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The Sun Rising

a.k.a.

The Sunne Rising

John Donne was a famous seventeenth-century English poet known for his complex love poems and religious poetry.  “The Sun Rising” or “The Sunne Rising” as it is sometimes spelled, is a love poem that that personifies the sun as an unwelcome individual who disturbs the poet and his lover from their bed.   The poem asserts that love is what is most important and is a complete world in itself.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Donne, John  (Author)
  • Donne, John  (Subject)
  • Sunne Rising (Keyword)

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PR2245 – PR2248

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Donne, John.  The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne. 1952.

                         Call Number:  PR2245 .A5 C6    *(See pgs. 250-251.)

  • Bloom, Harold, Ed. John Donne:  Comprehensive Research and Study Guide. 1999.

                        Call Number: PR2248 .J59 1999. *(See pp. 16-17, 20-31)

  • Sugg, Richard. John Donne. 2007.

                        Call Number: PR2248 .S84 2007 *(See pp. 85-87, 89, 90, 202)

Reference Materials

  • Facts on File Companion to British Poetry: 17th & 18th Centuries                                       

                        Call Number: REF PR 1209 .f27 2008

o pp. 25,41, 118,174, 386-387

  • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1808                                                                                

                        Call Number:  REF PN86 .L53

o Vol. 10, pp. 12, 18, 32, 34, 49, 55

o Vol. 24, pp. 153-155, 163-164

o Vol. 91, pp. 30-31, 40, 62, 101, 111

  • Masterplots II:  Poetry Series (Revised Edition)                                                                 

                        Call Number:  REF PN1110.5 .M37 2002

o Vol. 7, pp. 3714-3716

  • Poetry Criticism                                                                                                                     

                        Call Number: REF PN1010 .P6   

o Vol. 43, PP. 169-170, 176-177, 184-185, 198

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Grangers World Poetry
  • Lit Finder (Gale)
  • Literary Reference Center Plus (EBSCO)
  • Literature Criticism Online (Gale)
  • Salem Literature (Salem Press)
  • Literature Resources from Gale

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia  College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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