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John Donnes The Flea I found John Donnes The Flea to be one of the most hilarious poems I have ever read To utilize a flea to try and have a woman sleep with you is one of the most creative and original ideas Ive heard in a long time And to imagine that fleas were so plentiful and all over gives the poem a sense of being serious But now I know what pick up line to use the next time I decide to hit on a zookeeper John Donnes The Flea is a love poem which centers on a man trying to persuade a women to sleep with him The narrator uses the fact that a flea that has bitten him and is now biting the lady he wants to gain her consent It sucked me first and now sucks thee He tells her that the flea has united them by drinking both their bloods And in this flea our two bloods mingled be He even tries to convince her that they are practically married do to the mixture of bloods within the flea Where we almost yea more than married are Even when his pickup line fails and the lady is about to smash the flea John justifies the fleas life And cloistered in these living walls of jet Though use make you apt to kill me Let not to that self murder added be and sacrilege three sins in killing three I can see Donne begging for that fleas life as the lady is about to smash it and then when she does Donne stated Cruel and sudden hast thou since purpled thy nail in blood of innocence He then changed his tune and figures that they cant loose anymore than the flea that has already given his life Tis true then learn how false fears be just so much honor when thou yieldst to me will waste as this
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