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 Topic: the Metaphysical poem “The

Dream” by John Donne
 Name: Parmar Jinal B.
 Roll no.: 16

 Paper no.: 1 – The Ren...
 Introduction
 Metaphysical poet
 Dr. Johnson uses term

 School of Donne
 His style
His Metaphysical poems :
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The Flea
The Ecstacy
The Damp
Song: Sweetest Love, I do not go
The Dream
 Far-Fetched images
 Conceit
 Dramatic Quality

 All metaphysicals were the men of

learning
 Paradox
 ‘The Dream’ is a Metaphysical poem
 The poem is addressed by a lover to his beloved
 Uses the feminine pronoun
 His D...
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His Dream discontinues not because of her voice
but her eye just like lightening
 He compared to her with an angel
 D...
 There is irony in the lines,

“Yet I thought thee / —
For thou lovest truth—an angel, at first sight”
 He compare his l...
 He expressing his love in a Metaphysical style
 Donne uses Far-fetched images

 Use certain conceit for example images...
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Metaphysical poem "The Dream"by John Donne

  1. 1.  Topic: the Metaphysical poem “The Dream” by John Donne  Name: Parmar Jinal B.  Roll no.: 16  Paper no.: 1 – The Renaissance Literature  Semester: 1 M.A.  Year: 2013-2014  Submitted to: Smt. S. B. Gardi Department of English M. K. Bhavnagar University
  2. 2.  Introduction  Metaphysical poet  Dr. Johnson uses term  School of Donne  His style
  3. 3. His Metaphysical poems :      The Flea The Ecstacy The Damp Song: Sweetest Love, I do not go The Dream
  4. 4.  Far-Fetched images  Conceit  Dramatic Quality  All metaphysicals were the men of learning  Paradox
  5. 5.  ‘The Dream’ is a Metaphysical poem  The poem is addressed by a lover to his beloved  Uses the feminine pronoun  His Dream not based on imagination but based on reason and logic “Dearest, for nothing worth less than you Would I have woken up from this dream; For reality was stronger than fantasy.”
  6. 6.  His Dream discontinues not because of her voice but her eye just like lightening  He compared to her with an angel  Donne uses conceit in this line word like ‘Lightning’ “As lightning, or the light of a candle, Your eyes, and not your noise woke me;”
  7. 7.  There is irony in the lines, “Yet I thought thee / — For thou lovest truth—an angel, at first sight”  He compare his love with torch and gave element of fear, sin and shame for pure love “Love becomes weak with fear And if this fear is a mixture of shame, then have honor Like torches, which must be ready for Men to light and put out, so you deal with me;”
  8. 8.  He expressing his love in a Metaphysical style  Donne uses Far-fetched images  Use certain conceit for example images like, ‘Lightening’, ‘torch’, ‘mixture’, ‘prophane’, etc…

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