The Effulgence Within: Death, be not proud

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Death, be not proud

“Death, be not proud” is the tenth poem in a series of nineteen Holy Sonnets of John Donne (1572 - 1631). Here, by downplaying death he writes about faith and of his assertion in God, employing the literary device of apostrophe to directly address Death. It is personified as a bully that has nothing... Sign in to see full entry.

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