Essays Tagged: "Flea"

The Bubonic Plague (this essay is about the bubonic plague outreak in the history of the world. it gives important facts and interesting information.)

use there was not enough people left in the towns or villages to bury them.The Plague was spread by flea infested rats. It was not the rat that passed or had the disease it was the fleas. The humans w ... the fleas. The humans would end up with this disease when rats entered their houses and the and the fleas jumped off and then later jumped onto humans. Once the flea was on the human, the flea would b ...

(2 pages) 103 1 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

A Comparison of John Donne's "The Flea" and Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess".

"The Flea" who haunts "My Last Duchess"History has blessed the English language with many great romantici ... ale-female relationships of the time. Although written more than two hundred years apart, both "The Flea" by John Donne and "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning, examine the selfishness and lustful am ... 's ability to achieve true love.As the reader is introduced to the protagonist of John Donne's "The Flea", it becomes clear that his only romantic tendencies are fueled from below the beltline. Lines ...

(4 pages) 119 1 3.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

John donne's poems dealing with love, sex, and sexuality.

ed to another is the Webster's definition. In John Donne's poems this seems to be the case. In "The Flea," Donne expresses his wish to bed his beloved in a subtle way. He mixes spirituality and sex in ... y. He mixes spirituality and sex into one as he expresses his wishes through an outside source: the flea. While sex is in his mind, he goes onto say it is not just that, that brings electricity in "Th ...

(8 pages) 101 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Mere wit may amuse, but it serves better purposes when it also conveys feeling", discuss with respect to two or three poems by John Donne.

ht fit / The universal monarchy of wit."An enjoyable and incredibly witty poem by Donne called 'The Flea" is another example of a combination of wit and feeling. The idea involves the mingling of two ... s blood, (which was thought to happen during the act of sex in the seventeenth century) through the flea. Words such as "suck'd" act as autographic puns, providing a sexual reference. This portrays Do ...

(3 pages) 36 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Comment on the way in which three poets in the pre1900 section of writing have approached the theme of love in the poetry.

I', by Shakespeare, describes the non-physical type of relationship in true love, and finally, 'The Flea', by John Donne, which is quite differ from 'SONNET CXVI', was about the sexual love.'First Lov ... ifference with 'First Love', which 'SONNET CXVI' hadn't got any words about physical reaction. 'The Flea', was full of physical love. It is about a man who would like to have sex with a woman, using a ...

(15 pages) 61 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Metaphysical Imagery in the Works of John Donne

on to simple thought, provide an analysis as well as a correlation of emotions" (Bennett 3).In "The Flea" Donne uses an intricate series of peculiar events to lure a woman. The difference between this ... ere, it could be argued that Donne produces and values intellect over emotion. This is because "The Flea" has unconventional and unpleasant images. The obscure thought involved, is at times repugnant, ...

(10 pages) 143 1 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How do the poems we have studied argue the differences between love and lust?(includes To His oy Mistress,The Relic,The Flea,The Clod and The Pebble)

His Coy Mistress the woman is made fun of, in more of a hurtful and persuasive way than in jest.The Flea shares similar views on love and lust with To His Coy Mistress; both poems are about self-grati ... n and selfishness, both are ideas different to those of The Relic, which is interesting because The Flea and The Relic share the same poet, John Donne.Another poem that shares the same sensitivity as ...

(4 pages) 61 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Legend by David Gemmell, evaluation essay

In the poem "The Flea", by John Donne, the speaker uses a quite peculiar method in an attempt to get something from h ... eaves a truly intricate tale of one man's love for another woman through the actions of a miniscule flea. Donne begins by presenting the initial situation in his love affair; the introduction o ... Donne begins by presenting the initial situation in his love affair; the introduction of the flea. In this poem, the flea literally is a representation of what it simply is; a parasitic insect ...

(3 pages) 23 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"The Flea," by John Donne

The poem, "The Flea," by John Donne, is an example of a monologue. However, instead of being a dramatic monologue, ... ugh the ideas of the speaker being a man, who is addressing his poem to a woman, and the use of the flea, which causes the speaker's words to change as the poem progresses, it can be seen that "The Fl ... ic poem, where the speaker is a man who is attempting to convince a woman to have sex with him. The flea plays an important role in the poem. It is not only used to determine that there are two people ...

