Term Paper on John Donne

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John Donne

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John Donne

John Donne was a writer with exceptional talent and had an intense feeling about all that
he wrote. In the beginning of his life he was a charming man who , was accepted by royalty
because of his personality and writing ability. Having been employed by one of the queen's
highly regarded men , he worked and associated with the high class royalty. Donne's life
and job lead him to meet and eventually marry his employer's daughter. This couple caused
scandal due to the classifications of the two people. Having lost his job because of this
and also not being able to obtain steady employment the family lived in poverty for years.
Donne held low class secretary jobs and wrote during this time , but lack of financial
security kept them where they where in life. He , by writing with the motivation from the
love of his wife , became one of the most widely read writers of the time. As time went on
Anne passed away and Donne was left with the children. He soon was elected dean of St.
Paul's Cathedral , became a famous speaker , he used the motivation of God and the church
to fuel his writing.

Much of Donne's poetry was written for his wife and was very intense due to the love he
felt for her. In "The Canonization" Donne tries to fight why he cannot love Anne and asks
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