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  • 1. Concept of love in john Donne's poetry
    Guide:-Devrshi sir
    By kinjal
  • 2. Donne as a Love Poet
    • Donne’s reputation as a love poet rests on his fifty-five lyric which were written at different periods of his life , but were published for the first time in 1633 in one volume called song and Sonnets.
    • 3. Their Emotional Range and Variety:-
    • 4. Poems cover a wide range of feeling from extreme physical passion to spiritual love
    • Love:-relationship outside marriage:-
    • 5. “The Sport”
    • 6. “But a Winter-seeming, summer's night”
    • 7. JOAN BENNET put it, "Donne's love poetry is not about the difference between lust and love”
    • Attitude towards Womanhood:-
    • 8. “Goe,and Catche a Falling Stare”
    • 9. He emphasizes the impossibility of finding a faithful woman
    • 10. C.s. Lewis when he says, that contempt for woman is the dominant note of Donne’s love poetry.
  • The three Strains
    1}Attitude towards women:-
    2}Conjugal love:-
    3}Platonic(holy) love:-
    • Love-situations : Their Intellectual Analysis:- In the
    • 11. ‘Blossome’
    • 12. ‘The Valediction:forbidding Mourning
  • Philosophy of Love :Realism
    • Donne’s treatment of love is both sensuous &Lustic.
    • 13. “The Relique”
    • 14. No Descriptions of Female Beauty:-
    • 15. “The Blossome(tender flower)
    • This very attitude is expressed in a number of other poems
    • 16. Grierson rightly point out, "neither sensual passion, nor gay and cynical wit, nor scorn and anger, is the dominant note in Donne love poetry