John Donne's Songs and Sonnets by John Donne

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"Donne's genius,temperament and learning gave to his love poems certain qualities which immediately arrest attention ".Explain this question is from DONNE  SELECTION FROM GRIERSON'S METAPHYSICAL...

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The quotation refers to Donne's "genius" (in other words, his innate ability as a thinker and writer), his "temperament" (in other words, his psychological make-up), and his "learning" (in other words, his reading and education). The phrase "Donne's love poems" probably refers to his secular (in other words, non-religious) love poetry, although many of Donne's religious poems can be seen as poems about love of God.

"Genius" is a difficult matter to discuss, because perhaps the only way to know for sure that a person possesses "genius" is to look upon the works that person produces and decide if they seem to be of exceptional value.

"Temperament" is also difficult to assess except by examining the works a writer produces.  Evidence of a writer's "temperament," however, survives not only in his or her literary works but often also in non-literary writings, such as letters and...

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