The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser as an Allegory

Spenser’s allegorical poem The Faerie Queene is a remarkable literary venture of the Elizabethan age. In fact, allegory was the most popular literary device of the time and he uses it to express the spirit of his age. Allegory is a literary device in valuing a double meaning. The primary meaning is clearly expressed while […]

Critical Appreciation of “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell

Introduction The poem, “To His Coy Mistress” is the masterpiece of the love poetry ever written by my favorite metaphysical poet, Andrew Marvell. Though he has not written that many of love poems, this particular poem is enough to mark him as a great poet of love. Anybody who loves to read poetry and talk […]

The Idea of Mysticism as Portrayed in Henry Vaughan’s Poetry

Henry Vaughan, a mystical Welsh doctor started writing poetry in the style of John Donne and followed his platonic love poetry in his early poems which were secular by nature. But illness detached him from the world and turned his thoughts to spiritual things. He fell deeply under the influence of George Herbert and imitated […]

Comment on Andrew Marvell’s Treatment of Love in His Love-Poetry

Love, as in the other metaphysical poets plays a significant role in Marvell’s poetry. It has been said that one of three themes is love and it occupies a considerable portions of his poetry. In his love-poetry, his attitude to women is more of adoration than of condemnation what we find in John Donne. A […]

Consider Henry Vaughan as a Metaphysical Poet

In order to justify Henry Vaughan as a metaphysical poet, we must first know what metaphysical poetry means. The term “Metaphysical” is applied to the poetry of John Donne and his followers. But ironically these poets did not know that they were a special kind of poets. Long after they had been dead, Dr. Samuel Johnson […]

Discuss Vaughan’s Treatment of Childhood and Nature in His Poems

Henry Vaughan, a Welsh mystic, although he wrote under the influence of John Donne and George Herbert in his early poems, had many points to differ from them. In his nature poems, he was closer to the still unborn poets like William Blake and William Wordsworth. No doubt, he was primarily a metaphysical poet, still, […]

Comment on Hebert’s Attitude towards God as a Devotional Poet

The term “Metaphysical” conveys different meanings. Literally, it means mystical or transcendental. This kind of poetry, therefore, in one sense, deals with such subjects as the soul, God, immortality, a life after death, the relation of the human spirit to the senses and so on. Donne and other poets of his school also have written […]

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