The Sun Rising
by John Donne
The Sun Rising Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- What is the speaker's attitude toward the sun? Is he a fan of the sun? A hater?
- What is the role of the sun and why does the speaker have a problem with that?
- What words might Donne associate with the word "love"?
- What is the logic behind Donne's image of the world shrinking?
- How does the speaker's attitude toward the sun change by the end of the poem?
- If you had to write a thesis for this poem, what would it be? In other words, what argument is Donne making?
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