Essays Tagged: "Holy Sonnet"

Views of death in John Donne's poetry

die."Donne's wife's death in 1617 was a prolific source of inspiration for Donne's poetry. Another Holy Sonnet, XVII, is entirely dedicated to her loving memory. Once again he presents his belief of ... his wife fails, however, when he exclaims "though i have found thee, and thou my thirst hast fed/ A holy thirsty dropsy melts me yet". Scholars have debated the meaning behind these lines, but they se ...

(5 pages) 190 1 3.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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

e held in fear, but one that is to be understood.He believes so strongly in this philosophy that in Sonnet 10, he instructs people not to fear death. He insults death, personifying it as a person who ...

(2 pages) 156 1 4.1 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

John Donne's Holy Sonnet "Batter my heart".

This Holy Sonnet has been constructed to conform to the Italian or Petrarchan structure of a sonnet, with ...

(3 pages) 107 0 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Compare two poems of the same subject in relation to techniques utilized.

W. H. Auden's poem "Stop All the Clocks", and John Donne's poem "Holy Sonnet 10" each address the theme of death with unique perspective. Donne in "Holy Sonnet 10" r ... nd "Silence" (1,2,3) command the auditor to share in the active despair. Comparatively, in Donne's "Holy Sonnet 10" death is personified, challenged, and subsequently infantilized throughout the poem. ... n death.All in all, both poems display a passionate grappling with the finality of death. Donne in "Holy Sonnet 10" intellectualizes Death by speaking as an instructor would to a student; lecturing to ...

(4 pages) 53 1 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A Silent God in John Donne's "Holy Sonnets"

o write sacred poetry, but this poetry constantly fiddled with notions of death and despair, hence, Holy Sonnets. John Donne even wrote his own funeral sermon, "Death's Duel," shortly before he died i ... ote his own funeral sermon, "Death's Duel," shortly before he died in 1631. The overarching view on Holy Sonnets can be directly attributed to Donne's harsh experiences in life.Critics agree that John ...

(9 pages) 47 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

John Donne And English Literature

s earlier but was in decline, he went off in a different direction and wrote the intensely personal Holy Sonnets. With the publication of his Poems in 1633, two years after his death, Donne became par ...

(6 pages) 16 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

John donnes holy sonnets

The Holy Sonnets By making many references to the Bible, John Donne's Holy Sonnets reveal his want to be ... l theme of healing and forgiveness imply that John Donne, however much he wrote about God and being holy, wasn't such a holy man all of the time and tried to make up for it in his writing.In sonnet 1, ... rk decay?" In other words, "You're making your own creation look bad if you don't help me to become holy again." This starts out the sonnet with a bitter tone, a favorable way for Donne to begin. But ...

(4 pages) 1336 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Poetry Comparitive Essay with the Discourse of Death.

r mind, but at least we know we are not alone.BibliographyBeck - Watt, S. 2002. Poetry explication: Holy Sonnet 10, John Donne's address to death ... ry 20, 2010)Black Death. 2010. (accessed February 22, 2010)Holy Sonnet 10 (Historical Context). 2006. (acces ...

(8 pages) 32 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

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

ng 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 include ... fies the theme of religion within it. The poem is written in three stanzas which could indicate the holy trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) or the three spiritual realms (Heaven, Hell and Purgatory ...

(9 pages) 3 0 0.0 Apr/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Donne and W;t

otions determined by contextual values influencing human epistemologies and religion. John Donne's 'Holy Sonnets' and Margaret Edson's play 'W;t' illustrate the perennial concerns of death and self-ac ... on and Donne expose an essential fault in humanity's response to death.Although both 'W;t' and the 'Holy Sonnets' are superficially disparate in medium, setting and values, the unification of the two ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry