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The Sun Rising

The Sun Rising


by John Donne

The Sun Rising: Feeling Thematic Quiz

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Q. From the way he addresses the sun, we see that Donne's love makes him feel…

Q. The final line of the poem indicates that the speaker has become…

sleepy from all his talking
resolved to love forever
angry at the sun's injustice
Q. By listing the various occupations of others in lines 5-8, the speaker asserts that…

maybe he should start looking for a job himself
everyone loves the same way
the community is just as lazy as he is
he and his love are above the rest of the community
Q. Even though the poem is positive, we feel the ultimate dissatisfaction of the speaker because…

there are tearstains on the poem
true love is as insubstantial as the sun's light beams
his beloved is already betrothed to a wealthy man
it is obvious that he won't be able to remain in bed with his love forever
Q. Line 23 ("Nothing else is") emphasizes the contrast between…

matter and nothingness
being in love and losing someone you love
the power of love and the insignificance of everything else
Mr. Sun and the Man in the Moon