• Simon Schama's John Donne

    published: 27 Nov 2016
  • Life Story of John Donne

    This is a video I made for my english glass where we were told to make a presentation to class about the poet John Donne. Hope you like it. This contains extracts from John Donne Biography Publisher A&E Television Networks http://www.biography.com/people/john-donne-9277090#profile

    published: 16 Sep 2015
  • Meta Physical Poets : John Donne

    This Lecture is on John Donne who is Known for his Metaphysical Poetry.Here meaning of Metaphysical poetry is explained As well as vivid discussion on john donne poetry is made. Objectives : 1. To understand the concept of Metaphysical poetry. 2. To learn about poet John Donne.

    published: 10 Dec 2015
  • MASSOLIT: John Donne's Love Poetry

    In this lecture, Dr Anna Beer (University of Oxford) thinks about Donne’s poetry about love, focusing in particular on the poems The Sun Rising, The Good Morrow and The Canonization.

    published: 29 Jan 2016
  • Richard Burton reads John Donne's poem 'Go and catch a falling star'

    published: 16 Sep 2010
  • 06 John Donne

    A quick sketch of John Donne's life up until his writing of the Holy Sonnets, to give you a sense of the contradictions at the heart of his character.

    published: 21 Nov 2015
  • What is JOHN DONNE GO AND CATCH A FALLING STAREE? BA English Literature (social sciences) Gurukpo

    Dr. Meenakshi Thakur, Assistant Professor, Biyani girls College explained about The poem of Donne in which he challenges that no woman on this earth will be honest and beautiful at the same time. www.gurukpo.com, www.biyanicolleges.org

    published: 02 Sep 2015
  • The Flea by John Donne

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    published: 15 Jun 2015
  • The Flea by John Donne - Poetry Reading

    The Flea - A poem by John Donne. About the poem - 'The Flea' is a complex yet almost hilarious conversation between two lovers, where the young man uses his exceptionally persuasive skills to coax his lady love to sleep with him. Throughout the poem Donne uses a skilled combination of tone, suggestive words and double meaning, to present an argument which is so clever that it might actually lead to the speaker having his way. About the poet - John Donne (19 June 1572 -- 31 March 1631) was an English poet, satirist, lawyer. He is considered as the representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vib...

    published: 04 Dec 2012
  • John Donne The Sun Rising

    The Sun Rising by John Donne John Donne (pron.: /ˈdʌn/ DUN) (between 24 January and 19 June 1572[1] -- 31 March 1631) was an English poet, satirist, lawyer and a cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially compared to that of his contemporaries. Donne's style is characterised by abrupt openings and various paradoxes, ironies and dislocations. These features, along with his frequent dramatic or everyday speech rhythms, his tense syntax and his tough eloquence, were both a...

    published: 09 Feb 2013
  • John Donne analysis

    Analysis of John Donne's THE CANONIZATION

    published: 20 Nov 2011
  • John Donne - The Good-Morrow - Full Lecture and Analysis by Dr. Andrew Barker

    Click http://drandrewbarker.com for transcript and notes of the lecture and analysis above. A love poem from the morning. Upon waking, a man feels a new kind of love for the woman he is with. This poem, "The Good Morrow", is what he tells her. What was their relationship like? How has it changed? What will their love be like in the future? The lecture looks at both the confidence and vulnerability of the one who speaks the beautiful lines that make up this declaration of heightened love. Note: Analysis of the line "Suckled on country pleasures childishly" contains profanity (34:40 -- 36:54).

    published: 07 Jun 2014
  • WIT Muerte John Donne)

    published: 21 Sep 2013
  • No Man Is An Island by John Donne - HD film by Peter Hague - e-brink

