Death_lit._205

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Nancy Crawley English 205 Mr. Everhart 06/25/10 Death John Donne’s sonnet 10 could simply be described as daunting or comforting. In many ways it shows his fear of death. The specific element of John Donne’s sonnet 10 is death through which this poem was written to encourage and not to fear death itself. The very first two line of his sonnet states that “Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so” (line 1-2). In these very first two lines, Donne puts his point across that death is put up high on a pedestal and mighty for many when it shouldn’t be. In line 3 Donne shows that for those who fear death that death will overcome them. Donne is trying to say to those that fear death, it will come to those more faster. “Die not, poor death nor yet canst thou kill me” (line 4). For those that don’t fear it they can continue with life knowing that death is a part of their human life. Death should be pitied because it alone belongs to fate, for no matter what any human does it will arrive.
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course ENGL 205 taught by Professor Mr.mitchell during the Fall '10 term at Wingate.

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