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  • John Donne

    Holy Donne John Donne was an English poet and probably the greatest metaphysical poets of all time. He was born in 1572 to a Roman Catholic family in London. His father died when John was young leaving his mother Elisabeth to raise him and his siblings. Throughout Donne’s life his experiences with religion were full of trials and tribulations, something that can be clearly seen in his poetry over time. He remained Catholic early in

    Essay Length: 4,052 Words / 17 Pages
    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Max
  • John Donne: The Sun Also Rises

    Donne seems to consciously ignore conventional measures of rhyme and meter and poetic beauty. His language is direct and like a conversation instead of a typical verse, in which his verse is full of dissonance. Critics of John Donne's "The Sun Rising" often note that the poem's displacement of the outside world in favor of two lovers' inner world serves to support its overall theme, which is the centrality of human love through a permanent

    Essay Length: 1,149 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Wendy
  • John Donne

    Your December Horoscope by Susan Miller Your home life will be such a strong focus and it might become your driving obsession, especially after December 20. If you have been hoping to buy or sell your home, fix up property, or redecorate, give your dream plan a determined push, because in a month where nothing will be impossible, you are likely to love the results. With SIX planets stacking up in your home sector, if

    Essay Length: 2,087 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Kevin
  • An Explication Of "The Flea" By John Donne

    Explication of “The Flea” John Donne’s “The Flea” (rpt. in Thomas R. Arp and Greg Johnson, Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense, 8th ed. [Fort Worth: Harcourt, 2002] 890-891) explains that a teenage male will say almost anything in order to seduce a woman. The reader discovers that “The Flea” is about a man who is quick on his feet, clever, and persistent in trying to win the woman. With his poem, Donne also gives

    Essay Length: 686 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Fatih
  • “as Due by Many Titles I Resign My Self to Thee, O God …” (donne) What Do You See as the Most Interesting or Challenging Aspects of Therelationship Between the Human and Divine in the Texts ‘jane Eyre'And the Poetry of John Donne?

    In looking at this question, it is my opinion that it is arousing a discussion of the self-denial that religion imposes and also the conflict it imposes on the self. For this I will primarily be looking at Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre’ and the poetry of John Donne. The progression of Jane Eyre’s life is shown by a variety of links to religion due to the many changes in her way of life. Bronte shows

    Essay Length: 1,001 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: David
  • John Donne Holy Sonnets

    John Donne Death is a very complicated subject that people view very differently in different situations. In John Donne’s Holy Sonnets, he writes about death in Meditations X and XVII. Both meditations use many similar rhetorical devices and appeals, but the tones of the meditations are very disparate. Donne’s different messages in Meditations X and XVII convey tones of defiance and acquiescence towards death, respectively. His apparent change of attitude towards death could be

    Essay Length: 563 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Mike
  • John Donne

    JOHN DONNE John Donne (1572-1631) is credited with the honour of being the poet who broke the Petrarchan tradition in England and created a new mode of poetry. Rather than a complete breach, Donne's poetry is a widening of the scope of the Elizabethan tradition. He implements already existing modes in every aspect: new metrical schemes (although he will return to the sonnet in his last works), a rich and original imagery, a colloquial, conversational

    Essay Length: 6,880 Words / 28 Pages
    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Kevin
  • John Donne'S Songs And Sonets

    John Donne’s Songs and Sonets include love poetry with very different attitudes towards the relationship between men and women. Four such poems, “The Sun Rising”, “Song”, “The Flea”, and “The Undertaking”, show very contradictory views of what love is and should be. Each of these poems give a diverse even conflicting view of love because they represent the different kinds of love a person encounters throughout their life; starting with young infatuation love, moving

    Essay Length: 1,252 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Bred
  • John Donne

    [ Written by James Kiefer. ] (Transferred this year to Sat 30 March) (Note: In order that Christians may concentrate their attention and devotion on the Resurrection of Our Lord, and on the events leading up to it and following it, it is customary to omit or transfer all commemorations of departed Christians that fall in the week just before, or the week just after, the Feast of the Resurrection. Accordingly, this present commemoration,

    Essay Length: 6,545 Words / 27 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: David
  • John Donne As A Metaphysical Poet

    John Donne as a metaphysical poet John Donne was the most outstanding of the English Metaphysical Poets and a churchman famous for his spellbinding sermons. His poetry is noted for its ingenious fusion of wit and seriousness and represents a shift from classical models toward a more personal style. Donne's poetry embraces a wide range of secular and religious subjects. He wrote cynical verse about inconstancy (for example, Go and catch a falling star and

    Essay Length: 1,010 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Stenly
  • John Donne Holy Sonnet 14

    In reading some works by John Donne, I came to admire one entitled Holy Sonnet 14. The fact that Donne wrote to a three person God, caught my attention because I was able to relate and understand the biblical text. This sonnet made me feel as if I was in the time in which it was written. There are times when many of us feel down and out and need to express ourselves in a

    Essay Length: 349 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Max
  • The Flea By John Donne

    "The Flea" Summary The speaker tells his beloved to look at the flea before them and to note "how little" is that thing that she denies him. For the flea, he says, has sucked first his blood, then her blood, so that now, inside the flea, they are mingled; and that mingling cannot be called "sin, or shame, or loss of maidenhead." The flea has joined them together in a way that, "alas, is more

    Essay Length: 690 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Steve
  • John Donne

    Outline I. Introduction A. Early Seventeenth Century Metaphysical Poetry II. The Life of John Donne A. Family Background B. Education and Study C. Henry’s Death D. Anne More E. Life with his wife F. Holy Orders G. Death of Anne More H. Death of John Donne III. Donne’s Writing A. Subjects i. Love ii. Religion iii. Death IV. My Favorite A. Since she whom I loved hath paid her last debt B. A look into

