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Many different authors were highly recognized during the Renaissance time period for the accomplishments of their well-recognized poems Many of the authors during the Renaissance time period addressed love as their major theme Other authors of that same time period addressed carpe diem as their major themes Symbolism is a big part of every authors poem that would express the meaning of something else Much symbolism is used in the two poems To Lucasta on Going to the Wars and To Althea from Prison In the poem To Althea from Prison one example of the use of imagery would be the fish In the poem the speaker says Fishes that tipple in the deep know such liberty 15-16 By him being imprisoned during the Civil Wars does not change anything when it comes to his loved one Being thrown away in jail will not change strong feelings for someone that is truly loved and cared for He feels as free as the fish able to swim where he wants Another example of imagery in this poem is the wind The wind symbolizes his freeness within himself He says Enlarged winds that curl the flood know such liberty 23-24 Again he is comparing the endless amount of wind to the freeness that he feels The final use of imagery being addressed in this poem is the angels The speaker says Angels alone that soar above enjoy such liberty 31-32 The angels are the only ones that knew about freedom and what it was like They know what his true feelings are and how free he is going to feel no matter what happens later In the poem To Lucasta on Going to the Wars one example of the use of imagery would be the speakers mistress The speaker says True a new mistress now I chase the first foe in the field 5-6 His mistress symbolizes his enemies on the field whom
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