Sunday, 20 October 2013

Love Poetry

Love Poetry

John Donne's Songs and Sonnets do not describe a single unchanging view of love; they express a wide variety of emotions and attitudes, as if Donne himself were trying to define his experience of love through his poetry. Love can be an experience of the body, the soul, or both; it can be a religious experience, or merely a sexual one, and it can give rise to emotions ranging from ecstasy to despair.

Love Poetry

Taking any one poem in isolation will give us a limited view of Donne's attitude to love, but treating each poem as a fragment of a totality of experience, represented by all the Songs and Sonnets, it gives us an insight into the complex range of experiences that can be grouped under the single heading 'Love'.

Love Poetry

Love Poetry

Love Poetry

Love Poetry

Love Poetry

Love Poetry

Love Poetry

Love Poetry

Love Poetry

Love Poetry

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