METAPHYSICAL POETRY. Metaphysics :
branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the natural world. It is the study of being and reality. It asks fundamental questions such as: “Is there a God?” and “What is man’s place in the universe?” This study also includes questions of space, time, causality, existence, and possibility.
Metaphysical poetry was written in the 17th century by British poets. These poets did not term themselves “metaphysical poets,” the name came much later as Samuel Johnson attempted to classify the type of poetry that came from this period.