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Hello, I am looking for someone to write an essay on Compare John Donne's A Valediction: Of Weeping with Elizabeth I's On Monsieur's Departure. It needs to be at least 1250 words.Download file to see
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The poet makes use of metaphysical conceit, irony, and paradox as a way of influencing the message hidden on the poem. On the contrary, the On Monsieur’s Departure poem by Elizabeth I was one that illustrated the poet’s rhetorical ingenuity as it narrates on the suffering of love. In essence, the poet’s usage of first person narration implies that the poem was a personal experience of the poet. In this regard, this essay will delve on the similarities and differences between the On Monsieur’s Departure and the A Valediction: of Weeping poems. The comparisons will vary from the audiences addressed by the two poets, the metaphors, paradox and similes used by both poets to make a statement so the values of love. Differences between the two poems Donne uses literal devices within his poem that include irony and paradox to develop metaphysical conceit. Some of the spherical images used by Donne include globes, water, and coins within which coins depict worthiness. On the other hand, water refers to tears and the separation eminent in the poem (18). Further, he uses the sea and water to imply the aspect of separation through the voyage that he intends to go on in which their relationship might fall. A fall in this case may be reflective of unfaithfulness because of distance that would lead to adultery. Essentially, this could be one of the reasons that the poet felt sad to the extent of shedding tears hence creating a figurative impression. Normally, both the sea and tears have salty aspects. the poet used them to portray the bitter feeling that would come with the separation and provoked unfaithfulness. Further, Donne makes comparisons between two non-relational objects like love and tears serves as a unique literal style as they reflect spherical conceit. He states ‘in the first stanza ‘my tears before your face….for your face coins them…’the use of coins and tears in the same breadth portrays the worthiness of the one that the poem addresses (3). This is visible when the poet implies that he had to leave his dear wife in order for him to fend for his family and obtain actual coins while he illustrates that the image of her in his tears turns into coins. The tears in this case are symbolic and metaphorical, and the same time its uses vary within the poem. The use of spherical image is that tears do not compensate for the departure of the poet. They serve as elements of figurative and literal significance as the poet uses them to express his intense grief. Additionally, the tears used by the poet portray the importance of the subject addressed by the poet. The poet also makes of striking comparison as he relates the tears shed to the process of minting coins depicting that the tears were forceful. On the first stanza, Donne uses circular images to depict the intensity of the tears that the poet sheds. He asserts ‘for thus they are pregnant because of thee’ to portray that the subject of the poem was the reason for the shedding of the tears by the poet (5). Other circular images used by the poet are the fruits, the globe to mean the entire world and emblems that describe tears and the face of the poem’s subject. ‘They are fruits of intense grief, emblems of more, when tears fall….’ (6). On the contrary, the speakers tone in the poem is a begging tone as the poet attempts to convince the subject not to cry.