Critical viewpoints John Donne

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Helen Garner
"His maker is more powerfully present to the imagination in his divine poems than any mistress in his love poems"
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Simon Schama
"Donne came as a rude surprise...in his...religious intensity"
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For Good Friday Riding Westward
Through the speaker Donne employs a "geocentric rather than a heliocentric picture of world" further emphasising the egoisme a deux element of the poem.
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Richard Gill
Explores a "refined and elevated language that souls might use"
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For The Sun Rising
Use of "spheres" seen by some critics as speaker wanting to "turn his sinful soul inits circular, westward movement back to its eastern origin"
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Hymn to God, My God in my Sickness
Use of paradox concerning the after life may have come as a "rude surprise...in his...religious intensity" (Simon Schama)
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Harold Bloom
"victim of his own misguided thinking"
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G.F.Walker
"Time was not only a fascination to Donne"
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The Flea and The Ectasy
Tone of the "psuedo scholar, who patiently explains a complex matter"
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Through the speaker Donne employs a "geocentric rather than a heliocentric picture of world" further emphasising the egoisme a deux element of the poem.

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