    A famous poem by the metaphysical poet John Donne, born in 1572. It was originally written as part of 23 meditations produced while he was ill, that were about the experience of illness itself. Peter Hague is a Digital Artist, Graphic Designer and Film Maker known as e-brink - Check out my digital art site: http://www.e-brink.co.uk

    published: 16 Dec 2015
  • The Flea By John Donne Analysis

    Analysis of the metaphysical poet Donne's poem in relation to the theme of love

    published: 05 Apr 2017
  • The Sun Rising by John Donne - Poetry Reading

    The Sun Rising - A poem by John Donne. About the poem - The Sun Rising is one of Donne's popular and widely read and enjoyed love poems. It is a love poem of an unusual kind. In this poem, composed in the form of a dramatic monologue, the poet lover reprimands the Sun and calls it names for disturbing love making. About the poet - John Donne (19 June 1572 -- 31 March 1631) was an English poet, satirist, lawyer. He is considered as the representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially compared to that of his contemporaries. For more vid...

    published: 21 Nov 2012
  • John Donne: Poet in the City - St Paul's Cathedral

    The works of John Donne, one of England's foremost poets and priests, were brought to life in words and music at St Paul's Cathedral on April 26 2012. St Paul's in association with Poet in the City and Winning Words, presented the special event in the cathedral where Donne was Dean from 1621-31. Speakers: Peter McCullough - lay canon of St Paul's and Professor of English at Lincoln College, Oxford Jo Shapcott - award-winning poet and President of the Poetry Society Mark Oakley - Canon Treasurer of St Paul's Mary Morrissey -- Lecturer in English, Reading University In addition, Andrew Carwood, world-famous tenor and Director of Music at St Paul's will sing Benjamin Britten's unforgettable settings of Donne's sonnets.

    published: 12 May 2012
  • No Man is an Island by John Donne | Ep #58

    Click to subscribe - - - - http://goo.gl/V0wpjW No Man Is An Island by John Donne (used as the epigraph in "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway) No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thy friend's Or of thine own were: Any man's death diminishes me, Because I am involved in mankind, And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.

    published: 02 Jul 2014
  • A Brief Introduction Of John Donne by Munawar Ahmad Saeed

    A Brief Introduction Of John Donne by Munawar Ahmad Saeed http://englishhelplineforall.blogspot.com contactmunawar@gmail.com times college, times college samanabad, punjab university Lahore, punjab university course outline, punjab university MA english Notes, punjab university MA english lecture, ............................. punjab university ma english private admission 2017 last date, punjab university ma english part 1 date sheet 2017, punjab university ma english syllabus 2017, punjab university ma english part 1 result 2016, english literature notes, history of english literature, literary Terms english grammar and composition american literature history of english literature literature books Classic English Literature Reading List English Literature Dictionary audio lectures o...

    published: 20 Oct 2016
  • Wit - "Death, Be Not Proud"

    Vivian, a graduate student, discusses the meaning and punctuation of John Dunne's "Holy Sonnet X" with her professor, Dr. Ashford. The sonnet is often known by its first line, "Death, Be Not Proud." Visit my channel for more films that quote poetry.

    published: 28 Jun 2010
  • Part 2 - The 3 Lives of John Donne; Why Metaphysical

    This is the second part of my lecture on A Valediction Forbidding Mourning. I have made every effort to provide a deep insight into the poem while keeping the lecture as simple as possible. That is why no previous knowledge of poetry is necessary for a full understanding of it. I hope you find it useful. Part One - A Preview Part Two - The Three Lives of John Donne, The Mysterious Meaning of Metaphysical Part Three - An Introduction to the Poem, Stanza: 1 & 2 Part Four - Stanza: 3,4 & 5 Part Five - Stanza: 6,7,8,& 9; Comparative Considerations

    published: 20 Jan 2013
  • Sweetest Love - Ketil Bjørnstad / John Donne

    Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian composer, pianist, novelist and poet, released 'The Shadow' in 1990, in which he set poetry by John Donne to music. The lyrics are sung by Norwegian mezzo Randi Stene.

    published: 18 Jan 2011
  • Discussing poetry of John Donne and bereavement with Sophie Ratcliffe

    In this video, we hear from Sophie Ratcliffe, a lecturer in English, about her own experience of bereavement, and about how one poem in particular offered some consolation in her grief. The poem was John Donne’s ‘A Valediction Forbidding Mourning’, which you can read below. Whereas Lucy found some solace in a text that reflected her own feelings of loss, Sophie was comforted by the reassuring sentiment of Donne’s poem. Donne’s ‘Valediction’ suggests that people who love each other can remain together even when they are apart. Indeed, through the poem’s distinctively witty tone, it is as though the 17th century poet John Donne is still with us when we read this poem today, and for a teenager coming to terms with loss, this notion was a comforting one. Find out more about this course on htt...

