Essays Tagged: "Donne"

Criticism of "The Indifferent" John Donne

'The Indifferent' by John Donne is a relatively simple love poem in comparison to his other, more complicated works. In this p ... ds constancy as a 'vice' and promiscuity as the path of virtue and good sense' (Hunt 3). Because of Donne's Christian background, this poem was obviously meant to be a comical look at values that were ... of its literary methods, its untroubled gaiety, and its pose of libertinism, which all suggest that Donne wrote [the poem] when he was a young man about town in Elizabethan London' (1-2). The poem 'mo ...

(5 pages) 99 1 4.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

An essay about death in 2 of John Donne's poems: Holy Sonnet 10 and Meditation 17

JOHN Donne's view of death is not one of a cynic. He is a man who regards death not as the final battle o ... which is far better a life than any human is experiencing presently.In contrast, In Meditation 17, Donne does not imply that death is feared by some, or that it is thought to have monumental power. H ... vitable translation. And since death is just a translation, wisdom can, and must be gained from it. Donne regards death not as a loss to the person afflicted by it, but as a loss to humanity as a whol ...

(2 pages) 156 1 4.1 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Compare-Contrast: "Batter My Heart"(John Donne) and "Come Sleep"(Sir Philip Sidney)

. One wants death and one wants life - life without sin. Although Sidney's speaker bribes death and Donne's speaker promises to repay God for his help, it begs the questions: is it likely that both sp ... at they want, and both need release. As Sidney's speaker describes death as "being thine by right," Donne's speaker says that he is unworthy of God and purity. This is ironic because in a situation li ...

(4 pages) 43 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Batter my Heart Imagery, Aural and Rhythm

"Batter my Heart" by John Donne is a plea to God by the narrator. He feels imprisoned by his own sinful nature and describes h ... emotions in three 'partitions' that are created as a result of the sonnets tightly structured form. Donne expresses spiritual transformation in passionate language, figures of speech, (visual imagery) ... ), and even more vividly to be ravished only so he can become chaste (14). In nearly every sentence Donne writes, there is an example of such paradox. The repetition of these opposing concepts makes t ...

(5 pages) 55 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Dicuss two different readings of John Donne's literature.

John Donne is recognised as the most prolific metaphysical poet in history. In the post-modern context, h ... modern context, his poetry has been both criticised and appreciated. This paper will discuss two of Donne's most recognised love poems, "the Sunne Rising" and "A Valediction forbidding mourning" in li ... e to find comfort in a beautiful thing such as love. This would explain my personal appreciation of Donne's poetry.There is no denying that one of Donne's intentions is to be clever and make us work t ...

(5 pages) 39 0 1.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Compare and contrast Donne's "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" and Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress," also include the idea of metaphysical poetry in the comparison.

Donne's "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" and Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" are identical and c ... e argument is not logically persuasive as Marvell's poem proved, but the cleverness and subtlety of Donne's method are diverting in that a lonely woman might be comforted. She cannot change the fact o ... hus far.The imagery used by the poets can also be applied as a basis for comparing and contrasting. Donne writes in a wide-ranging and obscure method. He did not write for publication, but showed poem ...

(3 pages) 28 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of "A Valediction : Forbidding Mourning"

John Donne was a major English poet and writer, specialized in composing meraphysical poetry. He also wro ... ost of his poetry to contain spiritual themes.(Wikipedia) In "A Valediction : Forbidding Mourning," Donne writes about a lover bidding farewell to his lady and at the same time discouraging her from m ... dy and at the same time discouraging her from mourning for his departure. This poem could allude to Donne's wife, Anne More on the occasion of his leaving for a continental trip in 1611.(Bloom 63) The ...

(7 pages) 28 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Comparison Between John Donne's "The Flea" and "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning"

The poem 'The Flea' by John Donne is an example of a monologue. However, instead of being a dramatic monologue, it is known as a ... ted by the "two bloods," but is also used to show how the speaker wants to have sex with the woman. Donne proves this concept by having the flea land on the woman's arm and having the man compare his ... ove how the effects of killing a flea are harmless and thus similar to having sex with him. The way Donne presents the speaker's argument makes the poem, "The Flea," a dramatic lyric rather than a dra ...

(5 pages) 34 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of John Donne's poem "The Canonization"

The poem "The Canonization" written by John Donne is about love. Throughout this poem Donne reveals both concepts of physical love and spiritual ... hroughout this poem Donne reveals both concepts of physical love and spiritual love. The words that Donne has chosen in this poem are an example of a poetic technique that not only allows the reader t ... life that could happen the speaker and his lover will love one another.Throughout the fifth stanza Donne describes the spiritual aspect of love through the speaker, while at the same time through cer ...

(3 pages) 22 0 1.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Commentary on John Donne's 'The Flea'

On the most basic of levels, Donne's 'The Flea' can be read as a witty and persistent attempt to win over a resisting potential l ... man whom Samuel Johnson described as a 'metaphysical' poet. Writing at the cusp of the Renaissance, Donne's rejection of the old Elizabethan order and conventions is projected through something as sim ... e life cycle of a mere flea. Though writing about this insect was a fashionable contemporary theme, Donne was unique in his treatment of such a topic, converting 'the flea' from a creature commonly us ...

