jon donne - alediction forbidding mourning

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The peace in a tear's absence One of the most common fears is the fear of losing someone who is close to you. The drama caused by such events make impressions on a person that can last a lifetime. Many people spend years mourning a death. John Donne deals with these ideas in his poem "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning". He centers on the wasted energy of mourning, and the consequences of it. There are better …

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…the heart than ever. Real love is never physical it reigns supreme in the hearts of those who share it. John Donne reminds the mourner of this to bring peace to them. The final four lines deliver a message of hope for anyone who has truly loved - " Such wilt thou to me, who must / Like th' other foot, obliquely run. / Thy firmness makes my circle just, / and makes me end where I begun."( 33 - 36 ).