Margret Fetzer
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Promethean and protean performances – Worldly poems
in John Donne’s Performances
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This chapter explores the ways Donne's poems use language performatively. It analyses the Promethean dimension of Donne's poems, showing that his poems imply that what is at stake is similar to the real world, while the metaphors create new ways of seeing the same world. The chapter also studies how Donne's poems create the world, the truth and the self. Concepts such as role-play, theatricality and protean performance are also discussed.

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John Donne’s Performances

Sermons, poems, letters and Devotions


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