The Computation Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Time is the primary setting of the poem. This poem does not contain many images for the reader to hold on to, so we have to fasten on to the increasingly fast progression of years. Time either slow...
The math majors were probably all getting excited when they saw a poem called "The Computation." Alas, the poem is not about math, but instead about love. Donne contrasts the expectation of academi...
Death and Immortality
Death is not one of the major themes of the poem, but figurative language involving death often ends up in poems by the Metaphysical Poets. At the end of "The Computation," the speaker turns up the...
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