This essay will discuss Marlowe’s use of soliloquy to emphasize his final hours, before his eternal damnation.
Line 67 (Pearson Longman 2008, p.109) is in iambic pentameter of monosyllabic words highlighting the desperation he feels as a sinister countdown to his damnation
Marlowe emphasises the ‘one hour’ of life using the word ‘but’, a formal replacement for ‘only’ (Practical English Usage 2009.) adding to the line’s poetic rhythm. This monosyllabic word sounds like the ticking of the clock, which Faustus cannot prevent from counting down the minutes to his eternal misery. Marlowe’s choice of words in line 68 (ibid.) ‘damned perpetually’ shows despair as Faustus concedes to eternal after-life torture. He hopes for its delay in line 69 and 70 (ibid.), begging for time to stop and using the imagery of   halting the ever-moving the spheres of heaven from their orbit to help the audience visualise his want for stillness of time.
In line 72 (ibid.) Marlowe uses the caesuras, pausing Faustus   delivery after the word ‘day’, to make us linger on his fears. Marlowe has used imagery and syntax to draw the reader into the depths of despair that Faustus is feeling.
Marlowe’s use of monosyllabic words in the iambic pentameter line 76 (ibid.)   together with the words ‘move,’ ‘time’ and ‘clock’ create a time-passing effect emphasising the approach of Hades. The use of a caesura and asyndeton in this sentence structure of the sentence add to the depressing emotions by dampening the beat. In line 82 (ibid.) Faustus implores Lucifer to release him, displaying his remorse and desperation to avoid hell.   Lines 85-86 (ibid.) are taken from the Bible’s 6th Seal (NRSV, Revelations 6.6, p.250) where God forcefully warns humanity against its sinful ways. Marlowe’s allusion   to the Bible highlights Faustus’ attempt to reconnect with God and His teachings. Faustus, not satisfied with the Bible’s lessons, turns to necromancy. This demonstrates Marlowe’s use of religion to highlight...