A Valediction Forbidding Mourning
by John Donne
A Valediction Forbidding Mourning: Variations on the Themes Quiz
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Q. From whom does the speaker want to keep his love secret?
the laity (commoners)
Q. What is responsible for the speaker's eventual return?
his wife's "firmness"/faith
the music of the planets
Q. According to the speaker, lovers who can't deal with absence are
Q. What sorts of men get to pass mildly away in the poem?
Q. What mathematical object is a metaphor for the couple's loyalty?
a pocket protector
a slide rule