Well…Donne was making that drop sound pretty important! And now he’s discounting it
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Somewhere between stanzas 2 & 3, the lady has squished the bug
Women were usually called cruel for not sleeping with guys
I know you’re fed up with me and want to kill me, but if you kill this little bug that’s holding both our bloods, it will be:
3) sacrilege, because you squished the cloister
Is the “kill me” part sexual? The metaphor of orgasm as death shows up all the time, and she makes him die all the time (although not directly, which is what he’s complaining about).
A word that conjures up a nunnery, even though what he’s describing is basically a sex act
We’re LITERALLY married
Isn’t it pathetic that this little flea is getting way more action than either of us?
You’re still technically a virgin…
Since the flea has bitten both Donne and his addressee, their bodily fluids have already been mixed in the flea’s little body