(solution) ENG 203 Ancient Egyptian Poetry Questions TYPE ANSWERS FOR QUIZ

(solution) ENG 203 Ancient Egyptian Poetry Questions TYPE ANSWERS FOR QUIZ

ENG 203 Ancient Egyptian Poetry Questions   TYPE ANSWERS FOR QUIZ GRADE

POEM 1
“My god, My Lotus”

O, my god, my lotus …
The north wind is blowing …
It is pleasant to go down to the river
My heart longs to enter it
To bathe with you.
I let you see my beauty
in a shirt of finest royal linen,
moist with balsam.
My hair is plaited with reeds
I enter the water to be with you
And leave it to join you
With a red fish.
It is beautiful on my fingers
I lay it down before you
Contemplating your beauty.
O my hero, my lover!
Come and look at me!

What kind of fabric is she wearing and why might that be a significant detail?
What does she use to make a ponytail?
“Red fish” means two different things in this poem: What are they?
What is the male lover willing to risk to see his love?
What does the reptile turn into?

Think about this: How happy is he and how is that sexual in nature?