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The Good-Morrow IB English
Transcript of The Good-Morrow IB English
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The Good-Morrow Question & Answers
By: John Donne
By: Lizbelle Vasconez and Sierra Harrison
1. What is the major theme of this poem?
- The awakening
-True love is a spiritual connection that two people share
2. What is the speaker's tone?
3. What possible symbolism might be intended by either of those numbers (3 7-lined stanzas)
- 3 can stand for the three periods of Donne's life (rakish, mature love, and divine works/holy sonnets)
- 7 can be a reference to the Seven Sleeper's den
4. In stanza one, what images and word choices suggest sexuality?
5. The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus allusion:
-Speaker could be implying that before the two met they were sleeping in a cave for what could be a large amount of time just like the sleepers who sleep in a cave while hiding.
The Allegory of the Cave:
-Allegory of the Cave is about confinement, speaker is comparing his "awakening" to the realization of the true world out of the cave.
6. Explain the microcosms presented in stanza two.
- The speaker and his love awaken and realize that nothing else matters but each other.
-The "little room" is technically their bedroom; it is all the world to them "an everywhere'.
7. List the diction and imagery that support the exploration motif in stanza three.
- "Declining west"
Why according to the speaker is he not concerned about finding new worlds?
- He has his whole world right in front of him.
8. How does Donne collapse the world into a microcosm in stanza 3?
- There can be no better world than theirs
9. Where do the lovers reside?
- Above the moon; they seem to consider themselves to have a perfect world with just the two of them, they only need each other. They reject everything else.
10. If each stanza is representative of a time in Donne's life, how would you label each?
- 1st Stanza: Rakish
-2nd Stanza: Mature love
-3rd Stanza: Spiritual
11. What are the possible meanings of the title, "The Good Morrow"
- Love is so consuming, gives promise of another happy day