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#129 “Th’ expense of the spirit”Key quotes or lines: “Enjoyed no sooner but despised straight” “All to this the world well knows; yet none knows well to shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.”Type:Summary or notes: He writes about how men cheat and only enjoy it in that moment and then immediately after regret it. It never ceases to be a horrible thing and men feel horrible after. All that follows it is terrible things. The theme seems to be very terrible and full of regret. Last line seems very important and the theme of the whole poem.#130 “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun”Key quotes or lines: “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” “I love to hear her speak, yet well I know that music hath a far more pleasing sound;” “and yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare”Type:Summary or notes: He doesn’t think his mistress is special in any way nor beautiful nor attractive or intriguing, yet he is in “love” with her in a way that is not love. He spends the whole poem comparing her to beautiful and lovely things that she is not. And then at the end he says he loves her though with false compare. __________________________________________________________________________John Donne:1572-1631 Wrote playful poetry that was beautiful and groteseque, very graphic. Loved and hated by his views. Wrote conceits. Metaphysical poetThe early 17th Century 1603-1660:“The flea”Key quotes or lines: “Mark but this flea, and mark in this, how little that which thou deniest me is;” “this flea is you and I, and this our marriage bed and marriage temple is”Type: ConceitSummary or notes: He uses the flea having bitten them both and then containing them both in one as a metaphor of them participating in premarital sex. They are so close to and she wants to stop them from continuing but he is trying to persuade her to do so. “Song” (Go catch a falling star)Key quotes or lines: “though she were true when you met her, yet she will be false, ere I come,to two, or three” “Go and catch a falling star”Type:Summary or notes: Women are not true and do not stay true to a man for very long. They growtired and move on to someone else. You could go around the world and wait for a long amount of time and you would still not find one that is true and fair. The brevity of the last few sentences symbolizes the brevity of women’s love and faithfulness. “The canonization:
Key quotes or lines: “Alas, alas, who’s injured by my love?” “Call us what you will, we are made such by love;” “Countries, towns, courts: Beg from above a pattern of your love!”Type:Summary or notes: He wants people to mind their own business because they do not want himand his lover to be together. He explains that their love hurts no one, does not affect anyone or anything their love makes them happy so that is all that should matter that they are happy and not anyone else’s opinions.