What Is the Theme of John Donne's Meditation 17?

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John Donne's 17th Meditation takes on the theme of one's own mortality. Rather than living and dying in isolation, Donne acknowledges that death is a universal connector for all of humanity. Since it is something which everyone will encounter, it should be something that everyone, laymen, not just the preacher, can understand.
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