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Metaphysical Use of conceits (extended metaphors) Use of paradox Analogy/comparison of dissimilar objects to produce some startling insight Genres Love lyric Pastoral Religious Prelapsarian Before the fall Characteristics Logical elements Intellectual, bold, analytical, absorbed in thoughts of death, physical love, religious devotion Diction, less flowery than Elizabethan (Shakespeare)
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Unformatted text preview: Presence of conceits, concentrated images Imagery drawn from commonplace material, emerging ±elds of knowledge Structure ²rom bodily consciousness to spiritual transcendence ²rom outer world to inner world ²rom the life of the Fesh to the life of the mind...
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