Metaphysical poets Essays

  • Characteristics Of Metaphysical Poetry

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    “Metaphysical Scientific Conceits: Recondite and/or Plausible?” (Oral presentation at the Faculty of Arts of Sousse / 2008) Economy of language, strength of style, concentration of meaning, and fondness for conceits are the basic distinguishing features of metaphysical poetry. Of these four properties, Helen Gardner reflects, it is the last that is “the most immediately striking” (19) and hence the most intriguing. A conceit, as defined in her book, the Metaphysical Poets, is “a comparison whose

  • John Donne As A Metaphysical Poet

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    is undoubtedly acknowledged as a giant metaphysical poet. In Donne’s metaphysical poetry we find unified sensibility. His poems range from deeply religious pieces to secular ones; they include lyrics, sonnets, elegies, satires and epigrams. This paper focuses on the exploration of the features of Donne’s metaphysical poetry. Donne is respect of the manifestation of metaphysical poetry was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and most outstanding among all poets such as Richard Crashaw, Henry Vaughan

  • The Flea By John Donne Analysis

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    The Flea by John Donne, published in 1633, is an erotic metaphysical poem in which the concept of a flea serves as an extended metaphor for the relationship between the speaker and his beloved. In comparison George Herbert’s The Altar, also published in 1633, demonstrates through the conceit of an altar how one should offer himself as a sacrifice to the Lord. This essay will compare and contrast; the poetic techniques, the shape of the poems and the use of meter. This essay will also highlight how

  • John Donne's Metaphysical Poetry

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    founding and leading members of a group of artists known as the metaphysical poets. Such group includes a few 17th century poets such as Andrew Marvell, George Herbert and Henry Vaughan. Metaphysical poetry, although widely-discussed, is nevertheless vaguely defined. Even though John Donne wrote many poems which are considered ‘metaphysical’, he did not see himself in this term nor did he write a handbook on how to write metaphysical poems. Literally, the prefix meta means ‘beyond’ or ‘after’ while

  • Existentialism In Gunn's Poetry

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    The influence of the seventeenth century Metaphysical poets is evident in Gunn‘s poetry, which like theirs is remarkable for a sensibility formed by a union of intellectual clarity and deep emotion consisting of a heavy spicing of wit and irony. However, the warmth and sensitivity of the Metaphysicals is not always present. Instead, we see a dominating theme of his verse to be an aggressive desire for the individual to dominate his environment. It occurs in two ways. Firstly, it imposes order on

  • Literary Analysis Of The Good-Morrow By John Donne

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    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

  • Analysis Of John Donne's 'Holy Sonnet IX'

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    John Donne was an English poet, cleric in the Church of England and a lawyer, who was known as the representative of metaphysical poets. He has a great range of literary works that he wrote but his most recognized are sonnets. One of the most important themes in his poems is the concept of the true religion about which he wrote many worldly poems in which he showed his substantial attention in religious beliefs. The best example for this are his 19 Holy Sonnets, which were published 2 years after

  • John Donne Poetry Analysis

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    Abstract 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

  • Literary Analysis Of John Donne's 'The Good Morrow'

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    John Donne 's poem The Good Morrow is considered to be of a metaphysical realm as it Donne 's is typically metaphysical in its startling beginning, its dramatic nature and progression of thought, its striking metaphysical conceits, its range of intellectual imagery from the worlds of theology, geography, chemistry and cosmology, its catalogic mode, the use of hyperbole, the mingling of gravity and levity, the colloquial language, the presentation of the lovers as microcosms, and finally the union

  • Summary Of Ezra Pound's Portrait D Une Femme

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    This essay analyzes Ezra Pound's poem ("Portrait D'un Femme") and T.S. Eliot's poem ("Portrait of a Lady") We will compare and contrast portraits of the different ladies. Firstly, it is necessary to state that these poems do not display a poetic construction of the female subject. We will appreciate several common aspects with respect to form, content and style undertaken by these two different poems. "Portrait D'une Femme" and "Portrait of a Lady" were written in the early period of Pound's and

  • John Donne: John Donne And Geography As A Hyperbole

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    understanding of reality and the abstract. He chooses to evoke geography and mapmaking as much as he does in his poetry because the illusions of maps and provide the kind of emphasis of space and distance that he requires for his visions of love and the metaphysical world. “The Good Morrow” is one of Donne’s earliest poems that uses geography as a tool for emphasis. An analysis of the poems form, structure and overall meaning shows just

