John Donne

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What are common elements included in metaphysical poetry?
Colloquial language, rough or irregular rhythm and meter, wit, ingenuity, paradox, dialectical argument, direct manner, caustic humour, passion, illectual thought with great feeling, metaphysical conceit, arresting images, awareness of mortality
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What are some metaphysical styles and techniques in his poetry?
Sacred and profane imagery and the juxtaposition between them
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What does 'profane imagery' refer to?
It means imagery which is to do with human secular life.
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In which poems does the collocation of sacred and profane imagery occur?
In 'The Relic,' 'The Flea' and his poems where attributes a sacred God with human qualities.
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In 'The Flea' how does Donne use the conceit of the flea?
As a persuasive device
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In 'The Flea' how does Donne use the conceit of the flea?

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