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Within out last class discussion we got into a very long discussion about the classic poem Gentle Girl. We had many different interpretations of what this poem's meaning was. One thing that was obvious was that this was about a relationship. One of the second common themes in classic poetry was that the poem had to deal with a marriage or relationship. Some in class felt that it was some type of affair and that this was a secret relationship. Others had the question of if it was one girl or if this was dealing with two girls. We came to a decision I feel in class that by going off line 1-4, that there is a man waiting for a girl and that he is nervous. We can tell that he is nervous by line three and four "in the shadows I don't see her; I pace and scratch my hair." Within just these lines we are able to see that someone is waiting and looking and nervous.

In lines 5-8 is where we become unsure if there is another woman or if this is the same one. "A gentle girl and comely
gave me a scarlet pipe;
scarlet pipe that gleams-
in your beauty I find delight."
Now is the author talking about the same girl or is this now a new girl or prehaps the wife of the man. We spent alot of time dwelling on what the significance of this scarlet pipe was. Was it to show wealth? Was it something she made? Was it a pipe that she had put together her self for him to smoke...aka. was she a servant? Many questions came about and we had many interpretations on what this scarlet pipe means. Is this neccasarily a good thing? Is it even a pipe? When you search scarlet pipe one of the first things that came up was this a fish!! Gentle Girl - Tunxis ThinkGentle Girl - Tunxis Think

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