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Jacobean Period: Years, Monarch

1603-1625
Rule of James I

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John Donne

Jacobean

Youthful, “Jack Donne.” Older, “Doctor Donne of St. Paul’s Cathedral.” Donne was big on ptolemic model of planets and spheres. Dryden and Johnson first called him “metaphysical.” Thomas Carew wrote an elegy to him upon his death—“An Elegy upon the Death of the Dean of St. Paul's, Dr. John Donne.” Remember that Richard Crashaw was also a “metaphysical” poet. T.S. Eliot is known for “recovering” Donne from being forgotten.

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"Song" (Jacobean era poem)

John Donne
“get with child a mandrake root”; that’s easier than finding a woman true.

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"The Good Morrow"

John Donne (Jacobean)
what did we do until we loved? We were two hemisphere’s.

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"The Sun Rising"

John Donne (Jacobean)
My lover and I are all countries and princes: stay here, sun, and you’ll warm all the world.

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"The Indifferent"

John Donne (Jacobean)
Let me love twenty, blond or brown. If you are true, it will be to people false to you.

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"The Canonization"

John Donne (Jacobean)
Into the glasses of your eyes
42 (So made such mirrors, and such spies,
43 That they did all to you epitomize)
44 Countries, towns, courts: beg from above
45 A pattern of your love!"

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"A Valediction: Of Weeping"

John Donne (Jacobean)
Mistress’s reflection in his tear.

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"The Flea"

John Donne (Jacobean)
Bites them both, mingles their blood—a plea for sex.

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"Valediction Forbidding Mourning"

John Donne (Jacobean)
stiff twin compass

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“Holy Sonnet 10”

John Donne (Jacobean)
Death be not proud; Death, thou shalt die.

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“Holy Sonnet 14”

John Donne (Jacobean)
Batter my heart three-person God: ravish and enthrall me.

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“Mediation 4”

John Donne (Jacobean)
Man consists of more parts than the world: bone, mountains; thoughts, creative.

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“Meditation 17”

John Donne (Jacobean)
For whom the bell tolls.

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John Webster

Jacobean

Not a whole lot is known about this man. He was a playwright.

The Duchess of Malfi
The White Devil

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The Duchess of Malfi

John Webster (Jacobean)
The Duchess, Giovanna, is widowed and forbidden by her brothers to remarry, lest she lose her title. She secretely marries Antonio, her house servant, and bares children year after year. Her brothers figure somethings fishy and discover the secret marriage.