Metaphysical poetry

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  • Metaphysical poetry
    • Influences and themes
      • Discovery of new worlds/maps/geography
        • The Sun Rising (Donne)
        • Valediction of Weeping (Donne)
        • Elegy 20: To his Mistress going to bed (Donne)
        • To his Coy Mistress (Marvell)
        • A Letter to Her Husband (Bradstreet)
        • A Vallediction of Weeping
      • Politics, govt kingship
        • The Sun Rising - "She is all states and princes I"
      • Alchemy/ science/ astronomy
        • A Nocturnal Upon St Lucy's Day (Donne)
        • The Sun Rising
        • A Letter to Her Husband (Bradstreet)
        • The Definition of Love
        • A Song (Carew)
      • Religion
        • The Collar (Herbert)
        • The Flea (Donne)
        • Batter my Heart (Donne)
        • The Pulley (Herbert)
      • Attitudes to women
        • To his Mistress going to bed (Donne)
        • The Flea
        • Song (Donne)
    • Characteristics
      • The blazon - verses focused on detailed parts of a woman's body
      • obsessive awareness of death and human mortality
      • metaphysical conceit
      • arresting openings (Donne)
      • Hyperbole
      • Puns and clever word play
      • Use of paradox
      • Intricate arguments; persuasive and logical
  • Characteristics
    • The blazon - verses focused on detailed parts of a woman's body
    • obsessive awareness of death and human mortality
    • metaphysical conceit
    • arresting openings (Donne)
    • Hyperbole
    • Puns and clever word play
    • Use of paradox
    • Intricate arguments; persuasive and logical

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