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Delhi University Solved Question Papers Semester 2 Paper 4 British Poetry by John Donne

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  • Chapter 1

    A Valediction Forbidding Mourning by John Donne Solved Question Papers

                                                              A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning

                                                                                   John Donne


    1. As Virtuous men pass mildly away,
    2. And whisper to their souls to go,
    3. Whilst some of their sad friends do say,
    4. The breath goes now, and some say, No:
    5. So let us melt and make no noise,
    6. No tear-floods, nor sigh-tempests move;
    7. 'Twere profanation of our joys,
    8. To tell the laity our love.
    9. Moving of th' earth brings harms and fears,
    10. Men reckon what it did, and meant;
    11. But trepidation of the spheres,
    12. Though greater far is innocent.
    13. Dull sublunary lover' love,
    14. (Whose soul is sense) cannot admit,
    15. Absence, because it doth remove,
    16. Those things which elemented it.
    17. But we by a love so much refined,
    18. That our selves know not what it is,
    19. Inter-assured of the mind,
    20. Care less, eyes, lips, and hands to miss.
    21. Our two souls therefore, which are one.
    22. Though I must go, endure not yet
    23. A breach, but an expansion,
    24. Like gold to airy thinness beat.
    25. If they be two, they are two so,
    26. As stiff twin compasses are two;
    27. Thy soul, the fixed foot, makes no show,
    28. To move, but doth, it the other do.
    29. And though it in the centre sit,
    30. Yet when the other far doth roam,
    31. It leans and hearkens after it,
    32. And grows erect, as that comes home.
    33. Such wilt thou be to me, who must,
    34. Like th' other foot, obliquely run;
    35. Thy firmness makes my circle just,
    36. And makes me end where I begun.
  • Chapter 2

    Holy Sonnets Batter my Heart Three-Persond God by John Donne Solved Question Papers

                                             Holy Sonnets: Batter my Heart Three-Person'd God

                                                                                    John Donne

    1. Batter my heart, three-person'd God, for you
    2. As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
    3. That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend
    4. Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new.
    5. I, like a usurp'd town to another due,
    6. Labour to admit you, but oh, to no end;
    7. Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend,
    8. But is captiv'd, and proves weak or untrue.
    9. Yet dearly I love you, and would be love'd fain,
    10. But am bethroth'd unto your enemy;
    11. Divorce me, untie or break that knot again,
    12. Take me to you imprison me, for I,
    13. Except you enthral me, never shall be free,
    14. Nor never chaste, except you ravish me.
  • Chapter 3

    The Sunne Rising by John Donne Solved Question Papers

                                                                       The Sunne Rising

                                                                           John Donne

    1. Busy old fool, unruly sun,
    2. Why Dost thou thus,
    3. Through windows, and through curtains call on us?
    4. Must to thy motions lovers' seasons run?
    5. Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide
    6. Late school boys and sour 'prentices,
    7. Go tell court huntsmen that the King will ride,
    8. Call country ants to harvest offices,
    9. Love, all alike, no season knows nor clime,
    10. Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
    11. Thy beams, so reverend and strong
    12. Why Should'st thou think?
    13. I could eclipse and cloud them with a wink,
    14. But that I would not lose her sight so long;
    15. If her eyes have not blinded thine,
    16. Look, and tomorrow late, tell me
    17. Whether both th' Indias of spice and mine
    18. Be where thou left'st them, or lie here with me.
    19. Ask for those kings whom thou saw'st yesterday,
    20. And thou shalt hear, All here in one bed lay.
    21. She's all states, and all princes, I,
    22. Nothing else is.
    23. Princes do but play us; compared to this,
    24. All honour’s mimic, all wealth alchemy.
    25. Thou, sun, art half as happy as we,
    26. In that the world's contracted thus.
    27. Thine age asks ease, and since thy duties be
    28. To warm the world, thats done in warming us.
    29. Shine here to us, and thou are everywhere;
    30. This bed thy centre is, these walls, thy sphere.

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