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  • 464 pages
  • John Donnes Poetry
  • John Donne
  • English
  • 12 July 2015
  • 9780393926484

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  1. J.G. Keely J.G. Keely says:

    What is it that infects the iconoclasts? What is it unrelenting that they cannot be the same?John Donne was a colossus straddling the channel To be born English and Catholic meant he never had a unified identity Sometimes it troubled him but to be no one man became his greatest gift Most people are never forced to look beyond their place and their lives That place itself may be challenged and success is never assured but to strive to become someone out of being so strongly no one is another type of successIt taught him joy in the world It taught him of the simplicity of joy that it is always a small thing and turns about and about on a single word It stretched him out along a continuum with two opposing sides that could never be opposite concepts and only found their conflict in the blood and flesh of menI might say it is no wonder that he was the man who tried to imagine a speck of dust that spans the universe I might say it but it would not be true Donne is a wonder; and he is a wonderer In that sense he creates himself He may be this or he may be its opposite That he was born a Catholic and died the Anglican Priest of St Paul's Cathedral is not a change of identity for him but rather a simple turn of phrase Why shouldn't a poet's life be a poem? We might ask what mark could stand betwixt the caesura of a man's change of heart The mark is Metaphysics which has doggedly followed him ever sinceThere is a Shakespearean accessibility to Donne in that he never places himself suarely behind any particular idea Indeed he is defined by his ability to uestion than answer He also bears some resemblance to the bard in his use of low humor which combines with his holy works to span most of human experienceHowever there is often little accessible about his conceits which are complex intellectual and many layered Unlike Shakespeare Donne tends to challenge the reader though the argument of medium may stand here Like Pope there is the sense that Donne is sharing a joke with you and there is satisfaction in it However it is often less likely to be entirely a joke as a conceptual and philosophical explorationTaking his cues from the consummate Petrarch Donne builds a language and a world of poetry like the crafting of a philosophy However finding himself too uninhibited to match the singular drive and form of Petrarch Donne leaves us instead an open book where every confirmation undermines itself and to withhold becomes itself a passion

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  3. Derek Derek says:

