Metaphysical poetry critical comments

John Donne and Andrew Marvell critical comments 

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Rob Mousseau (sun rising)
'the narrator and his lover are concerned only with their bedroom, their existence consisting entirely of what is contained within the boundaries of their room, establishing their microcosmic lives'
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M. Murphy
The conceits of John Donne are said to "leap continually in a restless orbit from the personal to the cosmic and back again.
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S. Speaker - Marvell
'The overlaying theme of the poem is the passing of time and the Latin theme carpe diem: seize the day'
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M. Murphy
'Donne uses images in his writings ranging from lust to excrement, and uses “conceits” which express his strange and playful intelligence used in puns and paradoxes, in such a form as a metaphor.'
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S. Speaker
'Marvell includes landscape, religious, and sexual metaphors to illustrate the love he has for this woman, even though their time will eventually run out.'
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The conceits of John Donne are said to "leap continually in a restless orbit from the personal to the cosmic and back again.

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M. Murphy

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'The overlaying theme of the poem is the passing of time and the Latin theme carpe diem: seize the day'

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'Donne uses images in his writings ranging from lust to excrement, and uses “conceits” which express his strange and playful intelligence used in puns and paradoxes, in such a form as a metaphor.'

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'Marvell includes landscape, religious, and sexual metaphors to illustrate the love he has for this woman, even though their time will eventually run out.'

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