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How do the poets in the sun rising and to his coy mistress create a feeling & what tone does each poem give?

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English essay How do the poets in the sun rising and to his coy mistress create a feeling & what tone does each poem give? The sun rising John Donne (1572-1631) I feel that this poem is written from a perspective that gives the sun power, however it also makes the king sound of great power and importance almost to rival the sun. I am incline to believe that the poet would or might have been commissioned by the king to write poems, so that fact that the king is seen as all powerful in the poem would please him. I believe that the poem and its individual verses give a different aura for each of themselves. The first verse is written as the sun is rising and waking the people. The middle verse is inclining to almost asking questions towards the sun as if it makes a nuisance of itself, it furthermore tries to demonstrate how needed the sun is. ...read more.


I believe the king commissioned this poet John Donne to write this poem and this is why the king is mentioned in the first verse this would have undoubtedly brought a smile to the kings face and as few could read or write it makes it more likely that the king would have read this poem or at least heard it, the king of the time was James I. In the 3rd verse it state that the sun is all powerful in comparison to princes and it also mentions that "all honours mimic, all wealth alchemy" I believe this means that all honour is nothing and means nothing next to the sun; and all wealth's alchemy illustrates in our minds say that all wealth may as well be cheap magic when judged against the sun. Throughout this poem I feel that it creates a warmth of almost inhaling the sun and just taking its power and rays in this is very strong imagery to me, "be where thou left'st them, or lie here with me." ...read more.


The last two lines in the poem are the most effective in giving a atmosphere that the sun is all powerful, this then indents in your mind and makes you think about the poem more and perhaps read it again, to understand it more wholly. "Shine here to us, and thou art everywhere; this bed thy centre is, these wall my sphere." Here the poet is saying that the sun is so powerful that it can reach his world these wall his sphere these walls his world and the bed is his centre this bed his middle like the planets core o the planets heart and he is saying that the sun touches his heart. I propose that the fundamental focus and point of the poem is to make the reader think about how mighty the sun is and what it does to us and that we cant get away from it and its always there. ...read more.

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