become the speakers entire world, and the spiritual bond that they enjoy together. In this way she attempts to unravel the speakers argument that the flea represents a sacred bond between them; the flea is simple to kill and nothing has been lost, and the single drop of blood will not be missed. But sucked on country pleasures, childishly? One of his earlier poems, The Flea, demonstrates his ability to take a controlling metaphor and adapt it to unusual circumstances. "Death Be Not Proud" redirects here. Emma Thompson 's character, Vivian Bearing, recites the poem in Wit, where John Donne plays a central role. He paints the flea as a holy thing: This flea is you and I, and this/Our marriage bed, and marriage temple is (lines 12-13).
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As he states, Whatever dies was not mixed equally. The poem's opening words are echoed in a contemporary poem, "Death be not proud, thy hand gave not this blow sometimes attributed to Donne, but more likely by his patron Lucy Harington Russell, Countess of Bedford. She's all states, and all princes, I, Nothing else. He thus returns to his original argument from the first stanza: the fleas intimate contact with the woman has caused her no harm, so a physical encounter with the poet will cause no harm either. Besides, the flea pricked her and got what it wanted without having to woo her. Further reading edit John Donne, Devotions upon Emergent Occasions,.
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