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An Analysis of Donne’s A Valediction: of Weeping - An Analysis of Donne’s A Valediction: of Weeping   William Empson begins his critical essay on John Donne's "A Valediction: of Weeping" with the statement below.  Empson here plays the provocateur for the critic who wishes to disagree with the notion that Donne's intentions were perhaps less than the sincere valediction of a weeping man.    Indeed, "A Valediction" concerns a parting; Donne is going to sea and is leaving his nameless, loved other in England, and the "Valediction" is his emotive poesy describing the moment....   [tags: Valediction for Weeping Essays] 1674 words
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A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning and The Sunne Rising - A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning and The Sunne Rising To say that Blake and Donne do not write uplifting poetry is a great injustice to their works. Although some of their poems discuss themes of depressing nature, on a wider scale both Blake and Donne write poetry which is not only uplifting but also inspiring and extremely worthwhile to read. The two main themes covered by these two writers are love and death. The poems which use love as the main theme inspire the reader and offer hope that true love exists and is not a fragment of their imagination....   [tags: Valediction Forbidding Mourning Essays] 601 words
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A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning by John Donne - “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning,” by John Donne explores love through the ideas of assurance and separation. Donne uses vivid imagery to impart his moral themes on his audience. A truer, more refined love, Donne explains comes from a connection at the mind, the joining of two souls as one. Physical presence is irrelevant if a true marriage of the minds has occurred, joining a pair of lovers’ souls eternally. In order to describe the form which Donne gives to true love he chooses to create a scene of separation....   [tags: A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning John Donne] 582 words
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The Spherical Image as the Central Paradox in Valediction: for Weeping - The Spherical Image as the Central Paradox in Valediction: for Weeping   In John Donne's "A Valediction: for Weeping," the speaker consoles his lover before leaving on a sea voyage and begs her not to cry.  Crying, the speaker tells his lover this poem at the docks before he boards his ship going abroad.  Donne uses a spherical image as the central metaphor in his poem. When Donne uses irony, paradox, and hyperbole including the use of round images such as: coins, globes, and tears he strengthens the spherical conceit.  By comparing two "seeming" opposites like tears and love as his conceit, Donne uses the spherical image as the central paradox in "A Valediction: Of Weeping."        ...   [tags: Valediction for Weeping Essays] 1086 words
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John Donne's A Valediction of my Name, In the Window - John Donne's A Valediction of my Name, In the Window       "My name engraved herein/Doth contribute its firmness to this glass" (1-2). It is a small but exquisitely considered act - a man carefully etches his name into a window, hoping to preserve his identity for future generations. Immediately, sensory details flow into my mind at the thought of such a momentous event. The precise scratch of the tool, the small flakes of glass that chip away, the beams of sunlight backlighting my own name in blinding pinpoints of sharp white light - all ignite a visceral feeling in the depths of my consciousness....   [tags: Valediction of my Name Essays]
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The Sea as a Metaphor for Love in Valediction - In this poem, the author tells of a lost love. In order to convey his overwhelming feelings, Heaney tries to describe his emotions through something familiar to everyone. He uses the sea as a metaphor for love, and is able to carry this metaphor throughout the poem. The metaphor is constructed of both obvious and connotative diction, which connect the sea and the emotions of love. In the first line of the poem, Heaney says Lady with the frilled blouse and simple tartan skirt. At first, it simply appears that he is describing her clothes....   [tags: Valediction Essays] 623 words
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John Donne's 'A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning' - John Donne; A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning John Donne (1572-1631) was one of England's greatest and most creative poets. He worked as secretary for Sir Thomas Edgerton, the Keeper of the Great Seal of England. At that time, Donne fell in love with Anne More (1584-1617) who was the niece of Edgerton's second wife. Edgerton and Ann's father, Sir George More, who was Chancellor of the Garter, strongly disagreed with them getting married. However, Donne married Anne in 1601 when she turned seventeen....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 946 words
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John Donne's A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning - Gender norms and ideals go as far as humanity goes; scientific and religious histories of mankind both accept the different roles of men and women in a household. During the age of cavemen, women used to do the gardening and cooking while men were in charge of hunting and providing for the family; which is similar to Adam and Eve’s life after being cast away from Eden. These norms and ideals have continued and altered throughout history and some still exist. The Baroque age was not an exception to these ideals....   [tags: Baroque Gender Norms] 757 words
