Essays Tagged: "Jonson"

The importance of visualisation in Renaissance writing

, with Pleasure and Virtue seated above them. The choir invited Hercules to rest with this song.." (Jonson 'Pleasure reconciled to virtue'). Discuss the importance of the visual in Renaissance writing ...

(6 pages) 49 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The role of Difficulty in John Donne's Love poems.

Jonson said that Donne 'for not being understood would perish.' Discuss the role of difficulty in Do ... he was dramatically different from his contemporaries and they found this difference hard to grasp. Jonson's comment that Donne would perish because he was so hard to understand explains how Donne's p ... nne's writing was considered so difficult it is important to note what the critics of his day, like Jonson and Dryden, said of his work. Dryden certainly felt that Donne was breaking the rules of love ...

(12 pages) 120 1 3.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Ben Jonson, "Still to Be Neat", "On My First Son", and "Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes".

Ben Jonson was a major dramatist and poet of the seventeenth century. However, very little is known abou ... known, however, that he was born in 1572 in London and his father died shortly before he was born. Jonson got married in 1594 to Anne Lewis, and this is when he began to work as an actor and playwrig ... riters among readers and other playwrights such as William Shakespeare, who played a lead in one of Jonson's plays. I will show and analyze just a few of Ben Jonson's poems in this paper.The first poe ...

(4 pages) 63 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

In Volpone How Does Jonson Use Celia to Portray His Message of Crime and Punishment to His Audience?

ty an exile made for money?" This is the strongest statement of the play's philosophy. Knowing that Jonson put these words into the mouth of Celia proves what a vital role she plays in portraying his ... er character flat and predictable, to ready to sacrifice herself to be believable. However, this is Jonson's intention. He portrays her as an ethereal, saintly, ideal. Celia's love is compared to "hea ...

(4 pages) 42 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ben Jonson's comedy "Volpone"

IntroductionBen Jonson lived and worked during the times of the English Renaissance theatre. The "dark" Middle Ages ... their parts. The regular drama from its very beginning was divided into comedy and tragedy.Volpone: Jonson's experimentation with ComedyMany critics of Jonson's Volpone have argued that it is not a tr ... ell as a morality play. It also adapts the features of a fable in that it strives to teach a moral. Jonson presents his audience with an unconventional way of approaching the subjects he is satirizing ...

(8 pages) 52 0 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Playwrights of the Elizabethan Era

eriod. Also, lots of movies and television shows are based on plays from this time. Shakespeare and Jonson and Marlowe all contributed to the magnificent pieces from the 16th century.William Shakespea ... ty who is destroyed by his passion and ambition. Marlowe's plays were sensational and inspiring.Ben Jonson was also another superb playwright of the Elizabethan era. His work is usually only spoken ab ...

(2 pages) 40 1 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

How do the poets write about childhood death in 'On my First Sonne' and 'Mid-term break'?

these poems were written, as childhood illness was often fatal.On my First Sonne is written by Ben Jonson. It is an elegy in which the poet expresses his sorrow for the death of his first son. Jonson ... actions, but at the end he is able to grieve honestly.The reader of 'On my first Sonne' is aware of Jonson's Christian faith .He is certain that his son is in a "state" we should envy, in God's keepin ...

(4 pages) 56 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

How does Ben Jonson use language and structure to convey the message of the poem "On my first Sonne"?

"On my first Sonne" is a poem where Jonson describes his reaction to sorrow when his first son dies. Jonson confronts conflict, loss and ... s reaction to sorrow when his first son dies. Jonson confronts conflict, loss and despair when "Ben Jonson his best piece of poetrie" was "exacted by fate, on the just day". He uses his son as an insp ... ptance in line six, where he asks rhetorically "For why will man lament the state he should envie?" Jonson then follows this statement with various points trying to argue his bitterness and guilt. Sim ...

(4 pages) 52 0 3.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Peace in Sorrow - Affliction as used by metaphysical George Herbert, cavalier Ben Jonson, and the blind, Puritan John Milton

lematic poetry of Metaphysical George Herbert, the sorrowful and endearing eulogies of Cavalier Ben Jonson, or the various works of the blind, Puritan John Milton being read, the three schools of lite ... ctify the altar of his heart.The Cavaliers took a different approach to the idea of affliction. Ben Jonson, the creator of the genre, let out his often-negative feelings on death in the eulogies "On M ...

(3 pages) 35 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Shakespeare's Life

Latin, both written and spoken, and we can assume that Shakespeare was familiar with Latin although Jonson claimed that he had in him "little Latin and lesse Greek". More importantly, in the Grammar S ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Examination of twenty lines of

Examination of twenty lines of VolponeIn lines 78 to 8 on page 28, Jonson's unique style of writing is present. Secondly, there is the characters themselves to analyse ... pts Volpone to say "the vultures gone and the old raven's come". This line in it's self exemplifies Jonson's writing of ncredible depth, as well as Volpone's ability to say bold things.Volpone and Mos ... t once.Giving the characters alternative names of animals in this play is a significant device that Jonson uses in that it shows us the very roots of their characters. Volpone's animal is the fox. Thi ...

(4 pages) 349 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Examination of twenty lines of

Examination of twenty lines of VolponeIn lines 78 to 8 on page 28, Jonson's unique style of writing is present. Secondly, there is the characters themselves to analyse ... pts Volpone to say "the vultures gone and the old raven's come". This line in it's self exemplifies Jonson's writing of ncredible depth, as well as Volpone's ability to say bold things.Volpone and Mos ... t once.Giving the characters alternative names of animals in this play is a significant device that Jonson uses in that it shows us the very roots of their characters. Volpone's animal is the fox. Thi ...

(4 pages) 358 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Shakespeare: Man Unmasked

h author. Shakespeare's dramatic works have such universal and ongoing appeal that he well deserves Jonson's plaudit that he was "a man for all time".The most frequent of Shakespeare's literary allusi ... elong to an earlier tradition. As Jones observes "by the side of such contemporaries as Chapman and Jonson, Shakespeare seems distinctly old fashioned, a conservative Elizabethan temperament. His outl ...

(10 pages) 27 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Robert N. Watson suggests that Volpone exposes ‘the fundamental human tendency […] to live in grandiose egoistical fantasies rather than in the real world’. How far do you agree with the suggestion that this is the source of the play’s comedy?

l world'. How far do you agree with the suggestion that this is the source of the play's comedy?Ben Jonson frames Volpone by reminding the reader of its didactic value. In the Prologue, he wishes 'To ... ay as it is a satire. Set in Venice, which built its economy and identity entirely around exchange, Jonson provides a perfect setting for avarice, a desire broken loose from real objects and real need ...

(6 pages) 1 0 0.0 Apr/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature