How John Donne Showed his Love
John Donne’s poetry has been both ridiculed and praised. One reason
for the ridicule is due to the fact that many people believe his work is vulgar,
and his discussion of sex may seem improper to some people. Even in this
modern age some people may find it a bit offensive. You can imagine what
people thought of it in the sixteenth century. His discussion of sex in
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be felt throughout, true love.
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