  • The Canonization By John Donne Analysis

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    John Donne (1572-1631) was an English poet and a cleric in the Church of England. Donne was born in London, into a recusant Roman Catholic family. He was one of the well known metaphysical poet. His work is famous for its strong, sensual style; He wrote sonnets, poems about love, religion, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs and satires. His poetry is famous for its complexity, ironic and metaphors. Donne is considered as the master of the metaphysical conceit; an extended metaphor that

  • Comparing Edgar Allen Poe And William Cowper And Poe

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    century was filled with distinct and specific types of style such as metaphysical poetry. On the other hand, Edgar Allen Poe was one of the most famous poets of the 19th centuries and had a darker presence within his poetry, as that century was filled with a more range of imagination. Cowper and Poe both have many differences throughout a 2-century difference, but can compare as well within poetry techniques and topics. Both poets like to have a dark aura in their poetry making the reader feel critical

  • George Herbert Virtue Summary

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    Virtues George Herbert was a world-renowned poet who was most known for his metaphysical poems that uses rhythm and meters to bring stories to life. One of his more famous poems that will be analyzed was named “Virtue” (Johnson, Arp, & Perrine, 2017). In this poem Herbert details a person 's emotional path while embracing the concepts of life and death. Additionally, he is able to capture the reader 's imagination by creating psychological images of a human being 's emotional state as they observe

  • Critical Analysis Of Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress

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    Introduction Andrew Marvell (1621-1678), a popular and powerful seventeenth century English poet, is well-known for his concern with the philosophy of time and space. His poetry reflects his age and the mind of man at that time. He composed exquisite lyrics of varied themes with metaphysical wit and Cavalier grace. “To His Coy Mistress,” is one of his most famous poems in the English language. B. J. Sokol studies this poem from the point of view of logical argument thereby revealing “a very witty

  • In The Bhava Poem

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    THE BLIND POET The standard account of Sur 's life is the one recorded in the Caurasi Vaisnavan ki Varta, ' 'Conversations with Eighty-four Vaisnava, ' ' a work whose original compilation is attributed to Gokulnath. The commentary that almost always accompanies it comes from the hand of Hariray, a man customarily assigned an impressive lifespan extending from A.D. 1590 to 1715. The Varta is a sectarian work, for Gokulnath and Hariray were important figures in the lineage of the sixteenth-century

  • The Literary Reflection Of Milton's Paradise Lost

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    passionate expression of Milton’s religious and political vision, the culmination of his young literary ambition as a 17th century English poet. Milton inherited from his English predecessors a sense of moral function of poetry and an obligation to move human beings to virtue and reason. Values expressed by Sir Philip Sidney, Spencer and Jonson. Milton believes that a true poet ought to produce a best and powerful poem in order to convince his readers to adopt a scheme of life and to instruct them in a highly

  • Critical Analysis Of Paradise Lost

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    passionate expression of Milton’s religious and political vision, the culmination of his young literary ambition as a 17th century English poet. Milton inherited from his English predecessors a sense of moral function of poetry and an obligation to move human beings to virtue and reason. Values expressed by Sir Philip Sidney, Spencer and Jonson. Milton believes that a true poet ought to produce a best and powerful poem in order to convince his readers to adopt a scheme of life and to instruct them in a highly

  • Literary Themes In Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell To Arms

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    The classic love and war story, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, tells the story of Lieutenant Henry and his love, Catherine Barkley. Taking place in World War One and being published just a few years after, the book is loosely based on Hemingway's own personal experiences in the war. It explores the themes of love, war, hope, and grief. This book made waves when first released in the 1920s and had continued to remain a classic to this very day. Critics have both positive and negative things

  • Visionary Transcendence In Geoffrey Hardy's Moments Of Grace

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    Romanticism and religious belief. All of Jennings’s poems are based on an aesthetic which assumes a spiritual view of the universe and the possibility of visionary transcendence. In this respect, they differ from the poems of those twentieth century poets who deny the possibility of visionary transcendence or explain the experience in more secular terms. The critic Geoffrey Harvey in his book The Romantic Tradition in Modern English Poetry describes the continuance of the English Romantic tradition