This is a thought by Gerard Manley Hopkins, a poet of extremely beautiful and emotional poetry, about poetry ...

'Speech framed ... to be heard for its own sake and interest even over and above its interest of meaning'

To what extent do you agree that poetry should be admired for qualities other than its meaning?  How is this pertieint to our study of Donne?

Please add a comment. Think about the peoms we have studied already, and other poets you have studied on the course.

Mr Henderson
Consider this:

‘Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar’ (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

How does this quote about the nature of poetry resonate with Donne’s metaphysical poetry?