Brief summary of the poem The Canonization. The Canonization. by John Donne “The Canonization” starts with the poem’s speaker wanting to be left alone. John Donne: Poems study guide contains a biography of John Donne, John Donne: Poems Summary and Analysis of “The Canonization”. A reading of a classic Donne poem ‘For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love’: such an opening line demonstrates with refreshing.

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For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: This is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. The poet does not consider physical passion to be considered the ultimate aim of love, but only a stage of development in the process towards being canonized.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Reblogged this on Manolis. On whether to regard the equation of profane love with divine as parody or paradox, Guillory writes that “the easy translation of parody into paradox is occasioned by Brooks’s interest”.

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Theory and Criticism after Structuralism. The speaker describes how dramatically love affects him and his lover, claiming that their love will live on in legend, even if they die. When did the heats which my veins fill Add one more to the plaguy bill? Retrieved from ” https: The poet thus mocks at his friend thrpugh hyperbole, exemplifying that the friend is an anti-romantic who is dry and logical in his attitude to passion in general.


Reading of The Canonization. However, Brooks’s analysis is not the definitive reading of “The Canonization”. Unger’s analysis concludes by cataloguing the “devices of wit” found throughout the poem, as well as mentioning that a “complexity of attitudes,” fostered largely through the use of the canonisation conceit, perpetuates wit within the poem.

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He describes the various ways in which his aristocratic friends while away their time.

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If their love is not fit to confine itself to the expanse of the tomb, it will be eligible for versification by virtue of which it will live on eternally.

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So, to one neutral thing both sexes fit. They travel, they try to get posts in in the government by virtue of flattery or cultivation of a king or a lord. The poet rather prefers scorn at his palsie disease that causes paralysisgout inflammation of joints caused by constant consumption of wine and rich food or his five grey hairs the five senses that have lost their virility with the onset of age.


Without it, “the matter of Donne’s poem unravels into ccanonization.

In his collection of critical essays, The Well Wrought UrnBrooks writes that a poet “must work by contradiction and qualification,” and that paradox “is an extension of the normal language of poetry, not a perversion of it”.

In a larger sense, self-referentiality affords not closure but a long jlhn of references, such as Canpnization naming his New Critical treatise The Well-Wrought Urn to parallel the urn in the poem. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature.

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Yale University Press, This is used to prevent bots and spam. Rukhaya MK, an award-winning writer, has published her works in national and international anthologies and journals. Essays in Literary Analysis. If we cannot live by our sonne we can die by it, and if our love is not fit for the tomb and hearse of death, it is fitting for poetry. All of the imagery employed strengthens the speaker’s claim that love unites him and his lover, as well as giving the lovers a kind of immortality.

Paradox is Donne’s “inevitable instrument”, allowing him with “dignity” and “precision” to express the idea that love may be all that is necessary in life.

The speaker ascertains that nothing has changed in the world owing to their love It has the minimum effect of affecting canoniaztion individuals.