The Poetry of Carew Additional Summary

Thomas Carew


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Barbour, Reid. “’Wee, of th’ adult’rate mixture not complaine’: Thomas Carew and Poetic Hybridity.” John Donne Journal 7, no. 1 (1988): 92-113. Examines such characteristic qualities of Carew’s poetry as doubts about the value of lyric love poems, ambivalence about investing the poet’s personality in enduring matters such as letters, and attempts to find a form to accommodate and synthesize these ambivalences. Shows precedents for these tendencies and traces them in several of Carew’s poems.

Corns, Thomas N., ed. The Cambridge Companion to English Poetry, Donne to Marvell. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Collection of essays includes examinations of common characteristics of sixteenth and seventeenth century poetry, such as its treatment of politics, religion, and gender. Also addressed are the works of individual poets, including Corns’s essay “Thomas Carew, Sir John Suckling, and Richard Lovelace.”

Doelman, James. “The Statues in Carew’s To G. N., From Wrest: Other Possibilities.” English Language Notes 43, no. 2 (December, 2005): 47-50. Provides a contextual analysis of the poem.

Low, Anthony. “Thomas Carew: Patronage, Family, and New-Model Love.” In Renaissance Discourses of Desire, edited by Claude J. Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1993. Discusses the...

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