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An Exploration of the Use of Metaphysical Conceit in the Poetry of John Donne

Summary: The essay explores the work of the poet John Donne and how he used conceits in his metaphysical poetry
Metaphysical poetry is about big issues for example, love, death, and God explored through more trivial things such as chatting up a lover and involves using metaphors to describe these issues. Metaphysical poems are basically arguments about how the world operates. The poems tend to use a situation, e.g. a man chatting up a woman, to explore bigger issues such as the brief nature of life and the need to do things before one dies. A conceit is a clever idea, a bit of cleverness or a time when one is being intelligent but perhaps too clever in an argument. Therefore a metaphysical conceit being a clever idea using metaphors, and usually having a deeper meaning. We looked at John Donne as the main metaphysical poet to explore. John Donne was a metaphysical poet of...

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