The Good-Morrow

by John Donne

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The theme of "The Good- Morrow" by Donne rests with the idea that true love is a spiritual connection that two people share.  Donne uses many ideas to convey this theme.  The most compelling of them is featured in the second stanza where the speaker suggests that the world shared within the two lovers' is its own universe, expansive enough to encompass the world but is only shared by them.  In this setting, "one little room is an everywhere," indicating that the spiritual connection between both of them is all encompassing.  The idea of an expansive and sprawling and compelling connection is also evident in the comparisons to explorers, who sail to find new horizons and vistas, those shared in the love between the speaker and his beloved.  The closing couplet suggests that idea that spiritual connection is not merely love, but actually a soulful immersion between two, a metaphysical exercise that makes two individuals reside in one entity.  In this setting, where "two loves can be one," a theme of spiritual residence within the other becomes the standard and definition of shared and true love.

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