John Donne | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Arthur F. Marotti

This literature criticism consists of approximately 42 pages of analysis & critique of John Donne.
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Critical Essay by Arthur F. Marotti

SOURCE: Marotti, Arthur F. “Donne as Social Exile and Jacobean Courtier: The Devotional Verse and Prose of the Secular Man.”1 In Critical Essays on John Donne, edited by Arthur F. Marotti, pp. 77-101. New York: G. K. Hall & Co., 1994.

In the following essay, originally published in 1986, Marotti examines the conflicts revealed in Donne's poetry and letters as he seeks employment and advancement in the court. Marotti finds that pieces such as “A Litanie” and “Hymn to God the Father,” which he sent to potential patrons to obtain positions, are “politically encoded” religious poems that “transpose public forms into private devotions.”

Donne's religious poems, particularly those pieces he composed in the decade preceding his ordination, were fundamentally coterie...

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