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Interpretation of A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning - Interpretation of A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning Although that it may seem that the meaning of A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning could be applied to any couple awaiting separation, according to Izaak Walton, a seventeenth-century biographer, John Donne wrote his poem for his wife, Anne Donne, right before his departure for France in 1611 (Damrosch 238). However, even though the poem is not written to an audience, many of us can learn from what Donne is trying to convey to his wife....   [tags: Papers] 1035 words
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A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning - A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning Although the subject matter of A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning could be applied to any couple pending separation, John Donne wrote his poem for his wife on the eve of his departure for France in 1611.In the poem, the speaker pleads with his lady to accept his departure. The speaker defines and celebrates a love that transcends the physical and can therefore endure and even grow through separation. In arguing against mourning and emotional upheaval, Donne uses a series of bold and unexpected comparisons for the love between the speaker and his lady....   [tags: Papers] 825 words
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The Metaphysical Conceit in Donne's Poems - ... This of course is true, however, there is much more complexity to this flea and this bite. Line four says, “And in this flea our two bloods mingled be”, this is the first instance in where we see Donne’s use of a metaphysical conceit. We see through analysis of this line that the flea represents an intense bond between the victims, that originally “thou deniest [the speaker]”(stanza 1,line 2). We see more evidence of this metaphysical conceit in lines 6-9, “A sin, nor shame, nor loss of maidenhood,/…/And this, alas, is more than we would do.” These lines support the idea that the flea’s bite represents an act similar to intercourse because there is a mention of virginity, and self-respec...   [tags: The Flea, A Valediction] 1188 words
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Experiencing the True Love of John Donne’s “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” - Departing from a lover might often seem painful; yet, it is precisely with the departures that one learns about the nature of true love. In the poem “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning,” John Donne offers a beautiful insight into this subject. As he consoles his wife by asserting that their love is everlasting, the poet develops a theme that unifies the poem and allows the reader to identify his intention. The theme, therefore, is especially important as it serves as a central point around which all the other elements are structured....   [tags: Literature]
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Analysis of A Valediction Forbidding Mourning by John Donne - Analysis of A Valediction Forbidding Mourning by John Donne In "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," John Donne uses many metaphors and images to convince his lover that even though they are going to be apart, their love will remain untainted. The prefix un- meaning to do the opposite of or is also used to reverse the meaning of a word. The definition of tainted is to be contaminated or to be touched or affected slightly with something bad. In short, untainted means to remain the same without being corrupted by outside influences....   [tags: Papers] 831 words
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Love in HJohn Donne´s A Valediction Forbidding Mourning and Andrew Marvell´s To His Coy Mistress - ... As will be discussed within the preceding analysis, John Donne’s point focuses upon love existing outside of the con strains of time whereas Andrew Marvell’s point focuses upon the immediacy, urgency, and physical necessity of love existing within the very moment. Through an analysis and discussion of these facts, it is the hope of this author that the reader will gain a more informed understanding with respect to the way in which love was understood in different ways by different authors; even within the same era....   [tags: author, moment, death] 837 words
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Love in John Donne's A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning and Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress - Love in John Donne's A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning and Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" and Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress" both talk about love but has different views about it, one talks about physical love and the other talks about spiritual love. John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" compared love to a circle while Andrew Marvel's "To His Coy Mistress" compared love to a straight line. Both poems are act of persuasions....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1635 words
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A Comparison of John Donne's A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, and Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress - A Contrast of John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning", and Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" The stereotype of poetry is that poems are written to exemplify a relationship between two people who are so infatuated with each other it is said that they are "in love" and this can give meaning to what is commonly referred to as a love poem. Poets John Donne and Andrew Marvell write such poetry however, their poems "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning", and "To His Coy Mistress", consider two different concepts....   [tags: Compare Contrast Poems Love Essays] 1111 words
