Had we but world enough, and time
This coyness, lady, were no crime.
We would sit down and think which way
To walk and pass our long love’s day.
Thou by the Indian Gange’s side
Shouldst rubies find; I by the tide
Of Humber would complain. I would
Love you ten years before the Flood.
And you should; if you please, refuse
Till conversation of the jaws.
My vegetable love should grow
Vaster than empires, and more slow;
An hundred years should go to praise
Thine eyes and on thy fore head gaze
Two hundred to adore each breast,
But thirty-thousand to the rest.
(i) Explain how rhythm has been achieved in the poem. (3 marks)
(ii) Assume you are performing this poem to an audience, in which ways would you enliven your presentation. (4 marks)
(iii) How would you say the following lines in the poem
“Thine eyes and on thy fore head gaze
Two hundred to adore each breast. (3 marks)
a (i) Use of sound related patters such as:
* Alliteration we, would
* Repetition of words
* Rhyme – use of Rhyming words
e.g. time, crime
breast, rest (3 marks) ( ½ - 1D)- identification
(NB: No marks for identification without illustration). ½ Ill. - illustration
(ii) * Use of appropriate gestures e.g. point at the head when saying the words, “...........think which way.” (Line 3)
* Use of relevant musical instruments.
* Use of appropriate décor and costumes.
* Employing appropriate body movement.
* Use of appropriate facial expression e.g. an expression that shows affection e.g. “.....Love you ten years”.
* Employing appropriate posturing
* Use of appropriate voice variation e.g. pauses, where there are full stops, semi-colons and commas.
(Any 4 points 1 x 4) (4 marks)
(iii) * with a falling intonation
* Use a slow deliberate pace
* Place more stress on content words e.g. eyes, forehead, gaze hundred, adore breast.
* Use appropriate gestures e.g. point at my eyes, forehead
* Facial expressions should be employed appropriately such as open eyes wide to gaze.
(Any 3 points 1 x 3) (3 marks)
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