life,death and god

what is the similarity between,

donne's poetry and the events in wit?

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"The poetry of the early seventeenth century, what has been called the metaphysical school, considers an intractable mental puzzle by exercising the outstanding human faculty of the era, namely wit.

The greatest wit—the greatest English poet, some would say—was John Donne. In the Holy Sonnets, Donne applied his capacious, agile wit to the larger aspects of the human experience: life, death, and God.

In his poems, metaphysical quandaries are addressed, but never resolved. Ingenuity virtuosity, and a vigorous intellet that jousts with the most exaclted concepts: these are the tools of wit."

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