TITLE

DONNE'S `SUBTILE KNOT'

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, G. Blakemore
PUB. DATE
June 1987
SOURCE
Notes & Queries;Jun1987, Vol. ns-34 Issue 2, p228
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article analyzes the poem "Subtitle Knot," written by English poet John Donne. "The Extasie," has attracted more critical attention than any of Donne's other poems, and the lines quoted above have received their own share of comment by both editors and critics. It is usual, in illustrating the doctrine of the "spirits" (animal, vital, natural), which underlies these lines, to cite Robert Burton's "Anatomy of Melancholy." And to add one of two passages from Donne's own sermons, where he again draws on the special function of the spirits.
ACCESSION #
16035368

 

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