Synopsis of The Sunne Rising

Sun rise by uday, available through Creative CommonsThe Sunne Rising belongs to John Donne's Songs and Sonnets. It is a companion poem to The Good-morrow and should be studied alongside it. Both poems share the central conceit that the lover's world is a microcosm excluding all outside demands or realities. In fact, the world outside barely exists. The tone of the two poems is similar, too, being celebratory, idealistic and yet jocular and quite outrageous in the hyperbole. This has come to be one of Donne's best known love poems.

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