Song (absent from thee)

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  • A Song (Absent from thee) - John Wilmot (Earl of Rochester)
    • Brought up his mother who was deeply religious and autocratic
    • Heavy drinker and probably committed fornication
    • wrote more frankly about sex than anyone in England before the 20th century
    • written during the restoration
    • known as being drunk and disorderly and caused many problems in the royal court
    • poem includes a lot of satirical humour mainly of religion as Wilmot was an atheist - this was common of his poetry
    • Andrew Marvell described him as the 'best English satirist'
    • restoration song
    • a quatrain of iambic tetrametre
    • ABAB
    • Cavalier poem


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