(7 pages) 41 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An Analysis Of Three Works By John Donne

John Donne showed many aspects of love both human and of the divine in his works. Many of his poems conve ... he two. "The Good Morrow," "The Indifferent," and "Break of Day" are four of John Donne's poems that reflect the topics of love. There are some aspects of divine love described in th ... st asks the question, "what thou and I did, till we loved." It goes on to describe how before Donne and his beloved met they were not, "weaned till then," and made reference to a Christian ...

(5 pages) 17 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Foolishness That Ensues

nge, an atmosphere of conflict is notable in the literature during this period.The writings of John Donne reflect this conflict, reflecting a view of love that was never seen before from poets before ... is poetry; including his wit, and the wisdom he has obtained from being in love various times. When Donne wrote the Triple Fool, he recognized the fact that love is foolish, and when writing about it ...

(3 pages) 1558 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Compare And Contrast Essay

The Renaissance period was a period of beautiful poetry. Two poets in particular, John Donne and Andrew Marvell wrote "˜carpe diem' poems full of vivid imagery. Each conveyed the ima ... agery. Each conveyed the image of "living for the now." This message can clearly been seen in Donne's A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning and Marvell's To his Coy Mistress. By using similes and s ... ring worries and challenges of its own. This theme relates to all aspects of life, not just sex. In Donne's poem he also discusses a man's love for a woman and his passionate desire to be with her. Th ...

(3 pages) 18 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Broken Heart

Imagery in "The Broken Heart" John Donnes' poem "The Broken Heart" is full of imagery, used to portray his broken heart. Donne uses the ... eans to him. He uses the imagery because it's necessary to see a picture of the pain he lives with. Donne uses several aspects of imagery, including death to show his grief and Donne also does uses de ... pread disease that causes thousands of people to die. The plague is also synonymous with suffering. Donne writes that he has "had the plague a year," by writing this Donne has been deathly ill for wha ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Flea

The Flea The review by John Lauritsen he analyzes multiple works of Donne. One of such work he reviews is, "the Flea". In "the Flea" there is no mention of whether the ... should try to interpret the poem, and how other implications like homosexuality, which was taboo in Donne's time, should be taken. In the poem a flea bites two individuals, and one of the bitten is ha ...

(1 pages) 477 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Analysis of Meditation IV by John Donne

The opening statement of John Donne’s Meditation IV sets a disposition for the whole article. “..Except God, Man is a di ... sets a disposition for the whole article. “..Except God, Man is a diminutive to nothing” (Donne 23) is saying man is bigger than the world; excluding the fact that God conquers and controls ... his fate. It is also stating that the world is nothing in comparison to man and is not as complex. Donne’s numerous comparisons between human anatomy and nature shows how man’s complexity o ...

(5 pages) 20 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Analysis: 'Holy Sonnet XIV' by John Donne

Martin Maginn 10XG (English) Holy Sonnet XIV -This is one of John Donne's many Holy Sonnets which contain a religious theme. It follows the structure of a Standard En ... ollows this standard structure which is: a-b-b-a, a-b-b-a, c-d-c-d, e-e.This poem is all about John Donne who is a sinner pleading to God for redemption. The first line mentions a "three-personed God" ... line refers to the gentle behaviors of God the Father, God the Holy Ghost and God the Sun. But John Donne does not want such gentleness as you can see; he wants God to "make me new" through increased ...

(1 pages) 14 1 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

'Central to the effect of Donne's poetry is his dramatic flair, especially his ability to dramatise the intonations of the human voice' Discuss.

It was the ingenuity and unconventionality Of Donne's poetry that impressed his contemporaries. His change in style from the flamboyant and lavish ... s, created an entirely new form of literature. Although primarily famous for his intellect and wit, Donne also had a cunning ability to dramatise the human voice and create speakers within his poetry. ... etry. Nineteenth-century writers including Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Thomas DeQuincey appreciated Donne's lack of reserve and stylistic experimentation, celebrating his works as brimming with life a ...

(9 pages) 1672 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Figure of Speech in A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning by John Donne

John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" is an amazing love poem with beautiful figurative langu ... ion: Forbidding Mourning" is an amazing love poem with beautiful figurative language, a farewell to Donne's wife before their long partition. The writer assures his loved the parting will do no harm a ... le using extended metaphors, comparisons along with connotation and denotation throughout the poem, Donne expresses his belief in the strength of their angelic love to get through the physical separat ...

(6 pages) 8705 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"the flea"

o refuse or else they would be abused. At times, they would be raped. In the poem, "The Flea", John Donne shows how the man has taken the subordinate role by drawing the woman to have sex with him, an ... as he wants to have sex with her. In line three it says, "Me it sucked first, and now sucks thee" (Donne 3). The word sucked here represents an important thing. A baby sucks on her mother's breasts s ...

(3 pages) 6 0 0.0 Dec/2012

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry