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Between "The Flea," "The Sun Rising," "Air and Angels," "The Bait," and "To His Mistress Going to Bed," which of Donne's poems presents some kind of representation of "paradise," either in literal or more abstract ways?

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In "The Bait," the poem's speaker invites his love to come and live with him and create a sort of paradise for the two of them. He believes that if she joins him, he will need neither the sun nor the moon for illumination. The lover will provide him with all the light he needs. This is a metaphoric paradise.

"Air and Angels" is another poem that presents love between the speaker and a...

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