Think's thou to seduce me then

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Think's thou to seduce me then

Thomas Campion was born in England on 1567. He is dedicated to works of art, music, and literatutre. He was also a physician in the later years. He wrote poems that expresses his thoughts and feelings. Although, he did not earn his livelihood as a musician nor rely on favor garnered through the system of literary patronage, he did seek the recognition of print and the remuneration of the professional craftsman at court. He died in 1620 at the age of 52. The connection with Thomas Campion and his poems is that his poems completely expresses his emotions of having a relationship with a woman.English provincial towns experienced a cultural renaissance. People migrated into bigger towns and cities. Developments and progress focused mainly in these big towns and cities. The clothes are elegant and males are required to wear a wig. Also, many people seek romance and seduction during the renaissance period.The connection with the renaissance period and its culture with the poem is that the poem illustrates ways on how people practice seduction. It also visualizes the time period and ways of mockery during the renaissance. In fact, many people seek affection.


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Think'st Thou To Seduce Me Then-by Thomas Campion

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Original Poem

Think'st thou to seduce me then with words that have no meaning? Parrots so can learn to prate, our speech by pieces gleaning; Nurses teach their children so about the time of weaning. Learn to speak first, then to woo; to wooing much pertaineth: 5 5 He that courts us, wanting art, soon falters when he feigneth, 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: Gudgeons only can be caught with such poor tricks of treason.10 Ruth forgive me, if I erred from humane heart's compassion, When I laughed sometimes too much to see thy foolish fashion: But, alas, who less could do that found so good occasion?


"Seduction", by Vitto Reggianini, is a visual illustration of the poem. This shows a woman who is very irritated with a man who is trying to seduce her and it is very relatable to Thomas Campion's "Think'st Thou To Seduce Me Then" since the poem is about a woman trying to mock the man's way to seduce her.


Paraphrase: The poem is about a woman who mocks the man’s ways of impression to win her heart. The woman criticizes his actions and applies it as ridicule.Speaker: The speaker is a woman.Figurative Language:Rhyme: All of the words rhyme at the end of each stanzas. "...meaning, gleaning, weaning."Metaphor: The woman uses metaphor to mock her klutzy man. " Skillful anglers hide their hooks, fit baits for every season."Symbolism and Alliteration: A symbol of words being continuously used for affection. " Parrots so can learn to prate, our speech by pieces gleaning;" Litotes: "...poor tricks if treason". This contributes to a comparison of catching fish to win a person's heart. Shift: A shift from explanation and mockery.Attitude: Truthful, Mocking, Sarcastic.Title: "Think'st Thou To Seduce Me Then" is about a woman's mockery for her klutzy boyfriend. A mocking response for all the man's seduction.Theme: Never over-estimate the ways a girl can be attracted to your love, tricks, and foolish acts.

Related Poem

Fain would I wed a fair young man that night and day could please me,When my mind or body grieved, that had the power to ease me.Maids are full of longing thoughts that breed a bloodless sickness,And that, oft I hear men say, is only cured by quickness.5 Oft I have been wooed and praised, but never could be movèd;Many for a day or so I have most dearly lovèd,But this foolish mind of mine straight loathes the thing resolvèd;If to love be sin in me, that sin is soon absolvèd.Sure I think I shall at last fly to some holy order;10 When I once am settled there, then can I fly no farther.Yet I would not die a maid, because I had a mother,As I was by one brought forth, I would bring forth another. The connection of "Fain Would I Wed" by Thomas Campion, is that it is a sequel for "Think'st Thou To Seduce Me Then". The poem is also about a woman's mocking response to a klutzy man.



This is a melodic visualization of the poem. The cadence of the music and the poem are similar. In fact, the guitar solo has the same title as the poem. "Think'st Thou To Seduce Me Then."


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