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The Good Morrow

The Good Morrow


by John Donne

The Good Morrow: The Good Themes Quiz

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Q. Why is Plato/Aristophanes important to the theme of community?

he argues that every human is incomplete and searching for its other half
he walled up the Seven Sleepers in a den
he advocated world-exploration at the expense of marriage
he was a famous PTA member
Q. Why does the speaker reject traveling?

he can't afford it
he has the whole world in his bedroom
he gets nauseated in cars and panicky on planes
his lover won't come with him because she hates road trips
Q. How is love related to memory?

it induces amnesia
it makes past events trivial and forgettable
it creates overpowering nostalgia
it's really good at scrapbooking
Q. Why is sex related to children in this poem?

because children are naturally immoral
because there's nothing like a touch of perversion to liven up a poem
because Donne likes the word "babe"
because children blindly pursue pleasure
Q. Love is powerful enough to...

destroy every feeling of hate in the world
sail these lovers around the world
destroy the western and northern hemispheres
make a bedroom into an everywhere and two lovers into worlds