John Donne's poems are some of the most challenging and stimulating in the English literary heritage. This book looks at the entire range of his poetic output, from the erotic to the divine, from satires to sonnets. Through detailed analysis of a large number of individual poems, Donne's intellectual vitality and unique poetic voice is explored. The practical techniques are explained, and when applied to the work of other poets, will enable the reader to understand and discuss verse.
JOE NUTT teaches English at the City of London School.