Compare And Contrast A Valediction Of Weeping And John Donne

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John Donne and Henry Vaughan are both renounce metaphysical poets. In comparison to Henry Vaughan, John Donne is known to be the founder of metaphysical poems. “A Valediction: of Weeping by John Donne and “The World” by Henry Vaughan both uses images and conceit which compares two things that are usually not alike in a clever manner to present an argument. This is what is known to be called metaphysical poetry where an argument is being presented in a cunning and crafty way. John Donne uses a conceit of tears in his poem in order to share the idea he is trying to convey to the reader. On the other hand, Henry Vaughan uses an image of a perfect ring and contrast it to the darkness that it rejects to convey a more religious message.
In the poem “A Valediction: of Weeping” by John Donne is a very difficult poem to understand if you do not understand the conceit being use throughout the poem. In the first stanza tears are being compare to the mintage of coins which is a process coins go through to be created from scrap. Coins have a worth based on the metal they are made of and the value they are given. Based on this Donne is saying that his tears have the same worth. The first stanza goes on mention
“When a tear falls, that thou falls which it bore,
So thou and I are nothing then, when on a diverse shore.”
We can see here that he is trying to say there is no point of crying because when you cry and are apart from each other the tears really don’t have any meaning. So there’s

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