Renaissance Poetry John Donne 1572-1631 Metaphysical Poetry Prose.
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Renaissance Poetry John Donne 1572-1631 Metaphysical Poetry Prose Slide 2 OBJECTIVES Develop strategies for reading and analyze metaphysical poetry Interpret metaphysical conceits and paradoxes Compare/contrast poetry styles Slide 3 METAPHYSICAL (p. 506-507) What is the definition of metaphysical? of or relating to the transcendent reality beyond what is perceptible abstract and theoretical reasoning Slide 4 METAPHYSICAL (p. 506-507) What does transcendent mean? What does theoretical mean? What does devotional mean? What does mystical mean? Now define metaphysical poetry in your own words. Share. Slide 5 METAPHYSICAL Transcendent- Extending beyond the limits of ordinary experience and knowledge Theoretical- Abstract, confined to speculation (ponder the possibility rather than able to demonstrate) Devotional- Religious Mystical- Spiritual communication with God Slide 6 METAPHYSICAL Now define metaphysical poetry in your own words. Share. Slide 7 METAPHYSICAL (p. 506-507) What is the goal/purpose of the metaphysical poets? What are the key characteristics of metaphysical poetry? What were the primary criticisms made about the metaphysics? Slide 8 METAPHYSICAL (p. 506-507) What is the goal/purpose of the metaphysical poets? The expression of feeling and spiritual devotion through techniques often associated with prose (argument, rhetoric, logic) rather than poetry. To experiment with language in an attempt to represent the complexity of life Slide 9 METAPHYSICAL (p. 506-507) What are the key characteristics of metaphysical poetry? Simple vocabulary Metaphysical conceits Inconsistent poetic meter Witty word play Use of logic/reasoning Set up as an argument, uses rhetorical devices Slide 10 METAPHYSICAL (p. 506-507) What were the primary criticisms made about the metaphysics? Use poetry just to show off knowledge Uses logic where emotion should rule Difficult to understand Disrupts poetic meter Slide 11 METAPHYSICAL Explain Eliots compliment of the metaphysical poets that they were able to feel their thought as immediately as the odor of a rose. Slide 12 COMPARE/CONTRAST Complete the chart ELIZABETHAN Ornamental diction Natural images Heartfelt emotion Regular meter Focus on love and nature Two-word paradoxes such as Sweet Sorrow METAPHYSICAL Slide 13 COMPARE/CONTRAST Complete the chart ELIZABETHAN Ornamental diction Natural images Heartfelt emotion Regular meter Focus on love and nature Two-word paradoxes such as Sweet Sorrow Uses comparisons considered poetic such as love to a rose or the sea METAPHYSICAL Plain diction Unusual images Wit and intellect/logic Irregular meter Often about faith and death (even when about love) Jarring and elaborate paradoxes such as love/hate Use of metaphysical conceits- unexpected, more intellectual and less poetical Slide 14 Practice p. 507 Restate the excerpt from The Canonization by rewriting it in prose, untangling the complex syntax and paraphrasing its meaning. Identify the metaphysical conceit. Share Slide 15 SAMPLE We can die by love even if we cannot live by love. Our legend may be unsuitable for either a tombs inscription or a hearse, but it is fitting for poetry. And even if no history gives an account of our love, it will be perfectly immortalized in poetry. The metaphysical conceit is the comparison of their love, fitting to poetry, to a legend that immortalizes what it records. Slide 16 Practice #2 p. 507 Close read of A Fever Slide 17 John Donne 1572-1631 Biographical information Meditation 17 Holy Sonnet 10 A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning Slide 18 BIOGRAPHICAL EXPLORATION How does his notable quote reflect the Renaissance era? Based upon the description on page 508 how might the following statement best be completed: Donne was a man who himself was a _________. What is revealed about Donne under the heading Impoverished by Love? Slide 19 TERMS REVIEW- Metaphysical Conceit Definition Explain the metaphysical conceit in the following: Other artists seek success, But she found it a deceptive goal- A steep bridge full of pain and stress, Hard to cross, and not worth the toll. Slide 20 TERMS REVIEW- PARADOX Define Explain the paradox and provide a concrete example To succeed is to fail Take the idea from the example for the metaphysical conceit and write it as a paradox. Slide 21 Example The search for success is a painful joy. Slide 22 ASSIGNMENT 1.Read Meditation 17. Answer questions B & C posed on page 514; answer questions 1, 2, 3, and second part of 6 p. 515. 2.Read Holy Sonnet 10 and write a poetry analysis items 1-5. As well as answer questions 1 & 2 on p. 513 and #9 on page 515. *Be prepared to compare/contrast subject matter, tone, style, techniques in the two selections. Slide 23 DISCUSSION Discuss writing prompt and Meditation 17 answers to the questions. Identify the techniques/rhetorical devices used in the piece. Slide 24 John Donne-Writing Prompt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tijW_Sr Coxs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tijW_Sr Coxs Explain what you believe Donnes opinion of the song lyrics for Boulevard of Broken Dreams would be and why. Slide 25 RIDDLE Why did Frosty go to live in the middle of the ocean? Because snow man is an island!! Claire Wilson, 2012 Slide 26 American Gods excerpt Pages 322-323 Which stance do you personally hold, that expressed by Donne or that expressed by Gaiman? Explain. Slide 27 DISCUSSION Discuss/Share Holy Sonnet 10 and assignment Compare/contrast subject, theme, style, and tone between Sonnet 10 and Meditation 17 Slide 28 ASSIGNMENT 3. Read A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning Answer question A, 1 and 2 on page 512 Answer questions 4-8 on page 515. Poetry analysis items 5 & 6 and your own question creation (see item 7) Slide 29 DISCUSSION A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning Significance of the title & its punctuation Discuss questions and poetry analysis