Analysis Of John Donne's Sonnet 10 And Meditation 17



Sonnet 10, by John Donne
The first stanza is saying that death is not proud even though some
people call it that. He does not think that death is a proud thing. In
the next stanza he is says that death is neither mighty nor dreadful. He
also says that people who think that death is something to brag about are
kidding themselves. Everyone must face it so why should it be seen as
something to gloat about or something that is dreadful. Everyone must face
it, death is not something that is cast upon curtain people. In the third
stanza he says that when we die, we will receive a better sleep than we do
now. Death can't kill you because you are still alive in spirit. The
forth stanza ...

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but a short sleep compared to the eternal live we have after we
awaken from that sleep. Once we die the soul is alive and death no longer
presides. We are brought into eternal life. Death can no longer take us
because it already has.

Meditation 17, by John Donne

The passage that I chose that best demonstrates the theme is, “No
man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent,
a part of the main.” This passage says that no one is by themselves in
this world there are always people and spirits there to help and guide us.
We are not totally alone; we are part of the human race that was created by
God. This draws the whole poem together because it illustrates that God
calls to all of us because we are all his creations, all created equal.
When he tolls his bell, he beckons for all to worship him because he is
everyone's almighty father. I chose this passage because it sums up the
whole poem in saying that no man is alone because everyone is ...

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