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John Donne's Metaphoric Conceit

Summary: John Donne employs the literary technique of metaphoric conceit in many of his writings. This technique involves comparing two things that are very much unlike each other. An example can be found in "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning."
John Donne is known as one of the best metaphysical poet. He uses metaphoric conceit in lots of his writings. Metaphoric conceit is comparing two incredibly unlike things to one another. In John Donne's "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning" many characteristics of metaphoric conceit are present such as metaphors of love and soul demeanor.

According to Elizabeth Thompson the editor of Poetry for Students, love in a "Valediction Forbidding Morning" is shown through the departure of Donne and his wife. Donne compares immature love to the refined love that he and his wife share. Donne love for his wife is so strong that his does not grieve for a temporary separation from his wife. He says an "outpouring of sadness and emotion would profane their love for one another" (Thompson 204).According to Rosenblum Master Plots critic, immature love relies only on the physical relationship. It can not...

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