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Corinna´S Going A Maying By By Robert Herrick

1037 words - 5 pages

Adrian Savage
Professor McCormick
EN 205
13April 2014
Live For Today!
Why must we seize the day? That is a million dollar life question. I think the question should be stated “Why not seize the day”. There is no wrong or right way to answer this question. This question reminds me of the quote by Harry "Breaker" Harbord Morant “Live every day as if it were going to be your last; for one day you're sure to be right.” So that is my answer. Better stated in the simple term Carpe diem “seize the day” means to have enjoyment of the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future. Why not enjoy what you have at the moment than dwell over what you could have, because today’s struggle can ...view middle of the document...

The 17th century artistic poets are most none for making this theme of writing popular in England. Carpe diem poem expresses the notion of “Drink, eat, have fun, for tomorrow we die” meaning the time will get away from us, life is too short and after death we only have an eternity of darkness to look forward to endure. I chose “CORINNA'S GOING A-MAYING” by Robert Herrick because it was the most aspiring one of the list to explain the relationship between the writer and god and the expression of love in the time it was written. The poems begins opening up about the spring time, and how everybody feels like child and full of excitement. How the parks are “trimmed with green” and the speaker is trying to encourage whoever he is talking to t come enjoy the day, to pick flowers, skipping prayers and enjoying life while they still can feel their youth inside of them. While Herrick at the beginning of the poem starts off with such happiness, he turns to more serious reason why she should enjoy her life everyday as if it was her last. Herrick tells her with a darker tone that their life/days “slipping away faster than the sun” and they will soon get old and decay. She needs to enjoy life while it’s a change they can. The Change in the poem is important to note because of the compassion he is trying to expresses. The mood of the poem goes from happy to serious, than hits the reader with death. Trying to the reader to understand the importance of what he trying to get across. Spring was taking serious sin the 17th century because they believed it was a time for a renewal of life, time to take advantage of life’s pleasures and to not worry about the significances of the church or religion. , "Few beads are best once we...

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