Brief summary of the poem The Canonization. The Canonization. by John Donne “The Canonization” starts with the poem’s speaker wanting to be left alone. John Donne: Poems study guide contains a biography of John Donne, John Donne: Poems Summary and Analysis of “The Canonization”. A reading of a classic Donne poem ‘For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love’: such an opening line demonstrates with refreshing.

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We die and rise the same, and prove Mysterious by this love. They travel, they try to get posts in in the government by virtue of flattery or cultivation of a king or a lord.

Literary Analysis: John Donne’s “The Canonization”

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If their love is not fit to confine itself to the expanse of the tomb, it will be eligible for versification by virtue of which it will live on eternally. This is used to detect comment spam. Soldiers find wars, and lawyers find out still Litigious men, which quarrels move, Though she and I do love.

Who says my tears have overflowed his ground? But is, after all, love separate from God and saintliness? Prentice Hall Cleanth Brooks argues that the phoenix, which means rebirthis a particularly apt analogy, since it combines the imagery of birds and of burning candles, and adequately expresses the power of love to preserve, though passion consumes.


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Theory and Criticism after Structuralism. Look at how the round parentheses encircling these lines suggest the orb of the eye, too. The poet does hohn consider physical passion to be considered the ultimate aim of love, but only a stage of development in the process towards being canonized The poet donnw that they can die gracefully in love if not live by it.

More direct methods may be tempting, but all of them enfeeble and distort what is to be said.

John Donne : The Canonization

According to Brooks, there are superficially many ways to read “The Canonization,” but the most likely interpretation is that, despite his witty tone and extravagant metaphorsDonne’s speaker takes both love and religion seriously. This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. The phenomenon of contracting things is Donne’s signature st. About interestingliterature A blog dedicated to rooting out the interesting stuff about classic books and authors.

Without it, “the matter of Donne’s poem unravels into ‘facts'”. This page was last edited on 26 Octoberat And thus invoke us: Reading of The Canonization.

They have been “canonized by Love”.

Call us flies, if you will, or tapers candleswhich destroy themselves through burning brightly. Some articles have YouTube videos embedded in them.

The poet does not consider physical passion to be considered the ultimate aim of love, but only a stage of development in the process towards being canonized. In his analysis of “The Canonization”, critic Leonard Done focuses largely on the wit exemplified in the poem.


The world goes on, soldiers fight in wars and lawyers seek out clients who wish to sue someone, but my lover and I just love each other. Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. LIke the phoenix, they burn themselves to be consumed donnne the power of love and are regenerated.

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Within us are the eagle and the dove, thus making sense of the riddle of the phoenix, since my lover and I are one, and combine to form the phoenix.

Interesting Literature is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon. Neither has the blissful love’s coolness removed a spring time canpnization the life of others.

This is a cloud services platform that we used to host our canobization. Likewise, critic Jonathan Culler questions the New Critical emphasis on self-reference, the idea that by “enacting or performing what it asserts or describes, the poem becomes complete in itself, accounts for itself, and stands free as a self-contained fusion of being and doing”.

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