What is a Metaphysical Poem?

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What is a Metaphysical poem?
Metaphysical poetry What is a Metaphysical poem? There are many definitions of Metaphysical poetry. "Metaphysical" when applied to poetry usually involves Love, Science, Geology, Romance, Sensuality and man's relationship with God. Metaphysical poems are lyrical poems usually containing intense meditations, characterized by striking use of wit, irony, and play on words. Underneath the formal structure is the underlying structure of the poet's argument. Metaphysical poetry usually contains conceits, which is an image which you extend, which you develop; an extended metaphor. The Metaphysical poetry follows the structure of a strong first line; these "strong lines" brings attention to other elements in metaphysical poetry. The term is used in connection with prose as well as with verse and so invites us to look at metaphysical poetry in a wider context. At the time Metaphysical poetry's definition was 'An equal of ideas yoked by violence together.' However, it is very... ...worms eating up his wife; both of the images have the idea of decomposition. The speaker also said he would use hundreds of years to praise his lover's different body parts, and such expression only implies their lack of time. "Let us roll all our strength and all our sweetness up into one." Marvel has very cleverly used the urgency in the poem to apply to time and sexual activity. There is an image of someone who is toothless and this represents time. The end of the poem used monosyllabic words "Yet we will make him run" and this is a common characteristic of a metaphysical poem. In many of Marvell's poems we find the same eight syllable iambic line, yet its effect can vary remarkably. The vigorousness of the argument appears in the breathless lines. Few lines are end-stopped, and the lines have rough power of speech. In addition, Marvell manages to marry a syllogistic framework with a passionate poem of seduction. The second poem is written by John Donne "Elegie:...
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