...poem, he dedicates his poem to his son and considers it as a farewell to his son, he says:
“Farewell, thou child of my right hand, and joy;
my sin was too much hope of thee, lov’d boy.
Seven years thou wert lent to me, and I thee pay,” (Stockwell 62)
If talked about the structure of this poem, it can be said that the poem... On My First Son: A Critical Analysis Ben Jonson, born on June 11, 1572 in London England, is a poet, essayist and playwright. His father was a minister who died shortly before his birth. Jonson was raised in Westminster; he attended St. Martins’ Parish school and Westminster School. He married Anne Lewis and began to work as an actor and playwright (Prentice-Hall 316).