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john dryden
Posted by: or (---.barak.net.il)
Date: July 04, 2003 11:38AM

hay,

im looking for intrepertation of Dryden's poem "a song from the italian", especially regarding the pathetic fallacy.
can anyone help?

thnak you,
or


Re: john dryden
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.MCLNVA23.covad.net)
Date: July 04, 2003 12:07PM


Damon was dumped by a dame.


By a dismal cypress lying,
Damon cried, all pale and dying,
Kind is death that ends my pain,
But cruel she I lov'd in vain.
The mossy fountains
Murmur my trouble,
And hollow mountains
My groans redouble:
Ev'ry nymph mourns me,
Thus while I languish;
She only scorns me,
Who caus'd my anguish.
No love returning me, but all hope denying;
By a dismal cypress lying,
Like a swan, so sung he dying:
Kind is death that ends my pain,
But cruel she I lov'd in vain.


Pathetic fallacy:

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I infer the PF desired is making death a person that ends his pain.


Re: john dryden
Posted by: dennis (---.gardena-04rh16rt.ca.dial-access.att.net)
Date: July 16, 2003 12:45PM

John Dryden (english) was an excellent translator (e.g. The Aeneid)
from Latin/Italian, and I imagine you could find the work under his name
on the www. He might have done the work in english and Italian. dlc


Re: john dryden
Posted by: dennis (---.gardena-03rh15rt.ca.dial-access.att.net)
Date: July 17, 2003 12:20PM

Hugh: You are very astute and seem to have a wealth of resources.
A fun poem and to the point. thanks, dlc




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