Saturday, December 21, 2019

John Donne s A Fever - 1270 Words

A Fever: Theodore M DeConne Southern Connecticut State University â€Å"Love,† is described as a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent child, or friend (â€Å"Love†). As a metaphysical poet, John Donne is known for use of strange paradoxical imagery, complicated thought, and questioning the nature of the reader’s reality. In the sonnet, â€Å"A Fever,† Donne explores an unusual and complex love that he has for a woman. Throughout this poem Donne makes use of the contrasting themes of love and hate. While some might this consider this unusually, Donne’s use of the contrasting themes of love and hate show that the love a woman can give purpose to a man’s existence. Donne begins his poem by asking the woman he loves not to die. He goes on to say â€Å"Do not die, for I shall hate, all women so, when thou art gone.† This is Donne’s first use of the contrasting themes love and hate. Donne loves this woman so much. He shows this claiming that if she survives her illness he will love her, however if she dies he will hate all other women. His life will have no meaning without her, and he cannot possibly love another woman, so he has no choice but to hate all women. â€Å"That thee I shall not celebrate, when I remember, thou wast one(John Donne: A Fever).†, and he cannot celebrate her death, because the reminder of her death will be too painful and he will also be reminded that she was also a woman. Donne puts all of his happiness into the survivalShow MoreRelatedMetaphysical Poetry By John Donne1590 Words   |  7 Pagesgot involved in metaphysical poetry like: Samuel Johnson who wrote his book which is known as ‘’ Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets’’, Henry Vaughan, Andrew Marvel, Richard Crashaw, George Herbert and finally who was the main founder, John Donne. John Donne (1572 - 1631), the founder of the Metaphysical school of poetry, lived and wrote during the succeeding reigns of Elizabeth I, James 1 and Charles I. His early life was passed in dissipation and roguery, much occupied with secret love-makingRead Morethatcher4803 Words   |  20 Pagesthe fell of dark†¦Ã¢â‚¬  2. William Shakespeare, Sonnets 1-7 3. John Donne, â€Å"Valediction Forbidding Mourning†, â€Å"The Flea†, â€Å"Hymn to God, My God in my Sickness† 4. George Herbert, â€Å"The Collar†, â€Å"The Altar†, â€Å"Love III† 5. Andrew Marvell, â€Å"To his Coy Mistress† 6. T.S. Eliot, â€Å"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock†, â€Å"Journey of the Magi† 2. Poems for individual reading: 1. William Shakespeare Sonnet 73 (â€Å"That time of year†¦Ã¢â‚¬ ) 2. John Donne, â€Å"Holy Sonnet I† (â€Å"Thou hast made me†¦Ã¢â‚¬ ), â€Å"Holy Sonnet IX† (â€Å"If

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