The salient features of John Donne’s sonnet.

John Donne

1. Introduction  A lyric is a subjective manifestation of the poet’s impressions. It possesses the following qualities (1) unity of impression (2) brevity (3) personal emotion.  It passes through the poet’s heart and soul and reflects his mood. Intellect and passion are also found in it.  Edmund Gosse says: “If his songs were not so … Read more

The Good Morrow Summary and Critical Analysis

The Good Morrow

It was John Donne, the renowned metaphysical poet who wrote the poem The Good-Morrow. It was first published posthumously in Donne’s collection Songs and Sonnets (1633). It is regarded as one of his first poems The Good-Morrow  is a description of a perfect relationship in which the speaker of the poem as well as his … Read more