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Characteristics of Metaphysical Poetry

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Characteristics of Metaphysical Poetry

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Characteristics of Metaphysical Poetry

  1. 1. Topic:- Characteristics of Metaphysical poetry Kishan Hariyani Roll no.:21 Semester :- M.A. Sem.1 Year :- 2015- 16 Submitted to Smt. S.B. Gardi Department of English, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar.
  2. 2. What is metaphysical poetry ?  A group of poets emerged in the beginning of the seventeenth century, whose poetry come to be known as the metaphysical poetry. Metaphysical :- literally ‘meta’ means beyond and ‘physic’ means physical nature.  A word metaphysical first time used by Dr. Johnson in “ The lives of poet ”
  3. 3. John Donne :- ( 1572- 1631) George Herbert :- (1593-1633) Andrew Marvell :- (1621-1678) Abraham Cowley :- (1618-1667) John Hall:- (1627-1656 ) Metaphysical school
  4. 4.  Conscious Attempt: All the metaphysical poet made a conscious attempt differ from the poetry of former poets and they try to differ both in the matter and the manner of writing poetry.  Display of scholarship:All the Metaphysical poets tried to display there scholarship through there poems they were university graduates and men of learning
  5. 5. Far Fetched images “ Images taken from field of knowledge, science, agriculture, geography, history, astronomy, chemistry ,engineering, geometry, mathematics, biology, medical etc. ”
  6. 6. The Flea is an ideal example of the metaphysical by Donne .  For example. Mark but this flea, and mark in this How little that , which thou deniest me is It sucke’d me first, and now sucks thee And in this flea our two blood mingled be.” For example.  Is taken from the field of Biology to expression of love .  The Flea is a small insect with sucks blood from human body this insect used here as a theme for the expression of love
  7. 7. Dr. Samuel Johnson criticize by saying that ” their poetry stands a trial of their finger but not of the ear Decline:- With the restoration Charles || in 1660 metaphysical school declined as theatres were opened back.
  8. 8. Email id.:kishanhariyani1992@gmail.com

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