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Sir John Suckling

Why so pale and wan, fond lover?
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Emily Mettert

on 25 March 2013

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Transcript of Sir John Suckling

"Why so pale and wan, fond lover?
Sir John Suckling Stanzas 1-3
Devices And Analysis Lines 6-10
Devices And Analysis Lines 11-15
Deices And Analysis Biography Of Sir John Suckling By: Emily Mettert:) Birth to death: 1609-1642
Family name: Suckling (Clayton)
After his death his poems, plays and tracks were found
Literary movement: Seventeenth century English Cavalier poet (EBSCO)
Literary period: Caroline (Clayton)
Poetry was more a hobby to him than a serious study of literature (Jokinen) Lines 1-5
Devices And Analysis 6 Why so dull and mute, young sinner?
7 Prithee, why so mute?--
8 Will, when speaking well can't win her,
9 Saying nothing do't?
10 Prithee, why so mute? 11 Quiet, Quiet for shame! this will not move,
12 This cannot take her--
13 If of herself she will not love,
14 Nothing can make her:
15 The Devil take her! Sir John Suckling 1 Why so pale and wan, fond lover?
2 Prithee, why so pale?--
3 Will, when looking well can't mover,
4 looking ail prevail?
5 Prithee, why so pale? Line 1: Imagery
Lines 1, 2, 5: Repetition
Lines 1, 2, 4, 5: Rhetorical Question His friend asks him why he looks so pale and sickly. Then says if she didn't like you when you were well why would she like you when you're sick. Lines 1-10: Speakers tone concerned and sympathetic
Lines 6, 7, 10: Repetition
Lines 11, 12, 14, 15: Rhetorical Question The friend asks why he is so sullen and withdrawn. Then says if his conversations didn't impress her, then not talking to her will
interest her either. Line 11: Shift: The speakers tone changes from concerned to frustrated
Lines 11, 12, 14: Repetition The friend advises him and suggests to stop trying to make her love him. If she doesn't love him back, she won't change her feelings for him. (Baxley and Poetry of sir John Suckling) (Baxley and Poetry of sir John Suckling) (Baxley and Poetry of sir John Suckling) Short Summary A young man who is failing at trying to win the heart of a young lady receives advice from his friend. (Poetry of Sir John Suckling) The three last lines are easy to replace, which also relates with the way he thought of women at that time.
The lovesick man presents himself as a "servant" to the lady he loves. John felt this way towards women in his life. (Baxley) Speaker: A concerned Friend
Speaker talking to: Heartbroken friend
Prithee: Expresses a wish or request (Baxley)
Type of poem: Conversational-Poem that addresses to someone close (The experienced man towards his lovesick friend)
Rhyme Scheme: ABABB, CDCDD, EFEFF Authors Message/Theme If the one you love doesn't love you, then move on.
Speaker (Friend) basically says forget about her and move on. (Baxley) Before The Analysis Suckling Relates With The Poem Sir John Suckling wrote the poem so it would be introduced as a song in the play Aglaura, in the sixteenth century.(Jokinen) Reason Why Sir John Suckling Wrote The Poem Dramatic Lyric (Cafferty) The End:)
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