Literary Analysis Of The Good-Morrow By John Donne

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The Good-Morrow by John Donne is a good example of metaphysical poetry in the seventeenth century. The poem is rich in emotions and deep feelings that are freely expressed by the poet. It can be also said that Donne is using his five senses in his poem, to express his desire and his love. He also uses his imagination which is one of the most important elements of metaphysical poetry to enhance the poem and make it more vivid. In other words, a metaphysical poet depends on what is beyond the senses and beyond what is natural. The poem consists of a variety of references, themes, tones and conceits. The structure of the poem is abstract and it has concrete images that give strength to the whole poem through the poet’s growing conceit in his three stanzas. The poem is also a good example of dualism.…show more content…
Donne’s choice of this specific title is witty and highly intellectual. The title summarizes the whole idea of the poem to some extent. It gives us a hint of what the poet wants to say in his poem later on. “The Good-Morrow” means here; that the poet aims to a new chapter in his life as well as his beloved’s. He explains to us in his poem that he wants his love to become pure and spiritual rather than physical. This makes the reader understand that the poet’s intentions are good and his aim is pure because we find out that he does not try to convince his beloved based on his false logic as he has done in his poem “The Flea.” Instead, we can see that his words are realistic, decent and true because his poem is based on his very own personal experience. The poet is the only one speaking and arguing but his purpose is not to persuade depending on false logic. This makes the poem of a decent aim and goal as his proper choice of words elevates the

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