To Virgins, to Make Much of Time. A Short Analysis of Robert Herrick’s ‘To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time’ ‘Gather ye rosebuds while ye may’: Herrick’s classic carpe diem poem ‘Gather ye rosebuds while ye may’ has become synonymous with the Latin sentiment expressed by Horace: carpe diem, ‘seize the day’.
Don’t tarry or waste time: you get just one life, so grasp the nettle and make the most of it. In his poem ‘To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time’ – often known by that ‘Gather ye rosebuds’ first line – Robert Herrick brilliantly captures the ‘seize the day’ sentiment. Here is the poem, with a short analysis of it: To the Virgins (Gather Ye Rosebuds): a Study Guide. Cummings Guides Home..|..Contact This Site .Study Guide Written by Michael J.
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You already know this poem. Seriously. Ever heard the line "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may"? Nope, it's not Shakespeare; it's the first line of Robert Herrick's "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time. " Bon Jovi - It's My Life.