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Death be not proud: Poem, Glossary and Analysis (including literary devices used)

By John Donne 1609 (first published 1633)

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...

In this Resource you will find:

  • Glossary of terms used (explained in modern English usage)
  • The poem itself in its entirety
  • Definitions of Sonnet, its structures and rhyme schemes
  • Literary devices used (metaphor, personification, alliteration, assonance, irony, paradox etc and how they are applied in the poem to add meaning and calarity of the main theme running through the poem).

Compiled by : DWest B.A (H.D.E IV) +B.A Hons (Languages).

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