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To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time (Gather ye rosebuds)

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time (Gather ye rosebuds)

by Robert Herrick

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time (Gather ye rosebuds) Questions

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

  1. Is this poem depressing? Or is it just realistic?
  2. What would Herrick say if you told him you were interpreting his poem as an excuse to party every night? (Carpe diem, right?)
  3. This poem was written in the 1600s. Does any of it seem outdated to you? If so, how would you update it for the 21st century?

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