    Essay Length: 1,417 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Bred
  • John Donne

    John Donne’s poem, “The Bait,” is a clever response to the romantic ideas portrayed by both Christopher Marlowe in “The Passionate Shepard to His Love,” and Sir Walter Raleigh’s The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepard. Through connotative and denotative language, Donne is able to clearly portray a sarcastic image of love and deception. “The Bait” is a poem in direct parody of those of Marlowe and Raleigh. In Marlowe’s poem, one is trying desperately to

    Essay Length: 931 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 26, 2010 By: Tasha
  • John Donne - The Indifferent

    Critical Analysis of "The Indifferent" by John Donne "The Indifferent" by John Donne is a relatively simple love poem in comparison to his other, more complicated works. In this poem, "he presents a lover who regards constancy as a 'vice' and promiscuity as the path of virtue and good sense" (Hunt 3). Because of Donne's Christian background, this poem was obviously meant to be a comical look at values that were opposite the ones held

    Essay Length: 1,242 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 24, 2010 By: Wendy
  • John Donne And William Shakespeare

    Both John Donne and William Shakespeare view death with their opinions and we can see the differences straight from their poem. First of all, in John DonneЎЇs Holy Sonnet 10, he says that death is death and that death will never go away unless everything is dead. Donne, the Poet is pocking at death. Death itself dies when we wake in God's arms, in heaven. "Though some have called thee / Mighty and dreadful, for

    Essay Length: 449 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 26, 2010 By: Stenly
  • The Analysis of the Profane and Sacred in John Donne'S Poems “the Flea” and “holy Sonnet 14”

    John Donne who is considered to be one of the wittiest poets of the seventeenth century writes the metaphysical poem “The Flea” and the religious poem “Holy Sonnet 14”. In both poems, Donne explores the two opposing themes of physical and sacred love; in his love poem “The Flea,” he depicts the speaker as an immoral human being who is solely concerned with pleasing himself, where as in his sacred poem “Holy Sonnet 14” Donne

    Essay Length: 1,874 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: March 31, 2010 By: Tommy
  • John Donne Vs. The Elizabethan Lyric

    John Donne vs. The Elizabethan Lyric John Donne delivered, like all of the other great poets of the renaissance era, an invaluable contribution to English literature. However, it is the uniqueness of this contribution that sets him apart from the rest. This statement seems somewhat ironic when one analyses the context of his life and the nature of his writing, for Donne is clearly the rebel in English poetry. He is the one poet that

    Essay Length: 321 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 5, 2010 By: Steve
  • John Donne

    An Analysis of Imagery and Diction in a Selected Passage of Crime and Punishment Through forceful and precise manipulation of both imagery and diction, Fyodor Dostoyevsky creates a violent scenario involving the slaughter of an innocent mare in order to foreshadow the murder of Alyona Ivanovna by Raskolinkov. Dostoyevsky depicts the killing of the horse as one of senseless and meaningless violence by using specific word choice that is both active and carefully selected. Rather

    Essay Length: 692 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 5, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Poetry Analysis of John Donne’s "the Canonization"

    POETRY ANALYSIS A Study of “The Canonization” Poetry is a unique way of expressing one’s feelings. My favorite poems are those that capture an essence of my own feelings. It is nice to be able to relate your feelings to a poem when you can’t really put things into your own words. John Donne’s poem “The Canonization” really speaks to me. Donne uses several poetic techniques to make this poem both memorable and enjoyable. John

    Essay Length: 599 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: June 7, 2010 By: Monika
  • The Life And Music Of John Coltrane

    A Brief Look Into The Life and Music of JOHN COLTRANE Pg. 1 John Coltrane was born in born in Hamlet, North Carolina on September 23, 1926. John Coltrane was an only child. His father, John was a tailor who played the violin and ukulele, and his mother Alice played piano and sang in the church choir. This was a great environment to foster his love of music. Coltrane soon moved with his family to

    Essay Length: 1,770 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 8, 2009 By: Bred
  • Crucible, John And Elizabeth Proctor

    Throughout the play John and Elizabeth's relationship goes from seeming like the perfect relationship to one of uncertainty as we uncover the cracks displayed by both parties, due to many reasons, his affair with Abigail and "the ever last funeral" that marches around Elizabeth's heart. When we first seem John and Elizabeth it appears to be the perfect household. John has just come in from a hard days work, Elizabeth is upstairs singing lullabies to

    Essay Length: 714 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 26, 2009 By: Stenly
  • John Brown - A Hero Or Villain?

    What makes a hero or a villain? A hero is defined as a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life. By this definition, there existed countless heroes in America during the 1800's with relation to slavery. There were many abolitionists, particularly from the North, that exhibited courageous attitudes. It was these heroes that taught the southerners, who believed their lives could

    Essay Length: 2,532 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Major Supreme Court Cases Under Judge John Marshall

    The decisions made by Supreme Court chief justice John Marshall have had a major influence on today's Judiciary System. One of his major decisions was in the case Marbury v. Madison, in which he set the precedent of judicial review. Another major decision is in the case McCulloch v. Maryland, in this case Marshall ruled that Congress possesses certain implied powers. Other major decisions made by Marshall were in the cases Dartmouth College v. Woodward,

    Essay Length: 1,440 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Steve
  • Captain John Smith

    John Smith had many characteristics that helped to make him an important person in the beginning settlement of the New World. He was a brave and strong person who seemed to have little fear. He ran away from home when he was young and became a soldier in Europe and the Near East (Barbour). He thrived for excitement and adventure. During the settlement of Jamestown, he took on the responsibility of leadership by saving the

    Essay Length: 546 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: regina

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