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Published by Penguin in London, New York .
Written in English


  • English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700,
  • Metaphysics -- Poetry

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes

Statementedited with an introduction and notes by Colin Burrow
SeriesPenguin classics
ContributionsBurrow, Colin
LC ClassificationsPR1209 .M48 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationlvii, 336 p. ;
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17234252M
ISBN 10014042444X
ISBN 109780140424447

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  This book is organized into the poetry collection of six metaphysical poets. They are as follows: John Donne (), Anderew Marvell (), George Herbert (), Richard Crashaw (), Henry Vaughan (), and Thomas Traherne ()/5(4). Metaphysical Poetry: An Anthology John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Richard Crashaw, Francis Quarles, Thomas Traherne Published by Dover Publications, Incorporated. The metaphysical poets have been a huge influence on 20th century English poetry, and it seems amazing that for a long time they were largely neglected. Much of their work calls for a This is a brilliant selection of metaphysical poems, with generous selections of John Donne, George Herbert, Andrew Marvell and Henry Vaughan alongside other poets many of whose poems are less familiar today/5. A key anthology for students of English literature, Metaphysical Poetry is a collection whose unique philosophical insights are some of the crowning achievements of Renaissance verse, edited with an introduction and notes by Colin Burrow in Penguin Classics. Spanning the Elizabethan age to the Restoration and beyond.

Metaphysical Poetry e-book - Read the poems and research the text, all for free and online. How to do well in your essays. Decide what the key words of the question are, and underline them. If you are asked to analyse an extract, read it through two or three times. What is ‘metaphysical poetry’, and who were the metaphysical poets? The term – which was popularised by Samuel Johnson in the eighteenth century, is often used to describe the work of poets including John Donne, George Herbert, and Andrew Marvell, although Johnson originally applied it to the poetry of Abraham Cowley. Metaphysical poetry is a little bit different. The poems classified in this group do share common characteristics: they are all highly intellectualized, use rather strange imagery, use frequent. Metaphysical poetry is a term applied to many poets who wrote in a rather difficult and abstract style during the 's. John Donne and Andrew Marvell are probably the best known of these poets.

With their intricate arguments, startling conceits and dazzling wit, the seventeenth-century poets who became known as ‘metaphysical’ brought a new ingenuity and energy to English verse. John Donne’s poems are some of the most passionate and profound to b5/5(2). Johnson himself thought his Life of Cowley the best of the Lives, since his discussion of the Metaphysical poets (he took his name for them from Dryden) was a pioneer venture. It may be unfashionable to believe this, but Johnson's discussion of the school of Donne seems to me still the most adequate we possess, despite the perpetual Donne. metaphysical poets, name given to a group of English lyric poets of the 17th cent. The term was first used by Samuel Johnson (). The hallmark of their poetry is the metaphysical conceit (a figure of speech that employs unusual and paradoxical images), a reliance on . Grierson's book is in itself a piece of criticism and a provocation of criticism; and we think that he was right in including so many poems of Donne, elsewhere (though not in many editions) accessible, as documents in the case of "metaphysical poetry.".