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Unformatted text preview: Metaphysical poetry is concerned with the whole experience of man in relation to context, the profound areas of experience, especially about life, love, and death. It explores man's relationship with God and the relative existence of mankind. Metaphysical poems are lyric poems. They are brief but intense meditations, characterised by striking use of wit, irony, conceit and wordplay. Donne explores conflicting ideals of religion and science and the result this has on the process of death. This is portrayed through “Death Be Not Proud”, “Valediction Forbidding Morning” and “Poisonous Minerals”. Similarly Wit written by Margaret Edson explores the journey of death through a central protagonist Vivian. Donne’s religious poetry is heavily based upon the belief systems of Christianity which were under threat from the Church of England fond in his lifetime. Death be not proud creates an aura of confidence through the conceit of personifying death that death is vanquished by god and our removal to the next world. “Death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die”. Anaphora reinforces a suggestion that death was an experience to be wished for or desired as it created belief and a better life. The use of conceit portrays confidence and an argument which is belief and a better life....
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course ENGG 1002 taught by Professor Asdasd during the Three '08 term at University of Sydney.
- Three '08