Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Joe Nutt
      Pages 1-3
  3. Analysing John Donne’s Poetry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Joe Nutt
      Pages 7-27
    3. Joe Nutt
      Pages 28-45
    4. Joe Nutt
      Pages 46-76
    5. Joe Nutt
      Pages 77-95
    6. Joe Nutt
      Pages 96-115
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      Pages 116-142
    8. Joe Nutt
      Pages 143-163
  4. The Context and the Critics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Joe Nutt
      Pages 167-173
    3. Joe Nutt
      Pages 174-188
    4. Joe Nutt
      Pages 189-205
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 206-211

About this book


John Donne's poems are some of the most challenging and stimulating in the English literary heritage. This book looks at the entire range of his poetic output, from the erotic to the divine, from satires to sonnets. Through detailed analysis of a large number of individual poems, Donne's intellectual vitality and unique poetic voice is entertainingly explored. The practical techniques are explained clearly, and when applied to the work of other poets, will enable the reader to feel confident in understanding and discussing even the most demanding verse.


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About the authors

JOE NUTT is Lead Consultant at CfBT Education Trust, and previously taught English at the City of London School.

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