Song to Celia ("Drink to me only with thine eyes")
Song to Celia ("Drink to me only with thine eyes") Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
"To Celia" is really an extended toast of sorts – it begins with the speaker urging Celia to "drink" to him with her eyes – and drinking plays an important part for a large part of the poem. In...
The speaker talks about Jove's "nectar" (Jove a.k.a. Jupiter a.k.a. Zeus is the immortal king of the gods in Greek/Roman mythology) and expresses a desire that the "rosy wreath" (9) he sends Celia...
Flowers and Plants
The "rosy wreath," and the vocabulary that accompanies it, takes up a big part of the second half of the poem. The wreath is similar to a bouquet of flowers that you might give to your crush, but i...
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