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  • Light and Sight in The Good-Morrow

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    Light and Sight in The Good-Morrow John Donne’s poetry deals with themes of creation and discovery. In his work "The Good-Morrow," these issues are discussed through the use of poetic symbols. Donne gives major emphasis to the sense of sight as a way of discovering pure love. The first stanza contains images of sleep and, more generally, the ways in which one’s eyes can be closed to the world. Donne uses phrases like "not weaned" (2), "childishly" (3), and "dream" (7), to suggest the idea that

  • Elements of Plato in John Donne's The Good Morrow

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    Elements of Plato in John Donne's The Good Morrow There are clear Platonic elements in Donne's "The Good Morrow." The idea that Donne and his lady are halves that complete each other is traceable to Plato's theory of love. Lines 7 and 8 of the poem refer to the Platonic World of Ideas: the lady is presented as the Idea of Beauty, of which all earthly beauty is but an imperfect reflection. My argument, however, is that Plato's cave allegory and his World of Ideas are integral to a full understanding

  • To His Mistress Going to Bed, Good Morrow, Corinna's Going A-Maying, and To His Coy Mistress

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    Seduction in To His Mistress Going to Bed, Good Morrow, Corinna's Going A- Maying, and To His Coy Mistress Throughout time, one of the greatest challenges mankind has faced is the sexual conquest of womankind. In many cultures today, this challenge has evolved into an intricate courting process that often involves buying the woman flowers, gifts, and meals to persuade her to have sex. Another device that a man might use to seduce a woman is poetry. In the English language, the use of poetry

  • The Good Morrow Poem

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    The Good Morrow, a poem written by John Donne, gives a vivid, detailed, narration of the form of love many of us drastically seek to unearth. The narrator of The Good Morrow demonstrates no sign of misogyny, and instead displays an appreciation for the virtue of his lover in such a way that the reader comprehends the depths of their romance. Moreover, by developing such narration, Donne exhibits a pure and hopeful love, one in which he inspires his readers to acquire. He encourages this exploration

  • Julius Caesar - Theme Of Friendship

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    house is "Caesar, all hail! Good morrow, worthy Caesar."(2.2. 58-59) Decius also referred to Caesar as "most mighty". This only made Caesar become more comfortable with Decius, and trust him all the more. The conspirators had already decided how and when they would kill Caesar, and Brutus, Cassius, along with Decius, knew they had to lure Caesar close. They had an advantage at this because they knew that all they would have to do was prove to Caesar that they had a good, solid friendship, and this

  • julius caesar - flattery

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    powerful force in the conspirator's movement to kill Caesar before Caesar becomes king and destroys Rome. Cassius really needs Brutus on his side, so in order to persuade Brutus, he uses lots of flattery. Whenever Cassius talks to Brutus he throws in "good Brutus", "gentle Brutus" or "dear Brutus" to make Brutus feel comfortable and confident. He also uses overlooked flattery when speaking to Brutus. Cassius realizes all his sweet talk has done well when he responds to Brutus with "I am glad/That my

  • The Theme of Friendship in Julius Caeser

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    form a strong union with Caesar. Decius is an active member of the Conspirators, so he is very motivated into getting Caesar to go to the Senate House. The first thing that Decius says when he walks into Caesar's house is "Caesar, all hail! Good morrow, worthy Caesar." Decius would also refer to Caesar as "most mighty". This would only make Caesar grow comfortable with Decius. Julius had lost all feelings of doubt and did not presume any caste of dire plot against him. Decius would deceive

  • How Do The Attitudes To Love E

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    How Do The Attitudes To Love Expressed In The Following Poems Differ From One Another? The following three poems “To His Coy Mistress';, by Marvell, “The Good Morrow';, by Donne, and “Sonnet 116';, by Shakespeare all tackle the theme of love. Although they are all written about the same subject, they show remarkably different approaches. Two are written from the narrator to his lover to persuade her into commitment into a sexual or loving relationship. The third gives a neutral

  • The Good Morrow Poem Analysis

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    Courtney Holloway Ms. Mayr English IB HL/1 1 April 2014 The Good Morrow S- The subject of this poem is love and its ability to exist outside time and the physical world. P- What did we do in life before we met each other? Were we asleep? Or were we just like nursing babies, unaware of what was going on. Yes that’s how it was, but the pleasures from then are just and image of you. But now we’ve realized we love each other and are happy, We are not jealous and don’t watch each other because we are

  • The Idea of Love in Sonnet 18 and Good Morrow by William Shakespeare and John Donne

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    this underlying meaning. With a closer examination it can be determined that Donne and Shakespeare have similar qualities in their writing. John Donne and William Shakespeare shared similar ideas to depict the theme of love in “Sonnet 18” and “The Good-Morrow”. Both Donne and Shakespeare used the concept of eternal love in their poems, but with slightly different perspectives. John Donne establishes the idea of eternal love by saying that his lover’s bodily fluids mixed with his create the perfect match