Name____________________________ British Literature II Poetry Worksheet A Valediction of Weeping John Donne What is the situation occurring to “inspire” this poem? What is doing saying that is complex but beautiful about his tears in the first stanza? What is done saying about the tears and the situation in the last three lines of stanza one? What is Donne’s complex idea, including a complex comparison, in the second stanza? What is the simple message of the final stanza, and what what is Donne’s elaborate and somewhat fantastical reasoning for it?