The Flea information:
- An attempt to seduce a woman whom refusd to be sexual with him.
- A "colorie poem" (wasn't supposd to be published, only intended to read it to his friends.
- Uses selacious humour: letters "s" and "I" are interchangeable, making the poem very rude in places.
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Holy XIV information:
- A sonnet
- Written after the death of his wife, Mary.
- His brother was hanged when he was 20 for being a Catholic.
- At his time, Donne was an Anglican (Church of Engand) Priest.
- The pom uses juxaposition, paradox and anphors.
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Elegy XX: To His Mistress Going To Bed
- Explores the Neopletonic idea of love being a union of the souls.
- Ironises th conventions of Petarchan love story: the speaker is often heartbroken and unsuccessful in love.
- Contains many ****** images and referencs to sex.
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The Triple Fool information:
- Is philosophical and medidating.
- Is about sadness and feelings.
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The Canonization information:
- First published in 1633.
- Canonization is a Catholic term for becoming a saint.
- The poem is addressed from one friend to another, but concerns itself with complexions of romantic love.
- The speaker presents love as being more important than anything else.
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Love's Alchemy information:
- Uses alchemy, believed to have creatd the myhica "philosopher's stone", as a metaphor for the unstable and deceptive nature of love.
- The stone was believed to do two things: turn even base metal to silver/gold and to bring immortality and youth upon its user immediately.
- The better educated citizens didn't believe it existed as it was a trick by con artists (so they thought).
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Th Relic information:
- Relic comes from Latin "reliquia" meaning 'something lft behind'.
- In religion, a reic is a part of a body of a saint or renerated person.
- During the Reformation, many churches were burnt and onastories were burnt, meaning a large amount of relics were lost- Donne suggests he might replace them.
- During his time Relics, like alchemy, were tricks thieves could use to trick others.
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The Good Morrow information:
- Uses the metaphor of a new day- or "morrow" for how his life has changed since falling in love.
- References several key Reinasissence: religion alchemy, Nou- Platnism, new geeorgraphical discoveries and geomotris.
- Refernce to agapic love- the Catholic concept of God's lvo for mankind being constant and unbreakable.
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Twickenham Garden information:
- Written in 1608 for Lucy, Countess of Bedford, who was a wealthy patron of the arts who paid any poes to write love poems to and for her.
- She wished to be portrayed as a cold and calculating mistrss, insentive to her lover's worries, going against the sterotypes of of woman as either: weak and passive, and perfectly beautiful yet attainable.
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