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    Please any one answer

    1 - What classical values did Ben Jonson promote in his poetry?

    2 - What did Jonson think of Shakespeare?

    3 - John Donne wrote Holy Sonnets. What else did he write?

    4 - What do you understand by “metaphysical” poet?

    5 - An example of a conceit in a poem by Donne is:
    a) pride
    b) the compass
    c) Ann Donne
    d) A pack of potato chips
    e) Dying

    6 - What is a carpe diem poem? Give an example:

    7 - Which poet wrote emblematic poems?
    a) George Herbert
    b) John Donne
    c) Ben Jonson
    d) Robert Herrick

    8 - Which poet who worked as a country vicar wrote poems praising women?

    9 - Explain what an epigram is:

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    6 - "Gather ye rose buds while ye may" is a "carpe diem" poem. The first line is a poetic way of saying "carpe diem."

    There you are - you won't score zero on your homework - now get your book out and do some work.

    Voices mysterious far and near,
    Sound of the wind and sound of the sea,
    Are calling and whispering in my ear,
    Whifflingpin! Why stayest thou here?

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    #9) Epigram

    ep·i·gram –noun
    1. any witty, ingenious, or pointed saying tersely expressed.
    2. epigrammatic expression: Oscar Wilde had a genius for epigram.
    3. a short, often satirical poem dealing concisely with a single subject and usually ending with a witty or ingenious turn of thought

    EX: from Oscar Wilde "Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one."

    Short poem type:
    Clement Marot:
    "No spell were wanting from the dead to raise me,
    But only that sweet laugh wherewith she slays me."

    Dude, you can find this stuff on the web...
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    Thanks People
    what about another

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    How about you give us your ideas, and we'll give a nudge in the right direction.
    and somehow a dog
    has taken itself & its tail considerably away
    into the mountains or sea or sky, leaving
    behind: me, wag.
    - John Berryman

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    2 - What did Jonson think of Shakespeare?

    This question seems familiar to me from the exam of English Literary Criticism.
    But i have a different answer to this question.I know about John Dryden's criticism on both Jonson and Shakespeare.In "An Essay Of Dramatic Essay",he criticises both Jonson and Shakespeare by saying for Shakespeare: " has the most comprehensible soul",when compared to Shakespeare,Jonson is"the most learned and judicious writer which any theatre ever had"and Jonson is also :" the more correct poet but the greater wit"

    I dunno if it will help u.

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