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Metaphysical poem

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Metaphysical poem

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Metaphysical poem

  1. 1. MetaphysicalMetaphysical Style in Andrew Marvell'sStyle in Andrew Marvell's Writing.Writing. Andrew MarvellAndrew Marvell (1621-1678)(1621-1678)
  2. 2. What isWhat is Metaphysical PoeMetaphysical Poem?m? • Metaphysical poem is lyrical poem of 17th century. • The word “meta” means beyond, and “physics” means science of concrete things. So, metaphysics means a subject that deals with things, which do not have concrete shape.
  3. 3. Characteristics ofCharacteristics of MetaphysicalMetaphysical PoePoemm (1) The abrupt beginning. (2) The language of a metaphysical poetry is colloquial. (3) The use of conceits. (4) In metaphysical poetry a dramatic effect has been produced. (5) Presentation of metaphysical poetry must be argumentative.
  4. 4. ThemesThemes Metaphysical PoeMetaphysical Poemm • The metaphysical poem’s major themes were • love • death • religious faith. Theme of “To His Coy Mistress”: • Love Theme of “The Definition of Love”: • Love
  5. 5. The Abrupt BeginningThe Abrupt Beginning • To His Coy Mistress: First two lines “Had we but world enough and Time, This coyness Lady were no crime.” • The Definition of Love: First two lines “My love is of a birth as rare As ’tis for object strange and high”
  6. 6. Colloquial LanguageColloquial Language • To His Coy Mistress: “Thou by the Indian Ganges side Shouldst Rubies find: I by the Tide Of Humber would complain.” • The Definition of Love: Therefore the love which us doth bind, But Fate so enviously debars, Is the conjunction of the mind, And opposition of the stars.
  7. 7. Imagery and ConceitsImagery and Conceits To His Coy Mistress: • Vegetable love • Winged chariot hurrying near The Definition of Love: • The poet says that his love was ‘begotten by Despair upon impossibility’ • The poet says that the love of poet and his beloved are like two parallel lines. • The poet also compares their position with opposition of stars.
  8. 8. Argumentative PresentationArgumentative Presentation • To His Coy Mistress: “The Graves a fine and private place But none I think do there embrace.” • The Definition of Love: “As lines so Loves oblique may well Themselves in every Angle greet: But ours so truly parallel, Through infinite can never meet.”

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