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John Donne’s The Funeral Essay

“As with most poets of his clip. Donne was obsessed with decease. Mesmerized by its enigmas. charmed by its temptingness. and convinced of the being of an hereafter ( as a consequence of Christian divinity ) . he finds himself at times unable to settle on a peculiar position of the topic. While a considerable…

Analysis of John Donne’s poem “The Canonization”

The poem “The Connotation” written by John Done Is about love. Throughout this poem Done reveals both concepts of physical love and spiritual love. The words that Done has chosen in this poem are an example of a poetic technique that not only allows the reader to understand the speaker, but also be able to…

John Donne’s Love Poems

John Done Is one of many poets of his time who wrote love poetry. The thing that sets him apart from the others Is that he manages to successfully subvert the traditional conventions to his own ends. Each of the secular poems “The Flea”, “The Sunny Rising” and “A Valediction Forbidding Mourning” shows Donna’s verbal…

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An essay about death in of John Donne’s poems

He is a man who regards death not as the final battle of life, but rather in the Christian sense, of it being Just a transfer of the soul from the earthly plain to its final destination. He considers death not to be an event to be held in fear, but one that is to…

Critical Summary of the Sunrising by John Donne

The Sun Rising’ poem analysis by John Done The Sun Rising,” by John Done, is a lyric poem about two lovers. The poem is divided into three stanzas, each ten lines long. The rhyme scheme in each stanza is BEACHED. This is a dramatic poem where the speaker and his lover are in bed together,…

Death Be Not Proud

John Donne, in the “Death, be not proud” challenges death and reasons it not to be proud. As clearly seen from its title, the poet gives strong and powerful reasons for death not to be proud. Death basically is a phenomenon feared by many and the very thought of it sends shivers through the hearts…

The Flea by John Donne

“The Flea,” by John Donne, is a poem which shows a man’s desire for a woman, and does so using complex metaphors. Throughout the poem, the use of figurative language develops into the meaning of the story. His use of metaphors and allusions all add to what the fleas is representing throughout the poem, which…

Holy Sonnets: This is my play’s last scene

This is my play’s last scene; here heavens appointMy pilgrimage’s last mile; and my race,Idly, yet quickly run, hath this last pace,My span’s last inch, my minute’s latest point;And gluttonous death will instantly unjointMy body and my soul, and I shall sleep a space;But my’ever-waking part shall see that faceWhose fear already shakes my every…

Holy Sonnets: If poisonous minerals, and if that tree

If poisonous minerals, and if that treeWhose fruit threw death on else immortal us,If lecherous goats, if serpents enviousCannot be damn’d, alas, why should I be?Why should intent or reason, born in me,Make sins, else equal, in me more heinous?And mercy being easy, and gloriousTo God, in his stern wrath why threatens he?But who am…

Witchcraft By A Picture

I fix mine eye on thine, and therePity my picture burning in thine eye;My picture drowned in a transparent tear,When I look lower I espy.Hadst thou the wicked skillBy pictures made and mard, to kill,How many ways mightst thou perform thy will? But now I have drunk thy sweet salt tears,And though thou pour more…

Holy Sonnet IX: If Poisonous Minerals, And If That Tree

If poisonous minerals, and if that treeWhose fruit threw death on else immortal us,If lecherous goats, if serpents enviousCannot be damned, alas, why should I be?Why should intent or reason, born in me,Make sins, else equal, in me more heinous?And Mercy being easy, and gloriousTo God; in his stern wrath, why threatens he?But who am…

A Lame Beggar

I am unable, yonder beggar cries,To stand, or move; if he say true, he lies.

Microcosm in John Donne’s The Sun Rising

John Donne’s poem “The Sun Rising,” is a prime example of metaphysical love poetry. In the poem, Donne repeatedly relates the sun to the sensation of love and unity with another person, particularly in a sexual sense, leading the narrator to establish himself as living a microcosmic existence. Donne makes the sexual nature of his…

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 chideLate schoolboys 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 clime,Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags…

Holy Sonnet III: O Might Those Sighs And Tears Return Again

O might those sighs and tears return againInto my breast and eyes, which I have spent,That I might in this holy discontentMourn with some fruit, as I have mourned in vain;In mine Idolatry what showers of rainMine eyes did waste! what griefs my heart did rent!That sufferance was my sin; now I repent;‘Cause I did…

John Donne – The Paradox

No Lover saith, I love, nor any otherCan judge a perfect Lover;Hee thinkes that else none can, nor will agreeThat any loves but hee;I cannot say I’lov’d. for who can sayHee was kill’d yesterday?Lover withh excesse of heat, more yong than old,Death kills with too much cold;Wee dye but once, and who lov’d last did…

The Legacy

When I died last, and, Dear, I die     As often as from thee I go,     Though it be but an hour ago,And Lovers’ hours be full eternity,I can remember yet, that I     Something did say, and something did bestow;Though I be dead, which sent me, I should beMine own executor and legacy. I heard me…

A Fever

Oh do not die, for I shall hate    All women so, when thou art gone,That thee I shall not celebrate,    When I remember, thou wast one.But yet thou canst not die, I know,    To leave this world behind, is death,But when thou from this world wilt go,    The whole world vapors with thy breath. Or if, when thou, the…

Death, be not proud (Holy Sonnet 10)

Death, be not proud, though some have called theeMighty and dreadful, for thou are not so;For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrowDie not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,And soonest our best men with thee do…

Daybreak

Stay, O sweet and do not rise!The light that shines comes from thine eyes;The day breaks not: it is my heart,  Because that you and I must part.      Stay! or else my joys will die      And perish in their infancy.

A Burnt Ship

Out of a fired ship, which by no wayBut drowning could be rescued from the flame,Some men leap’d forth, and ever as they cameNear the foes’ ships, did by their shot decay;So all were lost, which in the ship were found,They in the sea being burnt, they in the burnt ship drown’d.

For Whom The Bell Tolls

No man is an island,Entire of itself.Each is a piece of the continent,A part of the main.If a clod be washed away by the sea,Europe is the less.As well as if a promontory were.As well as if a manner of thine ownOr of thine friend’s were.Each man’s death diminishes me,For I am involved in mankind.Therefore,…

Elegy IV: The Perfume

Once, and but once found in thy company,All thy supposed escapes are laid on me;And as a thief at bar is questioned thereBy all the men that have been robed that year,So am I (by this traiterous means surprized)By thy hydroptic father catechized.Though he had wont to search with glazed eyes,As though he came to…

Confined Love

Some man unworthy to be possessorOf old or new love, himself being false or weak,Thought his pain and shame would be lesserIf on womankind he might his anger wreak,And thence a law did grow,One might but one man know;But are other creatures so? Are Sun, Moon, or Stars by law forbiddenTo smile where they list,…

Holy Sonnet XIX: Oh, To Vex Me, Contraries Meet In One

Oh, to vex me, contraries meet in one:Inconstancy unnaturally hath begotA constant habit; that when I would notI change in vows, and in devotion.As humorous is my contritionAs my profane love, and as soon forgot:As riddlingly distempered, cold and hot,As praying, as mute; as infinite, as none.I durst not view heaven yesterday; and todayIn prayers…

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