    published: 21 Mar 2016
  • "Death Be Not Proud" by John Donne (read by Tom O'Bedlam)

    I hope to die peacefully in my sleep with a smile on my face, like my grandfather did, not terrified and screaming like his passengers. Last night, in bed, my wife told me she had bought a pair of gardening shears. I replied that we already had a pair of gardening shears. She explained that these shears were of such a wonderful design and of such beauty that I could not fail to be impressed when I saw them. I said that I didn't want to see them, that her description was enough together with the knowledge that there was such a wonderful pair of garden shears that gave her such pleasure: and henceforth I would bask in the glow of ownership without ever once seeing these shears; it would become for me a religious belief, cool and Zen. (I don't like gardening) When a neophyte asked the...

    published: 17 Aug 2010
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    published: 20 Oct 2015
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    published: 14 Jan 2016
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    THE CANNONIZATION by John Donne

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Simon Schama's John Donne

Simon Schama's John Donne

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Life Story of John Donne

Life Story of John Donne

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This is a video I made for my english glass where we were told to make a presentation to class about the poet John Donne. Hope you like it. This contains extracts from John Donne Biography Publisher A&E Television Networks http://www.biography.com/people/john-donne-9277090#profile
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Meta Physical Poets : John Donne

Meta Physical Poets : John Donne

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This Lecture is on John Donne who is Known for his Metaphysical Poetry.Here meaning of Metaphysical poetry is explained As well as vivid discussion on john donne poetry is made. Objectives : 1. To understand the concept of Metaphysical poetry. 2. To learn about poet John Donne.
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MASSOLIT: John Donne's Love Poetry

MASSOLIT: John Donne's Love Poetry

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In this lecture, Dr Anna Beer (University of Oxford) thinks about Donne’s poetry about love, focusing in particular on the poems The Sun Rising, The Good Morrow and The Canonization.
https://wn.com/Massolit_John_Donne's_Love_Poetry
Richard Burton reads John Donne's poem  'Go and catch a falling star'

Richard Burton reads John Donne's poem 'Go and catch a falling star'

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06 John Donne

06 John Donne

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A quick sketch of John Donne's life up until his writing of the Holy Sonnets, to give you a sense of the contradictions at the heart of his character.
https://wn.com/06_John_Donne
What is JOHN DONNE GO AND CATCH A FALLING STAREE? BA English Literature (social sciences) Gurukpo

What is JOHN DONNE GO AND CATCH A FALLING STAREE? BA English Literature (social sciences) Gurukpo

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Dr. Meenakshi Thakur, Assistant Professor, Biyani girls College explained about The poem of Donne in which he challenges that no woman on this earth will be honest and beautiful at the same time. www.gurukpo.com, www.biyanicolleges.org
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The Flea by John Donne

The Flea by John Donne

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The Flea by John Donne - Poetry Reading

The Flea by John Donne - Poetry Reading

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The Flea - A poem by John Donne. About the poem - 'The Flea' is a complex yet almost hilarious conversation between two lovers, where the young man uses his exceptionally persuasive skills to coax his lady love to sleep with him. Throughout the poem Donne uses a skilled combination of tone, suggestive words and double meaning, to present an argument which is so clever that it might actually lead to the speaker having his way. About the poet - John Donne (19 June 1572 -- 31 March 1631) was an English poet, satirist, lawyer. He is considered as the representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially compared to that of his contemporaries. For more videos log onto http://www.youtube.com/pearlsofwisdom Also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pearlsofwisdomchannel Subscribe & Stay Tuned - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=pearlsofwisdom
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John Donne The Sun Rising

