Question 7: A) Is metaphorical to sin B) Blurs and ruins one's vision C) Creates a surreal atmosphere D) Destroys all reason E) Illuminates our selfishness Question 9: Thou Blind Man's Mark The author's primary intent of the poem is: Throughout the poem, Sidney has made desire.
THOU blind man’s mark! thou fool’s self-chosen snare! Fond fancy’s scum! and dregs of scattered thought! Band of all evils! cradle of causeless care! Thou web of will! whose end is never wrought. DESIRE! DESIRE! I have too dearly bought, 5: With price of mangled mind, thy worthless ware! Too long! too long asleep thou hast me brought! Who should my mind to higher things prepare; But yet.
Thou blind man's mark, thou fool's self chosen snare, Fond fancy's scum, and dregs of scatter'd thought, Band of all evils, cradle of causeless care, Thou web of will,whose end is never wrought. Desire, desire I have too dearly bought, With price of mangled mind thy worthless ware, Too long, too long asleep thou hast me brought.
Art thou afeard To be the same in thine own act and valor As thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting.
Art ignorant of what thou art, nought knowing Of whence I am, nor that I am more better Than Prospero, master of a full poor cell, And thy no greater father. MIRANDA More to know Did never meddle.
This question asked students to read carefully the poem “Thou Blind Man’s Mark,” by 16th-century poet Sir Philip Sidney, and to write a well-developed essay analyzing how poetic devices help to convey the speaker’s complex attitude toward desire. With its emphasis on the complex attitude toward desire, the question was designed to lead students to consider the speaker’s complicated.
She thought these men who carried the blind man to Jesus in Mark 8:22-26 was likely “making sport” of the blind man by presenting him to Jesus to be healed but they themselves did not believe Jesus could do the healing. This further completes the picture for me why Jesus did not heal the man on the spot. Bethsaida was an environment of no faith and Hebrews 11:6 tells us without faith it is.
Thou Blind Man’s Mark Thou blind man's mark, thou fool's self-chosen snare, Fond fancy's scum, and dregs of scattered thought; Band of all evils, cradle of causeless care; Thou web of will, whose end is never wrought; Desire, desire ! I have too dearly bought, With price of mangled mind, thy worthless ware; Too long, too long, asleep thou hast me brought.