Poems Essay

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Poems: * The Flea: the speaker is using a flea as a symbol of his love with his beloved. The flea, he says, has sucked first his blood, then her blood, so that now, inside the flea, they are mingled; and that mingling cannot be called “sin, or shame, or loss of maidenhead.” The flea has joined them together in a way that, “alas, is more than we would do * The Good Morrow: "The Good-Morrow" is written from the point of view of an awaking lover and describes the lover's thoughts as he wakes next to his partner. The lover's musings move from discussing sensual love to spiritual love as he realizes that, with spiritual love, the couple are liberated from fear and the need to seek adventure * Sing, Go and Catch A Falling Star: John Donne’s “Song: Go, and Catch a Falling Star” is a metaphysical conceit of the unnaturally small frequency of fair and virtuous women in the world. Donne uses the fantastic and impossible examples of catching falling stars; pregnancies with mandrake roots; and hearing mermaids singing to describe just how hard it is to find a beautiful woman who will stay true and loyal to her husband. * Woman’s Constancy: In this poem, a male speaker asks a woman what she will say when, despite having loved him for a day, she leaves him tomorrow. He asks whether she will backdate a vow made to a new lover, or whether she will claim that she and the speaker are not the same persons they once were, so that she no longer has any obligations to him. * The Sun Rising: Lying in bed with his lover, the speaker chides the rising sun, calling it a “busy old fool,” and asking why it must bother them through windows and curtains. Love is not subject to season or to time. * A Valediction Of Weeping: A valediction is saying farewell. * St. Lucy’s Day: the poet is mourning the death of his beloved, it is not clear whom the poet is mourning it

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