A Valediction : Forbidding Mourning Essay

967 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
In John Donne’s Poem a Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, he expresses the major themes of love, and general life. John Donne was very famous for numerous poems, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning is the poem many scholars and writers have marked as the best love poem in all of the English literature. He expresses the fact that true love is grounding, and not a love of body, but of the mind, and John Donne expresses his belief of why things are the way they are around us. John Donne’s Poem A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning hold three messages that are important for us to study, those being, grounding love, spiritual love, and an attitude that we cannot control every aspect of our own lives. Part of John Donne’s Poem A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning is the is the intricate last stanza where he talks about the grounding love his wife gives him “such wilt thou be to me, like the other foot obliquely run, thy firmness makes my circle just, and makes me end where I began. Lines 33-36” these lines and the lines before tell how John loved his wife and how she always bought him back. For me this is reassuring to know that he loves her so much that he’d come back to her after long journeys. Anthony Low wrote an essay on John Donne’s works, and expressed an idea that Donne was creating a rule book for love, and how lovers should love. He didn’t ever say lovers shouldn’t ever make love, but have a love that extended beyond that, an intellectual connection where they connected on…

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