Practicing Poem Analysis & Creation
“Farewell, Love” – by Sir Thomas Wyatt 1. Purpose of title: _____________ 2. Topic of poem: _____________ 3. Format: _____________ 4. Literary elements (label & locate): _____________ 5. Theme: ____________ Farewell love and all thy laws forever; Thy baited hooks shall tangle me no more. Senec and Plato call me from thy lore To perfect wealth, my wit for to endeavour. In blind error when I did persever, Thy sharp repulse, that pricketh aye so sore, Hath taught me to set in trifles no store And scape forth, since liberty is lever. Therefore farewell; go trouble younger hearts And in me claim no more authority. With idle youth go use thy property And thereon spend thy many brittle darts, For hitherto though I have lost all my time, Me lusteth no longer rotten boughs to climb.
Poem Creation Pick at least 3 of the 5 characteristics you pulled out of the professional poem to create your own poem. Analyzed poem details: 1. Purpose of title: Indicates speaker’s attitude towards topic 2. Topic of poem: frustrated love 3. Format: Italian sonnet (abba cdd cee) 4. Literary elements (label & locate): metaphor = “rotten boughs” (love is like sickly tree); apostrophe (speaking to cupid, who isn’t present/ can’t respond) 5. Theme: Love is dangerous and not valuable; cast it away. (Or, intellect is better than emotion) I want to keep… Always keep formatti ng 1. Purpose of title: Indicates speaker’s attitude towards love 2. Topic of poem: ______ love 3. Format: Italian sonnet (abba --- ---) 4. Literary elements (label & locate): apostrophe (speaking to ______, who isn’t present/ can’t respond)