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Love and Metaphysical Poetry - Ingenious concepts, sticking conceits, heated arguments, sublime paradoxes and far‐fetched imagery are just a few features of Metaphysical poetry. Poetry that enables its audience to take a journey with the poet throughout life’s battles, luxuries and treasures, is simply a phenomenon. Today, we are very lucky to have the luxury of many metaphysical poems; however, today we will be exploring just two. These being A Valediction Forbidding Mourning and To His Coy Mistress. Both poems possess different themes and features that will be compared and contrasted throughout, however, are connected through the discourse of love....   [tags: Poetic Themes] 1639 words
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Compare and Contrast the Ideas and Techniques of the Poets in the some - Compare and Contrast the Ideas and Techniques of the Poets in the some of the Love Poems we have Studied Love is a very popular topic for poetry. This is because love is one of the only things that there is no scientific fact no true definition and can be thought of in so many different ways. Poets can use poems to portray all the different types of love that people feel, romantic, young, stereotypical, fake, possessive, physical, the list is endless. Three poems that portray some of these are “The Flea”, “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” and “A Woman to her Lover”....   [tags: English Literature] 1478 words
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Metaphysical Conceit in the Poetry of John Donne - Metaphysical Conceit in the Poetry of John Donne       Many of John Donne's poems contain metaphysical conceits and intellectual reasoning to build a deeper understanding of the speaker's emotional state. A metaphysical conceit can be defined as an extended, unconventional metaphor between objects that appear to be unrelated. Donne is exceptionally good at creating unusual unions between different elements in order to illustrate his point and form a persuasive argument in his poems. By using metaphysical conceits in "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," Donne attempts to convince his love (presumably his wife) that parting is a positive experience which should not be looked upon with sadn...   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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What is love? - The word Love may mean many things to different people. For some it can be dangerous and complex, whereas for others it can be simple, yet fulfilling. Many have also attempted to prove the meaning of love, some successful, others not. In the poems A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning by John Donne and Sonnet 147 by William Shakespeare, both authors view love from opposite spectrums. They both attempt to argue what the meaning of love really is. They do this, by using imagery and symbols, and by writing in extended metaphors....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1073 words
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Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress and John Donne's A Valedictorian: Forbidding Mourning - Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress and John Donne's A Valedictorian: Forbidding Mourning One may define poetry as imaginative and creative writing which uses elements like rhyme, meter, and imagery to express personal thoughts, feelings, or ideas. Certain subjects recur frequently in poetry such as carpe diem, nature, death, and family. Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" and John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbiddmg Mourning," focus on the prevalent topic of love. Although both poems emphasize the importance and meaning of love, the tone of each poem reveals differences with regard to the conception and magnitude of the love; the diction shows contrasting ways in which each poet in...   [tags: Poem Poetry Mistress Mourning Essays] 1437 words
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Discuss the use of imagery in the three metaphysical poems we have - Discuss the use of imagery in the three metaphysical poems we have studied as a class. In the three metaphysical poems The Flea, To His Coy Mistress and A Valediction Forbidding Mourning; all have used unusual objects in their imagery, these objects are not usually associated with the subject matter so they get the poets point across in a bizarre style. All of the poems have similar themes and are all trying to persuade the women in them to co-operate with their needs in one way or another. All the poems deal with love, which is where the metaphysical aspect of the poem is portrayed....   [tags: English Literature] 1315 words
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Dealing With the Issue of Separation in Poetry - Dealing With the Issue of Separation in Poetry Introduction In recent weeks in English we studied 3 poems of varying origin and of various types of poetry. We studied Havisham, by Carol Ann Duffy, Stop all the clocks by W.H. Auden and Valediction: Forbidden mourning by John Donne. All of which are about the loss of loved ones, but in a different way. In 'Havisham', the bride (Miss Havisham) was left at the altar by her to-be-husband; she has sat in her dressing room in her wedding dress for year after year since that day....   [tags: Papers] 1098 words
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17th Century Seduction Poems Are Relevant In The 21st Century - During the 17th century, certain poets wrote poems with the specific purpose of persuading a woman to have sexual intercourse with them. Three of these seduction poems utilize several strategies to do this: Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress,” and Donne’s “A Valediction: Forbidden Mourning” and “The Flea.” Some of the reasoning used by both poets is similar to the reasoning used today by men to convince women to have sexual intercourse with them. These gimmicks vary from poem to poem but coincide with modern day rationalization....   [tags: essays research papers] 2107 words
