How do I start a thorough analysis of the poem "The Good-Morrow" by John Donne?
To write a solid analysis of this poem, you might begin with the significance of the title "The Good-Morrow." Take this title, which means "good morning," and apply it to the structure and themes of the poem itself. Notice that in the beginning of the poem, the speaker contrasts the lovers' lives before they met each other and after. To emphasize this contrast, he refers to sleeping and waking. Before the lovers met, it was as if they lived in the "Seven Sleepers' den" or a dream world.
The second stanza takes this contrast a bit further. The title of the poem "The Good-Morrow" is mentioned here as the speaker goes on to show how the lovers are presently. It's as if their souls have awakened to the knowledge that their love is all they need, that their love forms a world which...
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