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The Elegies and the Songs and Sonnets
by John Donne
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Hardcover, 380 pages
Published July 1st 1965 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published January 1st 1965)
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John Donne was an English poet, preacher and a major representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works are notable for their realistic and sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially as compared to that of...moreMore about John Donne...