The Flea by John Donne


The Flea by John Donne

The Poem The Flea by John Donne
This is a specific example of English poetry by one of this country's most famous poets. This section provides a selection of different types of English poetry including the poem by this famous English Poet. The English poetry and poems have been selected to cover all aspect of this kind of poetry and poem. The following English poem The Flea by John Donne from this famous poet can be used as a good example of English poetry.
 

The poem The Flea by John Donne
 

Mark but this flea, and mark in this,
How little that which thou deny'st me is;
It sucked me first, and now sucks thee,
And in this flea our two bloods mingled be;
Thou know'st that this cannot be said
A sin, nor shame, nor loss of maidenhead;
Yet this enjoys before it woo,
And pampered swells with one blood made of two,
And this, alas, is more than we would do.

Oh stay, three lives in one flea spare,
Where we almost, yea, more than married are.
This flea is you and I, and this
Our marriage bed, and marriage temple is;
Though parents grudge, and you, w'are met,
And cloistered in these living walls of jet.
Though use make you apt to kill me,
Let not to that, self-murder added be,
And sacrilege, three sins in killing three.

Cruel and sudden, hast thou since
Purpled thy nail in blood of innocence?
Wherein could this flea guilty be,
Except in that drop which it sucked from thee?
Yet thou triumph'st and say'st that thou
Find'st not thyself, nor me the weaker now;
'Tis true, then learn how false fears be:
Just so much honor, when thou yield'st to me,
Will waste, as this flea's death took life from thee
 

 

The Poem The Flea by John Donne - Example of English Poetry
Poetry written such as the poem The Flea by John Donne is piece of literature written by a English poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are what are commonly used to distinguish English poetry from English prose. Poems often make heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. A famous example of English poetry is the poem The Flea by John Donne.

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