John Donne The Sun Rising

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The Sun Rising by John Donne John Donne (pron.: /ˈdʌn/ DUN) (between 24 January and 19 June 1572[1] -- 31 March 1631) was an English poet, satirist, lawyer and a cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially compared to that of his contemporaries. Donne's style is characterised by abrupt openings and various paradoxes, ironies and dislocations. These features, along with his frequent dramatic or everyday speech rhythms, his tense syntax and his tough eloquence, were both a reaction against the smoothness of conventional Elizabethan poetry and an adaptation into English of European baroque and mannerist techniques. His early career was marked by poetry that bore immense knowledge of British society and he met that knowledge with sharp criticism. Another important theme in Donne's poetry is the idea of true religion, something that he spent much time considering and theorising about. He wrote secular poems as well as erotic and love poems. He is particularly famous for his mastery of metaphysical conceits.[3] Despite his great education and poetic talents, Donne lived in poverty for several years, relying heavily on wealthy friends. He spent much of the money he inherited during and after his education on womanising, literature, pastimes, and travel. In 1601, Donne secretly married Anne More, with whom he had twelve children.[4] In 1615, he became an Anglican priest, although he did not want to take Anglican orders. He did so because King James I persistently ordered it. In 1621, he was appointed the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral in London. He also served as a member of parliament in 1601 and in 1614. seehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Donne see poem http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-sun-rising/ John Donne,The Sun Rising,The Sunne Rising,English Literature,poetry,poets,great English Poets,Poem,
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John Donne analysis

John Donne analysis

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Analysis of John Donne's THE CANONIZATION
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John Donne - The Good-Morrow - Full Lecture and Analysis by Dr. Andrew Barker

John Donne - The Good-Morrow - Full Lecture and Analysis by Dr. Andrew Barker

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  • Duration: 40:15
  • Updated: 07 Jun 2014
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Click http://drandrewbarker.com for transcript and notes of the lecture and analysis above. A love poem from the morning. Upon waking, a man feels a new kind of love for the woman he is with. This poem, "The Good Morrow", is what he tells her. What was their relationship like? How has it changed? What will their love be like in the future? The lecture looks at both the confidence and vulnerability of the one who speaks the beautiful lines that make up this declaration of heightened love. Note: Analysis of the line "Suckled on country pleasures childishly" contains profanity (34:40 -- 36:54).
https://wn.com/John_Donne_The_Good_Morrow_Full_Lecture_And_Analysis_By_Dr._Andrew_Barker
WIT Muerte  John Donne)

WIT Muerte John Donne)

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No Man Is An Island  by John Donne - HD film by Peter Hague - e-brink

No Man Is An Island by John Donne - HD film by Peter Hague - e-brink

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  • Duration: 1:34
  • Updated: 16 Dec 2015
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A famous poem by the metaphysical poet John Donne, born in 1572. It was originally written as part of 23 meditations produced while he was ill, that were about the experience of illness itself. Peter Hague is a Digital Artist, Graphic Designer and Film Maker known as e-brink - Check out my digital art site: http://www.e-brink.co.uk
https://wn.com/No_Man_Is_An_Island_By_John_Donne_Hd_Film_By_Peter_Hague_E_Brink
The Flea By John Donne Analysis

The Flea By John Donne Analysis

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Analysis of the metaphysical poet Donne's poem in relation to the theme of love
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The Sun Rising by John Donne - Poetry Reading

The Sun Rising by John Donne - Poetry Reading

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  • Updated: 21 Nov 2012
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The Sun Rising - A poem by John Donne. About the poem - The Sun Rising is one of Donne's popular and widely read and enjoyed love poems. It is a love poem of an unusual kind. In this poem, composed in the form of a dramatic monologue, the poet lover reprimands the Sun and calls it names for disturbing love making. About the poet - John Donne (19 June 1572 -- 31 March 1631) was an English poet, satirist, lawyer. He is considered as the representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially compared to that of his contemporaries. For more videos log onto http://www.youtube.com/pearlsofwisdom Also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pearlsofwisdomchannel Subscribe & Stay Tuned - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=pearlsofwisdom
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John Donne: Poet in the City - St Paul's Cathedral

