Read the four poems:
- John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, “The Imperfect Enjoyment” (ed. Jack Lynch)
- Aphra Behn, “The Disappointment” (ed. Ian Lancashire)
- Jonathan Swift, “The Lady’s Dressing Room” (ed. Jack Lynch)
- Mary Wortley Montagu, “The Reasons that Induced Dr. S. to write a Poem called ‘The Lady’s Dressing Room'”
Then write 400 words to answer this question :
· Why might a woman in 1680 have written and published a poem like Aphra Behn’s “The Disappointment”? What image of Aphra Behn–as author of this poem–do we get?
No reference needed just your opinion and use some quotations from the poem.