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Corinna's Going A-Maying

Corinna's Going A-Maying


by Robert Herrick

Corinna's Going A-Maying Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Why is the title so sure of itself when the poem isn't?
  2. What's up with all this personification of nature? Flowers weeping and birds praying? 
  3. Imagine that Corinna wrote a response poem. What would it say? What would its title be?
  4. What's the deal with religion? How would you characterize the speaker's beliefs? 
  5. Why are the Greek and Roman gods hanging around here?
  6. How would you describe the speaker's relationship with Corinna: is it long-term? Have they been living together?
  7. We know Corinna's name but not the speaker's: how does that affect the poem?
  8. Will Corinna go a-Maying? Why or why not?

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