A reading of a classic Marvell poem
‘The Definition of Love’ is a poem by Andrew Marvell (1621-78), an English poet who lived in Hull and whose work is closely associated with the Metaphysical Poets of the seventeenth century. In this post we offer a short summary and analysis of ‘The Definition of Love’, paying particular attention to its language, meaning, and themes.
My love is of a birth as rare
As ’tis for object strange and high;
It was begotten by Despair
Upon Impossibility. Read the rest of this entry