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Donne’s Poetry

John Donne

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Donne, John. The Complete English Poems, edited by A.J. Smith. New York: Penguin Books, 1986.

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the sun rising

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the sun rising

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Q. Discuss John Donne as a metaphysical poet.

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Answer: Metaphysical poetry refers to a type of very intellectual poetry that was common in the 17th century. This type of poetry was known for bold and ingenious conceits, subtle thought and frequent use of paradox as well as the directness of language. Metaphysical poetry, in an etymological sense, is poetry on subjects which exist beyond the physical world. .... Read the full answer FREEEEE at

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What do you understand by a conceit? Write a note on the use of conceits in John Donne’s poetry.

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Answer: What is a conceit? A conceit is basically a simile, or a comparison between two dissimilar things. In a conceit, the dissimilarity between the things compared is so great that the reader is always fully conscious of it even while having to concede the likeness implied by the poet. Thus Dr. Johnson pointed out that in metaphysical poetry, the most heterogeneous ideas are “yoked by violence together.” ... Read more

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