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Analysis Of To Lucasta By Richard Lovelace English 1102 Analysis Essay

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Richard Lovelace is one of the most famous English Cavalier poets during the 1600s. He began writing his most famous works during the time in which he was imprisoned for protesting for King Charles I. He was put in a group with other poets and they were known as Cavalier poets, because they believed in writing brief lyrics that were more along the lines of songs rather than the regular poem outline. One of his most famous lyrics is “To Lucasta on Going to the Wars.” In Richard Lovelace’s poem, “To Lucasta,” he uses metaphors, symbols, and tone to reveal his perspective on the theme of honor and duty.
Lovelace compares war and love as metaphors in his poem. He compares the young woman’s body and mind to the peace and purity of a nunnery as he states, “That from the nunnery of thy chaste breast and quiet mind” (Lovelace 2-3). The author uses this choice of words to also tell the readers that the relationship was of religion and sacrifice, not just a sense of affection towards the woman's body and mind. The man in the story is just as attracted to war as he is his woman. Lovelace writes, “True , a new mistress now I chase, the first foe in the field” (5-6), in which the “new mistress” is the enemy, war. He is trying to get his lover to understand that he is not leaving her for another woman, but for something with honor. If he does not go through with it, then he is no man, but he is a coward. He only wants to be the man she deserves.
The poet supports the theme of honor and duty through his use of symbolism. Lovelace uses, “A sword, a horse, a shield” (8), to symbolize the war in which he will go fight in. He is risking his life and putting all of his faith into this sword, horse, and shield to protect during these cold, dark days. He also uses “Dear” and “Honor” (Lovelace 11-12) as a symbol for his love and dedication to the war and his significant other. His “Dear” is his significant other in which he loves dearly, but he must love his “Honor” more as it will make him a better man and only bring positive outcomes. Another symbol that describes his relationship with his significant other is the nunnery as it is a place in which the nuns rest. It could also be where his lover will stay as he is...

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