Simply so, who was the first metaphysical poet?
One may also ask, who was the leader of metaphysical poetry? John Donne
Keeping this in consideration, what is meant by metaphysical poets?
Definition of metaphysical poetry . : highly intellectualized poetry marked by bold and ingenious conceits, incongruous imagery, complexity and subtlety of thought, frequent use of paradox, and often by deliberate harshness or rigidity of expression.
Why is John Donne called a metaphysical poet?
Donne (1572 – 1631) was the most influential metaphysical poet . His personal relationship with spirituality is at the center of most of his work, and the psychological analysis and sexual realism of his work marked a dramatic departure from traditional, genteel verse.