Milton is known as Puritan Poet instead of John Donne. However, metaphysical poetry belongs to Puritan Age, in which Donne’s contribution is remarkable.
Category: John Donne
As a love poet, John Donne was not practically mature yet poetically he was mature enough to get the attention of his readers. He has broken the tradition.
John Donne, indeed, is a metaphysical poet but many critics have doubt about it. It is because his poetry is limited to emotions and personal experiences.
Doctors made an analysis of the poet’s health and diagnosed fever and John Donne through poetic powers exemplified his condition in “Hymn to God, My God”.
A keen analysis of “A Hymn to Christ” helps us to find a form of the poem, which is a dramatic monologue. He has faith in his religion. He strengthens it.
“A Hymn to God The Father” belongs to “Holy Sonnets” of John Donne, in which he, after careful analysis of his life, asks forgiveness of his sins.
“A Valediction: Of Weeping” is a dramatic monologue of John Donne, in which he, after careful analysis, talks about the love between him and his beloved.
In this poem, he is addressing to his wife Anne Moore. The theme of the Poem is parting; therefore, the poet consoles her wife.
Analysis of “The Expiration” puts it in the category of “Love Poems”. It is the second closest love poem to metaphysical poetry after “Forbidden Mourning”.
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning is metaphysical poem, which focuses on conceits. Donne was leaving for France and was departing from his wife Anne Moore.
John Donne, after careful analysis, decided to write “The Good Morrow”. He compares his former life with present and concludes that present life is better.
In his love poetry, Donne exhibits a more varied range of feelings than the Elizabethans. Moreover, his imagery, diction and versification are startlingly different. Discuss.
John Donne is regarded as an incredible poet of his age. His poems are classified into two main categories. The first is love poems, whereas the second is divine poems. The love poetry of...