The Broken Heart by John Donne

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The Broken Heart
In “The Broken Heart” by John Donne, we see his angry attitude towards the nature of love. Donne uses the imagery of broken glass, he wrote it in first person point of view, and used verbal irony to show us his angry attitude toward the nature of love.

The imagery of broken glass that Donne wrote “Those pieces still, though they be not unite/ and now, as broken glasses show (Line 28-29)” the line means that his heart is broken. When a mirror breaks on a person it means seven years of bad luck. His heart breaking means he will have bad luck in finding the right girl. Another way to see this is that when a glass breaks it is hard to put back together. No matter what you use to put it back together it will never be the same the cracks will still be there. The mirror can be fix it will not look the same but it is fixable. Donne does not think that anyone can fix his heart, and his heart will always stay broken. Donne by stating that his heart is broken and that it is in little glass pieces shows us he has an angry attitude toward the nature of love.

Donne wrote “The Broken Heart” in first person point of view. Donne wrote “I brought a heart into the room/ but from the room I carried none with me (Line 19-20)” that line talks about himself and how he felt his love for the girl was like. He loved her greatly and gave his all to her. Then he realizes that she was not feeling the same love as he was. The first person point of view helps us see the pain he is going thru. It helps the readers connect to his poems and relate to the readers. Everyone has been in “love” and it is a rude awaking when they realize that they were the only ones in love and that the other person was not. The point of view helps us see what the author is feeling and thinking. Donne has a angry attitude towards the nature of love because he found out that he was the only in love and the girl was not feeling the same way as him and the point of view helps us see that by...
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