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John Donne Seminar

We’re having a seminar on John Donne’s A Valediction Forbidding Mourning. I think I understand most of what’s going on, but I have one question, which if you could help me understand, I would be very grateful.  Is this a poem about death, i.e. is the speaker dying?  Why does Donne mention virtuous men passing […]

‘Exstasie’s’ Centrality in Donne’s “The Exstasie”

ExtasieEssay I wrote this for Davies back in the day…UPRIGHT!!!!!!! (orthei)

Response to "Typical Anne"

I want to respond to Mr. Kane’s most recent post by posting something that has nothing to do with anything he said. Here are two quotes, by two dissimilar poets: John Donne and ee cummings. The quotes are about philosophy vs. poetry and wonder. “[T]he clarity of literal language satisfies the intellect by giving knowledge, […]