Meta/Cav Poetry Poems and Authors and things to know

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Last updated: December 1, 2019

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
John Donne

To His Coy Mistress
Andrew Marvel

On My First Daughter
Ben Jonson

To John Donne
Ben Jonson

To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time
Robert Herrick

Twin Compasses, example of Metaphysical Poetry
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning

Stalking Horse, Example of Metaphysical Poetry
To His Coy Mistress

Writes on an occasion, uses graceful language, Example of Cavalier Poetry
On My First Daughter

Epigrammatic because he says that he shouldn’t be writing about this person yet he already did. Example of Cavalier Poetry
To John Donne

Had Carpe Diem in it (Seize the day!) because it tells you to “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may” example of Cavalier poetry
To The Virgins, to Make Much of Time

A poem written about a man named Edward King who drowned, he is compared to a shepherd because he was a leader of a church that took care of his people. His body was lost at sea and therefore he was thought to take care of all souls.

Pastoral comparisons are made as well as the use of nature imagery.


Jon Milton

Metaphysical Poetry
A type of Poetry that has an extensive use of metaphors as well as very strange comparisons, and it is harder to understand.

Cavalier Poetry
A type of Poetry that is more straight forward, does not explain emotion through the use of metaphors, and is easier to understand.

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