While this poem is not incredibly complicated, it is very interesting to see how Donne spends the first 25 lines of the poem building up a convincing argument, then completely rebutting it in the final two lines.
They are kings of the kingdom of Love, but even kings die, and so they too, would die one day. As it is the fate of other princes, they, each being as good as a prince in enjoying the love of the other, also must at last let their eyes and ears be closed in death, their ears which were nourished with genuine oaths, and their eyes, which were nourished with sweet-bitter tears.
But rather than use the analogy to imply that the whole world can be compressed into a small space, Donne uses it to show how lovers become so enraptured with each other that they believe they are the only beings in existence.
The speaker is trying to convince the women that he is talking to that promiscuity is a good thing and that neither he, nor the women should be faithful to their mate. A small urn, well-crafted, is as worthy to hold the greatest ashes as a vast tomb, and the sonnets my love and I inspire will see us canonised, or declared saints, for our love.
Since the poet and his beloved first met each other, kings and all their favourites have aged, the glory of honour, beauty and wit has passed away, And the sun itself, which measure time, as it passes, is older by a year.
There are no difficult allusions and references. Look at how the round parentheses encircling these lines suggest the orb of the eye, too.
Through the act of rape, paradoxically, the speaker will be rendered chaste. This poem presents a speaker that holds morals opposite the ones accepted by the greater part of society.
He had love affairs with a number of women, some of them lasting and permanent, others only of a short duration. When love with one another so Interinanimates two souls, That abler soul, which thence doth flow, Defects of loneliness controls.
Love on this earth, even physical love, is not to be looked down upon. Donne infuses passion and realism in this treatment of love and thus goes against the Elizabethan tradition.
Let them refrain from fears, either real or groundless. Or doth a fear that men are true, torment you. During the Renaissance, many people believed that the microcosmic human body mirrored the macrocosmic physical world. But O alas, so long, so far, Our bodies why do we forbear.
The Elizabeth poets glorified love, but their treatment lacked in realism and passion. Their love, like a current of water, has flowed on during this time, but it has not flowed away from them. There shall be nothing unique about their own happiness. Their love will increase still more in heaven when after death their bodies sink into the grave and the souls ascend to heaven.
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Critical Analysis You are here: According to the Platonic formulation, we are attracted first to a single beautiful person, then to beautiful people generally, then to beautiful minds, then to beautiful ideas, and, ultimately, to beauty itself, the highest rung of the ladder.
Although these poems seem profane, their religious fervor saves them from sacrilege or scandal.
Like other metaphysical poets, Donne used conceits to extend analogies and to make thematic connections between otherwise dissimilar objects. True lovers are kings of the kingdom of love, and their happiness and security is far greater than that of other kings. And whilst our souls negotiate there, We like sepulchral statues lay; All day, the same our postures were, And we said nothing, all the day.
The only danger that they need fear comes from themselves. All other things, to their destruction draw, Only our love hath no decay; This, no to morrow hath, nor yesterday, Running it never runs from us away, But truly keepes his first, last, everlasting day.
This develops and even challenges the Renaissance idea of Neoplatonism, in that Donne returns to the body as the site of union between the two lovers: So, to one neutral thing both sexes fit.
But Time has had no influence on their love. Oh we are not, be not you so, Let me, and do you, twenty know. I can love both fair and brown, I can love both fair and brown, I can love both fair and brown, More About This Poem The Indifferent By John Donne About this Poet John Donne’s standing as a great English poet, and one of the greatest writers of English prose, is now assured.
Naturally, Donne used his religious poetry to idealize the Christian love for God, but the Neoplatonic conception of love also appears in his love poetry, albeit slightly tweaked. For instance, in.
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This list of works about indifference is a great resource for examples of. Notes towards a commentary on Donne’s ‘The Extasie’ John Donne () didn’t write ordinary love poems. Arguably the first of the ‘metaphysical poets’, Donne writes about love in a.
“The Indifferent” by John Donne is a relatively simple love poem in comparison to his other, more complicated works. In this poem, “he presents a lover who regards constancy as a ‘vice’ and promiscuity as the path of virtue and good sense” (Hunt 3).An analysis of john donnes love poem the indifference