Analysis of ‘Hymn to God my God in my sickness’ by John Donne

Hymn to God my God in my sickness: John Donne’s poems were published only after his death, so it is not sure when he wrote his poems; however there is some kind of dating given. It is believed that he started writing very early and most of his earlier poems were love poems and some of them were even erotic. He married Anne More and had 12 children. He could not make money doing any jobs in spite of the fact that he was educated. His wife Anne died when she was 33 during the childbirth of theirRead More…

Analysis of ‘Divine Meditation 14’ by John Donne

Divine Meditation 14 John Donne is a leading English poet of the metaphysical school. He was born between January 24th and June 19th in the year 1572. He is considered as the one of the greatest love poet in English. Most of his earlier poems were love poems. Later on he wrote religious verse and treatises for his sermons. These verses and treatises were also ranked among the best of the 17th century. He went through a lot of physical and financial sufferings. Later he was appointed as the deRead More…

Analysis of ‘A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning’ by John Donne

A Valediction: forbidding Mourning John Donne was a poet who shot to fame a century after his death. He lived in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century and during his life time wrote various genres of poems. His manuscripts were widely read and appreciated but nothing got published. It was in the nineteenth century that his works got published and the fact that commentaries and analysis are being written even today shows that it has stood the test of time. His early poems were erotiRead More…

Analysis of ‘The Flea’ by John Donne

The Flea John Donne has written so many poems and has touched upon all genres. His earlier poems were mostly on love and later he wrote on religion and god. His poetry had the mark of the English society which he knew very well. He is most known for his metaphysical poems and there is so much of conceit in those poems. He was known for it so much, that his critics tried to see metaphysical strains in his love poems which sometimes bordered on eroticism. The Flea is one such poem erotic love pRead More…

Analysis of ‘The Canonization’, by John Donne

The Canonization John Donne, whose birth year is not known, was a poet who grew popular with each century. While he was alive he could not publish his poems but his manuscripts were very popular. In the 18th century Donne’s works were disregarded as critics thought he was a genius but a little eccentric. From the 19th century Donne’s poems became extremely popular and he had admirers in Alexander Pope, Robert Browning, T.S. Eliot and more. The Canonization is yet another love poem of DonnRead More…

Analysis of ‘The Broken Heart’ by John Donne

The Broken Heart The Broken Heart by John Donne is about love and the pains when love is rejected. John Donne a poet of repute and cleric in Church of England had written many forms of poetry. Donne’s style is to open the poem with lines that is abrupt with some ironies or paradoxes. Drama, everyday speech rhythm, tough eloquence and tense syntax are some of the features of Donne’s poetry. The Broken Heart is no exception to abrupt opening as he starts with the line “He is stark mad….Read More…

Analysis of ‘The Sun Rising’ by John Donne

The Sun Rising: John Donne who lived in the late 16th and early 17thcentury was a poet and cleric in the Church of England. His works include love poems, sonnets, religious poems, elegies, sermons, satires, epigrams, songs and Latin translations. The Sun Rising is a love poem which starts with a rebuke to the sun. Lying in bed, the speaker scolds the sun for rising and disturbing him and his lover who were still resting in bed. He even asks the sun to do other things like bother late school bRead More…