Please give a critial appreciation of "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning."
This is a metaphysical poem and famous for its metaphysical conceits, which are odd and surprising figures of speech in which one thing is compared to another thing that is very much unlike it. These metaphysical conceits are of course presented in the context of the poem, which concerns a dying husband telling his wife to behave with quiet dignity as they part, just as virtuous and good people die without drama or display. The metaphysical imagery is used to describe their relationship as a union of souls that are so united...
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