How do the shadows before noon differ from the shadows afternoon? What do the two kinds of shadow represent?
The poet seems to be addressing his beloved in the poem. What is the message he wishes to convey to her?
Instead of ‘A Lecture Upon Love’ the poet calls the poem ‘A Lecture Upon the Shadow’. What is the effect that this has on our reading of the poem?
Notice the spelling of the following words
The ‘e’ that was used in Donne’s period got dropped from English orthography later. Pick out the other words in the poem that have this peculiar feature.
Take note also that the apostrophe is not used for indicating the possessive form: loves philosophy.