Analysis of Lover’s Infiniteness, by John Donne

Lover’s Infiniteness John Donne born in 1572 was the main representative of metaphysical poets. He was an English poet who became a cleric later in life and impressed the kings with his sermons. His poems are known for their abrupt openings, powerful images, vibrant language and paradoxes. His poems had a personal tone and it reads as if someone is speaking. Some analysts call it the speaker, the lyrical voice and sometimes the poet. Other remarkable features of Donne’s poems are the exteRead More…

Analysis of ‘Lovers’ Infiniteness’ by John Donne

Lovers’ Infiniteness – John Donne Background John Donne is most famous for vibrancy of metaphor and language both of which can be seen in this poem. Donne employed paradoxes and puns and fashioned his own poetic metre which was more akin to casual speech than classic poetry. Donne’s love poetry and his holy or divine poetry resemble each other in a startling way which scandalised many critics of his time. Metaphorical Inferences Like many Read More…