Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount
Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Don't forget, Echo is talking (or singing) to a fountain, so water is a Big Deal in this one. In fact, the scene in the play from which "Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount" comes takes place near a body of wa...
Jonson's poem is obsessed with measuring things, both literally and metaphorically. There are plenty of references to the speed of Echo's song ("slow," "slower "), for example. Plus, there's the we...
As we mentioned in our "In a Nutshell" section, the youth whom Echo loved – Narcissus – eventually died and became a daffodil. Naturally, there are going to be at least a few flowers in the poe...
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