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Teaching Song: Sweetest love, I do not go

Song: Sweetest love, I do not go

John Donne was an English poet and a cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially compared to that of his contemporaries. Donne's style is characterised by abrupt openings and various paradoxes, ironies and dislocations.

John Donne
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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How do specific word choices help to contribute to the tone?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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