John Donne - The Good Morrow (2)

  • It is the need for mutual love that is celebrated at the highest state of being in Donne and it is the frustrated longing of unreciprocated love, central to Petrarch, that Donne ultimately rejects.
  • This idea of mutual love is an experience of supreme value that opposes the transitory and changeable material world 
  • The private little room of love contrats with the outside world of princes, explorers, lawyers and merchants who are all preoccupied with material concerns
  • This can be seen in "The Good Morrow" where the experience of mutual love gives the poet a new perspective from which the rest of the world looks insignificant. 
  • The lovers create a new whole and one…


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