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What does Prospero mean when he says "At last two glasses"?

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layerz | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 2, 2007 at 9:31 PM via web

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What does Prospero mean when he says "At last two glasses"?

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lmillerm | College Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted February 3, 2007 at 2:39 AM (Answer #1)

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When Prospero asks the time of day, Ariel replies: "Past the mid season." (Past noon) Prospero then adds, "At least two glasses." (At least two hourglasses past noon.)
(I.ii.240-241)

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revolution | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted August 31, 2009 at 7:37 PM (Answer #2)

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He was trying to say that it was at least two hours past noontime and we must cherish time to the fullest as time is precious and once it's gone, it's gone forever.

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