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English poet, epigrammist, and sermonist. The following entry presents criticism on Donne from to Donne was rediscovered in the twentieth century by modernists such as W.
Biographical Information Donne was born in to a prosperous London family.
Donne was the grandson of the dramatist John Heywood, the nephew of Jasper Heywood, who led the Jesuit mission to England in the s, and a great-great-nephew of the Catholic martyr Sir Thomas More. After receiving his early education from the Jesuits, in Donne began study at Oxford. Oxford would award Donne his degree only if he renounced his Catholic faith, as was standard practice at the university at that time.
Defiant, Donne left Oxford and pursued legal studies at the Inns of Court in London, where he was known both for his dandyism and his serious study of legal and religious issues.
During this period Donne wrote many epigrams, satires, verse letters, and elegies which were shared among friends in his literary circle but remained unpublished during his lifetime.
Donne left prison without a professional position, social standing, or much hope of a career. From to Donne was able to support Ann and their growing family—which eventually included ten children—only through the generosity of friends and patrons.
His letters from this period chronicle his struggles with depression and illness. Strong religious feelings, mixed with intellectual discontent, deep cynicism, and despair are evident in the Holy Sonnets, which Donne wrote but did not publish at this time.
It was also during these years that he wrote his finest love poetry. Donne had been offered a position in the Anglican Church as early as but did not accept ordination untilwhen it became clear that King James I would advance him through the Church.
Ann died in childbirth in Ina mere six years following his entry into the priesthood, Donne became Dean of St.
Major Works Donne produced an exceedingly diverse body of work. The Litanie, along with the seven sonnets that comprise La Corona, examine morality, mortality and questions of faith. In The Anniversaries andwhich he wrote in memory of Elizabeth Drury, Donne explores the relationship of the individual to the world and the progress of the soul after death.
However, not all contemporaries were enamored of Donne.
Indeed, Donne was often accused of overdoing his wit. Donne became something of a cult figure in the s and s when modernist poets Eliot and Yeats, among others, discovered in his poetry the fusion of intellect and passion that they aspired to in their own work.
Eliot argued that Donne and the Metaphysical poets had written complex, emotionally charged celebrations of the joys, sorrows, and dilemmas of their own age. Donne is acknowledged as an accomplished and versatile poet who has profoundly influenced modern poetry.Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years.
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