English 562
Eighteenth-Century Literature
Winston 17

Short, Ungraded Paper Assignment.

Due Wed., Jan. 25 in class

Pick one of these and write a one-page response:

1) In what way(s) is "The Spleen" a Pindaric ode?  Is it indebtted to Pindar's. Olympian 1ode in style or content?

2) What is "The Spleen" about? Is it concerned with genre?

3) When women poets write odes (Behn, Finch, Carter) do they produce poems significantly different from the male authors of odes we have read (Marvell, Cowley, Dryden)?

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