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I have frequently noticed in myself a tendency to a diffuse style; a disposition to push my metaphors too far, employing a multitude of words to heighten the patness of the image, and so making of it a conceit rather than a metaphor, a fault copiously illustrated in the poetry of Cowley, Waller, Donne, and others of that ilk.
Sidney Lanier

Meaning of "Donne" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES DONNE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

John Donne

John Donne was an English poet, satirist, lawyer and a cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially compared to that of his contemporaries. Donne's style is characterised by abrupt openings and various paradoxes, ironies and dislocations. These features, along with his frequent dramatic or everyday speech rhythms, his tense syntax and his tough eloquence, were both a reaction against the smoothness of conventional Elizabethan poetry and an adaptation into English of European baroque and mannerist techniques. His early career was marked by poetry that bore immense knowledge of English society and he met that knowledge with sharp criticism. Another important theme in Donne's poetry is the idea of true religion, something that he spent much time considering and about which he often theorized. He wrote secular poems as well as erotic and love poems.

Definition of Donne in the English dictionary

The definition of Donne in the dictionary is John. 1573–1631, English metaphysical poet and preacher. He wrote love and religious poems, sermons, epigrams, and elegies.

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Donne

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4 QUOTES WITH «DONNE»

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Carol Ann Duffy
I still read Donne, particularly his love poems.
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Sidney Lanier
I have frequently noticed in myself a tendency to a diffuse style; a disposition to push my metaphors too far, employing a multitude of words to heighten the patness of the image, and so making of it a conceit rather than a metaphor, a fault copiously illustrated in the poetry of Cowley, Waller, Donne, and others of that ilk.
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John Mahoney
I didn't want to be the archetypal sponging brother-in-law, so I didn't go into acting when I got to the States. I thought, 'No, I'll go to school and then I'll be an English teacher; that'll be fun.' But I was horrible as a teacher. As hard as I tried, I just couldn't inspire those kids to take an interest in Milton and Shakespeare and Donne.
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Samantha Shannon
I was not really aware of the dystopian genre before I read 'The Handmaid's Tale.' Many poets as well, like John Donne and Emily Dickinson, would be the influences; I specialized in Emily Dickinson at university. Both of those poets have really interesting ways of looking at life and death.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DONNE»

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John Donne
The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses on a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves.
A. J. Smith, 2010
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John Donne: Life, Mind and Art
This book is sensitive, searching, powerful, exciting, provocative and witty. It is a superb achievement.' Christopher Hill, TLS John Donne: Life, Mind and Art is a unique attempt to see Donne whole.
John Carey, 2011
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The Cambridge Companion to John Donne
A collection of sixteen essays giving a comprehensive guide to the work of John Donne, first published in 2006.
Achsah Guibbory, 2006
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The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Volume 7, ...
Praise for previous volumes: "This variorum edition will be the basis of all future Donne scholarship." -- Chronique This is the 4th volume of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne to appear.
John Donne, Gary A. Stringer, Paul A. Parrish, 2005
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John Donne, Body and Soul
In John Donne, Body and Soul, Ramie Targoff offers a way to read Donne as a writer who returned again and again to a single great subject, one that connected to his deepest intellectual and emotional concerns.
Ramie Targoff, 2008
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John Donne's Professional Lives
New studies offer a revisionist interpretation of Donne's career, making a polemical case for studying the full range of his writings.
David Colclough, 2003
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The Love Poems of John Donne
Despite this his legacy on the world of poetry is a significant one. in this volume you will find a representative selection of his love-poetry, a type of poetry popular in Donne's time. in total seventy-two passionate and erotic poems ...
John Donne, 2010
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Pseudo-martyr: Wherein Out of Certaine Propositions and ...
John Donne published Pseudo-Martyr in 1610, at a moment of extreme political tension between London and Rome.
John Donne, Anthony Raspa, 1993
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John Donne
John Donne's poetry has been so influential in the 17th and 20th centuries that, Bloom suggests, his idiosyncratic tonalities are forgotten. This title includes an examination of a collection of his poems called Songs and Sonnets.
Harold Bloom, 2009
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John Donne
He entered the Church in 1615, and become Dean of St Paul's. His first volume of poetry was published posthumously in 1633. In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past.
Paul Muldoon, John Donne, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DONNE»

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Sun Sign Jennifer Lacy, Waive Orekhova
Delle Donne honored: Elena Delle Donne, who's off to a WNBA record scoring pace, was named the Eastern Conference's Player of the Month ... «Hartford Courant, Jul 15»
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DC trio Eya presents a buffet of early music for lunchtime concert …
... Douglas Buchanan, born in 1984, whose recent “Batter My Heart, Three Person'd God,” a setting of John Donne poetry, ended the concert. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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The Bell Tolls for Us
In one phrase, poet John Donne managed to capture the inclusiveness of reality and the role we are incumbent to play within it. The bells are ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Sky's Elena Delle Donne named East's Player of the Month
In 10 games Delle Donne averaged 28.7 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.6 blocks, all of which led the conference. She shot better than 51 percent ... «Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Jul 15»
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L'Europe donne jusqu'à dimanche à la Grèce pour éviter le pire
Les Européens se sont donné jusqu'à dimanche pour parvenir à un accord avec la Grèce et se préparent sinon au «scénario noir» d'une sortie ... «LaPresse.ca, Jul 15»
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Elena Delle Donne named Player of the Month for June
Elena Delle Donne, who's off to a WNBA record scoring pace, has been named the Eastern Conference's Player of the Month for June. Tulsa's ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
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EST : Rejaibi et Machani ont signé ! Ben Youssef donne son accord
Les deux internationaux olympiques, Ali Machani et Adem Rejaibi, viennent de s'engager officiellement avec l'Espérance Sportive de Tunis. «GlobalNet Tunisie, Jul 15»
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PHOTOS - Où boire les meilleures bières à Paris ? Metronews vous …
LA BONNE IDEE - L'approche des vacances, la chaleur, ça donne des envies de verdure… et d'apéro. C'est donc le moment de répondre à la ... «metronews, Jul 15»
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Elena Delle Donne misses record, but Sky still gets 77-74 win over …
The Sky's Elena Delle Donne, center, is guarded by the Connecticut Sun's ... Delle Donne fell short of matching the record for consecutive free ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
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Di Maria vous donne un cours de coup du foulard
Di Maria vous donne un cours de coup du foulard ... En attendant, le joueur de Manchester United vous donne une petite leçon de coup du ... «BFMTV.COM, Jul 15»

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