John Donne: Poet in the City - St Paul's Cathedral

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The works of John Donne, one of England's foremost poets and priests, were brought to life in words and music at St Paul's Cathedral on April 26 2012. St Paul's in association with Poet in the City and Winning Words, presented the special event in the cathedral where Donne was Dean from 1621-31. Speakers: Peter McCullough - lay canon of St Paul's and Professor of English at Lincoln College, Oxford Jo Shapcott - award-winning poet and President of the Poetry Society Mark Oakley - Canon Treasurer of St Paul's Mary Morrissey -- Lecturer in English, Reading University In addition, Andrew Carwood, world-famous tenor and Director of Music at St Paul's will sing Benjamin Britten's unforgettable settings of Donne's sonnets.
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No Man is an Island by John Donne | Ep #58

No Man is an Island by John Donne | Ep #58

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Click to subscribe - - - - http://goo.gl/V0wpjW No Man Is An Island by John Donne (used as the epigraph in "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway) No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thy friend's Or of thine own were: Any man's death diminishes me, Because I am involved in mankind, And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.
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A Brief Introduction Of John Donne by Munawar Ahmad Saeed

A Brief Introduction Of John Donne by Munawar Ahmad Saeed

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A Brief Introduction Of John Donne by Munawar Ahmad Saeed http://englishhelplineforall.blogspot.com contactmunawar@gmail.com times college, times college samanabad, punjab university Lahore, punjab university course outline, punjab university MA english Notes, punjab university MA english lecture, ............................. punjab university ma english private admission 2017 last date, punjab university ma english part 1 date sheet 2017, punjab university ma english syllabus 2017, punjab university ma english part 1 result 2016, english literature notes, history of english literature, literary Terms english grammar and composition american literature history of english literature literature books Classic English Literature Reading List English Literature Dictionary audio lectures on english literature english literature courses online free english literature lecture youtube english literature courses online free english literature lecture youtube introduction of english literature www english litrature.com css, css literature, css preparation, css syllabus,
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Wit - "Death, Be Not Proud"

Wit - "Death, Be Not Proud"

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Vivian, a graduate student, discusses the meaning and punctuation of John Dunne's "Holy Sonnet X" with her professor, Dr. Ashford. The sonnet is often known by its first line, "Death, Be Not Proud." Visit my channel for more films that quote poetry.
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Part 2 - The 3 Lives of John Donne; Why Metaphysical

Part 2 - The 3 Lives of John Donne; Why Metaphysical

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  • Duration: 14:39
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2013
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This is the second part of my lecture on A Valediction Forbidding Mourning. I have made every effort to provide a deep insight into the poem while keeping the lecture as simple as possible. That is why no previous knowledge of poetry is necessary for a full understanding of it. I hope you find it useful. Part One - A Preview Part Two - The Three Lives of John Donne, The Mysterious Meaning of Metaphysical Part Three - An Introduction to the Poem, Stanza: 1 & 2 Part Four - Stanza: 3,4 & 5 Part Five - Stanza: 6,7,8,& 9; Comparative Considerations
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Sweetest Love - Ketil Bjørnstad / John Donne

Sweetest Love - Ketil Bjørnstad / John Donne

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Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian composer, pianist, novelist and poet, released 'The Shadow' in 1990, in which he set poetry by John Donne to music. The lyrics are sung by Norwegian mezzo Randi Stene.
https://wn.com/Sweetest_Love_Ketil_Bjørnstad_John_Donne
Discussing poetry of John Donne and bereavement with Sophie Ratcliffe

Discussing poetry of John Donne and bereavement with Sophie Ratcliffe

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  • Updated: 21 Mar 2016
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In this video, we hear from Sophie Ratcliffe, a lecturer in English, about her own experience of bereavement, and about how one poem in particular offered some consolation in her grief. The poem was John Donne’s ‘A Valediction Forbidding Mourning’, which you can read below. Whereas Lucy found some solace in a text that reflected her own feelings of loss, Sophie was comforted by the reassuring sentiment of Donne’s poem. Donne’s ‘Valediction’ suggests that people who love each other can remain together even when they are apart. Indeed, through the poem’s distinctively witty tone, it is as though the 17th century poet John Donne is still with us when we read this poem today, and for a teenager coming to terms with loss, this notion was a comforting one. Find out more about this course on https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/literature/
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"Death Be Not Proud" by John Donne (read by Tom O'Bedlam)

