“The Flea” by John Donne is portrayed as an amazing poem to me. This is because he uses a very unique and different insert to express his thoughts and desires.
“Me it sucked first, and now sucks thee,
And in this flea our blood mingled be;”
It shows that he wanted to have more with his lover. And then, he made a very romantic atmosphere to attract his lover. He said
“This flee is you and I, and this
Our marriage bed and marriage temple is;”
Although his lover rejected him by killing the flea, he still tried to convince his lover to have sex with him. He told his lover that although the flea meant a lot to them but she meant more to him in comparison with the flea.
This poem is interesting because of the unexpected ending of the poem. Men would learn from it and women would hesitate to see whether this poem works for them.
The reason that this poem was published after John’s passing is because he wanted to maintain his social power. His intention is to share it among his friends only. People feel that they are in power when their community has their own secrets.