Marvell’s poem and Brooks & Penn Warren’s argument about it



Print out the essay in full and bring it to class. It is 9 pages printed directly from the web. Ignore the Exercise Questions at the end


First read the essay up until, “We may well begin our examination.”

Then read the poem slowly.

Then read the rest of the essay.




1. List 3 of the essay’s most important claims.


2. What is the thesis statement of the essay? Quote the sentence(s) on the page that state the thesis.


3. Where in the essay does that thesis statement appear?