"Death Be Not Proud" by John Donne (read by Tom O'Bedlam)

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I hope to die peacefully in my sleep with a smile on my face, like my grandfather did, not terrified and screaming like his passengers. Last night, in bed, my wife told me she had bought a pair of gardening shears. I replied that we already had a pair of gardening shears. She explained that these shears were of such a wonderful design and of such beauty that I could not fail to be impressed when I saw them. I said that I didn't want to see them, that her description was enough together with the knowledge that there was such a wonderful pair of garden shears that gave her such pleasure: and henceforth I would bask in the glow of ownership without ever once seeing these shears; it would become for me a religious belief, cool and Zen. (I don't like gardening) When a neophyte asked the master "What is the meaning and purpose of life" , the master replied, "When I was in Hwan Hung Lo I had a robe made that weighed Seven Renmimbi." Now that leads me to explain to you what a woman means by "romantic." She usually means a gift or a gesture made with regard for her needs and desires. This is good stuff guys, so prick up your ears. So, before scattering rose petals, buying flowers or a large box of chocolates, consider first whether she really wants to spend the evening sweeping up the rose petals, whether she has shown any interest in flowers and, if so, which particular ones - and, if she is watching her figure, whether a box of chocolates is exactly what she doesn't want. Despite what you've heard, a frying pan can be a romantic gift. The circumstances would be that you remembered her saying last week that she needed a new frying pan. However it is not a good idea to gift wrap it. In fact it is not a good idea to say that it is a gift. What you say is, " I was passing that cook shop in the High Street, and remembered that you needed one of these..." It must be a superb frying pan, not one that fails as the-frying-pan-of-her-dreams. Frying pans are as romantic as garden shears. This is a very romantic gesture. It might even get you laid. When I ask my wife what was the most romantic thing I ever did , without hesitation she replied "Watson." It happened that one year for Christmas I gave my wife a little book called "How to Care for Your Persian Kitting". Excitedly she went downstairs expecting to find a Persian Kitting. Then I explained that this was about Mental Ownership. The book was to help her visualise what it would be like if I ever sanctioned ownership of a Persian Kitting. It was The Next Best Thing. I could see that the PLW (Plucky Little Woman) was discomfited, but she gulped and carried on bravely. My philosophy with regard to kittings was expressed in the words, No Way, No How. No furry vermin. No litter trays. No scratched furniture. I maintained this philosophy for a year. I still hold it inwardly, but I never mention that. I understand, being wise, that I am not the only person in the marriage and that my wishes must occasionally not prevail. Imagine, then, the PLW's surprise and delight when the following year I appeared with a real live chocolate Persian kitting whom I introduced as Watson. Watson turned out to be even worse than what I had resigned myself to: I had steeled myself for the experience of malodorous litter trays and the ruin of all things scratchable. Watson was educationally subnormal, even for an inbred kitting he hadn't got any grain of sense whatever. He couldn't grasp elementary concepts. He would make attempt after attempt to get into an armchair by leaping over the arm and failing time after time instead of walking around the front and jumping on to the seat cushion. He would interpose himself between me and whatever I was doing at the time. His favourite hobby was picking the keycaps off my keyboard one by one with his claws. The horror was appalling - but it was worth it. As a romantic gesture, Watson can't be beaten. Two monks were arguing about the temple flag waving in the wind. One said, "The flag moves." The other said, "The wind moves." They argued back and forth but could not agree. Hui-neng, the old patriarch, said: "Gentlemen! It is not the flag that moves. It is not the wind that moves. It is your mind that moves." Then one monk said to the other, "For idiotic remarks, that can't be beaten. He must be the top cat around here. Is he called Watson?" I only had to change one line of this famous story to correct its inherent error - did you notice which one? I'm sorry I screwed up the video format. You will forgive me when I tell you that I had switched to PAL to make a video for a bloke who had imported my Ferrari into Australia. One of my Ferraris. Now honesty forces me to tell you that there were only two of them. Anyhow, I forgot to switch back. The Dead Christ was by Gregorio Ernandez Death and the Maiden, 1518, was by Hans Baldung Grien
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