John Donne Essay

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John Donne's poems, whether religious or secular, are highly intellectual concept to compare the metaphysical concept to compare the marriage bed to blood mingled within a flea's body. John Milton's poems are highly intellectual, "On his blindness." Where he uses words to share his feelings of a victim that held rather is appreciated for his blindness. John Donne's proceeded the flea's action: " me is sock'd first, and now sucks thee, / and in the flea, our two bloods mingled bee." The speaker is saying that his ...view middle of the document...

Where he reveals himself "whem I consider how my light is spent / ere half my days in this dark world and wide." His giving an expression of his situation of not having a capability to see he has "and that one talent which is death to hide /lodged with me useless. Though my soul more bent." On the seventh line he wrote "doth god exact day-labor, light denied?" Which he explains that god expects work while being blind. He also wrote " god doth not need / either man's work or his own gift" which means. There's no need to work. There have been similarities as well as differences. Both English writers talked about reality in other words about life. Which has lead to sentimental situation. On the other hand they where written on different time period (John Donne 1572-1631 and John Milton 1608-1674). "The Flea" that has been written in the Jacobean age while "On His Blindness" was written in the Puritan Age. Each poem is consider equal for the following reason having a topic to talk about, written in letters to be able to translate for the needs. Poems have related on people's life. Even though a poem doesn't have the same stanzas as others do which format doesn't matter. The message is the one we reveal on.

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