(3 pages) 77 1 4.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A review of John Doones' The Flea.

John Donnes' The FleaI found John Donnes,' The Flea, to be one of the most hilarious poems I have ever read. To utili ... found John Donnes,' The Flea, to be one of the most hilarious poems I have ever read. To utilize a flea to try and have a woman sleep with you is one of the most creative and original ideas I've hear ... h you is one of the most creative and original ideas I've heard in a long time. And to imagine that fleas were so plentiful and all over gives the poem a sense of being serious. But now I know what pi ...

(2 pages) 40 0 1.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays

John Donne's love poems

to successfully subvert the traditional conventions to his own ends. Each of the secular poems "The Flea", "The Sunne Rising" and "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning" shows Donne's verbal dexterity, ma ... f the conventional form and the use of a variety of textual features.For the secular love poem "The Flea" the conventional form is that the flea is to be used as a symbolism of love. Donne subverts th ...

(3 pages) 22 1 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > 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 ... ugh the ideas of the speaker being a man, who is addressing the poem to a woman, and the use of the flea, which causes the speaker's words to change as the poem progresses, it can be seen that 'The Fl ... ic poem, where the speaker is a man who is attempting to convince a woman to have sex with him. The flea plays an important role in the poem. It is not only used to determine that there are two people ...

(5 pages) 34 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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 lover. However ... zabethan order and conventions is projected through something as simple as the life cycle of a mere flea. Though writing about this insect was a fashionable contemporary theme, Donne was unique in his ... fashionable contemporary theme, Donne was unique in his treatment of such a topic, converting 'the flea' from a creature commonly used to convey lewd and jocose descriptions about the female body, to ...

(7 pages) 41 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Finding Mind In Women; John Donne's "The Flea" and "Love's Alchemy" compared to Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress"

so that she will drop her defenses and give in. The language of seduction in Donne’s “The Flea”, and Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” undercut the statement “hope not ... s of each stanza, where the speaker expresses his point the clearest. To start with, he points to a flea, which has bitten them both, and so mixed their blood together- a symbol of sexual interaction. ...

(6 pages) 32 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Red Hot Chili Peppers

began to cast their talent out into the music world. By 1983, Balzary had begun to go by the name "Flea," and the group changed their name to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. (McCollough 211)Anthony Kiedis ... and members to start putting his poems into music which became the base of his hip-hop style lyrics.Flea was born on October 16, 1962 in Melbourne, Australia. His family relocated to Los Angeles while ...

(5 pages) 30 2 5.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

John Donne

l concept to compare the metaphysical concept to compare the marriage bed to blood mingled within a flea's body. John Milton's poems are highly intellectual, "On his blindness." Where he uses words to ... gs of a victim that held rather is appreciated for his blindness. John Donne's proceeded the flea's action: " me is sock'd first, and now sucks thee, / and in the flea, our two bloods mingled b ...

(1 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Flea

The Flea The review by John Lauritsen he analyzes multiple works of Donne. One of such work he reviews i ... 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 person who is being spoken to is a man or a ... er 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 having a discussion with the other. The flea ha ...

(1 pages) 482 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

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

etaphors and conceits. These listeners can even affect the flow of the poem as demonstrated in "The Flea," perhaps Donne's most obvious use of dramatisation. Donne writes with colloquial voices demons ... equally characteristic of speech. I will talk about each of these poems in turn but primarily, \The Flea. There is a clear voice speaking in the poem, a lusty male trying to convince his lover to sle ...

(9 pages) 1679 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"the flea"

e not able to 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 ... nd nursing. Donne needs her and he is going crazy over her refusal. His insanity shows by using the flea to attain her. The narrator says, "And in this flea our two bloods mingled be" (Donne 4). He is ...

(3 pages) 6 0 0.0 Dec/2012

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

In John Donne's poetry, the craft of poetry, sex and religion are intertwined. Discuss with reference to three of Donne's poems.

xamining the form or themes in Donne's writing, we will consider three of his poems or sonnets, The Flea, Holy Sonnet VII and Holy Sonnet XIV and shall also consider the conceit that Donne regularly i ... V and shall also consider the conceit that Donne regularly includes in his work.In Donne's Poem The Flea, the speaker is attempting to justify to a woman why she should acquiesce to sexual intercourse ...

(9 pages) 3 0 0.0 Apr/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry