Imagery in John Donne's The Broken Heart

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Imagery in “The Broken Heart” John Donnes’ poem “The Broken Heart” is full of imagery, used to portray his broken heart. Donne uses the imagery so we can get a visual picture of what love means to him. He uses the imagery because it’s necessary to see a picture of the pain he lives with. Donne uses several aspects of imagery, including death to show his grief and Donne also does uses despair to …

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…deep despair. He loved that girl with all of his heart and she shattered it. In poetry, a picture would be the easiest way to relate to what an author wants to say because you can get a mental picture of what the author was trying to portray through the sharp intense words of the poem. He succeeded in his imagery because it almost made you feel like you were suffering from a broken heart.