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Please help with some quotes to compare ideas and style of Donne's work in his religious and love poetry. 

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It would be easy to look at Donne's religious and love poetry and to think that they are the product of two different authors. On the one hand, Donne's love poetry contains poems of seduction, such as "The Flea," where the speaker tempts his lover to make love to him through using metaphysical conceits, such as the flea's body, to argue that since their blood has already joined inside the flea's body, they might as well make love:

This flea is you and I, and this

Our marriage bed and marriage temple is;

Though parents grudge, and you, we are met,

And...

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