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Author: John Donne
Poem: Elegy 19, To His Mistress Going to Bed.

In this poem, is the author speaking of his new bride who is dressing or is he really speaking of his mistress.

Question 2. Is he describing his mistress body and comparing it to finding new land.

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    Look after line 20. Why does he speak of conquests of new lands, America. Is it possible that Donne is making a political commentary on the global exploration and beginnings of colonial exploitation of "new lands"?

    And, note the language of conquests when he speaks of his mistress.

  • Literature - ,

    You might like to lookup the word allegory.

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