Comparing Donne's Different Attitudes to Women in "Go and Catch a Falling Star' and "The Sun Rising'

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Studying John Donne Q/: Comment on Donne’s different attitudes to women in any two of his poems. John Donne is widely known as the major metaphysical poet of the 17th century who contributed much in the escalation of the flow of literary transformation through his unique meshing of unusual unions, called conceits, and his varying attitudes towards womenkind. In “The Sun Rising”, Donne portrays his beloved to be so important and special that he does not want to lose sight of her for even an instance, as a result of a wink. This attitude contrasts that of “Go and Catch a Falling Star”, where he is cynical and untrusting of women, refusing to believe that a true woman exists. “The Sun Rising” is perfectly described as an aubade: a poem about lovers separating at dawn. In this poem, composed in the form of a dramatic monologue, the speaker begins by scolding the intruding sun for disturbing him: “Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus, through windows, and through curtains, call on us?” This also expresses the reckless pride and satisfaction felt by the lover in bed with his beloved and sets the annoyed tone. The speaker then tells the Sun that lovers’ seasons do not run to its motions, and advises the Sun to do routine jobs like chiding late-schoolboys and apprentices, waking up court-huntsmen and peasants: “Must to thy motions lovers’ seasons run?... call country ants to harvest offices;” He concludes the stanza by saying that it's more important to be in love than to be on time: time, age, or season have no say in the subject, which emphasizes his lack of care for anyone or anything, except his lover. Stanza 2 highlights the turn of the tables. Since the speaker is the master of the house, the sun, a guest, should obey him. Thus, he reverses the conceit: having likened the sun to a person, he now confers all the
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