Thursday, March 7, 2019
Literary Anaylisis John Donne
Terra Goodfellow Mrs. Ashmore English Dual Credit IV 14 November 2012 literary Analysis of Sweetest Love by rear end Donne can buoy Donne was relyd to be hotshot of the great poets and pr individually(prenominal)ers of the 1600s. He was in truth(prenominal) witty and educated, only excessively actually emotional. These characteristics are very predominant in his writing (Stringer 1). This phenomenal poet, prat Donne was born in the earlier bit of 1572 in London. His parents were both very devout roman type Catholics, though he barely knew his father beca spend he passed unless before Donne turned four years old.Donnes find was from a good family and when she was involved in the Church she and her family endured more than for the Roman Catholic doctrine (Kermode 2). In 1593, John Donnes brother passed away, and do Donne start to question his faith. John Donne eventually became an Anglican (Jokinen 1). While staying at the Lincoln Inn, John Donne had become friends with Christopher Brooke and in 1596 joined him on a naval expedition to Spain. He went on a nonher expedition to the Azores in 1597. During his expedition to Azores he wrote The Calm (Jokinen 1).In 1598 John Donne was hired to be the depository for Sir Thomas Egerton, who, at the cartridge holder, was a very predominant government official. In 1601 John Donne secretly married Sir Thomas Egertons niece, Ann More. When Ann Mores father found out he was furious. John Donne had tried to apologise and even wrote him a letter, but that wasnt enough and he had John Donne fired and eventually impris geniusd (Jokinen 1). Donne had trouble supporting himself and his family for the next cardinal years. In 1615, however, John Donne became an Anglican priest.During this time, John Donne went on to receive a Doctor of Divinity degree from Cambridge University (Stringer 1). In 1616, John Donne was appointed reader in divinity at Lincolns Inn, where, over the years, he both gave and received satis faction (Kermode 2). After his married womans expiration in 1617, John Donne celebrated her memory by writing a sonnet and giving a sermon over her. Donnes sermons took flight, and his public life flourished. Donne was such a incomparable preacher, even preached in the Royal flirt for King James I. In 1621, John Donne was appointed to be a dean of St.Pauls Cathedral and did so until his remainder on border 31, 1631 (Stringer 1). John Donnes influence to write was everywhere around him. This knowledgeable poet used al virtually every situation to write about. His first news of verses, Satires, was written during the time when he was struggling with his faith, and is considered virtuoso of Donnes most important literary efforts (Jokinen 1). John Donne also wrote his love poems, Songs and Sonnets, at this time as well, which was close to the time when he met his wife, Ann More (Jokinen 1). During his expedition to Azores, John Donne wrote The Calm (Jokinen 1). Donnes style, full of elaborate metaphors and religious symbolism, his flair for drama, his long learning, and his quick wit soon established him as one of the greatest preachers of the Renaissance Era (Jokinen 1). Donne used literally everything around him to paint a picture of inspiration. The inspiring poet went th rude a lot of rough patches in his life and the show in his writings. If one studied his work, they could tell when Donne was release through a joyous time, a loving time, a rough time, or just a mediocre time.In his brilliant writing, we learn of his family anxieties (the death of a daughter, a son missing in action, his own departure abroad) and his remorse for past sins (Kermode 2). Donne also wrote when his wife passed during childbirth. A major part of John Donnes success was when he was a preacher. He was one of the most successful preachers of his time. His sermons cut deep to the core because he didnt just preach at people, he talked to people. He discussed things rather than roam things in your face.Donne relied on everyday situations and morphed them into works of art. People craved this remarkable writers words, and they hung onto them desperately. Donne was very relatable to his audiences and I believe that is why he had so much success. He was a very talented and very intellectual man. My love, Im not leaving because Im tired of you. The world cannot show me a better love than you. Im leaving because I have to. The sun has already rank last nighttime and risen today. He cannot understand how to go a shorter way because he only knows the one. alone believe me I exit name faster journeys since I dont have so off the beaten track(predicate) to go. How weak is a mans power, that if his good fortune fails him he cant live any longer, or remember anything else. But if something bad happens, and we join together with our strength and we nurture it then we pass on overcome it. When you sigh, you sigh not the wind, but you sigh my soul away. Whe n you weep, sadly, my derivation will dry up. It cannot be that you love me as you say if in you, in my life, waste the best of me. Let not your heart compute Im bad.Destiny will play its part and may our weeping fulfill. But think that were in truth just asleep, we keep each other in hearts alive, never to be part (Song n. p. ) In John Donnes poem, Sweetest Love, John Donne is writing to his beloved wife Anne as he prepares to go on a long journey. Donne explains that he is not leaving to be cruel, or because of his wife, but because he needs to go on a journey. I would characterize the speaker as a man who loves his wife very much and wants what is best for her. He also doesnt want her to be sad while he is gone.John Donnes tone does not change during the poem. His tone at the beginning of the poem is comforting and gentle. There is a slight change in the triplet stanza. It changes from a light, gentle tone, to a sad, slightly gloomy tone. Clearly, he loves his wife and want s to be with her, but he just isnt able to do so. The situation of the poem is that Donne and his wife will be parted physically, but not mentally. In the first stanza, Donne uses a accent that I really like, and I believe that it is vital to understanding the poem and the poets tone. The phrase says But since that I Must die at last, tis best To use myself in jest Thus by feignd deaths to die. (Song) Donne is verbal expression here that the temporary parting is simply practice for when one will eventually pass. He is trying to tell Anne that she needs to act as if Donne had died, in order to make it easier if he passes before her. Another phrase I love is When thou sighst, thou sighst not wind, But sighst my soul away (Song) I love how individual(prenominal) Donne is here with his wife by saying the he is so much a part of her that when she breathes, she breathes his soul.In the second stanza, Donne makes an analogy between his own private journey, and the suns journey. Donne makes this analogy in order to comfort his wife by explaining to her that just like the sun goes away at night it will always come up in the morning. Donne is telling his wife that he will come back to her. The poet uses short sentences in each of the six eight-lined stanzas. The syntax of the poem puts a comforting feeling, which is how I believe the author wanted it. It reveals an optimistic state of mind. The poems stanzas bring forth and get deeper the furthermostther you get into the poem.Donne just continues to express his love for his wife and to comfort her. The poem does contain a rhyme scheme, and that helps the poem flow. It provides culture to the poem. The theme in this poem evidently states that no matter how far away physically you are from your loved one, you will always be there in their heart, and you two will neer parted be (Song). John Donne was a phenomenal writer who wrote with not just a pen, but his heart and soul. His writing is very personal and when on e reads his work, that person can definitely see that in his powerful words.Donne was not just a writer or a preacher, but a person with an amazing talent to capture people with his words. Works Cited Jokinen, Anniina. The bread and butter of John Donne. Luminarium. 22 June. 2006. 14 Nov. 2012. Kermode, Frank. John Donne. British Writers Ed. Ian Scott-Kilvert. Vol. 1. New York Charles Scribners Sons, 1979. Literature Resource Center. Web. 7 Nov. 2012. Song. N. p. poemhunter. com. web. 19 November 2012. 2012. Stringer, Gary A. Donne, John. founding Book Advanced. World Book, 2012. Web. 12 Nov. 2012.