Essays Tagged: "John 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 t ... letely opposite of what Donne wants the reader to get from the poem.Works CitedCruttwell, Patrick. 'John Donne.' Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 24: 153.Hunt, Clay. Donne's Poetry: Essays in Li ... . Availible: Magazine Article Summaries Full Text Elite. Item Number: 951025812.McNees, Eleanor J. 'John Donne.' Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 24: 207.

(5 pages) 99 1 4.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Flower, essay on the poem by George Herbert, detailed analysis.

ries to write honestly and directly from experience: his imagery is more homely and accessible than John Donne's: if nothing is too exotic for inclusion in Donne's verse, nothing is too ordinary for i ...

(4 pages) 68 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Views of death in John Donne's poetry

VIEWS of DEATH in DONNE'S POETRYJohn Donne's complex personality plays an important role in his poetry. His intellect, and as a resu ...

(5 pages) 190 1 3.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"An Island"

"Meditation 17" is one of the famous poems written by John Donne. The poem was about hearing the bell that rings when somebody dies and wondering whom the ... s about hearing the bell that rings when somebody dies and wondering whom the bell was ringing for. John stated in the end that the bell rings for everyone because the person who died was apart of his ... end that the bell rings for everyone because the person who died was apart of his or her own life. John's most famous line from the poem "No Man is an Island, entire of itself" tells that people in l ...

(2 pages) 102 3 3.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Jon donne says people can't be an island, otherwise, no man is alone. Paul simon says that you can and he is alone.

No man is an island, I am an islandJohn Donne says that no man is an island. Paul Simon says that man can be islands and he is an islan ... that man can be islands and he is an island. These two men have two different philosophies on life. John Donne believes that every man is part of somebody or something, and on the other hand Paul Simo ... hey should live it. I will be expressing my opinions on these philosophies and tell you why I think John Donne is correct on his writings.John Donne states "No man is an island entire of itself". I be ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Poetry Analysis of "Batter My Heart, Three Personed God, For You" by: John Donne

Poetry Analysis: "Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God, For You"John Donne's "Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God, For You" is an Italian sonnet written in iambic p ...

(3 pages) 18328 0 3.0 Feb/2003

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 bat ...

(2 pages) 156 1 4.1 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

An analysis of John Donnes' "A Valediction: Forbidden Mourning"

In the poem "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning", by John Donne, the speaker is consoling his lover who is mournful of the speaker's imminent departure. ...

(3 pages) 100 1 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

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

e 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 ambitions w ... often hamper a man'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 th ...

(4 pages) 119 1 3.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

John Donne's "The Good Morrow".

The Good MorrowJohn Donne's poem the "Good Morrow" is a classic example of how social values were developing in the ...

(5 pages) 193 2 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

In "The Sun Rising," by John Donne, there are many metaphysical characteristics.

In "The Sun Rising," by John Donne, there are many metaphysical characteristics. These characteristics are made up primarily ... s self are much happier than the sun, which is half as happy.Conceits are plentiful in this poem by John Donne. One of these conceits is on line 1 where the speaker calls the sun a "Busy old fool" tha ... vading the lives of the speaker and his lover in which they have their own season, "lovers' season."John Done has incorporated many of the metaphysical characteristics into this poem entitled "The Sun ...

(2 pages) 73 0 1.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

John Donne: Love, Spirituality, and SexWhen looking up the definition of love there are too many def ... all in love: to become enamored of or sexually attracted 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 bel ... s (like a broken mirror) left only to reflect his pain and lesser emotions, but never to love again.John Donne uses his religious past to bring in spirituality, while discussing his ever desire for se ...

(8 pages) 101 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

How John Donne uses the prevelant theories of Astronomy (Copernican and Ptolemaic) in his poetry.

ation to accurately know the universe, and throughout those years, many false theories were offered.John Donne (1572-1631 A.C.E.) is a poet best known for his use of metaphysical conceits . His poetry ... nne's doubts, for at first the Copernican theory did nothing but show how little man actually knew. John Donne expressed a profound and respectful knowledge of Astronomy in his writing. It only seems ...

(5 pages) 58 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Metaphysical Imagery in the Works of John Donne

Metaphysical poetry is a blend of passionate feelings and paradoxical style. John Donne is believed to be one of the best of metaphysical poets. There are many examples of metap ... of the best of metaphysical poets. There are many examples of metaphysical imagery in the works of John Donne. The metaphysical imagery of John Donne will be brought into view by the examples he used ... t the parts of the world obedient to the rule of time and the business of getting on.In conclusion, John Donne used metaphysical imagery to portray his thoughts. These poems are just a short glimpse o ...

(10 pages) 143 1 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Outsiders are victims of themselves and society" What is your view? use the texts you have studied ("The Floating World" by John Romeril and "Death Be Not Proud" by John Donne)and one other text.

rayed as one of society's innocent victims in contrast with Shakespeare'smurderous Lady Macbeth And John Donne's pathetic death. In John Romeril's surrealcomic tragedy "The Floating World" he uses a n ... aphor for this. Romeril portrays Les as a victim of society's materialismand of the effects of war. John Donne paints death as an outsider in his metaphysicalpoem "Death Be Not Proud" by rebelling aga ...

(5 pages) 122 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

A VALEDICTION FORBIDDING MOURNING by John Donne

A VALEDICTION FORBIDDING MOURNINGby John DonneAS virtuous men pass mildly away,And whisper to their souls to go,Whilst some of their sad ... t,And makes me end where I begun.At the beginning of "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning," the poet, John Donne, engages in a didactic lesson to show the parallel between a positive way to meet death a ... make the circle just (precise). The adverb "obliquely" (l. 34) may have several different meanings. John Freccero supports the interpretation that obliquely means a spiral motion, referred to by the N ...

(7 pages) 103 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Misogyny in British Literature

hich is the writer's own personal bias accompanied by societal biases.We can see in the writings of John Donne and Alexander Pope an application of satire to depict the dark side of a woman's nature. ... mbered by poems of passionate praise. However, this does not prove that Donne was not misogynistic. John Donne, the most passionate of the Renaissance love poets, was also the most intensely ambivalen ...

(7 pages) 51 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

17th century poetry, John Donne, Marvell, George Herbert, Sir John Supling...

The seventeenth century was an era of beautiful poetry by important poets such as John Donne, Marvell, George Herbert, Sir John Supling etc... Just like on the other periods Love was ... ip. He's partly serious and partly not about it. In this paper, we I won't going to say much about John Donne and Ben Jonson, maybe the most important 2 writer of the period. But as they're the most ... . But as they're the most important 2 writers of the period I'd like to tell also a bit about them. John was born into an Old Catholic family in 1572. He was educated in both Cambridge and Oxford Univ ...

(8 pages) 86 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Anaylitical Approach to John Donne's "The Apparition"

John Donne was to most, considered a metaphysical poet, or a poet who finds their inspiration on exp ...

(6 pages) 34 0 3.0 Apr/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 his mistres ...

(3 pages) 23 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors