Carpe Diem, the Latin phrase meaning "Seize the day" is universal for a basis to live life to the fullest. But it can also be misinterpreted and manipulated, which is seen the 17th century Carpe Diem poetry. People began shifting away form the dirty overcrowded city life and moved to the peaceful countryside. In parallel, the poetry also shifted form the old, bland, romantic poetry, to poetry of Robert Herrick, Marlowe and Marvell, which entices young girls to do things like move to the countryside and live life like there is no tomorrow. Most of all the poets were using the theme of C…
- "a white heron" and "the best in the jungle", compare and contrast
- Carpe diem.
- The phrase "Carpe Diem" in the two poems "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time," by Robert Herrick, and "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell.
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