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A valediction forbidding mourning

John Donne

A valediction forbidding mourning

by John Donne

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Published by Florin Press in Staplehurst, Kent .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementwritten by John Donne to his wife upon his departing for France in 1611 ; [with a wood engraving by Graham Williams].
ContributionsWilliams, Graham, 1940-, Florin Press., Press Collection (Library of Congress)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR2247 .V35 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination[4] p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1979129M
LC Control Number90223001

There are many types of love in the world, each special, delicate, and held in their own unique way. In John Donne’s “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning”, the love that the two people experience is transcendent, knowing no confines of time and space as most ordinary love does. JOHN DONNE () A VALEDICTION: FORBIDDING MOURNING As virtuous men pass mildly away, And whisper to their souls to go, Whilst some of their sad friends do say The breath goes now, and some say, No; So let us melt, and make no noise, No tear-floods, nor sigh-tempests move, 'Twere profanation of our joys To tell the laity our Size: 14KB.

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The narrator of the poem hopes to avoid a tearful departure from his mistress and explains to her that their mature spiritual love can withstand their temporary separation, unlike “dull.Style Stanza 1: As virtuous men pass mildly away And whisper to their souls to go, Whilst some of their sad friends do say The breath goes now, and some say, No device: Basic rhythm structure; anapestic rhythm (two stressed syllables and one unstressed syllable);Alliteration.John Donnes poem A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning uses many metaphors and allusions to show the love between the author and his significant other.

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