John Donne: Poems

Discuss John Donne as a Metaphysical poet?

I want to know why John Donne called Metaphysical poet?

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Donne is firmly within the camp of metaphysical poets--those poets for whom considerations of the spiritual world were paramount compared to all earthly considerations. While a master of metaphysical expression, Donne achieves this mastery by refusing to deny the place of the physical world and its passions. He often begins with a seemingly carnal image only to turn it into an argument for the supremacy of God and the immortality of the soul.


he is called a metaphysical poet because he sees beyond d factual sides of a written text which can be properly understood in his saying that goes'the pleasure experienced in church is the same as in sex'with this one has to be a very critical thinker to get d idea of metaphysical poetry....and I would define metaphysical as the metaphor behind real facts