Who is John DonneJohn Donne (/dʌn/ DUN; 22 January 1572 – 31 March 1631) was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England.
He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially compared to that of his contemporaries. Donne's style is characterised by abrupt openings and various paradoxes, ironies and dislocations. These features, along with his frequent dramatic or everyday speech rhythms, his tense syntax and his tough eloquence, were both a reaction against the smoothness of conventional Elizabethan...
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John Donne Poems
- A Hymn To Christ At The Author's Last Going Into Germany
In what torn ship soever I embark,
That ship shall be my emblem of thy Ark;
What sea soever swallow me, that flood
Shall be to me an emblem of thy blood; ...
- Holy Sonnet X
Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. ...
- Good Friday
Let man's soule be a spheare, and then in this
The intelligence that moves devotion is; ...
- From -the Cross-
Who can blot out the Cross, which thâ??instrument
Of God, dewâ??d on me in the Sacrament?
Who can deny me power, and liberty
To stretch mine arms, and mine own Cross to be? ...
- Good Morrow
I wonder, by my truth, what thou and I
Did, till we loved; were we not weaned till then,
But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?
Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers' den? ...
Top 10 most used topics by John DonneI Love You 112 Love 112 Death 63 Soul 63 Good 62 God 61 Holy 54 World 53 Sonnet 48 Life 45
John Donne Quotes
- Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken lines, and silver hooks.
- Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
- No man is an island, entire of itself every man is a piece of the continent.
- Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for thou art not so, For, those, whom thou thinkst, thou dost overthrow, die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
- Twice or thrice had I loved thee, Before I knew thy face or name.
Comments about John Donne
- Radcentrism: “no man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main” — john donne, on wholism and the deep knowledge derived from affliction
- Carylloper: reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right ~ john donne
- Gurgenalbandian: john donne’s secular poems and holy poems are both comforting but for different reasons.
- Sonnets_on_net: my mistress' eyes are nothing like john donne; elmo is far more red than her lip's red; if fendi shines, why then her essay's done; if hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. — sonnet 130
- Danyatma: i chose my main man, the controversial and promiscuous wildie, john donne