Short Questions and Answers of ‘Love and Divine Poems’ by John Donne

What is sensuous love?

Sensuous love is a physical love or sexual love. In this love the animal passion for bodily love.

Define conjugal love in Donne’s poems?

Conjugal love is the married life. Donne’s poem  “A Valediction: forbidding mourning” is one example of conjugal love.

What are the three moods of love in Donne’s poems?

The three moods of love in Donne’s poetry are cynical love (anti woman), conjugal love(married life) and Platonic love(spiritual love).

What is metaphysical conceit?

Metaphysical conceit is a comparison between spiritual aspects and worldly things. In other words the two heterogeneous ideas were yoked together. For example: “He compares himself and his beloved with two hemispheres of the world ” in ‘Good Morrow‘ by John Donne.

Define metaphysical poetry?

Metaphysical poetry is a highly intellectualized poetry with the use of wit, imagery, conceits and paradox etc. It is obscure and rigid. For example: “John Donne’s poetry“.

What do you understand by the term Renaissance?

Renaissance means rebirth. It is rebirth of the literature. It is a literary movement in which the traditional ideas and rules were broken and new literature is produced with new ideas. Chaucer, Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe are the main writers of the Renaissance.

What is the dramatic monologue?

A verse form in which a single character expresses his feelings and thoughts is called dramatic monologue. For example: “Sun Rising” and “The Flea” by John Donne.

What is conceit?

Conceit is a comparison between to unlike things to create extended meanings. For example “Her eyes are heavenly stars“.

Define Wit?

Wit is a mental ability to create inventive and clever remarks to create humor. For example: “Divorces are made in heaven” instead of “Marriages are made in heaven“.

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