Day 6

Christopher Marlowe's Poems Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What happened to the pregnancy in Book Two of Marlowe's translation of Ovid's Amores? What happens, overall, to the affair between the poet and Corinna?

    While the poet does not explicitly discuss the results of the pregnancy, the reader must imply that Corinna miscarried or had a successful abortion. And, while the poet does not specifically draw the story to a close, the reader can see that Corinna becomes bored with the tryst and takes on other lovers. Their love fails to rise above their arguments and the morality of Ancient Rome.

  2. 2

    What is ironic about the poet's complaint to Corinna about her affairs in Book Three?

    While the poet does not...

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