| Katherine Philips|
I looked at the title of this poem and
I thought the poem was going to be a
bit boring. It was only after I read it
that I realized that it was not boring
like I thought it was.
The poem talks about what exactly
what the title suggests. Katherine was
very direct when choosing the title for
her poem. For unknown reasons, she
chose to not engage the reader or grab
the reader's attention by choosing a
surprising title. Since the poem was
written in the seventeenth century,
maybe in that era, attention grabbers
were not necessary.
In the poem, Katherine Philips is
expressing the actions that occurred
while a king was being coronated at
The actions that Katherine Philips
expresses are just the weather that
took place in the coronation.
In the poem, Katherine Philips says,
"And in a bright Parenthesis appear'd.
So that we knew not which look'd most
content, The King, the people, or the
firmament." In this phrase, Katherine
is saying that when the king was given
the crown, it was raining. Since it was
raining, you could not really see who
was happy for the king's coronation.
This poem was very informative. It is
really surprising to see that Katherine
simply talked about the weather in the
coronation. From this poem, I learned
that different eras express different topics.