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The Good Morrow

The Good Morrow

by John Donne

The Good Morrow Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. How would this poem be different if it was set at sunset, before a night of sexy sex? 
  2. What is the relationship between sex and love in this poem? What parts lead you to your answer? 
  3. Wait, is this Planet Earth? Why do maps and world-exploration have anything to do with love? How would the speaker answer that question? 
  4. What does the allusion to the Seven Sleepers' den add to the poem, aside from confusion and footnotes?
  5. What if the speaker was a woman? Would the conclusions of the poem be different? Why or why not?

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