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A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day

The word "metaphysical" was applied to a group of seventeenth-century poets by Samuel Johnson. Although the word is seldom used in academic criticism today, it is generally agreed that the...

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A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day

The primary conceit in "A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day" is the comparison the speaker makes between the setting, which is the shortest day of the year, and the loss of his beloved. As the poem...

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A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day

In the poem "A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day" by John Donne, the narrator is mourning his lover, who has died. The world has become a dark and dismal place for him, because he found love and then...

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A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day

Nothingness is when something is absent (as in feelings); one can be nothing (by seeing their existence as nonexistent).The idea of nothingness has been studied and used throughout time. Many...

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A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day

John Donne's "A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day" describes the thoughts and feelings of the poet on the night of the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. His reflections are appropriate to...

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A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day

In "A Nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day," the speaker is mourning the loss of his lover and giving advice to two other lovers. It is St. Lucy's day, December 13th, the winter solstice on the Julian...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2012 7:40 pm UTC

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