Tag: Metaphysical Poets


What is Metaphysical Poetry?

By Dr Oliver Tearle What is metaphysical poetry? And who were the metaphysical poets? In this post about metaphysical poetry we’re going to take a closer look at the origins of the term and some examples of this curious and enigmatic school of early modern poetry.


A Short Analysis of Andrew Marvell’s ‘The Coronet’

A summary of a classic Marvell poem ‘The Coronet’ is a poem by the English Metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell (1621-78). In this post, we offer a brief summary and analysis of ‘The Coronet’, focusing on its language and meaning and suggesting some ways of interpreting this challenging poem. The Coronet […]


A Very Short Biography of Henry Vaughan

The interesting life of Henry Vaughan Henry Vaughan is associated with the seventeenth-century Metaphysical Poets, but his name is not as famous or familiar as, say, Andrew Marvell or John Donne. In this post we offer a very short biography of Henry Vaughan, providing a brief introduction to his life […]