A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning by John Donne

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How does John Donne use religion through his characters in these poems Break of Day, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, Elegy 19: To his mistress? I am really trying to pull two characters from...

How does John Donne use religion through his characters in these poems Break of Day, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, Elegy 19: To his mistress?

I am really trying to pull two characters from each poem and use them to show how he used religion

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Religion through his characters? An interesting and challenging question. In "Break of Day," there is no explicit mention of religion. Therefore, you must work with qualities and images associated with religion: light and darkness, love, guilt, desire, perhaps sin as a "disease of love," etc.

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