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Adj.1.Donnean - of or relating to or in the manner of John Donne
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The second thematic grouping of essays, comprised of studies of Philips's "innovation and influence in poetic and political form" (35), begins with Paula Luscocco's reprinted essay, "Inventing the English Sappho: Katherine Philips's Donnean Poetry" (153-86).
Among their topics are Katherine Philips and the post-courtly coterie, restoring Orinda's face: Puritan iconoclasm and Philips' Poems as royalist remonumentalization, inventing the English Sappho: her Donnean poetry, the body of the friend and the woman writer: Katherine Philips' absence from Alan Bray's The Friend, and Philips and women's queer spaces.
Claude Summers treats the Epicede and Obsequy, suggesting why these remain the least appreciated of Donne's works, but noting good ways in which they share Donnean qualities (286).
Analysis of the Donnean philosophy of love presented in Shesher Kobita--in particular, of the new "language .
And in the second part of the year Wyatt was allowed to make an appearance (all too often as a foretaste of Donnean poetics), with Surrey limping behind.
In her first chapter, she interprets Donne's Lothian portrait (republished, but welcome given the recent flurry of excitement over the National Portrait Gallery's campaign to buy the painting) and its typically Donnean gesture of crossing secular and sacred wires: "Taking advantage of the coincidence that one gesture, the crossed-arms posture, exists independently in two traditions, painting and poetry, Donne's Lothian portrait thus uses the verbal tradition of the melancholic lover to deflect the dangerous implications of its visual associations with Roman Catholic devotion" (35).
The first is so strikingly apropos that one might easily imagine it to be the Donnean origin of Wit; it is "Hymn to God, My God in My Sicknesse.
4) Raymond-Jean Frontain, "Reaching for the Light: Donnean Self-Fashioning in Margaret Edson's W;t," Publications of the Missouri Philological Association 25 (2000), 1.
It's no accident that "The Computation" ends, as do so many other Donnean numbers, in an oxymoron--in this case, in a dead immortal (or dead ghost).