Explanation: Thy firmness makes……. where I begun from Forbidding Mourning
Thy firmness makes my circle just,
And makes me end, where I begun.
These are the concluding lines of “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” composted by John Donne. Here he has compared himself to a foot of a compass and his beloved to the other foot of the compass. Continue reading
Explanation: If our two loves……… slacken, none can die from Good Morrow
If our two loves be one, or thou and I
Love so alike that none can slacken, none can die.
These lines have been taken from the last two lines of “The Good Morrow”, composed by John Donne. Here, the speaker logically mentions the conclusion that their love is eternal. Continue reading
False, ere I come, to two, or three.
These are the last lines of the “Song: Go, and Catch a Failing Star” composed by John Donne. Here, he mentions his negative thinking towards the women who are both fair and faithful. Continue reading
“The Good-Morrow” is an excellent piece of metaphysical poetry. John Donne has written it as a comparatively early age and the poem was published in a collection entitled as Songs and Sonnets. It is a poem about contentment in love.
The poem has short lyric of three stanzas. Each stanza bears seven lines. The rhyme scheme of the stanza is ababccc. The poem begins with a surprise, which has been developed to a confidence in love in the middle part of the poem. In the last part of the poem the love has been given immortality. Several arguments have been used to develop the theme. Continue reading
I swear, I am surprised, what you and did I before we fall in love with each other. Perhaps we were than so little kids that we used to suck our mothers’ breast. Possibly, we were very little children and passed times in rustic pleasures. We slept very deeply like the seven brothers who passed two hundred years in deep sleep. Before we fall in love we were so. However, in comparison to the pleasure of our present love, all the past pleasures were desires. Because if ever I have dream any beautiful women it is only you.
Since we have become aware that we are in each other’s love, welcome to it. Now we have no doubt about each other. Continue reading
Critical Analysis of a Valediction: Forbidding Mourning by John Donne
This is a personal poem showing the pure love and devotion (dedication) of the poet to his beloved. Donne has contracted with different moods of love and has played with its several visions. Here, he has taken positive and serious view of love. Many people think that the poem is addressed to his wife Anne More. His wife was in a bad state of health.
The main idea is that the poet’s love does not delay with the lives of others and so why should they take exception to it.
He compares separation with death. He also urges that good men are not afraid of death like good men true lovers are not afraid of separation. Continue reading
Metaphysical conceits in Donne’s “Song: (Go and Catch a Falling Star).”
Comments on John Donne’s use of Metaphysical conceits in his “Song: (Go and Catch a Falling Star).”
It is well known to us that John Donne is a Metaphysical poet. He has written many metaphysical poems and “The Song: (Go and Catch a Falling Star)” is one of them. In this poem he has used many conceits and the conceits are metaphysical.
Song: Go and catch a falling star
BY JOHN DONNE
Go and catch a falling star,
Get with child a mandrake root,
Tell me where all past years are,
Or who cleft the devil’s foot,
Teach me to hear mermaids singing,
Or to keep off envy’s stinging, Continue reading