Metaphysical Poetry:. An Introduction to John Donne. John Donne 1572-1631, London, England Representative metaphysical poet. Lovers’ eyeballs threaded on a string. A god who assaults the human heart with a battering ram. A teardrop that encompasses and drowns the world.
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An Introduction to John Donne
Lovers’ eyeballs threaded on a string.
A god who assaults the human heart with a battering ram.
A teardrop that encompasses and drowns the world.
John Donne’s poems abound with startling images, some of them exalting and others grotesque. With his strange and playful intelligence, expressed in puns, paradoxes and elaborately sustained metaphors know as “conceits” Donne has enthralled (and sometimes enraged) reader from his day to our own (Norton).