John Donne's 'The Flea'

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Low, Bernadette Flynn. "The Flea." Masterplots II Poetry Series. Ed. Philip K. Jason. Vol.3. Pasadena, CA.: Salem Press, 2002. 1388-1390.

In John Donne's poem "The Flea" he discusses the erotic treatment of women. Donne is trying to convince a woman that they should make love. Bernadette Flynn Low discusses this poem is a love poem with a difference. Low explains Donne's approach is different and a new thing for poetry. Donne's writing style of this poem had a strong influence on his contemporaries. "It was studied by Dr. Samuel Johnson in the 18th century, then by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in the 19th century, and had a big influence on T.S. Eliot in the 20th century amongst other poets" (1389-1390).
Low did not consider John Donne a

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