Love in Imagery

1380 Words Jan 29th, 2018 6 Pages
This story focuses on the strength of spiritual love in a long distance relationship. Although physical love brings lovers closer together on a tangible level, spiritual love questions the strength of the lovers' emotional commitments. Donne uses imagery to convey that the separation between the two lovers in the poem, will only be an expansion in love, never a breach. Instead of distance working to separate and break the two apart, it will allow their love to expand and, therefore, grow. Donne uses vivid imagery to impart his moral themes on his audience. A truer, more refined love, Donne explains, comes from a connection at the mind, the joining of two souls as one, not physicality. Physical presence is irrelevant if a true marriage of the minds has occurred, joining a pair of lovers' souls eternally.
The speaker explains that he is forced to spend time apart from his lover. In order to describe the form which Donne gives to true love he chooses to use imagery to create a scene of separation. Donne’s extensive use of imagery in this text allows the reader to feel and visualize the strength of love he is referring to. Through his imagery, Donne wishes to convey the type of love that need-not be subject physical attention, but instead rely on the emotional senses. It is the importance of the imagery presented in this poem, which allows the reader…

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