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Aphra Behn

"On Her Loving Two Equally" by Aphra Behn is a humorous poem describing the situation of a narrator who rather likes having multiple admirers. This isn't a poem about a deep, serious romance, but...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2016 1:41 pm UTC

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Aphra Behn

"Love Armed" is song from the play Abdelazar [sometimes spelled Abdelazer] or, The Moor's Revenge, by Aphra Behn, her only tragedy. In the first stanza, Love is personified as a cruel tyrant who...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2017 12:06 pm UTC

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Aphra Behn

The theme of Aphra Behn's lyric poem in three stanzas may be expressed as the fervent passion of the spring of youth that yearns for more than one youth may bear. The lyric speaks of how the female...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2012 10:24 pm UTC

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Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn is a prolific seventeenth-century English writer, known for her fiction, plays, poetry and nonfiction. Both poems you mention are available online (references below). "Love Armed"...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2015 7:42 am UTC

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Aphra Behn

The opening stanza of Aphra Behn's poem "On Loving Two Equally" reads as follows: HOW strongly does my passion flow, Divided equally 'twixt two? Damon had ne'er subdued my heart, Had not Alexis...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2012 7:28 am UTC

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Aphra Behn

In Aphra Behn's poem, On Her Loving Two Equally, she speaks openly about the problems associated being caught between two men, Damon and Alexis. It seems that Behn finds herself torn--when with one...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2012 3:09 am UTC

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