Summary Of For That He Looked Not Upon Her By George Gascoigne

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In the poem “For That He Looked Not upon Her” George Gascoigne writes how a male has had conflict in his relationship leading to his misery. The title implies how the male narrator does not look at “her” because she did something to him and “for that he looked not upon her.” Throughout his poem, Gascoigne employs depressing and exaggerated diction by using images of fire and animals while keeping a well organized form to explain his obvious feelings about “her”. One of the first things that one will notice upon reading the poem is that it is very miserable. Carefully placed words such as “deceit”, “trustless” and “trap feed the idea that the speaker has been tricked in some way. With the speaker’s emphasized diction, one can picture his state

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