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‘The Desire for the Proximate’: Lesbian ‘Likenesse’ in ‘Sapho to Philaenis’

H. L. Meakin

in John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines John Donne's lesbian love poem Sappho to Philaenis. It discusses the possible reasons for and implications of this poem's near invisibility and its relegation beyond the margins ... More


Animal, Vegetable, Sexual: Metaphor in John Donne’s “Sappho to Philaenis” and Andrew Marvell’s “The Garden”

Stephen Guy-Bray

in Sex before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680764
eISBN:
9781452948560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680764.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines the works of Thomas Browne, John Donne, and Andrew Marvell and their attempts to conceptualize human sexuality with reference to animal and plant reproduction. Browne, Donne, ... More


Introduction

H. L. Meakin

in John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the articulation of the feminine in the prose and poetry of English poet John Donne. This book analyses a number of ... More


Woman as World: The Female Microcosm / Macrocosm in Shakespeare and Donne

Lynn Maxwell

in This Distracted Globe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270286
eISBN:
9780823270323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270286.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at the trope of the microcosm/macrocosm as it is applied to women, particularly in Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, his Rape of Lucrece, and various works of Donne, most especially ... More


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