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  • 1. Abraham Cowley 1618-1667 British Metaphysic Poet

2. Metaphysical Poets In the 1600s many English poets broke away from the forms of poetry that had been popular in Elizabethan times. These metaphysical poets included John Donne, George Herbert, Richard Crashhaw and Abraham Cowley-being this last one- a decadent representative leading more to a neo-classic mainstream or genre. 3. First steps into identity This extract comes from a longer poem On My self Indeed, an internal reflection that depicts the sense of identity is masterly rendered in this poem. Not to mention that at this point in British history, there was not a held identity upon citizenship. The tittle does not merely refers to the act of vote at its best yet, it intends to view reality closest to a day-to-day basis.