The Good-Morrow and The Flea.

The poet John Donne crafts many of his poems metaphysically to express his intense emotions. He often contrasts emotions like love and lust, as he depicts poems of holy and nourishing love, like in The Good-Morrow, where he expresses his joyous frustration at his delay in meeting his lover. In spite of this, Donne also writes on his lustful desires, attempting to convince his partner for sex, undermining and comparing the physical bonding experience to a small insect in The Flea.

In the first stanza of The Good-Morrow, Donne’s use of rhetorical questions and alliteration…


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