative state
Died, semi paralyzed on August 31st TONE The tone of the poem can be described as:

Yearning- To have an intense feeling of loss or lack; longing for something

Placid- Calm and peaceful; free from disturbance

Passionate- Showing or caused by strong feelings 1st Question 2nd Question Andy Quan Sent to a military school
Dropped out immediately
Sent to India on a voyage
Returned to Paris because of seasickness
Inherited money from is father's estate
Squandered over half on his writing in two years. Travels In the first stanza, Baudelaire reveals a personal love life, how does this introduction define his view on the concept of love? Charles Baudelaire lost his father at a young age; would the style of writing be different if he had both parents present? What role does a childhood play in a authors life? Question #3 Many authors involve their own lives in their writing, including Baudelaire, who referenced his reality as unappealing, what are some examples from the text that exemplify his actual life as depressing? Influences Lemony Snicket
Pierre Jean Jouve
Pierre Emmanuel
T.S. Eliot
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