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The Bold Metaphysical Poetry of John Donne - The Bold Metaphysical Poetry of John Donne In the seventeenth century, John Donne's writing was considered extreme. His style became known as metaphysical, a name given to such poets by critics. The term metaphysical is a word used to define something that is based on human reasoning. The Metaphysicals combined mind and intellect with emotion and nature, and they were accused of writing revolutionary poems just to display their learning. Poets who came before the metaphysical writers based their poetry on sweet, smooth musical verse....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Order and Chaos are Natural Events in Eamon Grennan’s Poem, One Mornin - ... The death of an animal is, in fact, natural. However, it’s rotting and its “scent of savage/valediction,” (line 2-3) both accentuate how chaotic its death is to the peacefulness of this experience. Following that first image, more instances of chaos are found. A walk on the beach sparks up an image of a quiet stroll, but sounds can easily disrupt that. Chaos, in this case, is disrupting the current state that the speaker in in. In his experience, an oyster catcher makes a “headlong high sound” that “echo[es] through the rocky cove.” The high pitched noise that made a reverberation causes a disorder, that adds to the fundamental chaos of nature....   [tags: order, peaceful, world] 947 words
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The Flea and The Sun Rising - The metaphysical era in poetry started in the 17th century when a number of poets extended the content of their poems to a more elaborate one which investigated the principles of nature and thought. John Donne was part of this literary movement and he explored the themes of love, death, and religion to such an extent, that he instilled his own beliefs and theories into his poems. His earlier works, such as The Flea and The Sunne Rising, exhibit his sexist views of women as he wrote more about the physical pleasures of being in a relationship with women....   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Donne] 1643 words
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The Metaphysical Conceit - “Dull sublunary lovers' love —Whose soul is sense—cannot admit Of absence, 'cause it doth remove The thing which elemented it” (Donne). It is the very nature of the metaphysical conceit: to remove itself from the world of the tangible yet project an image far more moving than its literal counterpart. It is to go above and beyond the world of the immediate, to transcend the physical and stay bound to its origin, its comparison, while floating in the dreamy ether. The quote featured above serves as an accurate catch-all for what threads compose the complex weave of conceit: purely earthly knowledge, pure reason and sense, cannot understand what, its own, physical body is not present....   [tags: Divine Recognition, Physical Love]
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Love in Imagery - ... In truth, this expresses that the speaker himself believes so profoundly in the strength of the spiritual love they share that even shedding tear would only serve justice to a solely physical love between the pair. He says to her, "So let us melt and make no noise," because although they may be upset that they must part is important not to express outward sorrow, he is sure that they will meet again. He also wishes not to “profane” their love and publicly display the sorrow they share from parting physically....   [tags: short story, analysis, John Donne, love]
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Forbidden Mourning - Simile and Metaphor in John Donne’s “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” Valediction: a farewell address forbidding his wife to mourn, strikes me as an extraordi¬ nary title for this poem. Donne’s title has an implied meaning that contradicts how this poem leads the reader to believe it’s a love poem he writes to his wife before leaving on a journey to France. A love so strong, so pure, that the bond could never possibly be broken, even after death. Two souls who will always be together physically and spiritually....   [tags: essays research papers] 720 words
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John Donne - Essay on John Donne John Donne, a master at his work, was born some time during the year 1572. The exact date of his birth date is unknown. Donne accomplished many and experienced many things in his life. He got married secretly, went to prison, and wrote many poems that are world known John Donne attended both Oxford and Cambridge universities, and he also attended Lincoln's Inn. At Lincoln's Inn Donne studied law, but never practiced it there after. Donne did not get degrees at any of the universities that he attended, but he did obtain a mind full of knowledge....   [tags: essays research papers] 399 words
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Comparison of How John Donne and Andrew Marvell Present Death in Poems To His Coy Mistress and Holy Sonnet X - Comparison of How John Donne and Andrew Marvell Present Death in Poems To His Coy Mistress and Holy Sonnet X In the poems To His Coy Mistress and Holy Sonnet X the idea of death plays a strong part in the overall messages of the poems. Both poets use effective but very different methods in order to put forward their views and/or to make a point about society. ====================================================================== John Donne's poem Holy Sonnet X is very unique Donne uses two main poetic elements: tone and figurative language....   [tags: Papers] 1148 words
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A Comparison of Three Formal Letters - A Comparison of Three Formal Letters Formal letter 1 - 'Morton Michel Insurance Services' This is a formal letter confirming the payment of a customer's payment for their childminders insurance. The letter is uses a lot of different techniques to make it as affective as possible. Layout The first thing you notice about this formal letter is that it contains a very distinct letterhead. This contains the company logo, address, name, contact number, web-address and a list of partners of the company....   [tags: Papers] 1754 words
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