Robert Herrick - To the virgins, Signe, Stella

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Robert Herrick - To the virgins, Signe, Stella

Robert Herrick

To the virgins, to make much of time

The flowers are the virgins/feminine gender, because the flowers symbolises human life cyclus.

The sun is the "he" in a female's life. The sun is the time, and when the sun goes down a new day is ahead.

Not to live innocently, but risky because one only has life once, therefore; enjoy life while you've got it.

Meaning: To enjoy life through youth mostly and afterwards as adult, because death can occur at any given time.

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Life is riskyLove is dangerousBoth are worth it

Metaphor

Life <> deathYouth <> adulthood

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The line: "You may forever tarry" implies that one may always long for that lost opportunity and regret the same. Why later await an opportunity that exists in the now?

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