Sweetest Love Return Again

Lady Mary Wroth (1621) Lady Mary Wroth included in her sonnet sequence "Pamphilia to Amphilanthus" part of her prose romance The Countess of Montgomery's Urania, a song as stanza 28 generally titled by its first line. The speaker asks her lover to return as soon as possible, comforting him by assuring him that her heart will remain true. He may even take her heart with him, a use of figurative language (figure of speech) that begins the inclusion of the hyperbole and allusion that characterized the works of metaphysical poets and poetry. Scholars mention John Donne as one of the few poets whose work Wroth may have used as a model, and the metaphysical allusions she includes echo his. In the third stanza as an example of metaphysical paradox the speaker tells her lover that if he takes her heart on his journey, "in part we shall not part, / Though we absent be." She includes additional paradox by noting that while she may be bound and tied, her lack of freedom actually constitutes a benefit:

Time, nor place, nor greatest smart Shall my bands make free. Tied I am, yet think it gain: In such knots I feel no pain.

She concludes by adopting the common trope of fire as symbolizing passion, writing, "Yet dear heart go, soon return: / As good there as here to burn."

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  • ANNIINA
    Which number sonnet is the poem sweetest love return again?
    3 years ago
  • Sophie
    Who is te speaker of sweetest love return again of maey wroth?
    2 years ago

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