- Sep 2021
die and rise the same
Though The Canonization can be separated from his "earlier poems that reflect more generally to erotic encounters," John Donne still uses some sexual allusions to show his wit and connection of this poem to his early reputation as an ingenious erotic poet.
Here, following words can be interpreted as below. Die - Orgasm
Rise - Erection
Die and Rise - Copulation
Source: Source: Hadfield. Andrew. John Donne : In the Shadow of Religion, 2021, p132