9 Life wrote argumentative poetry Never wanted to be published; instead wanted to be part of the queen’s government1601 Married secretly – 17 year old Anne More (marriage without consent was a serious crime against both church and state)eventually arrested and jailed – where he wrote his shortest poem:John DonneAnne DonneUndone12 children – 5 died in infancy
10 Education Oxford University – 11 years old Law School – late teens ClergymanPassionate speaker
11 Metaphysical Conceit Are odd and surprising figures of speech One thing is compared with another thing that is much unlike it.Ex:A lover’s tears are newly minted coins.the king’s court is a bowling alley.a man is a world.lovers are holy saints.
12 JournalIf you were leaving for a long time, what would you say to someone you love who is left behind?If you were the one left, what would you want to hear?
13 A Valediction Forbidding Mourning Farewell of a husband and wifeThe husband forbids his wife to mourn their partingHe instructs her to behave with dignityHe says their relationship is such a strong union of souls that even distance cannot separate them.