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To Althea, from Prison

To Althea, from Prison


by Richard Lovelace

Analysis: Allusions

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Historical References

  • Charles I, King of England, 1625-1649 (19-22)
  • Lucy Sacheverell, Lovelace's supposed lover (3, 5-6)

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