Better Students Ask More Questions.
What might be a brief introduction on writing the poem "To the Virgins, to Make...
1 Answer | add yours
High School Teacher
This is clearly a "Carpe Diem" ("Sieze the day", in Latin) and can easily be introduced as such. The speaker is trying to convince the Virgins that life is short, and encourages them to take hold of the time that they have, here and now, because before they know it they will be dead, and all that they hold dear now (their honor, beauty) will mean nothing in the grave.
Posted by eaglecat on November 8, 2008 at 12:39 AM (Answer #1)
Related QuestionsSee all »
Join to answer this question
Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.