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LLC402 POETRY AND CRITICISM (born sometime between Jan. 24 and June 19, 1572, London, Eng.—died March 31, 1631, London), 1
‘Hymn to God My God, in My Sickness’ John Donne - was a famous English poet, satirist, lawyer and priest of his time. Known for his realistic and sensual style His writings include a whole gamut of literary works right from sonnets, love poetry and religious poems to Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. 2
As a representative of metaphysical poets, his collection of poetry is a complete stand out for their vibrant language and inventiveness of metaphor. One of the important themes of his poems was the idea of true religion. He wrote many secular poems which showed his considerable attention in religious beliefs. 3
Donne also wrote erotic and love poems. His works were witty, had employed paradoxes, puns, and subtle analogies. His writings often carried ironic and cynical elements, especially regarding love and human motives.

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