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John Donne

Close Reading: John Donne’s “The Sun Rising”

Busy old fool, unruly Sun, Why dost thou thus, Through windows, and through curtains, call on us? Must to thy motions lovers’ seasons run? Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide Late school-boys and sour prentices, Go tell court-huntsmen that the king will ride, Call country ants to harvest offices; Love, all alike, no season knows nor …

“A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” by John Donne

Throughout the old ages. worlds have rewritten what true love agencies. The modern-day significance of true love is the feeling of carefreeness that one experiences when around another human. True love in Shakespeare and Donne’s clip period. was a deep religious and emotional connexion towards two worlds. The connexion ne’er slices and grows stronger with …

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“The Good Morrow” by John Donne

The poem “The Good Morrow”, by John Donne is one of the poems, from our readings, that caught my interest. I was perplexed with the reference to the “Seven sleepers’ den” (Line 4) imagery comparing the couple lying in bed. According to a popular legend, seven young Christians of Ephesus, in the second century, took …

John Donne the Flea

John Donne’s witty and outrageous poem “The Flea” is a classic example of the “metaphysical” school of poetry, with its argumentative tone and blend of amorous and intellectual elements. The flea, though apparently an unlikely subject for romantic poetry, had been previously used as an amorous conceit in English poetry. Robin Hamilton, in his edition …

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