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Introduction to the Early 17th Century

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Stephanie Womick

on 22 March 2013

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Introduction to the Early 17th Century Some terminology:
"Jacobean"--relating to the reign of King James I
"Caroline"--relating to the reigns of King Charles I and II 1603: James I crowned 1625: Charles I crowned 1642: Civil Wars begin 1649: Charles I executed; republic declared 1660: Restoration of Charles II 1649-1660: The Interregnum Period King Charles at Prayer (pg. 1359) Cromwell (pg. 1363) The Great Chain of Being (pg. 1350) The Four Humors The Ptolemaic Universe The heavens themselves, the planets and this centre
Observe degree, priority and place,
Insisture, course, proportion, season, form,
Office and custom, in all line of order.
(Troilus and Cressida, 1.3.87-91) Conceit: "An elaborate and often surprising comparison between two apparently highly dissimilar things....involves strikingly original images or familiar things used in an unusual way....often take the form of extended metaphors....sometimes functions as the controlling image for the entire poem" (Murfin 70). If you are on this side of the room,
work on "The Pulley" If you are on this side of the room,
work on "Love (3)" 1) Are two dissimilar things compared? What are they?
2) Familiar things used in an unfamiliar way?
3) Controlling image of the poem? Shaped poem (aka: emblem poem, shaped verse, concrete poem, pattern poem)
Poem in which the words and/or lines are arranged to present a picture that reflects the content of the poem.
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