The Notion of Turning in Metaphysical Poetry

By Carmen Doerge

In "Metaphysical Poetry", there is an emphasis on religious experience, which often touches on diverse kinds of turning. Among them are religious conversion (a turn to God), spatial movement (turning in space), divine transformation (turning from one kind into another), musical tuning (turning as a requisite for harmony) and circular turning. Moreover, there is a strong link between turning and its realisation through the language of the poems. Focusing on John Donne and George Herbert, this study explores various aspects of turning, as well as their interrelation. Dissertation. (Series: Religion and Literature / Religion und Literatur, Vol. 7) [Subject: Poetry]

Publication Date: 4/16/2018
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643909916

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