John Donne Questions and Answers
How would you analyze John Donne's "Negative Love"? I can obtain a simple meaning from my point of view, but obviously this does not have the color or meaning that Donne would have intended, writing from the perspective of his time and the material that he used for reference for his imagery... so I am looking for an explanation that would fit with how he wrote and saw the meaning of the language that he chose in this poem.
How does the speaker use the varied imagery of the poem to reveal his attitude toward the nature of love in the poem "The Broken Heart" by John Donne?
What were John Donne's contributions to seventeenth-century English literature as a poet and prose writer?
Is Donne an intellectual realist? Discuss Donne's selections from Grierson's Metaphysical lyrics and poems.
Compare and contrast the Elizabethan poetic tradition and metaphysical age. Use at least two poems each to justify your answer.
How can John Donne, as a love poet, be seen as both a rebel and a conformist? Do any of his poems, in particular, reveal this combination of traits?
What are some common themes in the poems of John Donne? Please discuss in particular the following poems: "The Good-morrow," "The Sunne rising," "The Canonization," "The Anniversarie," "The Flea," "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning," "The Extasie," "Loves Deitie," "The Relique," "To his Mistris going to Bed," "Holy Sonnets vii ("At the round earth's"), x ("Death be not proud") , xiv ("Batter my heart"), and "Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward."
In “The Broken Heart” by John Donne, how does Donne use word choice/diction to show that love is an unstoppable force that causes one much sorrow and heartbreak?
Can someone please translate the entire poem "A Valediction of My Name, in the Window" into modern day English?
Compare Donne's "Air and Angels" to Shakespeare's Sonnet 18? Note the differences and similarities of both poems.
Please discuss John Donne as a love poet. Consider such poems as "Go and Catch a Falling Star," "Valediction: forbidding mourning," "The Sun Rising," and "The Cannonization"
According to the speaker of “Holy Sonnet 10,” why should Death not be proud? Explain at least three reasons that the speaker states or implies.
What is the NeoPlatonic concept of the link between physical love and spiritual love? Donne's suggestions on the NeoPlatonic concept pf physical and spiritual love?
Who is the best critic for John Donne's work? With regard to poetry. This question is related to know, who is the best critic who have worked on John Donne's poetry work.
What are the characteristics of metaphysical poetry? metaphysical poets with special reference to john donne.
How might one explain a conceit that John Donne uses in one of his poems? The conceit may involve alchemy, dropsy, elixir, or the solstice.
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