Who (3) are included among the "metaphysical and devotional poets' of the 17th century and why?

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The Metaphysical poets wrote during the 17th century. Their poetry focused upon the metaphysical (abstract thought) and the investigation of abstract thought. For them, their works tended to focus upon abstract ideas such as existence and truth. (As a side note, the Metaphysical poets were named so by those outside of their "genre". They typically did not write to be metaphysical, they simply were.)

Characteristically, these poets used similes (comparison of two things using like or as),...

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