Day 5

Christopher Marlowe's Poems Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Who are the other people involved in the relationship between the poet and his mistress?

    The adulterous affair of course involves Corinna's husband, however aware he may or may not be of his wife's infidelity. The gods, particularly Cupid and Isis, are involved. As well, the people who serve the lady's household have various levels of involvement: the chambermaid becomes romantically entangled as she delivers messages between the couple; the doorman and servants. The poet also addresses locals, like the Roman political, Graecinus. This secret romance involves many people who live near Corinna and know the poet.

  2. 2

    Why does the poet mock epic conventions of recording...

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