John Donne Poetry Analysis

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This paper describes the poetry of a well-known poet JOHN DONNE, in respect to his combination of love and religious poetry in the context of his metaphysical poems. The main themes of his poetry always aroused from the thought of ecstasy. In his poetry we can find a definite link between human love and divine love. He truly describes how the two souls in love depart from their bodies during their physical union and spiritually join together before returning to their actual bodies. This union purifies them and grants them spiritual satisfaction and fulfillment. Love is dependent on both soul and body. An effort to appose physical love with the holiness of religion with the help of a series of occult similitude makes his poetry noticeably
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Donne treats physical love just as divine love. In one of his poems, “The Canonization”, he describes love in different moods and different visions. The title of the poem is itself evident of the theme carried out in the poem. In this poem, he has taken up a completely positive and serious view of love. It is a selfish and saintly love justified of respect and worship. In the poem, we can see his great attachment and dedication towards his beloved-Ann Moore, though being in love with her brought up disrespect and a bad reputation for him.In the very first lines of the poem, the speaker is addressing another person who is practically present and may be does not approve of his love affair with his beloved he says: “For God’s sake, hold your tongue and let me love”. The poem is a kind of passionate dramatic monologue through which the speaker is defending his act of love. The speaker asks him to keep mum and warns him not to interfere in the matter of his love. But the poem from its very beginning becomes very aggressive as the words suggest “For God’s sake”, where it refers to an acerbic suggestion of the speaker to defend his love. The main idea that is carried in the poem throughout is that his love does not interfere with the lives of the
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