-Why discuss these poems?


-Background on Donne

-Background on these specific poems

-The genre/structure of the poems


-What is an elegy, particularly one like this for a child, supposed to do?

-Why write another elegy for Elizabeth a year later? 

-What is the effect of Donne connecting this one human girl to all these huge, spiritual concepts? 

-What is your favorite weird extended metaphor in these poems?

Passing On

Victoria: The Calligrapher by Edward Docx

Marie: Anne and Jeffery Rowthorn, eds., God’s Good Earth ( https://litpress.org/Products/4412/Gods-Good-Earth) and God’s Good Earth in Crisis (forthcoming)

Katie: Donne’s “La Corona”

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