    Let me start by saying I enjoyed John Donne’s Holy Sonnets as much as his sexy romps and I hope to discuss both as well as the less interesting verse letters and songs with eual fervency and attention but for now I want to talk just about the sexy rompsMostly Donne is a hoot a dirty dawg In Elegy 4 the narrator decides he will be moral by refusing sex with a married woman in her husband’s bed and instead – here’s a great improvement – finding a different bed in a different house in which to sleep with her In Elegy 6 the narrator basically tells a virgin woman “If we have sex now it won’t hurt so much with your husband later on whenever he comes along” 33 In Elegy 7 the narrator says he will serve his country better by staying home and having sex with his wife than going off to war Elegy 8 is all kink snuff and keepin’ it rough a veritable striptease if you will; the man on the bed with the school girl fetish gives the woman before him both elevator eyes up and down and X ray eyes in and out and does so through the lens of sexual colonialism the woman’s body a land to be conuered If I asked my secondary students to translate any one of Donne’s elegies into contemporary language as I have asked them to do with Romeo Juliet in the past I would first close read my district’s curriculum guide and my union contract The poetry is definitely explicit This is not to say it isn’t or can’t be romantic In Elegy 14 Donne writes “So we her airs contemplate words and heart And virtues; but we love the centric part Her swelling lips to which when we are come We anchor there and think ourselves at home And sailing towards her India in that way Shall at her fair Atlantic navel stay” 43 Romantic right? I thought so but then the dawg ruins the romance or rather transforms it into bar talk with an OMG did he say that about a woman? punch “Thou shalt upon another forest set Where some do shipwreck and no further get When thou art there consider what this chase Misspent by thy beginning at the face” 43 That’s right Why waste time lingering on a woman’s face? For this narrator’s voyage true north is the southern part of the body The woman’s brain and eyes and mouth are not body parts worth visiting Odysseus longed for Penelope because he wanted to copulate not converse Donne has a knack for being explicit on one page and then ethereal on another On page seven he writes of the goal “To out swive dildos and out usure Jews”; two pages later he’s analyzing the syntax of the Bible “Each day his beads but having left those laws Adds to Christ’s prayer the power and glory clause” When he describes the boils of venereal disease 26 it is clear he can write with utter familiarity about the grime and grit of life and about genital itching but he’s not exempt from good ol’ sentimental moralizing “but oh we allow Good works as good but out of fashion now” 9 Which was actually a good point Has anything changed over time? The I read I didn’t really think soExample 1 Donne writes “By thee the greatest stain to man’s estate Falls on us to be call’d effeminate” 29 and from what I hear in the hallways at my school it’s true When men insult other men they call them female Example 2 Donne writes “Or let me creep to some dread conjurer Which with fantastic schemes fulfills much paper Which hath divided heaven in tenements” 25 describing a shady character who prays on others A salesperson with a safari hat and walkie talkie selling time shares in Mexico perhaps? Or maybe a luxury waterfront penthouse suite at the Edgewater Hotel?Example 3 Donne writes in a showcase of dirty wit “Like sun parch’d uarters on the city gate Such is thy tann’d skin’s lamentable state And like a bunch of ragged carrots stand The short swoll’n fingers of thy gouty hand Are not your kisses then as filthy and As a worm sucking an envenom’d sore? Leave her and I will leave comparing thus She and comparisons are odious” 27 a kind of one ups manship characteristic of a string of Yo’ Momma jokes but from only one man This dirty dawg doesn’t need competition He’ll compete with himself Ten pages later he writes “Though all her parts be not in th’usual place She’hath yet an anagram of a good face” 37

  4. Sean Sean says:

    Jack the Rake's poems get me hotter than the kitchen oven but then I turn to the end of the book and I'm broken blown ? burned and made new again by some serious holiness

  5. Xio Xio says:

    SONGby John DonneSWEETEST love I do not go For weariness of theeNor in hope the world can show A fitter love for me ; But since that IAt the last must part 'tis bestThus to use myself in jest By feigned deaths to dieYesternight the sun went hence And yet is here to day ;He hath no desire nor sense Nor half so short a way ; Then fear not meBut believe that I shall makeSpeedier journeys since I take More wings and spurs than heO how feeble is man's power That if good fortune fallCannot add another hour Nor a lost hour recall ; But come bad chanceAnd we join to it our strengthAnd we teach it art and length Itself o'er us to advanceWhen thou sigh'st thou sigh'st not wind But sigh'st my soul away ;When thou weep'st unkindly kind My life's blood doth decay It cannot beThat thou lovest me as thou say'stIf in thine my life thou waste That art the best of meLet not thy divining heart Forethink me any ill ;Destiny may take thy part And may thy fears fulfil But think that weAre but turn'd aside to sleepThey who one another keep Alive ne'er parted be

  6. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro says:

    I read these poems in high school and had a really really hard time with them I honestly have never gone back to them but perhaps I should I guess if I read Milton's Paradise LostGained I will also reread Donne who was roughly his contemporary I do recall him being highly uotable thoughNo man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent a part of the main Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in Mankind; and therefore never send to know forPerhaps that is something we need to take to heart now in these times of division and public displays of hate and intolerance We are all human and we need to accept all humans as they are and not as we wish them to be

