TITLE

"Rosalind's Madrigal," from "Rosalind."

AUTHOR(S)
Lodge, Thomas; Bolton, Matthew J.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Rosalind's Madrigal, from Rosalind (Rosalynde);2011, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Poem Analysis
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
In this song from the Elizabethan play "Rosalind," the title character details the ways love torments her. In an extended simile, Rosalind compares love to a bee that "my heart doth sting" (17). She threatens love with various punishments, imagining it as the boy-god Cupid who must be beaten "with many a rod" (29). By poem's end, however, she determines that she would rather be tormented by love than by its absence.
ACCESSION #
67062940

Tags: ESSAYS;  ROSALIND (Poem : Lodge). Rosalind's Madrigal;  LODGE, Thomas, 1558?-1625;  POETRY (Literary form) -- History & criticism;  POETRY (Literary form) -- Themes, motives;  LOVE;  ENGLISH drama -- Early modern & Elizabethan, 1500-1600;  CUPID (Roman deity)

 

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