Think'st Thou to Seduce Me Then

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Think'st Thou to Seduce Me Then

Think'st thou to seduce me then with words that have no meaning? Parrots so can learn to prate, our speech by pieces gleaning; 3 Nurses teach their children so about the time of weaning. Learn to speak first, then to woo; to wooing much pertaineth: He that courts us, wanting art, soon falters when he feigneth, 6 Looks asquint on his discourse, and smiles when he complaineth. Skillful anglers hide their hooks, fit baits for every season; But with crooked pins fish thou, as babes do that want reason: 9 Gudgeons only can be caught with such poor tricks of treason. Ruth forgive me, if I erred from humane heart's compassion, When I laughed sometimes too much to see thy foolish fashion: 12 But, alas, who less could do that found so good occasion?

Think'st Thou to Seduce Me ThenBy; Thomas Campion

Thomas Campion was a poet in the 16 and 1700's. He was born in Februrary, 1567. As a kid, his parents died, and he and his brother were sent to live in Cambridge. From there, he enrolled in law school and preformed songs for them there. He wrote and published many books full of poetry and enigrams. One of his more famous songs is known as "Cherry Ripe". He never married and died with a little money. He wrote this poem in his book, "Fourth Book of Airs". This book was written in 1601. His nationality is English.

Katie Bell Period 2

Thomas Campion

Think'st Thou to Seduce me ThenParaphrase: This poem is about a girl writing to a man that tried to hit on her, but wasn't very eloquent. Speaker: The speaker is a woman that has just been hit on by a man. She is intelligent because of the vast array of metaphors that she uses, and is very skilled with words. Figurative Language: Rhyme: This poem rhymes on lines 2, 4, and 6 when they say meaning, gleaning, and weaning. Simile: They use a simile in lines 7 and 8 when they compare fishing with crooked pins to baby's that want reason. Consonance: It uses the consonance literary device when it has the repetition of -eaning, -aineth, and -eason. Metaphor: It uses an extended metaphor on lines 7, 8, and 9. Imagery: The poem compares the man to a fisher man and uses words that create a picture of a very poor fisherman. Attitide: Disrespected: The woman feels disrespected because the man thought her to be a gudgeon. Insulted: The woman feels insulted by the mans feeble attempts to hit on her. Sarcastic: The woman is sarcastic with the man to mock him and make fun of him for being so poor with words. Shifts: The first three stanzas are rude, but then in the fourth stanza the lady apologizes for her rudeness, but then goes back to being rude.Title: The title is an introduction to the mocking and critisism of the mans lack of smoothness. Theme: If you aren't proficient in English, don't hit on someone, they will mock you. Women want a guy that is smart to hit on them not a gudgeon.

References(n.d.). Retrieved March 24, 2015, from Retrieved March 24, 2015, from Campion (1567-1620). Think'st Thou to Seduce Me Then. William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. 1907. The Book of Elizabethan Verse. (n.d.). Retrieved March 24, 2015, from

In the poem it says, "Skill anglers hide their hooks, fit baits for every season; But with crooked pins fish thou, as babes do that want reason:" This is saying that the guys can be smooth and pros have baits that will work with anyone, but the person hitting on this girl is using the wrong bait. He is using a bait that would only work on stupid girls. Therefore, this picture of a fish bait goes along with the third stanza.

Oft Haue I Sigh'd for Him That Hears me NotBy: Thomas CampionOft haue I sigh'd for him that heares me not ;Who absent hath both loue and mee forgot.O yet I languish still through his delay :Dayes seem as yeares when wisht friends breake their day.Had hee but lou'd as common louers vse,His faithlesse stay some kindnesse would excuse :O yet I languish still, still constant mourneFor him that can breake vowes but not returne.Connection:This poem is by the same man, but instead of bashing a man for trying to seduce her without thinking through an intellegent aproach, the speaker is longing for a guy that she loves, but he cheated on her and has run away with someone else. This poem could go along with the poem "When my Love Swears She is Truth" because they both long for someone who they know have cheated on them. This poem could be written by a different speaker, but it seems like the girl in this poem is the opposite of the last girl because she is clinging to a man that cheated on her instead of reproving a man for being to stupid to seduce her.

This song is called "Girl in A Country Song". This song relates to the poem "Think'st Thou to Seduce me Then", because in the poem the girl is mad because a man id trying to hit on her, but he is stupid and she feels insulted. In this song by Maddie and Tae, the girl is mad because in country songs, girls aren't given the respect that they want. This song is similar to the poem because the women in both are upset by the way that men treat them like idiots.

This is the audio form of the poem.


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