Robert Herrick (1591-1674) and
Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)
Things to Consider:
types of passion and love
Robert Herrick: 739:
In what way, according to the editors, do Herrick's
poems reflect the social context that produced them?
"Corinna's Gone A-Maying"
In what ways is this a
In what ways does this poem
employ pagan imagery?
How is the concept of carpe diem being employed
in this poem?
"To the Virgins, To Make Much of
How does the use of the
concept of carpe diem in this poem compare with that found in the previous
Describe Marvell's political
What conflicts do the editors
see in Marvell's love poems such as "To His Coy Mistress"?
"To His Coy Mistress" 751-52:
Explain the speaker's
argument in this poem.
How is the concept of carpe diem exemplified in
this poem? Cite specific passages.
As the editors inquire,
is this "a clever seduction poem or a probing of existential
angst"? Does it "endorse or critique the speaker's view of
passion and sex" (751)? Explain, referring to specific
Other Discussion Questions: 739:
Who are the "Sons of Ben"?
Why was Herrick expelled from his vicarship in 1647?
To what does "cleanly
Explain the use of nature
imagery in "To the
Virgins, To Make Much of Time."