DONNE is famous for his imaginative flights from the material to the spiritual spheres for which DRYDEN gave him the title of "metaphysical". Discuss? answer in detail

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Actually, it was Samuel Johnson who coined the phrase "metaphysical" in reference to John Donne's poetry.  Dryden used the word "metaphysics" to describe, what he thought, Donne's over-intellectual verse.  Dryden criticized Donne's use of philosophy and reason regarding matters of the heart.

Indeed, Donne's poetry is highly intellectual.  Take his most eloquent "The Good-Morrow ," for instance.  In this poem, a conceit comparing the newfound love that the two lovers share to an awakening of two...

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