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Whoso List to Hunt

Thomas Wyatt's "Whoso List to Hunt" is a Petrarchan sonnet; it has fourteen lines, and a rhyme scheme of ABBA-ABBA-CDDC-EE. Compare to Shakespeare's later sonnets, and you will note that the rhyme...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2018 9:49 am UTC

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Whoso List to Hunt

Love is presented differently in both poems. In "Whoso List to Hunt," the deer is a metaphor for the woman that the poet hunts. He has wearied of this hunt, "but as she fleeth afore Fainting I...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2018 5:10 pm UTC

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Whoso List to Hunt

Extended metaphor: The hind (deer) represents a specific woman throughout. Alliteration: "Whoso list to hunt, I know where is an hind, / But as for me, hélas...." Another: "she fleeth afore /...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2015 9:20 pm UTC

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Whoso List to Hunt

Whoso list to hunt: I know where is an hind.But as for me, alas I may no more:The vain travail hath wearied me so sore,I am of them that farthest cometh behind.Yet may I by no means my wearied...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2009 7:19 am UTC

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Whoso List to Hunt

The speaker is not addressing his beloved in this poem. Instead, the beloved, described allegorically here and represented as a "hind," is discussed in the third person through the use of "she" and...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2018 12:36 pm UTC

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Whoso List to Hunt

The metaphor of the hunt allows Wyatt to show the futility of chasing after a woman when a more powerful person has claimed her. He has been hunting her like a wild animal, but she is "wild for to...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2018 9:15 pm UTC

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Whoso List to Hunt

In the poem "Whoso List to Hunt", the writer, Sir Thomas Wyatt, describes a hunt in which he is pursuing a deer, only to discover that the object of the chase is off-limits to him because she...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2009 2:14 am UTC

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Whoso List to Hunt

What's interesting about the beloved in this sonnet is how little we learn of her. While tradition has it that this is a poem about Anne Boleyn, the ill-fated second wife of Henry VIII, if we look...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2017 12:13 am UTC

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Whoso List to Hunt

This poem can be viewed as directly allegorical or an extended metaphor. In either case, the hunter, or "Whoso List to Hunt," might be any man who is courting a woman, or pursuing a romantic...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2007 11:54 pm UTC

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Whoso List to Hunt

This famous sonnet is taken by most critics to be about the courting of Anne Boleyn by Henry VIII, necessitating Wyatt's removal from the scene. Clearly, with Anne Boleyn, being "owned" by his...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2012 6:13 am UTC

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Whoso List to Hunt

In his poem “Whoso List to Hunt,” Thomas Wyatt uses the extended metaphor of the hunt for an illusive deer to speak about unrequited love. The deer stands for a woman who has rejected the speaker's...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2021 3:56 pm UTC

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Whoso List to Hunt

Yes, it is. It is a renaissance poem for several reasons. The most basic is when it was written; the author was part of the English Renaissance. Almost as basic, but a bit more substantial a...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2007 1:18 am UTC

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Whoso List to Hunt

Thomas Wyatt was a courtier for Henry VIII of England. He did much traveling and became acquainted with the Italian poet Petrarch. Petrarch is known for developing the Italian sonnet. When Wyatt...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2008 3:28 am UTC

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Whoso List to Hunt

This thinly veiled allegory is not, as the poem might suggest, about hunting a particularly impressive deer, but about trying to court the favours of the queen. This poem was written about the...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2013 5:54 am UTC

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Whoso List to Hunt

It's the Latin for "do not lay your hands on me", or more simply, "don't touch me". The book of John (20:17) claims that Jesus said to Mary Magdalene after his resurrection....

Latest answer posted January 12, 2009 5:06 am UTC

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Whoso List to Hunt

When writing ‘Whoso list to Hunt?’, Wyatt uses a variation on the sonnet form devised by Francesco Petrarcha, or Petrarch as he is more commonly known. The Pertrarchan sonnet form consists of 14...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2012 11:36 pm UTC

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Wyatt wrote the poem at a time of great personal, political and emotional tension. Wyatt was an integral part of the Tudor court, and he and Henry VIII were both engaging and charismatic young...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2012 12:06 am UTC

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