John Donne Essay | Donne and Hopkins: Literary Technique

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Donne and Hopkins: Literary Technique

Summary: Brief look at the techniques (imagery, diction etc.) of Donne and Hopkins with a focus on love.
Donne and Hopkins are both poets who have written works which contain love, yet at a glance it is apparent that their poems have quite a different approach to love. Hopkins' poems reserve their love for God and all of Gods' unadulterated creations. It will suffice to say that the love in Hopkins' poetry is largely derived from his awe at the divinity of nature. Donne's expression of love contrasts to Hopkins' as his aim was to present is sarcastic and Petrarchan thoughts on mortal love. It is established that these poets had different intentions in their poetry, but the question asks of literary technique.

Hopkins and Donne use a colloquial voice in their poems. Hopkins uses a conversational technique in his poetry. The first line of The Windhover addresses us with a statement of what he was doing this morning.

"I caught this morning...

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