What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why
What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why ENG 150
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What lips my lips have kissed ENG 150-05 2-3-16 What’s An Italian sonnet? They all have 14 lines Structure 8 line octet Introduces the problem The search to understand something 6 lines “sestet” offer a “solution: or “answer” “What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why” Link So what’s the problem? Forgot the person show slept with Forgot someone she used to know Reflecting on past loves. What are the things she’s “forgotten” / is missing? Love Affection People she loved Innocence “Unremembered” lads Suggests that this was intentional She chooses not to remember “Is full of ghosts tonight that tap and sigh” Something left unresolved Her past She feels “Haunted” “Dead” to her Scary for her Solution She has loved in the past and now know what She feels like a lone tree No leaves Dry/ dead looking What lips my lips have kissed ENG 150-05 2-3-16 Easy to break Exposed She feels defeated, but is realizing that someone loved her before and someone will lover her again. With this tree it seems dead / dying but there’s a chance that it will regrow. She realizes that people leave but they (or new people) will come back. Birds migrate What’s the tone for the beginning and the back half? Beginning Lonely Depressed Venerable Second half Hopeful Optimistic Content But with all this she still feels conflicted So what’s and Italian sonnet? It’s a poem that has 14 lines. The first 8 lines introduce a problem and the last 6 offer a solution or some sort of conclusion. In “What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why”, the author is struggling with her past loves and how she is forgetting them and misses them. This leads to a sense of hopelessness, but in the second half she realizes that it’s ok to forget and is left with a sense of hope.
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