CRITICAL COMMENT WORTH 10 MARKS URGENTLY REQUIRED"How well could I have spared for thee, young swain, Enow of such as for their bellies' sake Creep, and intrude, and climb into the fold! Of other...

CRITICAL COMMENT WORTH 10 MARKS URGENTLY REQUIRED

"How well could I have spared for thee, young swain, Enow of such as for their bellies' sake Creep, and intrude, and climb into the fold! Of other care they little reckoning make." bY JOHN MILTON LYCIDAS PLS HELP ME OUT

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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It would help if we knew the full instructions for the assignment. "Lycidas" is a very sad poem. This is an example of a monody, where a poet laments a death. In this case, Mliton is sad because his friend died.  I find it interesting that Milton not only mourns a friend who drowned, but uses the piece to make a political statement about corrupt clergymen.  Two birds with one stone, I suppose.

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It would help if we knew the full instructions for the assignment. "Lycidas" is a very sad poem. This is an example of a monody, where a poet laments a death. In this case, Mliton is sad because his friend died.  I find it interesting that Milton not only mourns a friend who drowned, but uses the piece to make a political statement about corrupt clergymen.  Two birds with one stone, I suppose.

thanks for ur little piece of answer its very useful for me, but i need approximate 100 words as the question paper doesnt give much details by its asking for a summary of the entire poem, can you please help me out in that,, thanks

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