Ben Jonson

Ben Jonson was an English poet and playwright who had an important influence on English poetry. He is remembered for popularizing the comedy of humors and his work Every Man in His Humor. He is often mentioned alongside William Shakespeare in regard to his influence on the theatre. Read more about Ben Jonson.

My Picture Left in Scotland

‘My Picture Left in Scotland’ by Ben Jonson is a humorous tale of rejection told from the perspective of a rejected would-be-lover.

On My First Son

‘On my First Son’ is a poem about a father who has lost a young son, and attempts to distance himself from the tragedy in numerous ways.

Song: to Celia

‘Song: to Celia’ by Ben Jonson describes the deep love which exists between the speaker and his lover and how it transcends normal bounds.

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