Lo, as a careful housewife runs to catch
The extended metaphor of a housewife chasing a chicken is hardly romantic but the poet uses the device as a means to encourage the lady to return to him. See how the poet expresses this conceit and decide for yourself if it is as romantic as something we would normally see in a sonnet. The practical activities in the workbook will facilitate a deeper examination of the rhyme, meter and imagery while the reading provides an added dimension. Combines, they will supplement and complement the approaches taken in class.