John Donne





John Donne


Born
in London, England
January 02, 1572

Died
March 31, 1631

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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 his contemporaries.

Despite his great education and poetic talents, he lived in poverty for several years, relying heavily on wealthy friends. In 1615 he became an Anglican priest and, in 1621, was appointed the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral in London.

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The Complete English Poems

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John Donne's Poetry

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The Complete Poetry and Sel...

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4.24 avg rating — 3,481 ratings — published 1929 — 13 editions
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Selected Poems

4.12 avg rating — 1,871 ratings — published 1952 — 30 editions
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The Works of John Donne

4.28 avg rating — 465 ratings — published 1999 — 22 editions
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The Love Poems

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John Donne - The Major Work...

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The Songs and Sonets of Joh...

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Devotions Upon Emergent Occ...

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Holy Sonnets

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“Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.”
John Donne, The Poems of John Donne (Volume 1); Miscellaneous Poems (Songs and Sonnets) Elegies. Epithalamions, or Marriage Songs. Satires. Epigrams. the Progress of the Soul. Notes

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.”
John Donne, No man is an island – A selection from the prose

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."

[The Autumnal]”
John Donne, The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose

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