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Upon Julia's Clothes

Upon Julia's Clothes

by Robert Herrick

Upon Julia's Clothes Questions

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

  1. Who is Julia anyway? We're thinking it's not the girl from the Beatles' song, although that one was about John Lennon's mom.
  2. What exactly would the liquefaction of clothes look like? It sounds messy.
  3. Why does the speaker describe Julia's clothes in such a strange way? Why can't he just tell us straight up what she's wearing?
  4. Who do you think the Speaker is? Herrick himself, or some fake, poetic personage?
  5. Have you ever felt the way the Speaker does while looking at clothes?
  6. Why not talk up Julia herself, instead of her clothes? Who cares what she's wearing?

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