Who is John Donne

John Donne ( DUN; 22 January 1572 – 31 March 1631) was an English poet, scholar, soldier and secretary born into a recusant family, who later became a cleric in the Church of England. Under royal patronage, he was made Dean of St Paul's Cathedral in London (1621–1631). He is considered the preeminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His poetical works are noted for their metaphorical and sensual style and include sonnets, love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, and satires. He is also known for his sermons.

Donne's style is characterised by abrupt openings and various paradoxes, ironies and dislocations. These features, along with his frequent dramatic or everyday speech rhythms, his tense syntax and his tough eloquence, were both a ...
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John Donne Poems

  • A Hymn To Christ At The Author's Last Going Into Germany
    In what torn ship soever I embark,
    That ship shall be my emblem of thy Ark;
    What sea soever swallow me, that flood
    Shall be to me an emblem of thy blood; ...
  • Holy Sonnet X
    Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
    Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
    For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow,
    Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. ...
  • Good Friday
    (Riding Westward.)

    Let man's soule be a spheare, and then in this
    The intelligence that moves devotion is; ...
  • From -the Cross-
    Who can blot out the Cross, which thâ??instrument
    Of God, dewâ??d on me in the Sacrament?
    Who can deny me power, and liberty
    To stretch mine arms, and mine own Cross to be? ...
  • Good Morrow
    I wonder, by my truth, what thou and I
    Did, till we loved; were we not weaned till then,
    But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?
    Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers' den? ...
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Top 10 most used topics by John Donne

I Love You 112 Love 112 Death 63 Soul 63 Good 62 God 61 Holy 54 World 53 Sonnet 48 Life 45


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Not Sickness stains the Brave
 by Emily Dickinson

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Not Sickness stains the Brave,
Nor any Dart,
Nor Doubt of Scene to come,
But an adjourning Heart-


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