John Donne is best known Met. Poet 17 TH Century poets rejected Elizabethan lyric poetry and wrote in the manner of everyday speech. “Metaphysical” refers to abstract or theoretical thinking Metaphysical poetry experiments with language in imaginative ways. METAPHYSICAL POETRY PG. 449.
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Metaphysical conceit—an extended metaphor that makes a surprising connection between two quite dissimilar things. Example pg. 449
All mankind is of one author and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated.
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind...
Perchance he for whom this bell tolls, may be so ill, as that he knows not it tolls for him; and perchance I may think myself so much better than I am, as that they who are about me...may have caused it to toll for me...and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.