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CLIP 6485

Commentary on Edmund Waller's 'Go, Lovely Rose'

Commentary on Edmund Waller's 'Go, Lovely Rose'

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Key Info
  • Commentary on Edmund Waller's 'Go, Lovely Rose'
  • Duration: 01:41
  • An interpretation of Edmund Waller's 'Go, Lovely Rose' by a drama director, Colin Ward. It was written in 1645 and is part of the metaphysical movement of poetry. It includes a dramatised reading of the poem, as the director explains why he makes the choices he does in the way he has dramatised it. The readings are set in the 17th century and in modern surroundings, which illustrates the universal theme of the poem.
  • Subject:



    Poetry: 17th Century

  • Keywords: poetry, reading, interpretation, metaphysical, love, 1600s, powerful texts, PowerfulTexts
Ideas for use in class
  • As part of a tapestry of texts themed around love, which together explore the different perspectives. As an example of interpreting poetry orally, prior to doing a formal poetry reading. Full reading of the text can be seen in clips 6483 and 6484.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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