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Corinna's Going A-Maying

Corinna's Going A-Maying

by Robert Herrick

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Herrick's Stuff

Herrick's gone down in history as a love-obsessed dude. Whole poems describe every detail of his lovers' bodies ("On Julia's Breath," anyone?). But he also wrote on a whole lot of other subjects, from government and Christmas to what it means to be a poet. Scroll through his oeuvre with this handy link.

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Carpe Diem

Different poem, same theme. Watch Robin Williams instill poetic wisdom in young, super well-dressed boyish minds.

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He's Going A-Reciting

Like your Herrick in a baseball cap? Get past the shaky camerawork and let the Corinnas roll.

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Called Robert Herrick

Don't get too excited because we're not sure this fruit-filled etching is the real deal. But at least it's called "Called Robert Herrick."

The Real Stache

Is it the stache? Is it that rakishly curled eyebrow? How about the Roman nose? Who wouldn't want to go a-Maying with him?

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Lives of the Poets

Goldsmith, parson, poet—get down with the details of Herrick's life in this Poetry Foundation biography.

On Corinna's Body

For insights into how the female body functions in Herrick's poetry, take a stroll through this essay, "The Uncanny Stranger on Display: the Female Body in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Love Poetry." The part on Herrick begins at the line "Chief among the earthly delights of Herrick's Hesperides is the female body."

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