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3.4.2: Reading and Review Questions

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    1. How, if at all, does Lanyer authoritatively lay claim to the role of poet? How, if at all, does she negotiate this claim within the parameters that then defined women, that is, as wives and mothers? How does her negotiation compare with Elizabeth I’s or the Countess of Pembroke’s?
    2. In “The Description of Cookeham,” what alternative to Paradise does Lanyer present, and why?
    3. How, why, and to what effect, if any, does Lanyer claim women as agents of (Christian) redemption?
    4. How, if at all, does Salve comment on her own age, particularly the corruption of the court of James I?
    5. What comments, if any, does Salve make on the institution of marriage and female desire, and why?

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