THE METAPHYSICAL Poetry - 17 th Century.
CHIEF POETS : Donne, Carew , George Herbert ,Crashaw ,Vaughan ,Marvell ,Cowley and
The Poets of this age sought to express something behind the simple ,obvious first sense and
suggestions of a subject. It is a habitual deviation from naturalness to novelty – both in thought
and in style
Marks of Metaphysical poetry:
Wit, ingenuity , use of colloquial speech, wit , varied rhythm and metre , sacred and profane
themes ,paradox and dialectics, elliptical thought and terse expression.