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Donna M. Campbell English 494: Jazz Age/Harlem Renaissance

English 494 Lecture Materials

Lecture Materials

September 7, 2021



August 2021



Allusion to Edna St. Vincent Millay: “Figs from Thistles: First Fig”

My candle burns at both ends;
   It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
   It gives a lovely light!
Allusion to “Cabot” in “You Were Perfectly Fine”
The quotation is from a toast given in 1910 at a Holy Cross alumni dinner:
“Here’s to dear old Boston,
The home of the bean and the cod,
Where Lowells speak only to Cabots,
And Cabots speak only to God.”





“The Sea Change”

Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,
As, to be hated, needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace. --Alexander Pope, "Essay on Man: Epistle Two"

Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes, 
Nothing of him that doth fade, 
But doth suffer a sea-change, 
into something rich and strange -- Shakespeare, The Tempest




Powerpoint: 494JazzAgeHarlemRenaissance1