  7. Heidi& Heidi& says:

    I read eleven poems plus the 16 sonnet seuence Holy Sonnets for my bookclubI thought To His Mistress was uite sensual Could you imagine having all of that stuff to take off—girdle breastplate busk corset gown coronet shoes He says “unpin” and “Unlace yourself” I’m so glad I don’t have to go through all that to get undressed each night In Valediction Forbidding Mourning I really liked the analogy of the compass for a married couple John Donne wrote this to his wife as he was leaving for Europe They were like a compass—she was the fixed foot Since they were one flesh while he was away their soul would expand Like a compass she would remain in place but lean towards him while he was away Then she would straighten as he returnedI found the Holy Sonnets uite interesting What a difference from his earlier works eh? Of course Death Be Not Proud is a triumphant poem I've always loved it Death should not be proud because some day it's going to die I've always had that comfort that at the moment of death the victory is won Sometimes we have the idea that when someone loses their battle with cancer or other illness they've lost But at just the moment they've lost the battle they've won the war through faith in ChristThe poem called Spit in my face you Jews is interestingMy sins which pass the Jews' impietyThey killed once an inglorious man but I Crucify him daily being now glorifiedAt first I was wondering where he was going with this it started out sounding like he was going to bash the Jews but ended up with him convicting himself Good one

  8. Lynn Beyrouthy Lynn Beyrouthy says:

    Had to read some of Donne's poems for the literature class I'm taking this semester we also had to read Shakespeare and I think I enjoyed this yeah I know shockingHere's a poem that I'll be reading to the first person that I fall in love with The Good MorrowI wonder by my troth what thou and IDid till we loved? Were we not weaned till then? But sucked on country pleasures childishly? Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den?‘Twas so; but this all pleasures’ fancies be;If ever any beauty I did see Which I desired and got ’twas but a dream of theeAnd now good morrow to our waking souls Which watch not one another out of fear;For love all love of other sights controlsAnd makes one little room an everywhereLet sea discoverers to new worlds have gone;Let maps to other worlds on worlds have shown;Let us possess one world; each hath one and is one My face in thine eye thine in mine appears And true plain hearts do in the faces rest;Where can we find two better hemispheres Without sharp north without declining west?Whatever dies was not mixed eually;If our two loves be one or thou and I Love so alike that none can slacken none can die

  9. Grace Grace says:

    Three stars for the commentary articles in the back Just don't really like Donne Sorry but I don't particularly enjoy reading graphic sexually derogatory depictions of women

  10. Georgia Georgia says:

    I had to read this book for my university course on John Donne and although poetry is definitely not my favourite genre I liked this collection Having also studied the author’s life and his way of writing made me appreciate it even What really got to me was the new and different way he wrote women He didn’t idealise her the same way the Petrarchan poets did Sure everything she did was based on his actions and his perception of her and she was never given a voice Still progress?

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John Donnes Poetry[PDF / Epub] ☉ John Donnes Poetry Author John Donne – The texts reprinted in this new Norton Critical Edition have been scrupulously edited and are from the Westland manuscript where possible collated against the most important families of Donne manuscri The texts reprinted in this new Norton Critical Edition have been scrupulously edited and are from the Westland manuscript where possible collated against the most important families of Donne manuscripts the Cambridge Belam the Dublin Trinity and the O Flahertie and compared with all seven seventeenth century printed editions of the poems as well as all major twentieth century editions Criticism is divided into four sections and represents the best criticism and John Donnes Kindle - interpretation of Donne s writing Donne and Metaphysical Poetry includes seven seventeenth century views by contemporaries of Donne such as Ben Jonson Thomas Carew and John Dryden among others; Satires Elegies and Verse Letters includes seven selections that offer social and literary context for and insights into Donne s freuently overlooked early poems; Songs and Sonnets features six analyses of Donne s love poetry; and Holy SonnetsDivine Poems explores Donne s struggles as a Christian through four authoritative essays A Chronology of Donne s life and work a Selected Bibliography and an Index of Titles and First Lines are also included.

About the Author: John Donne

John Donne was an English poet preacher and a major representative of the metaphysical poets of the period His works are notable for their realistic and sensual style and include sonnets love poetry religious poems Latin translations epigrams elegies songs satires and sermons His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor especially as compared to that of.