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Poems of John Donne V1

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Hardcover, 308 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published December 1st 1912)
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Jan 05, 2009 Mari rated it really liked it
Her pure and eloquent blood / Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought, / That one might almost say, her body thought.
--Of the Progress of the Soul

I'd forgotten how much I enjoy these.

This edition has modernized spelling and, according to Chambers, corrections to problematic and erratic punctuation. My edition does not have the introductory material, but the edition listed here does. George Saintsbury's introduction (which can be viewed on is highly illuminating, especially
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Dec 11, 2016 Bob G rated it really liked it
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While I didn't realize it at first, I appreciated his use of metaphor. The poems aren't memorable and were somewhat difficult to follow. Worth the slog, though.
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John Donne was an English poet, preacher and a major representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works are notable for their realistic and sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially as compared to that of ...more
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