Author - Death Be Not Proud (Holy Sonnet 10) Metaphysical...

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Author / Style Biographical Info Work Work Description John Donne / Metaphysica l Said he was 2 poets (Jack Donne & Dr. Donne – worldly and religious, metaphysical; James I refused to give Donne any job outside church; became priest 1615; published many of his personal devo’s Meditation 17 Opening statement: “Perchance he for whom this bell tolls…”; speaks of a person’s response to death – every birth, baptism, & death affects entire church; no man is an island; the bell really tolls for us, we will all die
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Unformatted text preview: Death Be Not Proud (Holy Sonnet 10) Metaphysical poem; presents a paradox: a person dies yet dies not; death shall die, in the end, because it is only temporary (there will be no more dying) Go and Catch a Falling Star (497) Most similar to Cavalier, though it mocks Cavalier poets; exaggerates odds of finding a true & fair woman by comparing it to impossible tasks (catching falling star, etc.)...
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