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In this programme Professor Arnold Kettle introduces a discussion between hinself, Graham Martin and Dipak Nandy, fomer lecturer in English at the University of Canterbury, on the subject of Marvel...l's great poem "To His Coy Mistress". The participants discuss the political and social background of the poem and then its tone, its structure and its imagery. Interesting divergences of opinion appear on the question of Marvell's meanings. The programme ends with a re-reading of the poem to which the student should be able to bring increased comprehension and appreciation. The poem is read by Anthony Jackson.
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Module code and title: A100, Humanities: a foundation course
Item code: A100; 10; 1972
First transmission date: 26-03-1972
Published: 1972
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Duration: 00:23:55
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Producer: Nuala O'Faolain
Contributors: Arnold Kettle; Graham Martin; Dipak Nandy
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Andrew Marvell; Poetry
Footage description: Arnold Kettle introduces the unit. He tells how the poem will be discussed in this unit. Andrew Marvell's poem "To his coy mistress" is read by Anthony Jackson. The lines are shown on the screen as they are read. Kettle discusses some of the ways in which analysis of this poem can be begun. Graham Martin, Dipak Nandy, and Kettle discuss and analyse Marvell's poem. Individual parts of the poem are shown on the screen as they are taken up in discussion. Kettle briefly gives some further hints on reading poetry. Marvell's poem is read again by A. Jackson. The lines are shown on the screen as they are read.
Master spool number: 6LT/70577
Production number: 00520_3063
Videofinder number: 2368
Available to public: no