John Donne's poem "Broken Heart" describes a man who fell in love with love but love gave him the boot. "I brought a heart into the room, but from the room I carried non with me." The man had his heart ripped from him. Love is seen as a decaying disease. Every stanza uses strong imagery to get the point across.

John Donne's poem "The Broken Heart" is an exempla nary example of imagery and figurative language. John Donne says once he loved and he " ll never love again. "He is stark mad, whoever says, that he hath been in love an hour, yet not that love so soon decays." The speaker in the poem says he felt connected to a ball and chain when consumed with his love. To him love doesn't last it decays and it only comes once. "That I have had the plague a year," love to his is a plague. This line gives not only an image of being sick from it, but also giving an extreme example of what love has done to him.

"I brought a heart into the room, but from the room I carried non with me." In the third stanza he describes meeting his love with open hear, then leaving with nothing but should haves'. He tells us he wished he could have taught himself pity. This stanza shows us personification of his thoughts. The speaker never directly talks about his love, only that it will never happen again. "My rags of heart can like, wish, and adore, but after one such love, can love no more." Imagery is used to describe his heart now. His heart like Cinderella is rags that can do everything but love again.

He feels at lose from her leaving. A void is in place of his heart. "But after such love, can love no more." Here in the last line of the poem he not only rhymes with the line before but also expresses his deep sadness. John Donne's poem "Broken Heart" describes a man who fell in love with love but love gave him the boot. This poem used imagery and figurative language to give the inner workings of a man and his broken heart. The speaker tries to convey to its audience that love is dangerous and that it destroyed his ability to ever to it again.

"The Broken Heart" is an exempla nary example of imagery and figurative language. John Donne says once he loved and he " ll never love again.