Finding the Contradiction of Oneness in “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning”

Finding the Contradiction of Oneness in “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning”

Poem A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning Poet John Donne Published 1633 Name of the collection of poems Songs and Sonnets School of poetry Metaphysical poetry Theme Unity of souls Bits of Information John Donne’s wife, Anne Donne, was pregnant when Donne left for France and Germany as part of his diplomatic mission in 1611. It must…

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130: A Rejection of Beauty Norms

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130: A Rejection of Beauty Norms

Have you ever heard or read some beautiful yet problematic songs like “ye chaand sa roshan chehra, zulfon ka rang sunehra” (This moon-like radiant face, with hair the color of gold) and poems like “O my Luve is like a red, red rose”?  It might sound romantic but they are a little far-fetched. Can you…

The Power of Written Word: Sonnet 18 [Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?]

The Power of Written Word: Sonnet 18 [Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?]

Sonnet 18 Summary Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? is about establishing the power of the written word over time. The speaker asserts the superiority of Fair Youth over a summer’s day. A summer’s day is beautiful and temperate but it is momentary.  He goes on to find the drawbacks of…

Introspecting Grief in Sonnet 30: When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought

Introspecting Grief in Sonnet 30: When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought

Sonnet 30 Summary “Sonnet 30: When to the sessions of sweet silent thought” by William Shakespeare is about the speaker’s introspective journey into his bygone days. The sonnet is one of the sonnets of the 154 sonnet sequence. When there is complete silence around the speaker, he recalls his memories and feels sad for several reasons. …