- Biathanatos (1608)
- Pseudo-Martyr (1610)
- Ignatius His Conclave (1611)
- Devotions upon Emergent Occasions (1624)
- Poems (1633)
- 'An Anatomy of the World (1611)
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The Question and Answer section for John Donne: Poems is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The metaphor of the two compasses represents Donne's long distance relationship with his wife. The compasses symbolize the strength of two individuals, who are joined together in life (marriage).
The final three stanzas use an extended metaphor in which Donne compares the two individuals in the marriage to the two legs of a compass: though they each have their own purpose, they are inextricably linked at the joint or pivot at the top—that...
Death is a common image in Donne's poetry. Rather than a sad ending, Donne looked at death as a moment of change: a time of transition. Consider his poem "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning. “In this poem Donne describes leaving his wife as a form...