I need some help on Anne Killigrew's "The Discontent". For class, I have to come up with a few discussions questions on the poem. Before Killigrew we discused Milton (Sonnet's 16, 19, 22) and Donne (Holy Sonnet 10 and 14).
Since the two previous writers are male, I was going to question the differences between love when Killigrew writes about it and love when the men write about it. But that only gives me one question.
I would like to discuss the form of Killigrew's poem (I know it's made up of cuplets, triplets, and quatrains) separately and also, if possible, think of some questions relating it back to Milton and Donne.
Any help with "The Discontent" would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Here's a link to the poem (it's a longish one.) from our pals at U of Toronto.
Thanks! That site reassured me that I had the correct forms listed.
To those who have read the poem: Is there anything that I should be aware about when reading it? Such as structure, themes, imagery, etc...?
Great site by the way...lots of help available here.
I don't have the Milton works handy.
One thought might be the idea of form and 'the Muse.' She spends the first 26 lines talking about how she doesn't want to have perfect form and rhythm, because it takes away from the meaning of the work. Donne is also known for this.
Also, the last section is about death- could be a compare/contrast with Donne's #10.
Thanks Pam. Your suggestions have helped me greatly.