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SDFB Group ID:
16
Name:
Metaphysical poets
Description:
Metaphysical poets
Start Date Type:
Circa
Start Year:
1600
End Date Type:
Circa
End Year:
1690
Justification
Unknown

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Note ID Note Citation
1 Samuel Johnson wrote, "The metaphysical poets were men of learning, and, to show their learning was their whole endeavour; but, unluckily resolving to show it in rhyme, instead of writing poetry, they only wrote verses, and, very often, such verses as stood the trial of the finger better than of the ear; for the modulation was so imperfect, that they were only found to be verses by counting the syllables... The most heterogeneous ideas are yoked by violence together; nature and art are ransacked for illustrations, comparisons, and allusions; their learning instructs, and their subtlety surprises; but the reader commonly thinks his improvement dearly bought, and, though he sometimes admires, is seldom pleased." Samuel Johnson, Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, vol. 1 (1779)

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Assignment ID Person Start Date End Date
97 John Donne 1600 1631
179 George Herbert 1600 1633
278 Henry Vaughan 1600 1690
279 Richard Crashaw 1600 1690
280 Andrew Marvell 1600 1690
329 Aurelian Townshend 1600 1690
1016 Richard Leigh 1600 1690
1017 Henry King Bishop of Chichester 1600 1690
1018 Thomas Heyrick 1600 1690
1019 John Hall 1600 1690
1020 Thomas Carew 1600 1690
1021 Thomas Traherne 1600 1690
1022 John Wilmot 1600 1690
1023 John Norris 1600 1690
1024 Francis Quarles 1600 1690
1025 Sir John Suckling 1600 1690
1026 Katherine Philips 1600 1690
1027 Richard Lovelace 1600 1690
1028 Benjamin Jonson 1600 1690
1029 Sir Henry Wotton 1600 1690
1030 Owen Felltham 1600 1690
1031 Fulke Greville 1600 1690
1032 Thomas Stanley 1600 1690
1033 Sir William Davenant 1600 1690
1034 William Hammond 1600 1690
1035 Abraham Cowley 1600 1690
1036 William Cartwright 1600 1690
1037 John Cleveland 1600 1690
1038 Christopher Harvey 1600 1690
1039 Thomas Randolph 1600 1690

All Group Category Assignments for Metaphysical poets

Assignment ID Category
28 Intellectual
137 Social/Cultural
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